Skip to comments.PLA mobilizes 100,000 troops for N Korean border exercise
Posted on 01/16/2014 3:43:43 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
PLA mobilizes 100,000 troops for N Korean border exercise
Staff Reporter 2014-01-15 10:20 (GMT+8)
Nearly 100,000 Chinese soldiers and thousands of vehicles from the 16th and 39th Army Groups of the Shenyang Military Region have been mobilized for a winter exercise near the North Korean border to prepare for a potential crisis over the Korean peninsula, reports the Seoul-based Chosun Ilbo.
The exercise launched on Jan. 10 is being held in the border region between the Changbai mountain and Heilongjiang river, the paper said.
The drill is a normal military exercise to train soldiers to fight in winter and long-range conditions, according to national state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). However, a source from the People's Liberation Army said that it is very rare to see 100,000 military personnel mobilized for a regular exercise. The 39th Army Group has only just completed its "Iron Flow 134" exercise in the region late last year, the source added.
Chinese authorities have declared that no civilian vessels are allowed to enter the waters of the Bohai Strait and northern part of the Yellow Sea between Jan. 10-17 due to the military operation. Observers claim that the PLA chose to launch the military exercises after the execution of Jang Sung-taek, former vice chairman of North Korean National Defense Commission, by order of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un. The latest political struggle and execution in the reclusive nation has concerned many in China as Jang was in charge of economic affairs and cooperation with China.
The CCTV report said that the current exercise is being held only 220 kilometers away from North Korea's Sinuiju Special Administrative Region. Observers said that it is a move to show strength and maintain regional security and stability on the Korean peninsula.
It might be a good idea to pay attention to where
these troops go AFTER the exercise.
The difference between an exercise and the real deal is the mobilization of the logistics train. So, do we know if they’ve also moved a year’s supply of ammo and food? Have they prepped for prisoners and refugees? A few satellite photos would reveal all.
A none too gentle warning to the Norks that what they’ve been doing lately is bad for business.
Hmm very interesting after see that PBS Frontline special on North Korea
Dennis Rodhman is on par with Odungo when it comes to thought processes.
China is about the only country that would really consider invading North Korea right now. I wonder what the NK leadership thinks of this.
According to Chosun Ilbo, Kim Jong-eun issued a statement to NK military that Yalu/Tumen river is more than a border, it is a “front.” He told them to beef up border security. In a nutshell, he told his military that China is a potential enemy and the military should deal with them as such.
Nearly 100,000 Chinese soldiers and thousands of vehicles from the 16th and 39th Army Groups of the Shenyang Military Region have been mobilized for a winter exercise near the North Korean border to prepare for a potential crisis over the Korean peninsula, reports the Seoul-based Chosun Ilbo.thanks TigerLikesRooster.
But....Free Trade with Communist China WORKS! /sarc
The Communist Chinese must be getting really nervous with North Korea. Of course, the US supports both (Communist China is the only supporter of NoKO, by proxy we support NoKo via Free Trade w Communist China), and watch the Free Trader Communist Globalists start pushing aid deals for Communist China if things get really bad
so it’s over tomorrow. Any live feed from anywhere?
NSA probably has the very best front row seat on all this PRC/PLA stuff, both audio and visual-wise.
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