North Korea armed forces on high alert due to joint military exercises U.S. and Japan army 0810132

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Defence & Security News - North Korea

 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:38 AM
 
North Korea armed forces on high alert due to the joint military exercises of U.S. and Japan army.
North Korea has put its armed forces on high alert due to the beginning of joint military exercises of the United States Marine Corp and the Japanese Army, according the official North Korean press agency, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. A North Korean military spokesman Tuesday told state media all troops have been ordered to "keep themselves ready to promptly launch operations at any time."
     
North Korea has put its armed forces on high alert due to the beginning of joint military exerices of the United States Marine Corp and the Japanese Army, according the official North Korean press agency, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. A North Korean military spokesman Tuesday told state media all troops have been ordered to "keep themselves ready to promptly launch operations at any time."
North Korean army soldiers
     

South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok confirmed North Korea's military has been placed on high alert.

"Our armed forces are closely monitoring the North Korean military's movements and are fully prepared to take a decisive action against the North's possible provocations."

The United States, which has 28,500 troops stationed in the South, regularly engages in drills with its ally, and has said the aircraft carrier USS George Washington was leading a group of ships to visit South Korea in a routine port call.

In March, the North declared it was no longer bound by the armistice that ended fighting in the 1950-53 Korean War signed with the United States and China, threatening to use nuclear weapons to attack U.S. and South Korean territories.

The U.S. Marine Corps and Japan 's Self-Defense Forces commenced joint military exercises on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, using the MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft in the western Japanese prefecture of Shiga, local press reported.

 

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