June 15, 2021 08:25
Korea stages its biannual defense drill on and around the country's easternmost islets of Dokdo on Tuesday.
The Navy, Air Force and Marines are taking part in the exercise, which mostly involves maritime and non-contact training this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The drill has raised hackles in Japan, which entertains a colonial-era claim to the islets and lodged the customary protest.
It has been conducted since 1986 but was scaled down last year for fear of infection.
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