Vigilant Ace 18: U.S. and South Korea's Massive Show of Force

Vigilant Ace 18: U.S. and South Korea's Massive Show of Force
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Manning

SEOUL—Military exercises involving hundreds of U.S. and South Korean aircraft will take place on the Korean Peninsula next month, the U.S. military said, in the latest show of force aimed at deterring North Korea.

The Vigilant Ace 18 drills, to be held Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, will involve a total of 12,000 U.S. personnel from the Air Force, Marines and Navy, and 230 U.S. and South Korean aircraft, Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michal Kloeffler-Howard said Friday.

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