War Drills with ‘War Threat Becoming Real’ in Korean Penninsula

South Koreans stopped their cars, donned gas masks and ducked into underground shelters in the country’s biggest-ever evacuation drill, a government attempt to prepare traditionally indifferent citizens for possible new attacks by North Korea.

General Walter Sharp (Korea/U.S. Forces Commander):
“North Korea poses a significant threat to the northeast Asia region as it continues to pursue nuclear and ballistic missile efforts.”

Kathleen Stephens (U.S> Ambassador to South Korea):
“It is critically important that China continue play a strong role in making clear to North Korea that there are consequences for its actions.”