NKorea threatens “merciless strike” for US-South Korean drill

North Korea warned of a “second Korean War” if the US. and the South went ahead with their annual military exercises, which began Monday and scheduled to run until Aug. 31. This year, 17,500 Americans and 50,000 South Koreans are taking part, along with personnel from Australia, Britain, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. The official North Korean newspaper Sunday called the drills “reckless nuclear war exercises” that are “driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.”

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