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Koreas on Edge Amid Live-fire Drills

It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as North Korea threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the United States and South Korean forces held joint military exercises. The drills – conducted from Kunsan Air Base on South Korea’s coast – may not have been scheduled in response to specific threats from North Korea, but they demonstrate U.S. and South Korean forces’ capabilities. The weeklong exercise called “Max Thunder” included approximately 80 U.S. and South...

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