Dramatic Photos Of The US-Korea War Drills That Could Set Off Nuclear War

No one generates madcap headlines like Kim Jong-il. The rogue dictator promised to launch powerful nuclear deterrence and a retaliatory sacred war if America and South Korea went ahead with war drills.

Well, we’ve started the war drills.

The last US-Korea drills occurred in July

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

Bowing the Chinese pressure, they were moved away from the coast

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

Still a big display of force

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

General Walter Sharp give s briefing

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

South Korean soldiers

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

South Koreans cheer

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

On the aircraft carrier

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

Anti-North Korea rally

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

South Koreans tear up North Korea's flag

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

Ships take off

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

Weapons onboard

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

A fighter jet refuels

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

The Osprey

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

More planes

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

North Korean guards are watching

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

More North Korean guards

North Korea warned Saturday that joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend amount to a military provocation that will draw a 'powerful' nuclear response from Pyongyang. (AP Photo)

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