The weeklong exercise called “Max Thunder” included approximately 80 U.S. and South Korean fighter jets, some of which flew from military bases in the United States. Commanders were simulating a rapid-response scenario to defend against both air and missile attacks.
历时一周代号为Max Thunder的韩美军演包括大约80架美韩战斗机，其中有些战机是从美国军事基地飞来 。指挥官们正在模拟快速反应能力的情景进行演练，防范飞机和导弹的袭击 。
Marine Corps pilot Captain Hugh Anderson said carrying out a large-scale operation poses major coordination and communication challenges.
"For the briefings and de-briefings and the mission plannings, it's just the language barrier.Working through, always having to go through an interpreter and everything has to be said twice."
“简报前后及任务策划都存在语言障碍 。我们必须依靠翻译而且每件事都要讲2遍 。”
At the same time on the Korean Peninsula's southeast coast, more than 1,000 South Korean marines conducted an amphibious landing exercise with U.S. support.
While these joint military exercises were underway, a United Nations committee approved a resolution calling on the international organization's Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court for alleged human rights violations.
Pyongyang called the vote a hostile action. In a statement read on North Korea's State television, said it would respond by conducting new nuclear tests.
平壤方面则回应称此举是敌对行动 。在朝鲜国家电视台发表的声明表示朝鲜将进行新的核试验作为回应 。
While tensions remain high between the United States and North Korea, American military leaders say their defensive exercises are not planned in response to any specific threat or event.
Air Force Colonel Ken Ekman, commander of the Kunsan joint exercises."Certainly, there are events that go on every day. Tensions rise and fall on the peninsula-that's the nature of being here.We focus not so much on what's the current risk today but what's the state of our readiness."
群山联合军演指挥官，空军上校肯·埃克曼说道：“每天都会有事情发生 。半岛的紧张局势时高时低，现实就是这样 。我们关注的不是今天现存的风险，而是我们的备战状态 。”
However, Ekman said these massive displays of force are intended show North Korea and other countries in the region that the U.S. remains a dominant military power in Asia.
1.carry out 执行；进行
The indisputable fact is that computers carry out logical operations.
The Navy is to carry out an examination of the wreck tomorrow.
2.hostile action 敌对行动
War begins with any hostile action towards an enemy base or formation.
I deplore this hostile action.
3.in response to 对…做出反应
Sudan even threat-ened to mobilize in response to the ultima-tums.
The meeting was called in response to a request from Venezuela.