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10/4/2022, 4:35 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US, Japan hold military exercise after NK's missile launch

The United States Marine Corps and the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) held a joint military exercise over the Sea of Japan following North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over that area, the US Forces Japan (USFJ) stated on Tuesday.

"The US–Japan Alliance remains committed to peace and prosperity through the region in order to secure a free and open Indo-Pacific. Our commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remains ironclad," the statement read.

The exercise came after North Korea launched a ballistic missile that set the record as the longest-ever horizontal distance Pyongyang has managed to overcome as it flew over Japan. In response, the US and South Korea conducted joint military drills.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR