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. User2010-2011

    November 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Phil

    My address is 30 Rockefeller, New York City, NY (I'll Be Waiting For You On The Observation Deck...=)

    November 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CommonSense

    I think that's it..... It's like the end of a fireworks show that never really got off the ground. Now where's the beer tent? All you normal people can go on discussing topics maturely.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CommonSense

    Oops I was wrong. What are the jacuzzi rooms like there Dr. Bad? We have a hotel by me that has a hot tub big enough for 8 people easy.

    November 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CommonSense

    Wasn't this blog about South Korea?

    November 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. zzzzzz....

    Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz....

    November 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. webcam on Mehdi

    His mom is still yelling at him for burning his GI Joe toy soldiers with lighter fluid. "die you amerikans piggs" he yells as he throws his mom's cat accross the room. He's back at his mom's computer now, pounding on the keyboard. The cat-scratches on his arms are bleeding all over the keyboard. He see's the blood now, and he's grinning. Now he's licking his arm. Zooming in...his mom's monitor has dead houseflies smashed all over the screen. He's picking one of them off the screen now....ewwwww. He ate it. Oh! He's getting up and walking to his mom's closet. He's taking a dress out and it looks like a nurses uniform. Zooming in.....there's a name tag. Deborah. his mom's name is Deborah. Oh geeze. he's getting undressed. His back is covered with hair. I can't tell if it's his or the cats Oh no....he's putting the nurse uniform on. Let's give him some privacy. (click)

    November 28, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. NormanBates

    Norman!!! Its past your evil bedtime..

    November 28, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. TexasRoadhouse

    I'm not from texas.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Lt.JohnMcClain

    Ehhhh! Hans wrong guess!

    November 28, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Crystal

    Please Obmama don't go to war with them I have two small children and I fear that this war will be th end of us all.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. Crystal

    Please Obmama don't go to war with them I have two small children and I fear that this war will be the end of us all.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. Name*Sora

    I'm living in South Korea and this joining military drill somewhat comforts me since we got our back. Although North Korea was threatening us,I dont think they can mess up with S.Korea when US troops are aroind.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dan


    November 28, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. tomcat

    I think dr bad should take a ride on willies bus.

    November 28, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
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