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Friday, March 27, 2015

S.Korea, U.S. Start Joint Maritime Training Exercises

Dokdo-class amphibious assault shipSouth Korea and the United States on Friday kicked off a large-scale joint maritime training exercise as part of the joint annual war game code-named "Foal Eagle," the South Koran Navy said Friday.

The six-day maneuver was launched in South Korea's southern port city of Pohang earlier in the day, mobilizing some 4,100 naval forces and 3,500 marines of the two countries.

The drill came as part of the ongoing "Foal Eagle" field training exercise, which began on March 2 and will run until April 24. The "Foal Eagle" involves some 200,000 South Korean troops and 3,700 U.S. soldiers.

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