Key Resolve and Foal Eagle Enter into Full-Scale Operation Phase
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 6 (KCNA) -- The Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises of the war-like elements of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces and the south Korean forces aiming at a preemptive attack on the DPRK entered a full-scale offensive operation phase from the phase of the deployment in the operational theater, according to a military source.
The U.S. imperialist aggression forces such as the overseas-based Striker unit of the U.S. 25th infantry division and huge ground forces of the 1st infantry division and the 72nd mobilization division of the 1st army corps and the 28th infantry division of the 6th army corps of the south Korean forces were deployed in the forefront operational theatre on March 4 and 5 before rapidly going over to the offensive operation.
Commandos of the brigade for special airlifting operation of the "Special Operation Command" of the south Korean forces were busy with observation, reconnaissance, assault and sabotage after being hurled into the imaginary theatre for combat operation to fulfill their duties in each province, city and county of the northern half of Korea.
In the meantime, the strike group of the super-large nuclear-powered carrier Nimitz of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces was busy with deck plane take-off and landing drill and the exercise for striking targets of the north almost every day in the waters southwest of Ullung Island in the East Sea of Korea while nuclear-powered submarine Ohio equipped with guided missiles and Aegis Cruiser Princeton and destroyers Hackins and Johnson equipped with guided missiles were hell-bent on joint naval maneuvers and drills for naval battle and missile strike in a coordinated operation with south Korean navy battleships.
Destroyers Chaffee and John S. McCain equipped with guided missiles, and landing craft Harbor Speary of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces were busy with drills for a joint fire power strike and submarine operation and naval warfare in a coordinated operation with warships of the 2nd fleet of the south Korean navy with the waters between Kyokryolbi archipelago and Taehuksan Islet as an operational theatre.
More than ten warships including the strike group of Nimitz and over 20 battleships of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fleets and the five star flotilla of the south Korean forces busied themselves stepping up the preparations for examining the feasibility of the marine landing operation combined with intensive strike by flying corps, missile and naval artillery pieces in the waters of the East and West Seas of Korea.
The U.S.- and overseas-based flying corps now deployed in air force bases of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea, fighter bombers, assault planes and observation planes belonging to the U.S. Marines in the Pacific and fighters, pursuit and assault planes, assault planes and planes for special operations belonging to the 10th, 11th, 12th and 20th combat flying corps of the south Korean air force were busy with exercises for close air support, strike at ground targets and air battle.
On March 4 and 5 pursuit and assault planes flew into the air over south Korea after taking off the Iwakuni base of Japan and Nimitz and staged a madcap drill of dropping bombs on their targets and returning to their bases under the simulated conditions of an actual battle, kicking up a war atmosphere.
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