U.S., South Korea, Japan to Conduct Naval Exercise
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 The United States, South Korea and Japan will conduct a two-day, trilateral naval exercise June 21-22 in the waters south of the Korean Peninsula, the Pentagon announced in a news release issued yesterday.
The exercise will focus on improving interoperability and communications with the South Korean navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, which can facilitate cooperative disaster relief and maritime security activities in the future, according to the release.
The three navies will conduct this exercise beyond the territorial waters of any coastal nation, the release said.
The United States will then conduct a routine carrier operation with the South Korean navy in the Yellow Sea immediately after the trilateral exercise June 23-25, according to the release.
The George Washington Carrier Strike Group will make a port call in Busan, South Korea, after completing the two exercises, the release stated.