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Strange Beauty: War Games in South Korea

The South Korean military prepares for everything.

BLENDING IN Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images BLENDING IN South Korean special warfare command soldiers practice camouflage and endurance training in 2015. THROUGH THE SMOKE Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images THROUGH THE SMOKE Many of the drills take place in brutal conditions; in this 2012 drill, the temperatures dropped to minus 4 degrees.

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MASKED AND READY JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images MASKED AND READY South Korean soldiers wear gas masks during a 2013 decontamination drill in Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul. FIRE AWAY JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images FIRE AWAY During a 2015 joint live-fire exercise with the U.S., a South Korean AH-1S Cobra helicopter fires rockets. POINT AND SHOOT Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images POINT AND SHOOT U.S. Marines join in joint winter training with South Korean soldiers in 2017. SMOKE DONUTS Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images SMOKE DONUTS South Korean marines practice a landing operation with U.S. troops in 2017.
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South Korean Soldiers Undertake Mountain Training
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South Korean Soldiers Undertake Mountain Training
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Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images READY TO FIRE AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images READY TO FIRE Soldiers participating in joint U.S.-South Korea military drills at a shooting range in Pocheon, outside of Seoul. HARD FALL Anadolu Agency/Getty Images HARD FALL Soldiers from the U.S. and South Korea train in hand-to-hand combat in 2017. SNOW RUNNERS Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images SNOW RUNNERS Troops run in sub-zero temperatures in South Korea, 2017.
S. Korea - U.S. Marines Hold Joint Landing Operation In Pohang Beach
JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images FLYING TOGETHER Handout FLYING TOGETHER U.S. B-1B bombers and South Korean F-15K fighter jets train together in 2017. SKI SHOOTERS Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images SKI SHOOTERS South Korean soldiers strap on their skis as a part of a winter endurance training exercise.

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