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South Korea begins military exercises amid expectation over possible North Korean nuclear test

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South Korea begins two military exercises, and US troops will participate in one of these tests.

South Korea began its annual military exercise Hoguk (national defense exercise) on Monday, reports the Yonhap news agency. This year’s drills will specifically address various threats, such as North Korea’s nuclear forces and missiles, and will last from 10 to 28 October.

Hoguk training takes place held in the second half of each year. It focuses on maintaining military readiness and improving the ability to conduct joint operations. In some of the exercises US troops will also participate .

In addition, the Ministry The South Korean Defense Ministry launched at the same time another military training, the Chungmu, in the province of South Gyeongsang, in the southeast of the country . It will last five days, from Monday to Friday.

The objective of this exercise is to “establish a total security posture for local units, as well as rehearse the mobilization of troops, vehicles and construction machinery”, according to the ministry statement.

Korea The South launches both military drills amid rising tensions with North Korea. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is expected to carry out a nuclear test . The Office of the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, has been on alert 24/7 and remains on standby.

Over the past few days, Pyongyang has launched several ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan, including two long-range strategic cruise missiles involving tactical nuclear weapons operation units. South Korean officials believe that these launches are part of the preparations for the nuclear test.

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