US, South Korea Wrap Up War Games

Just 7 South Koreans still at Kaesong
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2013 9:44 AM CDT
Updated Apr 30, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
US, South Korea Wrap Up War Games
US military vehicles cross Unification bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The US and South Korea have finished up their yearly joint military drills—or, as the North calls them, "attack rehearsals"—that have been going on since February. The "Foal Eagle" drills, which involved some 10,000 US troops, are "over, but the South Korean and US militaries will continue to watch out for potential provocations by the North, including a missile launch," says a rep for South Korea's defense ministry, citing a "great outcome" for the drills.

"This training was led by South Korean military, so it was a good chance to examine [the] South Korean army's capability," the spokesman said. The North, however, decried the drills as "driving the situation of the Korean Peninsula to a nuclear war," the BBC reports. In other news from the region, just seven South Korean workers remain at the Kaesong Industrial Complex; they're negotiating North Korean workers' unpaid wages, the AP reports. (More South Korea stories.)

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