Logo
  Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Sign-In  |  Sign-Up  |  Contact Us  |  Bookmark 

North Korea has put its armed forces on full combat readiness
North Korea has put its armed forces on full combat readiness and cut off the only direct hotline with South Korea's military in response to plans of joint military exercises by South Korea and the U.S.

"In the current serious situation in the country, all soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) have to maintain full combat readiness," the KPA command said as quoted by the Korean Central News Agency.

Pyongyang considers the plans by Seoul and Washington to conduct military exercises a preparation for a war. The U.S. and South Korea say the exercises, which are held annually, are purely defensive.

The exercises codenamed Key Resolve/Foal Eagle will be conducted in South Korea. They will involve 26,000 U.S. servicemen and a U.S. aircraft carrier. The number of South Korean soldiers has not been announced.

South and North Koreas are formally in a state of war, as the 1950-1953 conflict on the Korean Peninsula ended only in a truce agreement, not in a peace treaty.


Print North Korea has put its armed forces on full combat readiness Bookmark North Korea has put its armed forces on full combat readiness

Related News   
FebMarch 2009Apr
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
2324252627281
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345