Monday, April 17, 2017

The tensions between the North and South, while scary after the "Axis of Evil" speech, isn't all that.

Seoul, May 26 (UPI) -- North Korea (click here) has turned a secluded border island into a site where multiple rocket launchers could be deployed, the South Korean military said Tuesday.

The North Korean island of Gal is just 2.8 miles north of South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, reported Yonhap. Pyongyang bombarded the island in November 2010, leaving four South Korean civilians dead.

An unidentified South Korean military officer told the Korea Times North Korea is "expected to either deploy 122-millimeter multiple rocket launchers there, or to use [the military encampment] as guard posts."...

...North Korea disputes the NLL that sets water boundaries for North and South Korea. The reclusive country has stated in the past the NLL violates the Korean armistice agreement and U.S., South Korean insistence on the line is justification for potential provocation.

In 2009, North Korea extended a "peacetime firing zone" to waters south of the boundary.

South Korea said the military remained confident on Tuesday a North Korean attack from a 122-millimeter multiple rocket launcher could be deterred with the deployment of Spike, guided missiles currently stationed on Yeonpyeong and Baekryeong Islands....