SEOUL - South Korea, the United States, and Japan are commencing a joint aerial exercise for the first time near the Korean Peninsula on Sunday.
According to a new release by Yonhap News Agency, The exercise involves a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber currently deployed in South Korea and fighter jets from all three participating nations. This marks the first time the B-52 has landed at an airbase in South Korea. The exercise comes in the context of agreements between the leaders of the three nations to strengthen security cooperation against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. This follows a trilateral maritime interdiction exercise held earlier this month, the first in seven years.