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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

S. Korean military to stage landing drill in Yellow Sea

ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111)The Navy and the Marine Corps said Wednesday they plan to kick off a large-scale joint landing exercise this week in the Yellow Sea to bolster their defense posture against North Korea's provocations.

The 11-day amphibious exercise starting Thursday will take place in waters off the western island of Anmyeon, joined by some 2,200 sailors and 1,500 marines.

The drill is also to involve 23 vessels, including the 14,500-ton amphibious Dokdo ship, Aegis destroyers and submarines, as well as some 45 aircraft from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

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