The United States will expand its training in its home country of Taiwan to prevent a nuclear catastrophe in the event of a North Korean nuclear attack, the Defense Department said on Thursday.
In an effort to counter the threat of nuclear war, the United States and Taiwan have been working closely to develop a nuclear-armed countermeasure, the Pentagon said.
A joint training exercise in the Pacific will take place in Taiwan from May 28 to June 1, the department said in a statement.
The training includes exercises to ensure readiness for nuclear war with North Korea, and to counter cyber attacks by the regime, the statement said.
The training will involve a total of about 70 U.T.A. personnel and will involve exercises, the Department of Defense said.
It said that the exercise will also include training in nuclear, chemical, biological, radiological, and radiological weapons.