"Through the drill, the South Korean and US air forces displayed the allies' strong intent and ability to punish North Korea when threatened by nuclear weapons and missiles", the JCS said in a statement. The North has warned the drills would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war".
The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday as part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea last week tested its biggest and most powerful missile yet.
White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said over the weekend that the possibility of war with North Korea was "increasing every day". "Now the time has come", Chung Young-tae, Director of the Military Research Institute of Dongyang University, told AsiaToday in a telephone interview on Monday.
A page of "common sense" advice on how people can protect themselves from a nuclear weapons attack or explosion has been published by the official state-run newspaper in northeastern China's Jilin city.
In something reminiscent of the Cold War era, the Jilin Daily used a colorful comic Wednesday to tell readers to wear masks and take iodine tablets to prevent radioactive iodine from collecting in their thyroid glands.
Major projects include the upgraded Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile system and the introduction of a tactical surface-to-surface guided weapon. The Chinese are trying, but ineffectively. "The reason why North Korea wants to contact the United States is because it wants to weaken or destroy the US-ROK alliance".
Les dispositifs "anti-SDF" créent la polémique — Marseille
Devant cet établissement, des picots empêchent quiconque de s'asseoir ou de s'allonger le long des fenêtres. Le dispositif est installé à l'entrée d'un parking près de la rue Rivoli à Paris.
JADGE will receive the additional power needed to make these judgments in an upgrade starting next fiscal year.
US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham urged the Pentagon on Sunday to start moving US military dependants, such as spouses and children, out of South Korea, saying conflict with North Korea was getting close.
That prompted North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, to warn that the North could shoot down the US bombers even if they did not enter North Korean airspace.
Spoehr, a retired Army lieutenant general, also noted the Trump administration's strategy of applying "global maximum pressure" on the North to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
The 8th Army advertises South Korea as a "dynamic, family-friendly assignment that is personally and professionally rewarding" as a recruiting tool. It is important for the South Korean government to maintain balance.
Television is full of images of seemingly happy workers in factories pledging their loyalty to the Kim family, interspersed with the usual patriotic imagery of the country's sacred Mount Paektu, symbol of both communist revolution and the North's claim to be the one, true Korea.