U.S. "War Games" in Korea

March 24, 2009

U.S. military forces in South Korea held their annual "Foal Eagle" and "Key Resolve" war games from March 9-20. 

The war exercises involved the transfer and deployment of huge numbers of U.S. military forces and include a simulated "pre-emptive" attack against North Korea.  Tens of thousands of U.S. and South Korean troops, accompanied by hundreds of U.S. fighter aircraft and naval warships took part in the exercises.

Such behavior is a flagrant violation of the agreements reached at the 6-party talks held to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.  At those meetings, a joint statement was adopted which stipulated that both sides should solve issues based on the principle of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence. 

Such military exercises reveal once again that the U.S. military forces in Korea remain the number one source of war and conflict on the peninsula.