S. Korea stages its biggest evacuation drill ever

by
December 16, 2010

By Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Kwang-tae-Associated Press

SEOUL | South Koreans stopped their cars, donned gas masks and ducked into underground shelters Wednesday in the country’s biggest-ever evacuation drill – a government attempt to prepare traditionally indifferent citizens for attack by North Korea.

Fears of war on the divided Korean Peninsula have intensified since the rivals fired artillery shells at each other last month across their tense western sea border. Four South Koreans on a front-line island were killed; the North’s casualties are unknown.

Many South Koreans have become used to regular North Korean threats to turn the South into a “sea of fire” and have reacted coolly to civil drills. Yet they expressed widespread anger and shock over the North’s Nov. 23 artillery bombardment of South Korea‘s Yeonpyeong Island.

It was North Korea‘s first assault targeting a civilian area since the end of Korean War combat in 1953. Both Koreas accuse each other of staging the first provocation. The North claims that South Koreafired artillery toward its territorial waters, while South Korea says it launched shells southward, not toward North Korea, as part of routine exercises.

The nationwide 20-minute evacuation drills Wednesday were the largest since the country began the training in 1975.

To read more, visit: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/15/s-korea-stages-its-biggest-drill-ever/

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

?>

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Google Analytics Alternative