November 27, 2010 / 12:12 AM / 9 years ago

U.S.-South Korea military exercises begin: U.S. official

Soldiers carry a portrait and coffin of South Korean Marine Seo Jung-woo, who was killed by North Korea's artillery shells attack on Yeonpyeong Island, during a funeral at a military hospital in Seongnam, south of Seoul November 27, 2010. REUTERS/Korea Pool

SEOUL (Reuters) - Joint exercises between the U.S. and South Korean militaries have begun in the Yellow Sea, west of the Korean peninsula, an official from U.S. Forces Korea said on Sunday.

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington has joined the exercise, the official told Reuters.

Regional giant China has expressed displeasure against the exercise while North Korea has said the consequences could not be predicted.

Reporting by Cheon Jong-woo; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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