North Korea raises alert for live-fire drill




 
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North Korea raises alert for live-fire drill
 
February 20th, 2012  
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Topic: North Korea raises alert for live-fire drill


North Korea raises alert for live-fire drill
SEOUL (Reuters) - Secretive North Korea raised its military alert ahead of a live-fire artillery drill by rival South Korea Monday amid heightened tension on the peninsula during a delicate transition of power in the impoverished North. The exercise, involving the use of mortars, some 5,000 rounds of ammunition and attack helicopters, took place near a disputed sea border off the west coast and near a South Korean island bombarded by the North after a similar drill in 2010. South Korea said the drill, the second of its kind in the area this year, was routine and had passed without incident. ...




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February 20th, 2012  
Chief Bones
 
 
I really don't want to be viewed as a warmonger .. however, North Korea should be called on their threat to block the straits.

The United States and other United Nations countries that use the straits as a shipping channel, should use the convoy system to send a message to North Korea that threats will only be met with overpowering force up to and including attacks against North Korean targets.

To do anything else, sends the wrong message.
 


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