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Publish Date : Monday 27 February 2012 - 08:33
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US, South Korea drill despite North’s threat
US, South Korea drill despite North’s threat
 
 
Islam Times - South Korea and the United States have started annual joint military maneuvers, despite the North's threat of possible retaliation.
 
A spokesman for the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday that the Key Resolve military exercise had begun, but provided no further details.

A computerized command post exercise, Key Resolve will continue until March 9. Separately, Foal Eagle, a joint air, ground, and naval field training exercise, will be held from March 1 to April 30.

The United States has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea.

Pyongyang has called the drills a ‘silent declaration of war.’

"Our army and people will foil the moves of the group of traitors to the nation and warmongers at home and abroad for a new war with a sacred war of our own style," the North's National Defense Commission (NDC) said in a statement on Saturday.

It called the two rounds of drills ‘unpardonable infringement upon our sovereignty and dignity.’
 
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