Geoffrey CainMarch 4, 2014 02:01
SEOUL — Last week, the US and South Korean militaries launched their annual war-game ritual, the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises. On a peninsula divided for more than 60 years, the games have long been condemned from across the border as a contentious show of force. As to be expected, this year’s games have already raised a fuss from Kim Jong Un’s coterie of propaganda writers, who consider the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises to be preparation for an American-led invasion. Washington and Seoul insist they are only for self-defense. Washington and Seoul may seek to hold back the North, but is Kim Jong Un out to test Washington’s meddle?