South Korea has conducted live-fire military exercises near its disputed naval border with North Korea. The maneuvers took place in the same area where four South Koreans were killed in a North Korean artillery attack in 2010.
Before the drills started, North Korea said it would retaliate with punishments a "thousand-fold more severe" than the 2010 shelling. South Korean officials, however, said their maneuvers are no business of the North.
Eric Sirotkin, co-founder of the Campaign to End the Korean War, believes the South Korean war games are a provocation ahead of US-North Korean talks in Beijing and upcoming elections in South Korea.
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