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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:20 AM

South Korea responds to North's latest missile test with one of its own

Source: The Age

September 15 2017 - 5:28PM

Beijing: South Korea's military fired two ballistic missiles in a swift response to North Korea's latest missile test on Friday, the Yonhap news agency in Seoul reported.

The action is unusual and shows a toughening response to North Korea's provocations, despite South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday ruling out the return of nuclear weapons to South Korea because of fears it would spark an arms race.

The Hyunmoo-2 missiles were fired by the South Korean military from an eastern site near the inter-Korean border just six minutes after the North's missile firing from Pyongyang, Yonhap said quoting military officials.

One "accurately hit" a simulated target in the East Sea about 250 kilometres away, the South Korean military official told reporters. The target was set at the same distance as the Sunan airfield in Pyongyang.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/world/south-korea-responds-to-norths-latest-missile-test-with-one-of-its-own-20170915-gyiad7.html

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Reply South Korea responds to North's latest missile test with one of its own (Original post)
canetoad Sep 2017 OP
Not Ruth Sep 2017 #1
rpannier Sep 2017 #4
pangaia Sep 2017 #6
Old Vet Sep 2017 #8
nitpicker Sep 2017 #2
Renew Deal Sep 2017 #3
christx30 Sep 2017 #5
Lurks Often Sep 2017 #7
Maxheader Sep 2017 #9
Renew Deal Sep 2017 #10

Response to canetoad (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:30 AM

1. For a while, I was wondering if South Korea cared what was happening

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:48 AM

4. IT's the second response

Last time the navy did a serious live fire

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:01 AM

6. Oh, they care. But also they have been dealing with DPRK for 60+ years.


Without implying at all that they are in any way flippant about it, the people I know in the ROK know enough to go about their lives without obsessing about it. There is no other way, really, to live.



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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:53 AM

8. Trust me Not Ruth, I was stationed with some South Korean rock marines.

The South Korean military in my days (1970-1973) were not to be fucked with. Oh they care.....

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Response to canetoad (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:46 AM

3. I wonder why Japan doesn't launch one over NK and drop it in the Yellow Sea

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Probably because it would be hypocritical.

What would make more sense is to shoot it down. Maybe they don't want to give away their capabilities.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:49 AM

5. It wouldn't be hypocritical.

It would be a "we can do it too. Now, cool your jets" message.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:11 AM

7. Japan doesn't have ballistic missiles or cruise missiles

 

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:04 AM

9. Thats

because they have cheetos watching
their back. <sarcasm >

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:37 AM

10. I suspected that

Did a quick search and I think you're right

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