U.S., South Korean Militaries Launch Joint Air Exercises

The U.S. and South Korean militaries have begun their largest-ever joint air exercise with five-day Vigilant Ace maneuvers involving more than 230 aircraft. North Korea has called the drills are an “all-out provocation” that could lead to nuclear conflict “at any moment.”

The U.S. and South Korean puppet warmongers would be well advised to bear in mind that their [North Korean]-targeted military drill will be as foolish as an act precipitating their self-destruction. The annual Vigilant Aced drill, which began on December 4 and will run through December 8, will feature six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and F-35 jets among the aircraft taking part, a South Korea-based U.S. Air Force.

The U.S. military said the joint exercise will enhance readiness and the operational capabilities of efforts to ensure peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea fired a ballistic missile on November 28, the latest in a series of launches that have raised tensions with the United States and its regional allies. The U.S. military has some 28,000 troops stationed in South Korea to deter North Korean aggression.

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