Following an announcement by North Korea that it may respond “physically” to a joint U.S.-South Korea military drill beginning Sunday, further rumbling above the 38th parallel has escalated to the point that the North is threatening to use a “nuclear deterrent” against the exercises.

Part and parcel of the nuclear deterrent threat was the odd suggestion that Pyongyang was prepared to launch a “retaliatory sacred war.” –JCL

The BBC:

North Korea says it will use its “nuclear deterrent” in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises this weekend.

Pyongyang was ready to launch a “retaliatory sacred war” at any time, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Washington and Seoul say the war games are to deter North Korean aggression.

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