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US and South Korea hold live fire military drills [Photos]

South Korean army's K1A1 battle tank fires during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The South Korean and U.S. soldiers held the combined live fire drill on Friday to display combined firing capabilities between South Korea and the U.S. militaries, showing that they are prepared to defend South Korea against North Korea's possible attack or provocations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
South Korean army's K1A1 battle tank fires during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The South Korean and U.S. soldiers held the combined live fire drill on Friday to display combined firing capabilities between South Korea and the U.S. militaries, showing that they are prepared to defend South Korea against North Korea's possible attack or provocations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
South Korean army's Surion helicopter fires flare shells during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The South Korean and U.S. soldiers held the combined live fire drill on Friday to display combined firing capabilities between South Korea and the U.S. militaries, showing that they are prepared to defend South Korea against North Korea's possible attack or provocations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
TOPSHOTS South Korean Army Surion helicopters fire flares during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 28, 2015. South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on August 28, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An KUH-1 Surion helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
South Korean tanks participate in a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 28, 2015. South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on August 28, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An 500MD helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korean military army parachuted down during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An 500MD helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
South Korean KF-16 fighter jets drop bombs on a mountain target during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 28, 2015. South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on August 28, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An AH64 Apachi helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An KUH-1 Surion helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An CH-47 Chinook helicopters hover during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An KUH-1 Surion helicopters hover during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An Cobra helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An 500MD helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: South Korea military soldiers take part in the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: An AH64 Apachi helicopter hovers during the South Korea and U.S. joint military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground on August 28, 2015 in Pocheon, South Korea. South Korea and U.S. military held a joint live fire military exercise at the Seungjin firing drill ground. The exercise is intended to prepare the South Korean defense force amid the tension with North Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
South Korean soldiers rappel down from a Surion helicopter during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 28, 2015. South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on August 28, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
A US AH-64 Apache helicopter fires rockets during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 28, 2015. South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on August 28, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean Army multiple rocket launch system launch rockets duirng a joint live firing drill with the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on August 28, 2015. South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on August 28, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JEJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean and US troops have staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.

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