Thursday, December 9, 2010

U.S. and Far East Allies to Continue Exercises

The U.S. will hold more military exercises with South Korea and Japan as a show of force.

U.S. Joint Chief of Staffs, Adm. Mullen and his South Korean counterpart have said "war games" will
continue, and probably hold more exercises with Japan in the Yellow Sea.

At the same time Adm. Mullen blasted China for not doing more to bring North Korea under control.
Mullen said "The Chinese have enormous control over the North, influence that no other nation on
earth enjoys". He went on to say "And yet, despite a shared interest in reducing tensions, they appear
unwilling to use it."

At the joint news conference, Han Min-Koo, South Korea's top military commander said that rules
of engagement are being strengthened to allow commanders on the ground to fire back immediately
in case of another attack by the North.

This comes as tensions continue to rise along the lines dating back to the 1950-1953 Korean War
with South Korea and the U.S. reaffirming the vows of their longstanding alliance.

North Korea has claimed that the three countries are forming a super triumvirate to act against
the North, and that these actions are a threat of war that North Korea will answer with all
might and power.

Jerald Terwiliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember" 

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996