Earlier this week, the US began a large-scale misslie defense operation in South Korea, causing China to condemn the activities as well as warn of a potential arms race between North Korea and its southern neighbor and allies.
The announcement from the US came after North Korea launched four missiles into Japanese waters, which state television said was a drill to attack American bases in Japan. This drill was performed shortly after North Korea announced they would block Malaysian citizens from leaving the country in response to the Malaysian government accusing North Korean citizens of using a nerve agent to kill Jim Jong Un’s half-brother, Kim Jong-nam.
Increased military presence from the US in South Korea puts China in an awkward position, and they condemned the exercises, as well as vowing to do what they needed to do to protect their own security interests. It has always been in their interest to maintain peace with North Korea. The Chinese foreign minister sternly warned South Korea and the United States not to continue with these efforts and “go further down the wrong path”. In the days leading up to the exercise, Beijing had been warning of breaking relations with South Korea in the face of such provocation.
The Chinese foreign minister sternly warned South Korea and the United States not to continue with these efforts and “go further down the wrong path”. In the days leading up to the exercise, Beijing had been warning of breaking relations with South Korea in the face of such provocation.
Rising tensions in Asia play a key role in global concerns about an impending new world war, and time will only tell how these concerns play out. Were there to be a military conflict in this region of the world, it would certainly affect major American trade routes as well as the security of the entire West Coast.
Now is definitely the time to get yourself prepared for world war. Even if it doesn’t come, you’ll be glad you did. We never know how much we can rely on our own government forces, so get your own family ready and secure while there’s still time, and make sure to keep your eyes on news stories like this that fall between the cracks as the soap opera between the Trump administration and the media rages on.
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