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Max Thunder is a joint U.S.–South Korean military exercise that began in 2009. In 2017, it began on 21 April 2017.[1] North Korea responded with the largest ever live fire exercise on 26 April 2017 in Wonsan.[2]

In May 2018, North Korea temporarily canceled high-level talks with the South because of Max Thunder.[3]

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  2. "North Korea conducts "largest ever" live-fire military drills" (in en-US). NK News. 
  3. "North Korea cancels high-level talks with the South" (in en-US). NBC News. 
  4. John Pike (2015-08-17). "Ulchi-Focus Lens" (in en). Archived from the original on 2017-08-19. Retrieved 2018-08-13. 
  5. John Pike (2018-06-20). "Ulchi-Freedom Guardian" (in en). Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2018-08-13. 
  6. John Pike (2018-03-24). "Foal Eagle" (in en). Archived from the original on 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2018-08-13. 
  7. John Pike (2018-05-29). "Max Thunder" (in en). Archived from the original on 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2018-08-13. 
  8. Taylor Curry (2015-04-26). "Kunsan takes flight at Max Thunder 15-1" (in en). Retrieved 2018-08-13. 
  9. Anagha Unnikrishnan (2016-04-18). "US and South Korean forces begin Exercise Max Thunder 16" (in en). Verdict Media Limited. Retrieved 2018-08-13. 
  10. "U.S. and ROK units prepare for Exercise MAX THUNDER 17" (in en). 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2018-08-13. 
  11. ""Max Thunder": Das Militärmanöver, das Nordkorea erzürnt". Styria Media Group AG:. 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2018-08-13. 

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