Jong II disapproves of 'Yellow Sea' war games
The 'Yellow Sea' war games have started. Officials are unsure how N. Korea will react to the joint military exercises after they vowed not to cooperate last week. Kim Jong II fired back during last week's artillery manuevers which sent them into defense mode. N. Korea blames the South for provoking the attacks and accused the U.S. of instigating the confrontation by holding artillery drills near the Koreas' maritime border. Kim Jong II has threatened to retaliate again if the current war games upset the 'peaceful' N. Korean side - west of the island. Since the N. Korean government is not participating in any joint U.S. efforts there is a serious breakdown in foreign relations between both sides. These current practice 'war games' are set to last until Dec. 1 and Jong II will defend his turf if he feels its necessary. If N. Korea feels threatened by the manuevers there could be a formal declaration of war by N. Korea. Jong II claims that they have been pushed to the "brink of war."
U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer took up position in the tense Yellow Sea on Sunday for joint military exercises that were a united show of force just days after a deadly North Korean artillery attack.