Posted by: Chuck | October 2, 2013


South Korea showed off on Tuesday new missiles designed to target North Korea’s artillery and long-range missiles and vowed to boost deterrence against its unpredictable neighbor. The ballistic Hyeonmu-2, with a range of 300 km (190 miles), and the Hyeonmu-3, a cruise missile with a range of more than 1,000 km (620 miles) were put on public display for the first time in a rare South Korean military parade. and watch

Tanks rumbled through downtown Seoul on Tuesday, as South Korea staged its largest military display in a decade and paraded a missile capable of high-precision strikes anywhere in North Korea. President Park Geun-Hye warned of the “very grave” threat posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program as the two-part display began at an airbase south of the capital in the morning. Some 11,000 troops and 120 aircraft took part in the event, which showcased the military’s most advanced weaponry as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel looked on. Hagel was on a visit to underscore US commitment to its military alliance with South Korea where 28,500 US troops are currently stationed. and watch



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