NORTH Korea better be watching its back today as thousands of US troops and 230 warplanes descend on Kim Jong-un’s doorstep.
Vigilant Ace – a massive joint war games – kicks off today as the US and South Korea rehearse for battle with Pyongyang.
Hundreds of aircraft and thousands of soldiers and airmen are taking part in the drill, which is one of the biggest ever of its kind.
US and South Korean forces will be rehearsing for a full-scale war with North Korea.
Nuclear fears have reignited as Kim fired his latest missile last week – his biggest and most powerful yet, the Hwasong-15.
And there now fears Kim could be readying the dreaded Juche Bird, his most shocking weapons test to date.
US President Donald Trump will be looking to flex his muscles as he dispatches his most deadly fighter planes to ready for war in Vigilant Ace.
At least 230 warplanes from both the US and the South will take part, alongside 12,000 US troops and airmen and at least 4,000 expected to represent Seoul.
The drill lasts from today until December 8 with aircraft flying over eight airbases in across the Korean Peninsula.
US commanders have downplayed the drill – claiming it is “regular” and not a direct response to North Korea.
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