South Korean Drills Spark War Talk From the North
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
North Korea was at the ready with disquieting talk about a “sacred war of justice” on Thursday after South Korea executed elaborate military exercises to demonstrate its prowess near the feuding nations’ shared border. —KA
The drill is one of the largest in South Korea’s history, involving tanks, helicopters and fighter planes.
Tension has been high since North Korea shelled the South’s Yeonpyeong island last month, killing four South Koreans.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has promised immediate retaliation to any further Northern attack.
AP / Park Ji-ho, Yonhap
South Korean self-propelled guns fire live rounds Thursday during air and ground military exercises in mountainous Pocheon, 20 miles from the border with the North.