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.

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[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. Rocketship

    More personalities than sybol very impressive.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ScrappyCoco

    After I'm finished banging your army wife we go to disco.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NoFear

    I have a rare disorder that just makes me want to punch the everlovin' lights out (read: bomb [further] into the stone age) of those that saber rattle at me...'cludin China

    November 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    #€¥. *» in case U do could not read my arabic Get out of iraQ filrty americans. You are all greedy cowards. U are in debrt with obaMa 30 trillion

    November 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ScrappyCoco

    Who's sybol? Alas I'm just a bored college kid teasing a nutty guy on here. I usually leave decent comments but Dr.Bad is my kryptonite.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. freedom for all

    We must all start to be little more understanding of others. I am part native american and I believe that everyone should try to put themselves in another human beings shoes. Why cant american government help north koreans and all other under privillaged people. All people want is food shelter and to be kings in there own homes. Peace love and understanding to all. May the powerful one above protect us all. I love all mankind and believe with nurturing evil heats can be made good.

    November 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan

    Bomb north Korea

    November 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Transition

    Well Dr.Bad uses lots of "its" references so I took someone's gollum comment and went from gollum to buffalo bill to the dog whisperer and so forth.

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

    Turn it on CNN!!!!!!!

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

    There are military movements detected in north Korea turn to CNN haha its goin dooowwwwn boi

    November 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Thomas

    I think we should just stay in Iraq forever. Build lots of military bases. Does Iraq have walmart? We'll hafta build some of those too. .

    November 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dan

    !!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. steven

    Cnn should investigate this dr bad if he is in the states they could give his imfo to the fbi or cia they will bust his azz

    November 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    You arm pit smelimG Filthy lazy american cowarDS. Keep runing your dirty mouths. You pile of decaying funus infected toe nails with red and yelow puss coming out of you're butts. Go now and DIE. Do knot ask me why

    November 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dan

    Anyone here?

    November 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
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