U.S. ramps up military exercises in response to North Korea threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A recent uptick in North Korean ballistic missile tests have prompted a number of joint training exercises in the Pacific region. North Korea launched an intercontinental missile July 28 from Mupyong-ni that traveled 620 miles, landing only 103 miles from the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. Following the launch, the U.S. Eighth Army and South Korean army personnel conducted a combined live fire exercise using the Army tactical missile system, also called ATACMS, and the South Korean Hyunmoo Missile-2. 

In a separate exercise, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers under the command of . . .

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