US, South Korea start Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill despite North Korean threat

11:50 AM | 22 Aug, 2016
US, South Korea start Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill despite North Korean threat
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SEOUL (News Desk) - South Korea and the United States have begun annual military drills despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes, the media reports said on Monday.

According to officials, the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" exercises will run for twelve days and are largely computer-simulated war games.

The training involves twenty five thousand American troops and fifty thousand South Korean soldiers.

Earlier, North Korea had threatened the United States and allies to launch a preemptive nuclear strike over these drills.