S. Korea, US kick off scaled-back joint military exercises over Covid-19

Anti-war activists hold placards reading "Stop war exercise!" during a protest against a joint military drill between South Korea and the United States, near the presidential Blue House in Seoul on March 8, 2021, as the annual joint military training will be held this week. - AFP

SEOUL (Xinhua): The combined forces of South Korea and the United States kicked off their joint annual military exercises in a scaled-back manner amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Yonhap news agency said Monday (March 8) citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The Combined Command Post Training (CCPT), or the annually-held computer-simulated command post exercise in springtime, was scheduled to last until March 18.

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