Aussies join US, South Korea wargames

  • 19/08/2017
US and South Korean warships and planes.
US and South Korean warships and planes. Photo credit: Getty

Australia will join the United States and South Korea in a joint exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) next week, the Pentagon says.

The exercise, which runs for 10 days, starting on August 21, involves about 17,500 US service members in addition to troops from Australia, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Britain, the Pentagon said on Friday.

"UFG is computer simulated defensive exercise designed to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula," the statement said.