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Monday, December 04, 2017

US and South Korean forces have begun their regular joint aerial drills in an apparent show of force against North Korea. US Forces in South Korea say this year's exercise is the largest ever, with more than 230 aircraft taking part. They say state-of-the-art F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters are joining the drills for the first time. South Korean defense ministry spokesperson Moon Sang-gyun told reporters on Monday that the 2 nations had just kicked off the 5 days of drills, called "Vigilant Ace." Moon said the drills are aimed at improving the capabilities of the countries' air forces to carry out coordinated operations in wartime. In the exercise, the US and South Korean forces are to simulate the interception of aircraft intruding into territorial air space. They will also practice attacks on mobile ballistic missile launchers and other ground targets.

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US, South Korea kick off five days of stealth jet drills
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... The North Korean regime was quick to denounce the joint US-South Korea drills, labelling them an "all-out provocation."

Pyongyang's state news agency KCNA warned on Sunday that the drills would push the peninsula "to the brink of nuclear war," although such language is commonplace in the North because the country views these regular military exercises south of its border as preparations for an invasion.

Over the weekend, North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country called Trump "insane," while KCNA, citing a military spokesperson, said the Trump administration was "begging for nuclear war by staging an extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula". ...


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