US, South Korea conduct missile drill in response to North’s ICBM test:

Asia Middle East Forum

The United States and South Korea have fired surface-to-surface missiles in reaction to North Korea’s recent test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

US and South Korean forces conducted simultaneous launches from the US Army Tactical Missile System and South Korea’s Hyunmoo Missile II system on Tuesday.

A South Korean military spokesperson described the move by Washington and Seoul as a “joint missile drill.”

“This joint missile launch drill executed by South Korea and the US is an expression of the two countries’ firm resolution to never tolerate any kind of provocation from North Korea,” said Roh Jae-cheon, the chief of public affairs at the South Korean Joint Chief of Staff (JCS).

The United States Army said in a statement that the drills showed both the US and South Korea’s military capability to “engage the full array of time critical targets under all weather conditions.”

The Army added that the…

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