May 23, 2024

Kim Jong Un leads military drill simulating takeover of South Korean guard posts

North Korean leader calls for better ‘war preparations’ as US and ROK continue large-scale Freedom Shield drills

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led military drills on Wednesday simulating the takeover of a South Korean border guard post, according to state media, saying they were necessary to counter "the enemies' ever-constant threats."

The military activity at a “major operational training base in the western area” comes as the U.S. and South Korea kicked off large-scale annual joint military exercises on Monday called Freedom Shield.

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