USA to Launch NK Invasion Drill During Solar Eclipse
Aug 19, 2017, 07:24
Speculation has also emerged that the allies may scale back the scope of the upcoming joint military exercise, a proposal earlier made by South Korean president's special adviser Moon Chung-in who said South Korea would consult the idea with the United States in exchange for suspension of the North's nuclear activities.
It's expected to last until August 31, the Pentagon said in a statement Friday.
US and South Korean military units will begin the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Monday, the Defense Department announced today.
This year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian comes in the wake of North Korea's recent ballistic missile flight tests and news reports of that country's purported ability to fit a nuclear warhead onto its missiles.
During the last Ulchi-Freedom Guardian drills, the North and South exchanged fire after two South Korean soldiers were severely injured by a landmine in the DMZ, which the South said was planted by North Korean infiltrators the night before.
Last week, North Korea said it was ready to send missiles towards the United States territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean following comments from President Donald Trump that if Pyongyang made any more threats they would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen".
The UFG drill is a command post exercise, which does not involve field training operations.
The statement from the Pentagon said about 17,500 US service members will be participating.
North Korea has already released a statement regarding the announced exercise through the Central News Agency.
"Considerations for the safety of all Canadian Armed Forces personnel, including those deployed to Exercise ULCHI FREEDOM GUARDIAN, are at the forefront of our military planning and decision making processes".
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The first source said authorities began the halt about two weeks ago and the second trader said it was enforced about 20 days ago. An administration official contended that the possible investigation was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea.
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However, experts warn the market is flooded with counterfeit filtered glasses and viewers labeled with that compliance standard. Cantore and Abrams will anchor live coverage of the eclipse as it crosses the country over the course of the day.