FAST FIVE: US, South Korea Plan To Expand 'Silent Shark' Drills

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US, South Korea Plan To Expand 'Silent Shark' Drills Authored by Kyle Anzalone & Will Porter via The Libertarian Institute, Washington and Seoul are reportedly discussing plans to ramp up anti-submarine military exercises set to begin next year.

The talks came amid soaring tensions in the region, and just days before North Korea pledged to further develop its nuclear arsenal.  While some details of the biannual 'Silent Shark' drills remain undecided, they are set to be “bigger than those of the past, given the North heightening tensions with its dozens of missile tests in recent months,” the Korea Times reported last week, citing an unnamed navy official.

The nuclear-capable KN-23 was launched from a special underwater reservoir, prompting speculation that Pyongyang may have developed a new launch platform for the weapon.

Military activity on the Korean Peninsula has reached a multi-year high in 2022, with North Korea conducting a record number of missile tests, including two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches this month alone. – Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) November 18, 2022 More recently, Kim claimed North Korean scientists had made a “wonderful leap forward in the development of the technology of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles,” going on to say that Pyongyang would create “the world's most powerful strategic force, the absolute force unprecedented in the century.” Tyler Durden Tue, 11/29/2022 – 23:25.

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