U.S. Provocations Against North Korea

March 28, 2008

From March 2 to March 7 the U.S. and South Korea staged largescale joint military exercises. The exercises, called “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle,” are part of a long line of “war games” carried out for many years to perfect procedures for launching a joint military attack on North Korea. Tens of thousands of U.S. and South Korean troops took place in the exercises this March. Means for nuclear attack from the water, the sky, and the ground were also deployed.

After “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle” maneuvers were completed, warships stayed in the waters off the Korean peninsula and carried out further exercises—practicing submarine operational plans, Tomahawk Cruise missiles launches, torpedo launches, etc. Then the U.S. began another series of aerial “war games” on March 16.

These hostile actions take place as U.S. government officials engage in unceasing demagogy about North Korea and hypocritically label it a “rogue state.” It is U.S. imperialism, and not North Korea, that carries out provocative “war games” and tries to push the region to the brink of war.

The removal of all U.S. military forces from the Korean peninsula is what is needed in order to end the threat of war and help bring about the peaceful reunification of the peninsula.