(Worthy News) – The United States and South Korea fired eight ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of force a day after North Korea launched the same number of short-range missiles, North Korea’s 18th launch test of the year.
The live-fire exercise involved one American and seven South Korean ballistic missiles that were fired into the East Sea off the northeastern coast of South Korea, according to U.S. Forces Korea and South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. Republic of Korea Army and the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division soldiers fired off the eight missiles over the course of 10 minutes one day after North Korea launched eight of its own missiles over a span of 35 minutes in what may be the country’s single-day record for ballistic launches.
“To demonstrate the ability of the combined US-ROK force to respond quickly to crisis events, U.S. Forces Korea and Republic of Korea militaries conducted a combined live-fire exercise,” U.S. Forces Korea said in a statement. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]