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US Supercarrier Due in South Korea for Joint Drills Amid Tensions

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The United States’ nuclear aircraft carrier USS John Stennis is expected to call on the South Korean port of Busan on Sunday to join the annual military exercises with its regional ally, Korean media reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Washington and Seoul are holding large-scale military drills in the region – Key Resolve and Foal Eagle – amid escalating tensions with the North, which has warned it will launch an offensive at the first sign of an invasion.

The 103,000-tonne USS John Stennis leads a 7,000-strong strike group, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. It will join the two-week military drills, which will run from March 7 until March 18.

The North Korean military said Saturday it was ready for a pre-emptive attack against the South Korean and US troops involved in the war games, believed to be the two nations' largest ever joint exercises.

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  • chrrev
    Yanks are trouble makers
  • beydety
    Yeah keep going Terrorist State, you might just get your wish with millions dead just so you could go to war.
  • michael
    the carrier would make a nice target - militarily speaking.
  • pantovic2015
    Destroy them, Kim
  • dan sheppard
    The US Terrorist and Pirates, about to arrive in their floating building. Ready to plunder any and all nations abroad.
  • ktscon
    Kim can finally have the real chance to exercise his missiles. Wish you full satisfying success , Kim.
  • professor.hornblow
    The floating graveyard, just being lined up for Kim's swarm attack. Go for it North Korea, this is your best chance ever; millions of people are on you side.
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