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US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31

US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31

Defense officials here pointed out that UFG is largely a war game, rather than a field exercise like Foal Eagle held in the spring. US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris arrived in the South on Sunday to inspect the exercises and discuss growing North Korean nuclear and missile threats.


N.Korea slams Seoul-Washington joint drill

N.Korea slams Seoul-Washington joint drill

The US-South Korea joint war game would last till the end of this month. "Moreover, high-ranking bosses of the USA imperialist aggressor forces flew into South Korea to hold a war confab". However, the United States and South Korea maintain they are purely defensive. It comes on the heels of North Korea testing two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, and an announcement that it was examining a plan to possibly bracket Guam with missiles - a plan that is on hold .


North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

US and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. "The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won't evolve into actual fighting", said an editorial carried by the North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper.


On Confederate monuments, the public stands with President Trump

On Confederate monuments, the public stands with President Trump

You can't change history , but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee , Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington , Jefferson? U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern , D-Worcester, joined almost 80 House Democrats this week in supporting a resolution to formally denounce President Donald Trump for suggesting that " both sides " were to blame for recent violence that erupted between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville , Virginia.


Paul Ryan: I Heard New Trump 'Doctrine' in Afghan Speech

Paul Ryan: I Heard New Trump 'Doctrine' in Afghan Speech

Trump's assertion that he uses Twitter to communicate directly with the public. Pressed on Trump's remarks, Ryan said that those marching with Nazi slogans and racist signs did not include, as Trump suggested in a combative news conference last week, "very fine people".



Pyongyang calls US-South Korean war games a step to nuclear war

But others say it's likely North Korea is only using the military exercises as an excuse to act out, and, according to Lee, it could even embolden Kim to try to further bully or even blackmail the USA and South Korea "again and again". While the allies are pushing ahead with the exercises that date back to 1976, around 17 500 United States troops will participate in the drills - a cutback from a year ago.