Lee Sung-jun (R), spokesman for South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Col. Isaac Taylor, spokesman for US Forces Korea, hold a joint press conference at the defence ministry to announce that South Korea and the United States will begin a combined springtime military exercise on March 13 and will last until March 23. -/YNA/dpa

DPA: US, South Korea to hold new military field exercises later this month 

The United States and South Korea are planning to hold new military exercises starting on March 13 for an 11-day period, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said on Friday. 

Field exercises will be integrated into the staff exercise, which is based on computer simulations, according to USFK. 

A series of field exercises, called Warrior Shield FTX, are already underway, a USFK spokesman said. 

It was initially unclear how many soldiers would be deployed in the exercises, which seek to improve military cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces through “air, land, sea, space, cyber and special operations,” he said.  

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