The South Korean military announced that it had conducted a joint maritime exercise between Japan, the United States and South Korea, in which the United States nuclear-powered aircraft carrier participated. Amid the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, he emphasized that the three countries will strengthen their cooperation.

According to the South Korean Navy, the drill was conducted on the 26th in international waters southeast of Jeju Island in southern South Korea, and was attended by the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson," as well as ships of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and the South Korean Navy.

It is said that it is an air defense drill assuming a missile launch by North Korea, and the South Korean Navy said, "It was carried out amid increasing threats from the air, such as the launch of a military reconnaissance satellite by the North and the release of a new drone in July."

USS Carl Vinson participated in a joint exercise after arriving in Busan in southeastern South Korea on November 7, and the three countries expressed their willingness to further advance security cooperation through the drill.

The South Korean Navy emphasized that "the drills were conducted to strengthen close cooperation and operational capabilities of the three countries amid the increasing sophistication of the North's nuclear and missile threats."