“Together with the Republic of Korea, we conducted a combined exercise to show our precision fire capability,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement released Tuesday night.
US Army and South Korean military personnel conducted the exercise to counteract North Korea’s “destabilizing and unlawful actions,” a statement from the US Army said. The exercise used the Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS, and the Republic of Korea Hyunmoo Missile II, which fired missiles into territorial waters of South Korea along the East Coast, according to the US Army statement.
North Korea claims to have developed a new nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile with a stable re-entry system, state news agency KCNA said Wednesday in a report after the most recent missile test.
The US-South Korea drill comes after North Korea claimed to have tested a missile that it says can “reach anywhere in the world.” The Tuesday morning missile …