North Korea has braced for a war as it readies missiles in anticipation and preparation for the U.S. air craft carrier USS George Washington's arrival on Monday, November 29, 2010. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports that North Korea has deployed SA-2 surface to air missiles in the disputed region. The missiles are targeting South Korea's jets and have a range of 8 to 30 km.
Reports from the Yellow Sea indicate that naval war "games" are underway off of the coast of South Korea. The "games" follow a dire warning issued by North Korea early Friday stating that any military maneuvers made by the United States or South Korea would push the countries into war. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak issued a statement via a spokesperson warning: "There is a possibility that North Korea may do some unexpected action, so please perfectly prepare against it through cooperation with the Korea-US joint force."
Four warships total, including the USS George Washington are slated to arrive in the area on Monday. KCNA News, an agency from North Korea issued as statement which read: "If the U.S. brings its carrier to the West Sea of Korea at last, no one can predict the ensuing consequences."