Aug 23 2017
The US defense secretary, James Mattis, said on Sunday the reduced troop numbers were "by design to achieve the exercise objectives", denying suggestions Washington had sent fewer soldiers to ease tensions with Pyongyang.
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command Harry Harris and Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command John Hyten are both in South Korea, the first time such high-level military leaders are on the peninsula during the exercises.
The ongoing UFG simulation exercise is the first South Korea-U.S. war game since two mobile launchers and other THAAD elements were transported in April to a former golf course in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang province.
"Treasury will continue to increase pressure on North Korea by targeting those who support the advancement of nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and isolating them from the American financial system", Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said in a statement.
North Korea's envoy to U.N. disarmament talks says "military threats and pressure" from the United States are only serving to drive his country to further develop a nuclear deterrence.
The tense rhetoric has died down somewhat since last Tuesday, when North Korea's state-run news outlet KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would opt to wait and see what the "foolish Yankees" do next after being briefed by his military advisers on plan to fire missiles off the coast of Guam.
"No one can vouch that these huge forces concentrated in South Korea will not go over to an actual war action now that the military tensions have reached an extreme pitch in the Korean Peninsula", the statement said.
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The U.S. still has almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan as military advisers and to conduct counter-terrorism operations. He said the deliberations, including talks at the Camp David presidential retreat on Friday , were done properly.
Trump praises Kim Jong-un for withdrawing Guam missile threat
Tensions have increased as North Korea advanced toward being able to hit the mainland United States with a nuclear-armed missile. The North Korean leader was last seen attending the "successful" test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 31.
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"The U.S. will be wholly held accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by such reckless aggressive war maneuvers, as it chose a military confrontation with the DPRK", the statement read. "Such huddle is increasing the gravity of the situation".
"North Korea must understand its repeated provocations are what is forcing South Korea and the USA to conduct the joint defensive drills, which in turn keeps the vicious cycle going", the president told a cabinet meeting.
"We call on all countries to redouble their efforts, including through implementation of agreed UN Security Council resolutions, to bring North Korea to its senses and end its reckless and unsafe threats to the peace of our region and the world".
"North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes pose grave threats to the entire world", Wood told the Geneva forum.
No field training is involved in the drills, in which alliance officers sit at computers to practice how they engage in battles and hone decision-making capabilities. The allies have said the drills are defensive in nature.
Aug 22 2017
AIADMK factions merge, Panneerselvam sworn in as Dy CM, made Party Coordinator
AIADMK laws now do not permit the removal of a general secretary by a resolution passed by a committee or group of office bearers. Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Palaniswami has left for Tiruvarur in Thanjavur district to take part in the MGR centenary function.
Aug 22 2017
Alonso brace sees Chelsea add to Tottenham's Wembley woes [GALLERY & HIGHLIGHTS]
Chelsea looked set to split the points against Spurs after Batshuayi's own-goal, until Marcos Alonso's stunning late victor . Burnley had a fantastic opening to the season after they beat Chelsea 3-2 in their first game of the 2017/18 campaign.
Aug 22 2017
Henrik Stenson takes one-shot lead at Wyndham Championship
Ollie Schniederjans was second after his final-round 64, with birdies on Nos. "I've always loved playing close to home". Varner's finish vaulted him from 138th into the top 125, qualifying him for the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Aug 21 2017
Reports say shell hits Syrian fair
In a statement on Sunday, he said Egypt's participation in the event will give momentum to the Egyptian-Syrian economic ties. Assad said that hardly a week passes without an attack in the West, referring to assaults carried out by IS supporters.
Aug 20 2017
Utkal Express rail mishap: Odisha CM, Rail Minister announce ex-gratia
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF), comprising 45 personnel each, were also mobilized for the goal . Anil Saxena, spokesperson of Indian Railways told ANI, "There is no authentic information on the casualties right now.
Aug 20 2017
Boston preparing as thousands expected at protests Saturday
The group said on Facebook that it is not affiliated with the Charlottesville rally organizers in any way. Thousands of demonstrators and counter protesters gathered in Boston Saturday for a free speech rally .
Aug 18 2017
'The Bulldog' set to sink his teeth into Grace Mugabe
Zimbabwe's opposition party took a swipe at Mugabe for her conduct, accusing her of thuggish behaviour. He arrived early for a regional summit of southern African nations to be held this weekend.
Aug 18 2017
Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea
Trump last week warned North Korea that it would face " fire and fury " if it tried to attack the United States or its allies. Naval and Air Force bases, from which two B-1B supersonic bombers were deployed close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday.
Aug 17 2017
Utah's 3rd District special election
As for Republicans, signs are strong that Provo Mayor John Curtis is the favorite among the trio vying in the primary Tuesday. Chris Herrod, a former state representative, was a state director for Senator Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and has Mr.
Aug 16 2017
Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak
He sends a raven to the Citadel where the archmaesters are more than a little skeptical of his tales of the walking dead. Now you must know, beyond this, you'll be reading spoilers so if you don't want to know, might as well skip the story.
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