S. Korea, US begin military exercise South Korea and the United States began a major annual military exercise Monday despite North Korean threats of possible retaliation over what it calls a rehearsal for invasion. A spokesman for Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the start of Key Resolve, a computerised command post exercise which involves some 200,000 South Korean troops and 2,100 US soldiers including 800 from abroad.... http://news.yahoo.com/korea-us-begin-military-exercise-042124826.html Anti-war activists shout slogans during a rally against the Key Resolve joint military … Well, I wonder where this is headed. The article further states pretty much that America told North Korea that the exercise is not threatening, but North Korea is not buying it. Their leaders say it is an "unpardonable infringement" for certain reasons and one main reason they are angry is because they feel this is done while they [North Koreans] are still mourning the loss of their past leader, Kim Jong II. They warn America and South Korea of "catastrophic consequences". Something must be up because the article says that North Korea took a hostile tone against South Korea again, just after the death of their leader on December 17, 2011. As a Black African American, I at once really did not understand anything significant about Korea in relation to America because almost nothing was brought up about them in school. But it was not until after I had graduated from college and went to become apart of a book study group under an Islamic man that I became stunned at the history of Korea in relation to America and more importantly, the Black African American presence involved in the Korean War. It was an elder gentleman that at once came to sit at this book study, and Man!--What an opportunity! He actually fought in the Korean War!--and he told me that this war was took the lives of many Black men and he also said that this history was suppressed and hidden. Well, after that day, I went to do some research and to my surprise, he was ominously right! So now, I am wondering what are we getting ready to have to deal with now, with this recent happening. I don't understand why the United States and South Korea are doing this just after the death of the North Korean leader? Are they doing it because of some kind of threat coming from North Korea or what? I'm also wondering if there could be some kind of related issue with the recent threat coming from Iran too that has caused America to beef up some kind of defense way over there in the east.