US Army Secretary Says US-South Korea War Games to Proceed

July 30, 2016 1:26 PM

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U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning says annual war games between the United States and South Korea will go ahead next month, despite North Korea's warning of a "vicious" showdown if the military drills proceed.

On Thursday, North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs said that the nature of the maneuvers has become openly aggressive, and that Pyongyang is ready for war. North Korea typically responds to the drills with tough talk and threats of retaliation.

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