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US, Japan Hold Joint Air Drills Over Korean Peninsula As China, North Korea Fume

  • US, Japan Hold Joint Air Drills Over Korean Peninsula As China, North Korea Fume
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    Since unlike Donald Trump he does not have access to twitter, we can only assume that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is probably fuming this morning after US and Japanese fighter jets conducted joint “air maneuvers” southwest of the Korean peninsula, according to Reuters. The exercises threaten to reignite tensions between the US and the North after Kim Jong Un reportedly told his generals on Tuesday to shelve a plan to strike Guam with an ICBM.

    The exercises were held a day after Kim said that he would put plans to attack the US island territory on hold, but that his generals would closely monitor the “Yankees” for any signs of hostility. The exercises involved two US Airforce B-1B Lancers, and two Japanese F-15 jet fighters, according to Reuters. The North, as its state-run news agency has stated repeatedly in the past, typically interprets military exercises as tantamount to an act of war.

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August 17, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , ,

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