Learn English Lesson #6 (Read + Speak + Study Questions)
South Korea and US Launch New Training Exercises War Games exercises have begun between US and South Korean forces on Monday. Some 30,000 US and 56,000 South Korean troops have begun conducting one of the world's largest military drills. China is angered by this recent move because it increases tensions between North and South Korea. Unlike last month's exercises involving aircraft carrier and offensive drills, this recent drill is defensive in nature, designed to show Pyongyang that their aggressive stance is unwanted. Analysts suggest the North's desire to start a full-blown conflict is minimal because it would mean going up against the combined military force of the US and South Korea. In addition, China and Japan will not likely sit idle as their neighbours begin to drop explosives on one another. Questions: Compare last month's military drill to this month's drill. Last month's drill was offensive and involved aircraft carrier. This month's drill is defensive. Is the North likely to attack the South (according to analysts)? No, the North is not likely to attack the South. Describe China's stance on the recent drills. China is angered by the recent drills.