28 Feb '11, 1am

The US & S.Korea have kicked off a joint exercise despite N.Korea's threats of 'all-out war'

The US & S.Korea have kicked off a joint exercise despite N.Korea's threats of 'all-out war'

In this Feb 25, 2011 file photo, South Korean marines on an inflatable boat aim their machine guns during a military exercise to prepare for a possible North Korean surprise attack on the Han River in Gimpo, South Korea. -- PHOTO: AP SEOUL - THE US and South Korean militaries on Monday launched major annual land, sea and air exercises, amid North Korean threats to turn Seoul into a 'sea of flames' in case of any provocation. The Key Resolve/Foal Eagle drills are the first to be held since the North's deadly artillery attack on a South Korean border island last November. The US and South Korea said the exercise is defensive in nature but North Korea habitually denounces it as a rehearsal for invasion. 'If the aggressors launch provocation for a 'local war' the world will witness unprecedented all-out counteraction on the part of the army and people of the DPRK (North Korea)...

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