August 24, 2010
South Korean troops have been practising a war plan during joint military drills with the United States that envisions occupying and stabilising North Korea, news reports said Tuesday.
Communist North Korea has threatened fiery retaliation against the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercises involving tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops.
“Distinctive features of this year’s exercises are the stabilisation operation, which is being led by the unification ministry,” an unidentified military official was quoted as saying by the DongA Ilbo newspaper.
“The unification ministry is practising a programme aimed to turn North Koreans into Republic of Korea (South Korea) citizens, which is the culmination of such a stabilisation operation,” he said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm