Korea, U.S. to Stage Drills with Commonwealth Countries

      March 11, 2016 09:56

      South Korea and the U.S. will stage special forces drills with Australia and New Zealand and the U.K. this year to boost deterrence against North Korea.

      The drills will push the strategic boundaries in response to asymmetric threats from the North, the U.S. Forces Korea said Thursday.

      Australia and New Zealand have sent more troops to the joint South Korea-U.S. drills every year, rising to 190 this year.

      The underlying aim is to bring South Korea, Australia, Japan and the U.S. closer together to thwart China's military expansion in the Pacific.

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