|Stop the War Games! - August 2012|
Another set of war games is underway in South Korea, the “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” exercise. More than 30,000 U.S. and South Korean troops are participating in this year’s exercise, which ends on Aug. 31.The U.S. military’s first shipment of mine-resistant vehicles, MRAPs, used in Iraq and Afghanistan, was delivered to South Korea earlier this summer. The military is testing these vehicles for potential permanent use in South Korea. These so-called war games are provocative activities that antagonize the north, while creating environmental havoc and civilian accidents.
The National Campaign to End the Korean War is against these dangerous war games that only increase tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The U.S. should be working on reducing tensions, reducing militarization and working for peace in Asia.
NCEKW asks everyone to protest this war game by contacting the White House at 212-456-1111 or www.whitehouse.gov/contact - your message should be "Stop the US War Games in Korea" and "Bring Peace – not more War” to Korea.