Major U.S.-led naval exercise involving 14,000 personnel to kick off near North Korea

U.S. and Japanese naval forces launched a major joint military exercise on Thursday involving an aircraft carrier battle group and some 14,000 personnel. The exercises come just days after North Korean Ambassador Ja Song Nam blasted the drills in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, calling the situation around the Korean peninsula was “the worst [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.