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. BuffaloBill

    Now it puts the Army Nurse in the basket. Don't you hurt my dog! You don't know what pain is! See how comedy can transition? It's all ad-lib

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

    Americans are not scared we go to other countries to fight wars and kick ass at it as for dr bad I fEel like you may be a terriost and I hope you get caught I would stick a bomb up ur ass and I'm a proud american

    November 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeBushDemocrat

      I doubt you have ever done any of the things you claim "we Americans do", nor do I think you would have the courage to do what you say you would do. You really should be quiet now and let the grown-ups talk without input from you accompanying the dialogue..

      November 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ArmyNurseWhisperer

    Now when it has a wild Precious we let it know who's in charge by grabbing it's neck and quickly going shht!

    November 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GeorgeBushDemocrat

    All caps for emphasis huh?

    November 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Wher is my armmy nurse Cristine

    November 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Name*Gabriel faria

    The entire matter is tricky! The worst thing is that no matter what response we give our economy will take yet another blow if this thing pops off! As far as dealing with north Korea I say we are months behind giving them and the idiot from Iran a dose of our medicine.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ArmyNurse


    November 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rocketship

    Don't get the gist of the transition thing.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. شرموطة

    That was sharmota for all you linguists out there. I love cut and paste. Yes I'm bored. 🙁

    November 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Phil

    YoU gOt Me DoC!!! Completely "Uneducted"

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

    do u notice how the pigs ignore every fact or question.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Phil

    I had just assumed that some jack@$$ had given Mohamed Osman Mohamud an internet connection while in holding, Doc

    November 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    .oh how smart they are and stupid I am.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    .o how funny and cute and cleaver they are.

    November 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. شرموطة


    November 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
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