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The U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington will participate in a joint naval exercise with South Korea next week in the Yellow Sea, the same waters west of the Korean peninsula where North Korea is accused of sinking a South Korean warship last March, ABC News has learned.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns N. Korea to "halt provocative actions."
A U.S. official said the carrier, which operates from its home port in Japan, "will be sent to the waters off South Korea within coming days to participate in joint exercises" with the South Korean navy.
Slated to begin June 8, t
Another U.S. official says additional U.S warships will be participating in the exercise, including a Japan-based Aegis destroyer and a Hawaii-based nuclear submarine. South Korea will also deploy a destroyer, a submarine and F-15 fighter jets to participate in the exercise.
Last week, South Korea conducted a one-day anti-submarine exercise close to where the incident with North Korea had occurred
the latest involvement of the U.S. military in South Korean exercises comes at a time of heightened tensions between North and South Korea after 46 South Korean sailors died in March when its warship Cheonan sunk under mysterious circumstances near a disputed maritime border.
In a statement issued by the White House after South Korea announced its findings, the United States said South Korea could count on its full support. It also said "U.S. support for South Korea's defense is unequivocal."
There is something fishy going on. There was a rumour spreading in South Korea that it will attack in advance from unknown source.
Why, tell me, are they doing exercises off NK's coast? Why not their own coast. Granted, I don't know much about the situation there
Originally posted by Vitchilo
So will the US commit another false-flag?
Because last time they had a anti-submarine drill near the North Korea coast, a GERMAN TORPEDO sank an ANTI-SUBMARINE South Korean warship ON ALERT.
Either it was a false-flag... or the US/South Korean navy is screwed if they go to war with North Korea since it seems they can't even detect North Korean low tech submarines while they are on full alert....
So is US/SK technology utter BS or did they pull a false-flag? What's the most likely?
A multi trillion military machine not detecting a crappy 1950 submarine... or doing what the US military did HUNDREDS OF TIMES in the past?
[edit on 3-6-2010 by Vitchilo]
I just don't understand why, when they are on the brink of war, they would go on exercises around NK - why not elsewhere, like off their own coast?
Originally posted by ShadowArcher
reply to post by plumranch
Wait - are we again talking about the ship NK supposedly sank? Because that is not what I am talking about, and yet it seems to be what people are assuming I AM talkng about, and what the thread seems to be turning in to.
I am very simply asking why the exercises that THIS thread is about are being done off the coast of NK. If that is what you are saying - that though off their coast, it's still SK waters - then fine; thank you.