The United States and South Korea began joint military exercises today. North Korea called these exercises "no more than an attempt to...ignite a war at any cost." The communist government also threatened of consequences if the U.S. were to send an aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea. Obviously, this is a scary situation. And North Korea is being ridiculous for accusing the U.S. and South Korea for being the aggressors when clearly it was the North that threw the first punch and drew the first blood. Regardless of who started it, this predicament could very well result in war. I understand the importance of preparing for something like this, but I don't know if it was such a good idea on the U.S.'s part to start military exercises when things are still tense and could go either way. It seems like a move that promotes tension and anger from North Korea, something not needed right now. Now I don't want to get ahead of myself and cause irrational fear, but it does seem as though both sides are prepared for the worst and that's unsettling. All the world powers are getting involved in this, and there's no telling which side China will take, which could result in the top governments and militaries of the world going at it. Again, I don't mean to create fear of something that may or may not even happen, but based on articles like these, it could happen, and that's scary in itself. I hope, for my sake and the world's sake, that this blows over but right now things are pretty tense.
Amid tension, U.S. and South Korea begin military drills