The drills were held in international waters off the Korean peninsula's east coast, just a day after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, and US Vice President Kamala Harris visited Seoul.


This article by Hyonhee Shin, writing for Reuters, makes the following points:
  • The trilateral anti-submarine exercises were held for the first time in five years.
  • The US and Japanese navies said the exercises promoted a free and open Indo-Pacific.
  • South Korea's new President, Yoon Suk-yeol, has vowed to boost trilateral security cooperation to better counter the North's evolving weapons threats.



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