The United States and South Korea began the largest ever joint military exercises

The United States and South Korea began the largest in the history of the two countries joint exercises of the air forces on the Korean Peninsula, reported South Korean Yonhap News Agency.

The purpose of the exercise Vigilance Ace («Alert AC») – to develop joint actions of the allies in case of war with North Korea. The United States and South Korea will hold including practicing punches on layouts nuclear and missile facilities of North Korea.

According to the Agency, in the exercise involved about 12 thousand American soldiers and 230 combat aircraft.

According to the Ministry of defense of South Korea, a few American fighters can stay in South Korea after exercise.

In addition, Seoul has appealed to Washington with a request to deploy more defensive assets in the country and around it.

December 3, foreign Ministry of the DPRK in connection with the beginning of the exercise issued a statement which says that the President of the United States Donald trump and his administration of «begging for a nuclear war».

Relations between the US and North Korea deteriorated against the backdrop of militarization in North Korea. Since 2006, the country produced six nuclear weapon tests and tens of launches of ballistic missiles.

New launch, North Korea conducted the morning of 29 November (the night of 28 to 29 November in Kiev). Ballistic missile flew about 1,000 km and fell into the sea of Japan.

Co-Director of the organization «Union of concerned scientists,» David Wright, referring to the Ministers of defense James Mattis and Japan, Itsunori of Onodera, noted that under certain conditions, a ballistic missile North Korea could reach any part of the United States.

The United States has repeatedly tightened sanctions against North Korea. Trump also warned that the U.S. was willing to use «the whole range of military power» to stop the attack by the DPRK.

The United States and South Korea began the largest ever joint military exercises 04.12.2017

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