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US, South Korea to stage major joint exercises

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The United States and South Korea announced plans on Thursday for major annual joint military exercises as regional tensions run high following North Korea's third nuclear test. 

US Army M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers of the Second Infantry Division of the US Forces Korea, pictured during a live firing drill in Pocheon, on March 15, 2012. The US and S.Korea announced plans on Thursday for major annual joint military exercises as regional tensions run high following North Korea's third nuclear test.

A joint air, ground and naval field training exercise known as Foal Eagle will be held from March 1 to April 30. Separately, US and South Korean troops will stage a computer-simulated drill named Key Resolve from March 11-21.

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