The South Korean Ministry of National Defense published its 2012 Defense White Paper.
UPDATE: The Defense White Paper is available in Korean online.
“Our military stands fully prepared to firmly defend our territory, territorial waters, and airspace in the East, West, and South Seas, including the five North Western Islands as well as Mara island, Ulleung island, Dokdo and other such islands.”
“The military has established a readiness posture and determination to strongly defend Dokdo in particular which is geographically, historically, and by international law clearly Korean territory.”
The official ROK Army Facebook page (Korean Only) mentions the NLL as well, based on the claims in the white paper:
“독도는 명백한 대한민국 영토이며, 북방한계선(NLL)은 우리 군이 수호해야 할 남북간 실질적인 해상경계선입니다. 대한민국은 우리 군이 굳게 지키겠습니다. 편안한 주말 보내세요~ 충성!”
“Dokdo is obviously the Republic of Korea’s territory, and our military must defend the North Limit line which is the true maritine border between north and South. Our military will firmly defend the Republic of Korea. Enjoy your weekend~ CHOONGSEONG!” [=Loyalty, said after a salute. sort of like Korean for Hoo-ah after a salute.]
For those interested, the 2010 Defense White Paper is available in English here.
Comparison of north-South Military Capabilities
South Korea Troop Numbers North Korea
506,000 ARMY 1,020,000
68,000* NAVY 60,000
65,000 AIR FORCE 11,000
Corps, Divisions, Maneuver Brigades
Area Defense GuidedWeapons
Combat Mission Aircraft
Surveillance/Control(Incl. Marine) Aircraft
3,200,000 Reserve Troop Numbers 7,700,000
(This includes misc. groups like South Korean cadets and north Korean Red Youth units)
(Note: This is a guest post by Kangaji who has his own K-blog that can be read at the link.)