US aircraft carrier reaches South Korea for joint military drills | News | DW

The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan reached the port of Busan on Friday as the two countries prepare for a drill aimed at showing strength in the face of rising threats from North Korea. 

The US and South Korea have revived joint large-scale military exercises that were scaled down or halted in the last few years due to diplomatic efforts to engage with North Korea and the coronavirus pandemic.

Why are exercises taking place now?

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has called for more joint drills in attempts to warn Pyongyang, which test-launched a record number of missiles earlier this year. Those tests came after efforts to convince Kim Jong-Un to end its nuclear weapons and missile development programs collapsed.

The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan is part of a push to…

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