U.S and South Korean military have joined forces after North Korea test-fired the most powerful missile in its arsenal a week ago, the Associated Press reports.
The missile was an ICBM that may be able to target the eastern seaboard of the US.
Hundreds of U.S and South Korean aircrafts began training on Monday as an aim to improve capabilities and preparedness in war.
South Korea’s defence ministry has said the drill, called Vigilant Ace, is set to last five days.
The U.S Seventh Air Force sent a large number of the latest stealth fighter jets, to the training programme in the Korean Peninsula. It is estimated that 12,000 U.S military personnel are participating.
North Korea’s state media said that the training drill is bringing Korean Peninsula “to the brink of nuclear war” and claimed that the U.S and South Korean drills are carried out in preparation for invasion.
A statement released by the Seventh Air Force said that the annual training is not in response to any incident, nor is it provocation.
President Donald Trump causes more friction between the countries, increasing his inflammatory rhetoric, threatening to unleash “fire and fury” against the country.
The ICBM test was the third carried out by North Korea, sparking concern from senior American officials.
General H. R. McMaster told Fox News that: “If necessary, the President and the United States will have to take care of it, because he has said he’s not going to allow this murderous, rogue regime, to threaten the United States.”