The Navies of the US and South Korean put on a Military show in the Sea of Japan on Monday morning, as a display of military might in response to North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-Un's testing of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles earlier this month.
The military exercises saw the US missile destroyer ship USS Spruance align with ships, submarines and planes from the South Korean navy in the Japan sea, east of the Korean Peninsula making it the first time U.S. and South Korean vessels have operated together in waters so close to North Korea.
"We work side-by-side with our ROK partners every day; we are by their side today at sea, and we will remain by their side to defend against North Korea's unprovoked acts of aggression," Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea and Task Force 78, said in a statement to CNN.
"Our ROK-US alliance will counter the North Korean nuclear development and SLBM threats with determination," Vice Adm. Lee Ki-sik, commander of the Republic of Korea Fleet, said in a statement