August 7th, 2010
08:53 AM ET

South Korean maneuvers draw threat from North

A South Korean navy ship participates in drills in the Yellow Sea this week.

Just two weeks after joint drills with the U.S. Navy, South Korea's military is carrying out five days of military exercises in the Yellow Sea.

The South Korean navy, army, air force and marines are practicing techniques for detecting and evading North Korean submarines and guided missiles, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Saturday. The exercise involves 20 ships and 4,500 troops, according to Yonhap.
The sinking of a South Korean warship in late March, in which 46 sailors died, was attributed to a North Korean submarine attack. The North calls the accusation "a fabrication."

North Korea said Friday it would "react with strong physical retaliation to the anti-submarine drill to be staged by the group of traitors in the West Sea," according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

"Our warnings are not empty rhetoric," said Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, according to Yonhap.

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  1. bill young

    this is the first time i have read ANY comments on any articals by cnn....after reading the ignorant comments by most posters, it will be my last time...

    August 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. doofus

    where's the physical response they promised?

    August 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BeckFastPaws

    "Our warnings are not empty rhetoric," – No, your warnings are not empty, because they are full of BS.

    August 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jake

    How much you wanna bet that one of Lttle Kim's adivsors comes up to him with a hat filled with threats on paper and says:"Alright now just pick one".

    August 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. More Empty Retoric

    Our warnings are not empty rhetoric," said Rodong Sinmun. Actually, they always are, just like last week. You promised a nuke and there was no nuke. We would shoot it down and then we would wipe your ancient military off the face of the planet and do Kimmy Jong like we did Saddam.

    August 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. john

    from what ive been reading it feels like im in high school again bunch of babys ,try living in a real free country like CANADA !!!!!!!!!so glad im here.... i read all the time usa this usa that, whatever!!! i thank the good old lord for being a 100%true Canadian...

    August 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.

      How come Canada isn't out in the front like the United States, England and Afghanistan??? When the war is coasting your Country like it is ours... Maybe than you might be able to bad mouth Our Country!!!

      August 7, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • USA

      John...go smoke another crack rock and then sick a 50 cal. rifle in your mouth and pull the trigger! That would make me very happy! Oh! and your country sucks! I know I have lived there!

      August 8, 2010 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pink

    All of this reminds me of "The Mouse That Roared". Declare war on the US, and surrender just before getting your @$$ kicked. Then apply for war reparations and get the US to rebuild your country.

    August 7, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ronald a. kirby

    One bomb each from U.S.A./Russia, China, U.K., France, – the recognized people – end of this pain in the ass!

    August 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. manny

    they should do a black ops, raid Kim Jong Ill's home, punch him in the face and then leave, just to scare him out of making stupid comments.

    August 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      ha ..good idea.

      August 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Larry Valecia, Calif.

    Sooner are later they will learn that it is better to have PEACE than war!!! Those that never learned aren't around any more...

    August 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Thomas

    We should drop the A bomb on N Korea.

    August 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe Blow from Idaho

    Can’t some well-trained militia force (no direct ties to any country) infiltrate N Korea, kick the wacko out and start doing what’s right for their people? I know, pipe dream.

    August 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anth

    as soon as they stop and turn their backs N.Korea will do something .. it's the way they always have done it.

    August 8, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. USA

    They need to go to war so we can take out a dangerous country that is very unstable society! There might be order in North Korea...But its out of fear! Watch some interviews of people that have escaped from the north! And this country has nuclear capability...Its a known fact! We will go to war with them! It might not be tomorrow or the next day...or even a year from now! But it will and is going to happen! The sooner we take them out the easier it will be!

    August 8, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kim Jong Ill

    I'm....so....lonely : (

    August 8, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
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