Joint US-South Korea war games
The US and south Korean military held a joint military exercise on Monday near the city of Pohang, South Korea. Marine and Navy forces of the two countries participated in the landing exercise, 7,600 personnel all together. Around thirty Naval vessels took part, including South Korean 14,500-ton Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship and the 41,000-ton USS BonHomme Richard and the 25,000-ton USS Green Bay from the American Navy. The landing exercise was a part of the ongoing annual South Korea-US Foal Eagle joint exercises, which neighboring North Korea has regularly criticized as a preparation for a northward invasion.