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US, South Korea kick off ‘counterattack’ phase of Ulchi Freedom Shield exercise
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US, South Korea kick off ‘counterattack’ phase of Ulchi Freedom Shield exercise

Service members from U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea work during the 11-day Ulchi Freedom Shield exercise in South Korea, Aug. 22, 2022. (South Korea Ministry of National Defense) CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — American and South Korean forces on Monday commenced the second phase of their largest joint exercise in five years, marking another milestone in Seoul’s attempts to take wartime control of its military. Ulchi Freedom Shield, the 11-day military drill ending Thursday, has entered the “counter...