South Korea says it will hold large land and air drills Thursday
December 22nd, 2010
09:42 AM ET

South Korea says it will hold large land and air drills Thursday

Tensions rippled across the Korean peninsula as South Korea geared up for its largest land and air winter drills on Thursday, maneuvers choreographed in the shadow of its reclusive tough-talking communist neighbor.

The South Korean army said Wednesday that the long-planned drills will be held just 15 miles from its longtime adversary North Korea, whose nuclear aspirations strike worry in Seoul and in capitals across the world.

More than 800 military personnel will take part in the exercise in Pocheon, a media officer from the South Korean army said, and it will include six fighter jets, anti-tank missiles, and involve more than 100 types of weapons.

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  1. Sutler

    Hopefully they accidently have a missle or two inadvertantly cross into the north and pop a few military targets.

    December 22, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • DCB

      Uh...hopefully not, dipstick. How could that possibly help anything?

      I have friends in the DMZ, and they want to have a nice Christmas, too. Think before you type.

      December 22, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Who cares?! They're Korean, they don't celerate X-Mas. Let them nuke the north!

      December 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Pls. visit "The Day's Most Popular Stories" thread and view my posts. It only takes a second or two, and I think you might appreciate it. Love, phil

    December 22, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Richard in Texas

    To North and South Korea. Just duke it out and move on. Winner takes all. The world is getting tired of the games.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      i wish it were that easy!

      December 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    @Sutler: But they celebrate New Years. Bring out the egg rolls and Koran Champaign, yum yum!

    December 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Clem K'diddlehopper

    Lord Jesus, please forgive me.

    December 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Samsta

    A-sha-meka, can't we by now kiss and make up. The empreror has left the sea so should the warlord. Satans the only winner there.

    December 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Samsta

    North korea sux the leader dude and his son are some loser rejects

    December 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dave T

    Not a fan of North Korea but these excercises are pointless and are only a provocation that could lead to the end of the world as we know it.The way to handle North Korea is to IGNORE them – running live fire excercises 15 miles from their border is totally insane.

    December 23, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |