South Korean Military to Launch Drone Bot Combat Unit

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 8, 2017

China and Russian Federation had proposed that the United States and South Korea stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programmes.

One B-1B strategic bomber was deployed on the Korean peninsula to carry out the U.S Pacific Command's "Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission", U.S. Air Force confirmed to NK News, adding that the drill was not part of Vigilant Ace 18.

South Korea and the United States launched large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons program that has raised global tensions.

The United States and South Korea deployed THAAD, a US missile defense system, that is strongly opposed in Beijing.

On Monday, the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) flew exercises in "routes and areas it has never flown before" over both the Yellow Sea that divides China and the Korean Peninsula as well as the East China Sea between China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.

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.

Two dozen US stealth fighter jets took part in the drills, six of them F-22s, six of them F-35As, as well as a dozen F-35Bs, marking the first time the highly-advanced jets have cruised the skies above Korea at the same time.

Aircraft taking part will be flown from eight USA and South Korean military installations.

North Korea's state media confirmed the arrival of Feltman and his entourage late on Tuesday without offering more details.

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

On Wednesday, the US showcased its immensely powerful four B-1B Lancer strategic bombers and six F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets with a series of exercises alongside South Korean armory which began at the Pilsung Firing Range.

Feltman, a former senior U.S. State Department official, is the highest-level United Nations official to visit North Korea since 2012.

But this time the drill coincided with a massive 230-aircraft joint exercise being held between South Korea and the United States nearby on the Korean peninsula.

North Korea has tested dozens of ballistic missiles, two of which flew over Japan, and conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test in September.

There is also little hope that either the USA or DPRK will accept China's proposal of halting war games in return for a halt to Pyongyang's weapons program, a policy known as 'freeze for freeze'.

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