On Monday, U.S. and South Korean troops started their extensive military drills as their annual exercise of defense against North Korea.
This annual exercise always elevates tension on the Korean peninsula. The joint military exercise of U.S and South Korea is known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. This year it involves about 300,000 South Korean and 17,000 US troops.
The defense ministry of South Korea has warned against any “rash act that brings destruction upon itself”.
“If North Korea ignores our warning and makes provocations, our military will firmly and mercilessly respond to it,” said the representative of South Korean defense ministry