The United States, South Korea and Japan conducted anti-missile military exercises at sea

The United States, South Korea and Japan conducted anti-missile military exercises at sea
The United States, Japan and South Korea strengthened their alliance to counter North Korean threats

USA, South Korea and Japanthey made Joint missile defense exercise in the international waters of the Sea of ​​Japan (called East Sea in the two Koreas) a few days after the file Kim Jong Un regime Shoot three Ballistic missilesone of which is transcontinental in scope.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) stated in a statement that the maneuvers, which lasted about five hours, focused on detecting, tracking and intercepting computer-simulated targets and exchanging information in real time.

The exercise was conducted east of the island of South Korea oolongThree destroyers equipped with the system participated Aegis: South Korea Sejong the Greatthe Japanese Atago And the American USS Barry.

Naval missile defense exercise The Republic of Korea (South Korea’s official name), the United States and Japan have strengthened their security cooperation and response systems,” the JCS text explains.

In another message, the minister said the demonstration “reinforces the interoperability of our collective power and demonstrates the strength of the trilateral relationship” that reflects “the resolve against those who threaten regional stability.” US Command in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

“This exercise demonstrates Japan, the United States and the Republic of Korea’s commitment to greater trilateral cooperation to respond to regional security challenges amid an increasingly dangerous security environment,” he said. Maritime Self-Defense Forces Japanese in other writing.

last Saturday north korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwaseong-15the second with the longest possible range in its arsenal, which traveled more than 900 kilometers before falling into the waters A special economic zone (Exclusive Economic Zone) of Japan, West Hokkaido Island.

Hwasong-15 ICBM launch at Pyongyang International Airport, North Korea (KCNA/Korea News Service via AP, file)

Repeated throws Pyongyangwhich last year launched a record number of missiles, has strengthened rapprochement in terms of security Seoul and Tokyowhose relationships have gone through their worst moments in recent years.

In fact, the three allies have already conducted exercises similar to what happened today last October in the face of repeated North Korean weapons tests.

Tension on the peninsula, where Seoul and Washington plan major maneuvers in March that promised the regime an “unprecedented” response, is at an all-time high and experts warn of a growing risk of misunderstanding. Accounts that can have serious consequences.

(with information from EFE)

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