S. Korea, U.S. Forces to Hold Biggest-Ever Joint Artillery Drill

South Kore­an and U.S. mil­i­tary forces will con­duct their largest-ever live-fire drill on the occa­sion of the 62th anniver­sary of the start of the Kore­an War to demon­strate how well the allies would be ready to respond against an attack by North Kore­an armed forces.

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The drill will be car­ried out on June 22 at Seungjin Train­ing Field near Pocheon, north­ern Gyeong­gi Province, said offi­cials at the Defense Min­istry.

The exer­cise will involve major Army mobil­i­ty and fir­ing equip­ment includ­ing tanks, armored vehi­cles and self-pro­pelled guns, and the Air Force fight­er planes.

The Min­istry plans to invite to the drill high-pro­file domes­tic and for­eign fig­ures, per­son­nel from nation­al secu­ri­ty agen­cies, for­eign mil­i­tary attach­es to their embassies in S. Korea and ordi­nary civil­ians includ­ing school chil­dren in order to show how many great efforts it has made to build a strong com­bat-ori­ent­ed armed forces, offi­cials said.

Min­istry of Nation­al Defense[MND], Repub­lic of Korea