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US, South Korea launch major joint exercises

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Thousands of US troops converged on South Korea on Friday for the start of annual joint military exercises, a report said, as tensions run high on the peninsula following North Korea's third nuclear test. 

US soldiers participate in an Air Assault training course at a US Army base in Dongducheon, 40 km north of Seoul, on February 26, 2013. Thousands of US troops converged on S.Korea on Friday for the start of annual joint military exercises, a report said, as tensions run high on the peninsula following N.Korea's third nuclear test.

A joint air, ground and naval field training exercise known as Foal Eagle will run until April 30, involving more than 10,000 US troops along with a far greater number of South Korean personnel.

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