NO BACKING DOWN: USA risks North Korea fury by holding controversial military drills

THE USA is risking provoking North Korea by holding controversial military drills in the region.

 

The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises take place every year and cause fury in , where they are seen as preparation for an invasion of ’s rogue state.

And this year 40,000 soldiers and civilians will hold the huge drills against a backdrop of white hot tension on the Korean peninsula.

The exercises will take place from August 21 to 31 and were planned well in advance of this week’s war of words.

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North Korea fury: The USA will hold controversial military drills in South Korea

Washington and Seoul claim the drills are a deterrent against North Korean aggression, following several controversial missile tests the year.

However Pyongyang repeatedly condemn the drills, which are set to further escalate the increasingly volatile situation in East Asia.

US officials confirmed the drills would take place, one day after Mr Trump further stoked the situation with an incendiary tweet.

He took to Twitter to warn North Korea his army was “locked and loaded” for battle.

Earlier this week he promised the hermit state would be met with “fire and fury” if it didn’t stop its sabre-rattling.

This warning was immediately undermined by Kim who announced he was planning to attack the US territory of Guam.

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North Korea: South Korea and the USA hold annual military drills

Mr Trump, to the frustration of some Washington heavyweights including former presidential candidate John McCain, then hit back and said his earlier warning “wasn’t tough enough”.

Mr McCain said Mr Trump was losing control of the situation and had already had his bluff called by the pot-bellied dictator.

via source: express

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