By Jason Ditz | AntiWar
Secretary of State John Kerry has promised that the US will defend South Korea militarily from North Korea, saying that its “treaty ally” could count on the massive American military for its defense.
North Korea and South Korea have traded threats recently, but these regular rounds of escalated rhetoric don’t necessarily lead to fighting. Kerry, however, termed North Korea’s threats “unacceptable.”
Kerry made no mention of the repeated US threats nor those of South Korea in the comments, as nuclear-capable American bombers have been looming over the Korean Peninsula for over a week now, and North Korea’s comments have centered around those driving their own belief that a “state of war” now exists.
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