USA to Launch NK Invasion Drill During Solar Eclipse

Aug 19, 2017, 07:24
USA to Launch NK Invasion Drill During Solar Eclipse

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.

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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.

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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".

"Our alliance is rock solid, in fact in my personal view this is the greatest alliance on earth", he said as he met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday.

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