November 24th, 2010
10:08 AM ET

U.S. warships head to Yellow Sea for war games

The USS George Washington sailed toward volatile waters off the Korean peninsula Wednesday for planned military exercises with South Korea in a show of force designed to deter a further escalation of hostilities with North Korea.

The exercises, defensive in nature and a more measured response than the retaliation initially urged by South Korea, could prove provocative after North Korea's shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday, the most serious act of hostility since the end of the Korean war.

The shelling of Yeonpyeong Island killed four people - including two civilians - and left an entire region fearful of an all-out war.


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    what's the LOGIC of the Korea attack??? ...

    November 24, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmm

    The north Koreans are detractors, I would not be changing war strategies because they woke up in the morning and decided to fart on the south Koreans. Seems like a test. Pulled the cover over the nose and go back to sleep! The yuck factor will dissipate.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    I don't know(where the logic is) Where's the logic in your question?

    November 24, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. lmao

    That'll show em! You attack our ally, we play fake war game.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jim Brieske

    phil. I'm gonna have to answer that question and say it's in a fortune cookie.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. MaXweLL,s SiLVer HaMmEr

    If I had a hammer I'd hammer in the mornin I'd hammer at noon time I'd hammer through the evenin I'd hammer all day long. Don't make any since either does it? In fact it sounds downright stupid. I don't even have any nails just hammerin for no reason.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. Daniel

    We need to stop threatening and start to try diplomacy to settle these disputes. All this warmongering is getting quite repulsive!

    November 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Richard in Texas

    It is just amazing that whenever there is a situation like this the US almost always has a planned military exercise in the area.

    November 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Veritas

    It's the holidays so the heathens have to start the ritual of screwing it up. some things never change

    November 24, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. CaptainObvious

    Daniel I've read your previous posts and think you "get it" much of the time, but some people you can't talk to. You can't stop Kim Jong Il by playing nice. You can't send Hillary into the Congo to stop the madness there. We can't even send food to the innocents because the bad guys intercept the shipments before they get there. There is no easy fix. We either ignore all the BS and listen to whiny people complain about America turning a blind eye, or we help the victims by eliminating their problematic dictator for them or helping them topple the dictators themselves. If you have another solution then what is it? Personally I'd like to see NK take a swipe at our navy.

    November 24, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      To get another country whose name I cannot mention here because if I do my message will be blocked to mediate between the two Koreas and find a way out of this. That's my solution here.

      November 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ancient Texan

    Are we going to actually going to acknowledge that something happened? NK might think we actually have a spine.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Goober

    I agree with captainobvious. No matter what we will have to either ignore the bs, or deal with the bs on a larger scale later down the road. We tried to stay out of ww2, but look where that got us. Being navy i have to say this to them, "give em hell!"

    November 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ***dude***

    Get all of our planes and drop tons of food over nk cities. No parachuces. Splat

    November 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ace

    Wow that talkin spit wont work because if that was it then it would of worked wheen we told them to stop makin nukes and how did that turn out?? Or how bout win they was shootin missles tryin to reach over here we try to talk in now they no they could reach us if they want to i say let them have they little win and if they keep actin dumb then start shootin missiles over there at they army n artillary and then when anybody ask what are we doin then tell them we warned them and they kept pushing our button so fu/k em

    November 25, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |