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South Korea-US military drill begins despite North Korea warning

Computer-simulated exercise first since Trump said he wanted to halt 'war games'

The joint military drill by South Korea and the United States comes as North Korea has been test-firing missiles and warning against the exercise.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Kyodo) -- South Korea and the United States began a joint military drill Monday despite warnings from North Korea, South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong Doo told parliament.

The scaled-back combined command post exercise, called 19-2 Dong Maeng, will be held through Aug. 20 to test South Korea's capability to retake operational control over its forces from the United States during wartime.

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