South Korean Military to Launch Drone Bot Combat Unit

South Korean Military to Launch Drone Bot Combat Unit

Moscow also believes it is Washington's saber-rattling and regular military drills in the region that are "provoking Pyongyang into taking some rash action" after months of restraint, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following the country's latest ballistic missile test. Threats from various United States officials are serving the same goal, Lavrov added.

The Chinese air force launched an exercise of their own concurrent to the enormous air drills being run by the US and South Korea, causing experts to speculate what, exactly, Beijing is trying to communicate to the West.

Other U.S. assets include two B-1B bombers and six Growler electronic warfare jets, as well as dozens of F-15s and F-16s.

A total of 12,000 United States service members are taking part in the annual Vigilant Ace drills alongside South Korean troops. They joined the F-22 Raptor bomber group that was deployed in South Korea on Monday.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday the Guam-based bomber simulated land strikes at a military field near South Korea's eastern coast during a drill with USA and South Korean fighter jets.

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"My biggest expectation for the Wing is to remove any "exercise" mindset from the equation and maximize the realism of every response". Indeed, the one of the focuses of this year's Vigilant Ace is on simulated strikes on mock North Korean nuclear facilities and nuclear forces including the missiles and their transporter erector launchers according to a report from the South Korean Yonhap wire-service.

He also said the only remaining question is when war will break out, adding the country will make the USA pay dearly with its own nuclear force. Dave Benham, told the military news outlet.

The North has warned the drills would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war".

North Korea's state media confirmed the arrival of Feltman and his entourage late on Tuesday without offering more details. "Its intentions are to use that weapon for nuclear blackmail, and then, to, quote, you know, "reunify" the peninsula under the red banner". That being said, should conflict erupt on the Korea Peninsula, we'll quickly see how the chips fall. During the Cold War, Soviet doctrine-which North Korean doctrine is based on-called for snap exercises to provide cover for mobilization efforts to go to war.

Officials in Pyongyang have described the exercises as the USA president "begging for a nuclear war". Precautions must be taken to ensure Pyongyang does not make a similar error that results in an accidental nuclear war.

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