Skip to comments.Korean peninsula on brink of war due to drills - North Korea
Posted on 11/25/2010 7:26:01 PM PST by markomalley
Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the South and the United States were pushing the peninsula to "the brink of war" with their plan to conduct large-scale military drills, days after the rival Koreas exchanged artillery fire.
"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war due to the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again war exercises targeted against the (North)," the North's official KCNA news agency
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(AP) 3 hours ago
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) South Korea said fresh artillery shots were heard Friday on this Yellow Sea island, three days after it was devastated by a North Korean attack and hours after Pyongyang warned that the peninsula was on the brink of war.
The blasts happened just after the top U.S. commander in South Korea, Gen. Walter Sharp, toured Yeonpyeong island in a show of solidarity with Seoul and to survey damage from the Tuesday's hail of North Korean artillery fire that killed four people.
An official at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said several new rounds of artillery fire were heard Friday on Yeonpyeong, which is just 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of the North Korean mainland. The military official said several distant explosive sounds came from the direction of North Korea.
South Korea's YTN television network, citing an unidentified military official, said North Korea apparently was carrying out a military drill, and had fired up to 20 rounds. Yeonpyeong residents were fleeing to shelters, the report said. The report couldn't be immediately confirmed.
Perhaps, but the sub that sank the SK destroyer might be more of what Kim Jong Un has in mind for our carrier.
Now we get to find out if our defense money went to sub-sea interceptions of munitions, or if anything below the horizon was researched, funded, and deployed ala our anti-missile tech.
Scratch that article in 26. Seems to be a miss mash of older info. Wrongly dated. Word is this was just a military exercise which fired shells into the disputed border sea area north of the previously attacked island.
AIT, Do you know if this true? I hadn’t read this anywhere else. Thx.
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