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Seoul - South Korea, US Sign New Military Contingency Plan

Published on: March 25, 2013 07:51 AM
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Kim Jong Un gets to grips with North Korean army's latest technology made by unit 1501 of the Korean People's Army, during his visit to the unit on March 24, 2013.<br />
KCNA via ReutersKim Jong Un gets to grips with North Korean army’s latest technology made by unit 1501 of the Korean People’s Army, during his visit to the unit on March 24, 2013.
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Seoul - South Korea and the United States have signed a new military plan that lays out how the allies will communicate with each other and react to any future North Korean aggression.

The signing comes amid North Korean threats to attack the allies over their joint military drills and recent punishing U.N. sanctions aimed at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test.

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday that the plan is designed to counter a future limited attack by North Korea, but details weren’t released. Work on the plan began after a North Korean artillery attack on a South Korean island in 2010 killed four.


The allies also have a separate plan in the case of a full-blown war on the Korean Peninsula.

There are 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

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 Mar 25, 2013 at 09:23 AM proudjewboy Says:

Is it a grill or a piano?


 Mar 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM cynic Says:

We've been allies, so to speak, with the South Koreans for over sixty years, with US troops still there and on hair triggers.
In the spirit of the Pesach holiday, why does this piece of paper make tomorrow any different than last week?


 Mar 25, 2013 at 01:04 PM Withdraw from South Korea Says:

Many of the younger generation in South Korea, have no concept of their history, during the Korean War, when the North invaded the South, and committed atrocities. According to some of the South Koreans, they blame the USA for the continued tension on the Korean peninsula, and would like all American troops out. Since they don't want the presence of American troops, I agree that they should be withdrawn. In the event of a war, Americans will be killed fighting for the Koreans. The South Koreans have a very strong army, and they should fight their own battles.


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