South Korea, U.S. launch largest-ever joint air defense drill

May 2012
East-Asia-Intel Reports;5/9/2012, p9
The article reports on the decision of South Korea and the U.S. to host a large joint air defense exercise due to military tensions at the inter-Korean border after the North's missile test failed and its impending nuclear test. It states that the defense exercise called Max Thunder will be held on May 7-18, 2012, which will involve 60 warplanes including an American aerial refueling aircraft. It adds that Special Forces personnel will also participate in air strike targeting drills.


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