Etiket arxivi: The Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula will be in a state of neither war nor peace for a long time

North Korean trucks carrying missiles pass during a massive military parade in 2010 to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang. | AP
North Korean trucks carrying missiles pass during a massive military parade in 2010 to mark the 65th anniversary of the communist nation’s ruling Workers’ Party in Pyongyang. | AP

The US armed forces and the Ministry of Defence of South Korea launched scheduled joint exercises on 2 March. The exercises are codenamed “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle”. According to the Pentagon, apart from the Americans, the exercises, which will last until the end of April, will involve their satellites – the British, Danish, French and Canadians.

As you might expect, the joint exercises of the allies in South Korea were considered by the North Korean regime to be an act of aggression. Pyongyang demanded an immediate end to the exercises on the peninsula and ordered its army to begin testing new short-range missiles.

Moreover, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a public statement in which he demanded that his army be ready for war against “Western enemies”. “The current situation, when a great Oxumağa davam et The Korean Peninsula will be in a state of neither war nor peace for a long time