November 27th, 2010
07:51 PM ET

Report: U.S., South Korea begin war exercises

[Updated at 10:35 p.m.] North Korea deployed surface-to-air missiles to near its Yellow Sea border with South Korea days before joint U.S. war exercises with the South were set to get under way on Sunday, South Korea's official Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed government sources.

"[North Korea's missiles] appear to be targeting our fighter jets that fly near" North Korea's Yellow Sea border with South Korea, the source said, according to Yonhap.

South Korea and the United States began assembling ships for joint war exercises Sunday off the west coast of the Korean peninsula in the Yellow Sea, a source at the South Korean Joint Chiefs told CNN.


[Original post, 7:51 p.m.] South Korea and the United States have begun war exercises off the west coast of the Korean peninsula, according to South Korea's official news agency Yonhap.

"The drills started around 6 a.m. Sunday with the USS George Washington joining our warships in the Yellow Sea," an official at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff told Yonhap.

North Korea had warned of unpredictable "consequences" if the United States fulfilled its vow of deploying the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea for joint military maneuvers with South Korea.

Earlier this week, North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island, killing four South Koreans. North Korea said the South provoked the Tuesday attack because shells from a South Korean military drill landed in the North's waters. South Korea was holding its annual Hoguk military drill when the North started its shelling, and the South returned fire.

The U.S.-South Korean exercises were planned months ago and are meant to underscore strong ties between South Korea and the United States, defense officials from both countries have said.

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  1. Shaun

    Let the games begin

    November 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Actually, yes, but more than 1 asks or implies a need for peace: Amber wants the US out which implies some degree of peace, Ali asks for peace, Tracy agrees with Ali on peace, and Jr hopes for peace.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. eric Melton

    What war did President Obama start?

    November 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rocketship

    The neocon manifesto proclaims U.S. must engage in war to maintain its preeminance in the world so you may be right Dr. Mhendi.
    But only if the previous administration is still in charge.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Phil

    Ladies first, "Dr Bad (English)"...=)

    November 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Reality is on the waya nd YOU are not going to like it.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Brock

    I love how Gollum is apparently now posting on It'd be nice to read what he's trying to say in English though.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kim

    Sounds like someone's using Google translator.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    Yes selfish texas female trash run that mouth

    November 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gunsmoke


    November 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AM:Hate Radio

    When Will S.Korea [Defend] Itself

    Truly & Honestly Speaking-South Korea Has a Navy-Air Force-

    When Will South Korea-Stop Depending On Us & [Use Their Military] and Leave us out of it..

    Especially When The S.Korean President Tried to Hand The U.S. A Meaningless and Hollow Trade Deal, 2 Weeks Ago, that President Obama Refused to Sign, because it was a [Bad Deal] yet we have KIA Motors and Various S.Korean Products Sold in America..

    [Not Fair At All]

    I Bet within 3 Weeks, S.Korea will Sign an Ironclad Trade Deal, Oppose to what they Offered 2 Weeks ago.

    South Korea has a Lot Of Nerves, But when Threatened they Run to Us For Military Support, though they have a Strong Navy & Army.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ppd3066

    I agree President Obama never started a War, he has brought home a lot of our love ones from the Iraq War. But, he still have a big mess on left his hands with North Korea and Iran. It's not if it will be another War, but when and with whom first.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Smeegle

    Yesssss... It bombs my precious.... Master protects my Army nurse precious......

    November 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Captain Jack

    We must stop North Korea! They can not be trusted. This is one war that is worth fighting! The United States fights for world peace! North Korea is not being very peaceful right now!

    November 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • AM:Hate Radio

      You are Officially [Crazy]

      November 27, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    Hides like all americans and hides its mouth

    November 27, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
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