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22 Aug, 2016

U.S., South Korea begin joint drills, NK threatens

The United States and South Korea start annual military exercises. the Ulichi Freedom Guardian Exercise will run to September 2, and involve about 75,000 troops, including 25,000 from the U.S. side. As the countries opened the command and control exercise earlier in the day, they told North Korea of the drill’s schedule and its non-offensive nature through a communication channel in the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjeom.

Training exercises like UFG are carried out in the spirit of the Oct. 1, 1953, ROK-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty and in accordance with the Armistice,” the CFC said in a statement. “These exercises also highlight the longstanding military partnership, commitment and enduring friendship between the two nations, help to ensure peace and security on the peninsula, and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the Alliance.

As the exercise begins, North Korea threatens a pre-emptive nuclear attack on the allies.

[South Korea and the U.S.] should bear in mind that if they show the slightest sign of aggression on (DPRK’s) inviolable land, seas and air …, it would turn the stronghold of provocation into a heap of ashes through Korean-style preemptive nuclear strike.

10 Jan, 2016

B-52 flyover

US forces fly a B-52 bomber over South Korea in response to North Korea’s alleged detonation of a nuclear bomb. The bomber flies low over an airbase close to the border between North and South Korea, escorted by fighter jets from both the U. S. and South Korea.

21 May, 2015

Fighter plane lands on highway

A Mirage 2000 fighter jet lands on the Taj Expressway as part of a military drill. The exercise is done to test if landings on highways are possible in emergencies. Fire fighters, emergency services and army personal are present to witness and check the incident.

IAF’s Mirage 2000 successfully lands on Yamuna Expressway