Closed captioning of: U.S., S. Korea deploy 'gunboat diplomacy'
president of south korea
said in a speech today that he had "failed to protect them from last we can's attack by
." even as he spoke, a joint u.s.-
south korean military
exercise was under way in korean waters, an unmistakable show of course.
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it's old fashioned gun boat diplomacy. just the presence of the 97,000 ton nuclear powered "
uss george washington
" aircraft carrier and its strike group is meant to send a blunt message to
. stop aggression against the south. and american deterrence isn't just at sea. on a snow covered firing range,
were testing their
bradley fighting vehicles
. it's a routine drill. not a sign commanders say the
is preparing for war. the 28,500 american troops here in
have been put on a heightened state of readiness. they've increased surveillance of
and commanders here say they are ready to respond to any
aggression at a moment's notice. captain a.j. boyle says
are mostly waiting, watching and ready.
if given the call, we are ready to help defend the
republic of korea
the mood among
i don't think they should be taken out of context.
face a tough balancing accused, containing the often unpredictable north without provoking it. today, the
south korean president
promised repercussion it is the north attacked again. tough talk. but hours later,
canceled an artillery drill.
wants to push back, but doesn't want war.
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