The joint military training of South Korean and American forces, Foal Eagle, began on Sunday 1 as planned.
It is an FTX exercise or field training, in which all the Armed Forces participate, including the Marine Infantry. Some 15,000 US troops and 300,000 South Koreans will be involved in this edition.
The exercise takes place one month later than usual, having been postponed by the Olympic and Paralympic Games of PyeongChang 2018, and will last for four weeks, half of last year.
In a synchronized manner, another South Korean-American landing practice by the Marine Corps began on Sunday, which will run until the 8th. For this maneuver, the United States will mobilize the USS Wasp, a multipurpose amphibious assault ship, leader in its class. , which transports furtive fighters F-35B.