Friday, 22/06/2012 15:00
Korea and the United States today began preparing 6.22 conducted live-fire exercises most spectacular ever amid tensions still persist on the Korean peninsula.
Ammunition smoke obscurity after bombing the media presentation of live firing exercises in Pocheon, northeastern Seoul.
Super American nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington led the worst exercises in the Yellow Sea off the coast of this.
Large-scale exercises aim to strengthen the ability of the two countries’ military forces to deal with North Korea in the context of this ongoing threat of war, officials in Seoul said.
About 10 ships and submarines, including Fleet aircraft carrier George Washington, 8,000 soldiers and hundreds of warplanes joined the US-ROK military exercises lasted three days from the date of 23.6, according to officials Chief of General Staff of the Coalition Seoul.
The exercises with the participation of military helicopters.
“The joint military drills, South Korea and the U.S. will show the resilience of their capabilities,” General Park Seong-bae, commander of the Korean navy, said. “We will immediately retaliate against any provocation from North Korea.”
The exercises are a continuation of the naval exercises between the three parties with the participation of Japan in waters south of Jeju Island, took place over two days 21-22.6. The destroyers, ships and helicopters reinforcements practice of humanitarian missions as search and rescue, but does not include live-fire exercises.
Heavily armored maneuvers.
The large-scale military exercises this week are testing the ability to track, monitor long-range missile by North Korea. At the same time, the skills to detect and destroy North Korean submarine was also performed.
Also today, a live-fire exercises on the mainland South America-the largest ever held in Pocheon, near the border with North Korea to commemorate 62 years of inter-Korea war. The exercise involved more than 2,000 soldiers and F-15K fighter jets, Apache attack helicopters, tanks, … Defense Ministry officials in Seoul said.
Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea this week strongly condemned trilateral exercise between the U.S. – Korea – Japan, calling it “provocative act reckless.” “The danger of this move goes against the general trend of the times, threatening peace and stability in the region, including the Korean peninsula,” the newspaper accused.
Overview of live-fire exercises.
Gia Minh – According to Yonhap, Xinhua