Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

On the 22nd, the US and South Korean forces began joint military exercises assuming an emergency on the Korean Peninsula. Under the former Moon Jae-in administration, which prioritized inter-Korean reconciliation, joint military exercises were canceled or conducted on a reduced scale, but President Yoon Sung-yeol, who took office in May, is the United States and South Korea. The stance of emphasizing the alliance is clear, and this time the scale will be expanded. By showing off the strength of the US-South Korea alliance, we will strongly restrain North Korea, which is accelerating its nuclear and missile development. A backlash from North Korea is inevitable.

The exercise is called “Eulji Freedom Shield” and will last until Sept

In addition to carrying out joint command post exercises centered on computer simulations, field maneuver training will be revived. According to Yonhap News, the exercises are divided into two parts: conversion to a wartime system, defense of the metropolitan area, and improving the proficiency of counterattack operations to ensure the security of the metropolitan area.

At the Cabinet meeting on the 22nd,

Yoon said, “I will normalize the exercises that have been reduced over the past five years. In order to maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula, South Korea must have a security system without gaps. It has to be the foundation that” he stressed. While exemplifying attacks on cyberspace, nuclear power plants, airports, semiconductor facilities, etc., he said, “This exercise will be the starting point for the South Korean government to redevelop its emergency system in line with the changing nature of the war.” rice field.

On May 15,

Yoon proposed a “bold plan” to gradually advance large-scale food and infrastructure assistance if North Korea agrees to suspend its nuclear program and denuclearize. However, in North Korea, Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, deputy director of the Workers’ Party of Korea, said in a statement on the 18th, “We will never deal with it. ‘, and the confrontation between the North and South is intensifying. [Hirohiko Sakaguchi, Seoul]

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