[Epoch Times August 16, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Zhang Ting comprehensive report) The South Korean military stated on Sunday (August 15) that South Korea and the United States will start on Monday (August 16) for a period of 9 days. Annual joint military exercises.
South Korea and the United States hold regular military exercises, mainly in the spring and summer, but North Korea has responded angrily for decades, calling them a rehearsal of the war.
The South Korean Joint Staff Headquarters (JCS) stated that the joint exercise will last for 9 days, mainly including defensive and computer simulation command post training, with minimal human participation and no on-site training.
JCS stated in the statement that after considering the COVID-19 (pneumonia disease caused by the Chinese Communist virus) situation, the joint defense posture, and the diplomatic efforts to support the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the promotion of lasting peace, the U.S.-South Korea alliance has made this. One decision.
Kim Yo-jung, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and Kim Young-cheol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, issued remarks on the US-South Korea joint military exercises on the 10th and 11th, warning that the US and South Korea would pay the price. Relevant persons in the South Korean military said that the United States and South Korea maintain close cooperation, pay close attention to North Korea’s movements, and maintain a steady state of alert. No abnormal development has been discovered so far.
The United States retains approximately 28,500 soldiers in South Korea.
JCS stated that part of the purpose of the US-South Korea exercises is to accelerate Seoul’s efforts to take over control of the joint forces from the United States during the war.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has made it a key policy goal and increased defense spending to help win US support, but the COVID-19 pandemic hinders full training.
As usual, after the Joint Staff Headquarters officially announces the news of the joint military exercise, the UN Command will notify the schedule and purpose of the exercise through the telephone directly contacting North Korea.
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