U.S. warships head to Yellow Sea for military drills.

The USS George Washington sailed toward volatile waters off the…

The USS George Washington sailed toward volatile waters off the Korean peninsula Wednesday for planned military exercises with South Korea in a show of force designed to deter a further escalation of hostilities with North Korea.

The exercises were billed as defensive in nature and were a more measured response than the retaliation initially urged by South Korea after North Korea’s shelling of a South Korean island Tuesday, the most serious act of hostility since the end of the Korean war.

“It is a long-planned exercise,” said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“That said, it is meant to send a very strong signal of deterrence and also work with our very close allies in South Korea,” Mullen said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “We’re very focused on restraint — not letting this thing get out of control. The South Koreans so far have responded that way. Nobody wants this thing to turn into a conflict.”

Source: CNN

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  • AngryWhiteMale

    No one wants to start a war with N. Korea. After they win (a mexican cartel could kick their ass) you would have to feed the whole starving country. Just be thankful there is an ocean between us,or we’d be knee deep in illegal koreans, with O’Boy refusing to address the problem because they might vote democrat…..