SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea bombarded a South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, setting buildings ablaze and killing at least two marines and injuring 16 others after warning the South to halt military drills in the area, South Korean officials said.
South Korean president says South will unleash ‘enormous retaliation’ should North Korea attack again.
South Korea said it returned fire and scrambled fighter jets in response, and said the "inhumane" attack on civilian areas violated the 1953 armistice halting the Korean War. The two sides technically remain at war because a peace treaty was never negotiated.
One has to wonder what N. Korea thinks they will gain from this action. The aggression the N. Korean government has shown in the last year is a bit bewildering. But then they’ve gotten away with it thus far.
Korea isn’t my area of expertise, if any area is, so I’m going to do a bit of reading and see if anyone has a glue what’s up with N. Korea. Although I would suggest our apparent weakness in dealing with N. Korea doesn’t help much.