South Korea began military exercises to hone its capabilities in the face of Kim Jong-un’s provocations

South Korea has launched military exercises to hone its capabilities after Kim Jong-un’s provocations. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji) (KIM HONG-JI/)

The South Korean Army started this monday annual military exercises based on computer simulations, two days after the conclusion of major aerial maneuvers with Washington to which North Korea It responded by launching some thirty missiles, an unprecedented volume for the regime until now.

the maneuvers taegeuka command post exercise that does not include deployments on the ground, started this Monday and will be held until November 11, as confirmed in a press conference by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) South Korean.

The exercise seeks “honing practical capabilities in real missions in the face of various challenges such as those posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile program and its recent provocations”the JCS said in a statement at the time.

The simulation comes after the regimen of Kim Jong Un Last week, it launched some thirty missiles in response to the large air exercises carried out on the peninsula by Seoul and Washington, the largest of its kind in five years.

The South Korean and US Armies were conducting joint military exercises (REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji)
The South Korean and US Armies were conducting joint military exercises (REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji) (KIM HONG-JI /)

Of all those missiles, one landed near the northeastern coast of South Korea on Wednesday, something that had never happened before, and North Korea said he shot another “two strategic cruise missiles” that crashed “in the open sea about 80 kilometers from the city of Ulsan”, in southeastern South Korea.

JCS spokesman, Kim Jung-rakassured at a press conference that the South Korean army “did not capture or detect anything” in relation to those last two projectiles.

On Thursday, Pyongyang also launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that activated anti-aircraft alerts in Japan and that both Seoul and Tokyo believe it failed mid-flight.

The North Korean regime released images of missile tests carried out last week.  (KCNA)
The North Korean regime released images of missile tests carried out last week. (KCNA) (KCNA/)

In that sense, North Korean media published a photo of the launch of what appears to be a modified version of the missile. Hwasong-15the potential highest-ranking ICBM that Kim Jong-un’s regime has successfully tested to date.

In the text that accompanies these images, the North Korean General Staff assured that in the event that Seoul and Washington insist on continuing to carry out large maneuvers, the North Korean army will respond in a “more rigorous and merciless” manner.

Tension on the Korean peninsula is reaching unprecedented heights in the face of repeated North Korean weapons tests, maneuvers by allies and the possibility that, as indicated by satellites, Kim Jong-un’s regime is ready to carry out its first nuclear test since 2017.

(With information from EFE)

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Source-www.infobae.com