S. Korea, U.S., Japan kick off joint naval drill
South Korea, the U.S. and Japan launched a two-day joint military drill on Thursday in Korea's South Sea, at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea.
During the exercise which was delayed for a few days due to a typhoon the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington was mobilized with 70 state-of-the-art aircraft on board, including anti-submarine helicopters and Super Hornet fighter jets.
Aegis destroyers from South Korea and Japan will also participate in search-and-rescue operations and other maritime maneuvers.
The training took place despite North Korea's threats of "disastrous consequences" earlier this week.
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