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International relations

US-South Korea war games anger North and China

Pyongyang calls mostly online drills 'rehearsal' for war

Members of South Korea and U.S. special forces take part in a joint exercise at Gunsan Air Force base in South Korea in 2019.    © U.S. Air Force/Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea and the U.S. have ignored threats from North Korea and will push ahead with joint military drills next week.

The exercises will consist mostly of computerized simulations with no live field training due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scale of the drills will also be adjusted in consideration of inter-Korean relations, South Korea's ruling Democratic Party said this week.

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