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Another S. Korea-US Naval Drill Slated for Sept.

Posted August. 07, 2010 11:54,   


The U.S. will dispatch its aircraft carrier George Washington, which took part in last month`s joint military drill with South Korea in the East Sea, to participate in another exercise in the Yellow Sea in September.

U.S. Defense Department spokesman Geoff Morrell told a regular briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, “As announced, South Korea and the U.S. are planning additional marine and aviation drills,” adding, “The drills will be held in both the East and Yellow seas.”

He added the USS George Washington will take part in the drill again, and the drill will be conducted in the Yellow Sea.

The George Washington had been scheduled to participate in a drill in the Yellow Sea, but the venue was changed to the East Sea in the face of Chinese opposition. The carrier, however, will participate in the South Korea-U.S. joint drill to be held in the Yellow Sea this time.