World War 3: North Korea military initiate ‘winter drills’ but South 'READY for conflict'

The US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) have stated that the hermit kingdom is currently preparing for military exercises that will begin next month and has encouraged the South to adopt a state of full combat readiness.

A South Korean military official said: "Currently, the North Korean troops are conducting ordinary field exercises. But our military is keeping a full readiness posture against the possibility of North Korea's provocations.”

The imminent military drills from Pyongyang will come shortly after Kim Jong-un warned that “nuclear war may break out at any moment” due to “reckless moves of aggression” from the US.

 

KCNA, the despot leader’s state-controlled media mouthpiece, launched a renewed threat of annihilation to the world in response to ongoing military exercises around the Korean peninsula by America and South Korea.

The media puppet said: “The joint marine drill around the Paekryong and Yonphyong Islands aimed at a preemptive strike at major targets of North Korea was a deliberate and planned military provocation to further strain the situation of acute confrontation.

“The situation of the Korean peninsula is now on the worst phase of tension in which a nuclear war may break out any moment due to the US reckless moves for aggression on the DPRK.

“So, it is clear what a catastrophic phase such war games will bring.

“The puppet warmongers, keen on the moves to provoke a war, escalating the tension in collusion with outsiders, are harassers of peace and traitors to the nation who can never be allowed to go scot-free.

“The military provocation act of the puppet forces going helter-skelter with the backing of their master is a suicidal act of digging their own graves.”

Donald Trump currently has the rogue nation surrounded. New images recently released by the US Navy show the astonishing sea power at the President’s disposal as tensions soar.

Three enormous aircraft carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz, were pictured alongside their strike forces and a range of fighter jets as the vessels patrol the seas off the North Korean coast.

The drill involves 21 vessels – including 14 from the US and seven from South Korea, with the latter equipped with the Aegis Combat System which allows them to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.

The Pentagon said the drill involving the three aircraft carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific would be carried out for the first time in a decade.

The exercise comes in response to the series of nuclear and missile threats from North Korea and is designed to show tyrannical leader Kim Jong-un that any further threats will be repelled with "overwhelming force".

In a statement, the JCS declared: “The US Navy mobilised three aircraft carriers and 11 Aegis destroyers, while the Republic of Korea Navy mobilised seven warships including two Aegis destroyers.”

The drills, which will continue until tomorrow, allow South Korean and US forces to practice air operations, air artillery strikes and aircraft carrier escorts.

Announcing plans for the exercises last week, US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said: "It is a rare opportunity to train with two aircraft carriers together, and even rarer to be able to train with three.

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Multiple carrier strike force operations are very complex, and this exercise in the Western Pacific is a strong testament to the US Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region."

The major exercise is the first time the three carriers have operated together in the Western Pacific since 2006 and 2007 when they carried out drills off the coast of Guam.

Mr Trump warned Kim Jong-un “the weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger”.

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According to reports, the Republican may board one of the carriers in person to demonstrate the US firepower and its commitment to regional security.

He threatened to “destroy” the hermit nation and has used his tour to continue to mount pressure on Kim to halt his nuclear ambitions.

But Mr Trump also hinted he would be willing to start negotiations with North Korea in order to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

Source: express

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