North Korea is conducting a large military exercise on Tuesday. This is supposed to denote the importance of the founding of their military.
At the same time, a United States submarine has docked in South Korea. The U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Michigan, and met with forces from Japan. Strong move on the part of President Donald Trump, who faces a great challenge early in office.
This is in reaction to the repeated displays of force from North Korea as well as the fear that they are developing a missile program.
North Korea deployed numerous long-range artillery units on its east coast, according to sources from South Korean military. South Korea is constantly on edge when it comes to its trigger happy upstairs neighbor.
Korean propaganda says that they want to “bring to closure the history of U.S. scheming and nuclear blackmail.” This erratic country is a big threat on national security.
There is an ever looming threat of an attack on our west coast.
Trump sent the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group for exercises off the Korean peninsula as a warning to North Korea and a show of solidarity with U.S. allies.
South Korea’s navy said it was conducting a live-fire exercise with U.S. destroyers in waters west of the Korean peninsula and would soon join the carrier strike group approaching the region.
China, North Korea’s sole major ally which nevertheless objects to its weapons development, has repeatedly called for calm, and its envoy for Korean affairs, Wu Dawei, was in Tokyo on Tuesday. “We hope that all parties, including Japan, can work with China to promote an early peaceful resolution of the issue, and play the role, put forth the effort, and assume the responsibility that they should,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters in Beijing.
Japan’s envoy on North Korea, Kenji Kanasugi, said after talks with his U.S. and South Korean counterparts that they agreed China should take a concrete role to resolve the crisis and it could use an oil embargo as a tool to press the North. “We believe China has a very, very important role to play,” said the U.S. envoy for North Korea policy, Joseph Yun. South Korea’s envoy, Kim Hong-kyun, said they had also discussed how to get Russia’s help to press North Korea.