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    South Korea, US Troops Hold Large Live-Fire Drills Near Border with North Korea

    South Korea, US Troops Hold Large Live-Fire Drills Near Border with North Korea

    , South Korea — The South Korean and U.S. militaries conducted large -fire drills near the border with North Korea on Thursday, despite the North's warning that it won't tolerate what it calls an invasion rehearsal on its doorstep.

    The drills, the first of five rounds of live-fire exercises through mid-June, mark 70 years since the establishment of the alliance between Seoul and . North Korea typically reacts to such major South Korean-U.S. exercises with missile and other weapons tests.

    Since the start of 2022, North Korea has test-launched more than 100 missiles, but none since it fired a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile in mid-April. It says the tests are a response to expanded military drills between the U.S. and South Korea, but observers say North Korea aims to advance its weapons development and then wrest greater concessions from its rivals in eventual diplomacy.

    The U.S.-South Korean firing exercises, called “Combined annihilation firepower drills,” are the biggest of their kind. The drills have been held 11 times since they began in 1977, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.

    The drills involved 2,500 troops and 610 weapons systems such as fighter jets, attack helicopters, drones, tanks and artillery from South Korea and the United States, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry. The most recent exercises in 2017 drew about 2,000 soldiers and 250…

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