South Korea and US to Begin Navy Drills Next Week

2 September 2010 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2010 18:30)

South Korea and the US are scheduled to begin a joint anti-submarine exercise in the West Sea between 5-9 September. An official told the Korea Times that two US Aegis warships will be sent to train with South Korean submarines and destroyers. "The exercises will focus

South Korea and the US are scheduled to begin a joint anti-submarine exercise in the West Sea between 5-9 September.

An official told the Korea Times that two US Aegis warships will be sent to train with South Korean submarines and destroyers.

"The exercises will focus on anti-submarine warfare tactics, including detecting and destroying North Korean submarines," the official said.

The drill will be the fifth military deterrence drill since an alleged North Korean torpedo attack on a Seoul warship killed 46 sailors, according to the JoonAng Daily.