October 19, 2021

Pyongyang Cuts Hotline as U.S.-South Korean Military Drills Begin

North Korea has cut an inter-Korean hotline following the start of today's U.S.-South Korean military exercises

SEOUL – South Korean and U.S. forces began two week-long military drills this morning – a move that North Korea says could justify "pre-emptive" nuclear strikes in response.

Pyongyang cut an emergency communication line that links the two Koreas after the drills began, following up on an earlier threat that promised to end communications should today's drills go ahead.