More U.S. threats and military drills directed against the DPRK
Washington, D.C. – The Trump administration has issued a series of threats against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK,) following a July 4 test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that greatly enhances the DPRK’s defense capacity.
On July 5, the U.S. conducted military drills with south Korean military forces that would simulate an attempt to kill the DPRK leadership, often referred to as “decapitation exercises.”
According to Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis, “The exercise utilized the Eighth U.S. Army’s Tactical Missile System and south Korean Hyunmoo II missiles.”
“This is a system that can be rapidly deployed and engaged; [it] provides deep-strike precision capability and enables the [south] Korea-U.S. alliance to engage a full array of time-critical targets under all weather conditions,” he added
Speaking in Poland, July 6, President Trump said he was weighting some “severe things” following the launch, and a number of U.S. officials have stated the U.S. is considering military action.
The DPRK newspaper Minju Joson stated July 6, “the successful test-launch is an event of world historic significance in fundamentally terminating the U.S. threat and blackmail for a nuclear war and reliably guaranteeing the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the region.”