Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been rising dramatically in the past few weeks.

Now, they appear to have boiled over, and war could be imminent.

The Express UK reported that both the U.S. and South Korea are

sending their militaries to the North Korean border as the threat of war is getting even bigger.

Starting on Monday, 80,000 troops will be involved in the military drills along

with hundreds of thousands of first responders and civilians.

Experts say that the military exercises, which will take place from August 21-31,

are more important than ever, while they are rejected by China.

Some military leaders fear that the drills could spark provocation from North Korea,

as Pyongyang could launch more Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs).

“Over the course of the next two weeks I expect tensions to escalate,”

said Scott Snyder, a Korea specialist with the Council on Foreign Relations.

“This is always a sensitive issue, but it is more hair-trigger as the North Koreans

are very sensitive to the likely additional nuclear-capable aircraft flyovers.”

China’s Global Times newspaper printed an oped slamming the upcoming drills.

“The drill will definitely provoke Pyongyang more, and Pyongyang is expected

to make a more radical response,” the newspaper said.

“If South Korea really wants no war on the Korean Peninsula, it should try to stop this military exercise.”

“Our messaging will remain consistent.These exercises are necessary to maintain readiness in the face of

provocative acts threatening the (Republic of Korea) and the US,” said Army Colonel Chad Carroll,

a military spokesman in South Korea. “Our job is to provide our leadership with

viable military options if called upon, and exercises like this hone our ability to do that.”

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