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The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt arrived in South Korea to participate in military exercises

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun24,2024

The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt arrived in South Korea to participate in military exercises

< em>Photo: F-18E aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt /AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi

On Saturday, June 22, the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Theodore Roosevelt” arrived in the South Korean port city of Busan “for joint military exercises that will take place in a few days with the participation of South Korea and Japan,” US Navy officials said, Reuters reported.

At a summit last August, the three leaders agreed to hold annual military exercises in an effort to demonstrate unity in the face of China's growing power and the nuclear threat from North Korea.

This month's exercise, titled “Edge of Freedom,” ; “The naval forces of three countries will take part.”

The maneuvers will include anti-submarine warfare exercises and air defense exercises, said US Rear Adm. Christopher Alexander, commander of the US Navy's Carrier Strike Group Nine. .

“The intent is to improve interoperability between our navies and ensure that we are ready to respond to any crisis or contingency,” he said at a news conference, adding that “Theodore Roosevelt” ; will be a control ship during the exercise.

Last year, the three countries also conducted joint missile defense and anti-submarine warfare exercises to improve their response to North Korean threats.

Last week was the first time For 24 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited North Korea. He signed an agreement with leader Kim Jong Un that includes mutual defense commitments.

It was one of Russia's most significant moves in Asia in recent years, which the North Korean leader called “amounting to an alliance.”
The visit took place seven months after the visit of another American aircraft carrier, the Carl Vinson, to South Korea, which was there to demonstrate its extensive capabilities to contain the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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