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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on February 28th, 2013 at 9:26 am

Large Military Drill Likely Next Month In North Korea

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It appears that on schedule the North Koreans are preparing to send a message to the new Korean President Park Geun-hye :

North Korea may conduct a large-scale nationwide military drill in early March, Seoul’s defense ministry said Thursday, raising the possibility of fresh military provocations following the inauguration of a new government in South Korea.

Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters that cold weather military exercises carried out over the winter months involved unusual levels of participation by the artillery, special forces units and ground attack drills by the country’s air force.

He said based on observation of exercises carried out so far, the defense ministry believes it is likely that Pyongyang may launch a nationwide drill involving the land, sea and air arms of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) as well as the North’s large special forces units.

The spokesman said South Korea’s military has moved to increase surveillance of the North and is on guard against any sudden attacks the communist country may launch.

“In the past, the North tended to provoke the South whenever there was a change in political power,” Kim claimed. He also pointed out that the string of visits by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to military bases where he checked the readiness of soldiers need to be assessed carefully.  [Yonhap]

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  • someotherguy
    5:30 pm on February 28th, 2013 1

    Umm look what time of year it is real quick. Their doing that because USFK is about to do one of their annual combined exercises.

  • Onezime
    5:47 pm on February 28th, 2013 2

    Good, their military equipment will become even more run-down.

  • 2ID Doc
    1:14 am on March 1st, 2013 3

    So they’ve changed the name, it not Team Spirit it’s Key Resolve? I guess the mama-sans don’t set up their tents just outside where the concertina will go before the troops show up either?

  • Jimbob
    3:08 am on March 2nd, 2013 4

    It has been Key Resolve for several years. Welcome to the party.

  • someotherguy
    12:19 am on March 4th, 2013 5


    It was RSO&I until 2008 when they changed it to KR, long time ago it was Team Spirit.


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