270742Z APR 17
KR




South Korea war



SO WHAT?

Even North Korea must be aware that, unlike in the past, its room to make threats is narrowing as the US builds up forces against it.




Washington Times:

In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

The South’s trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, comes as high-powered U.S. military assets converge on the Korean Peninsula and as a combative North Korea signals possible nuclear and missile testing.

North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday, the 85th anniversary of the founding of its million-person strong Korean People’s Army. On the same day, a U.S. guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. And the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is also headed toward the peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea.

More


From CIW NEWS Contributor



See all news classified as South Korea war.

See all news on Seoul and on South Korea.

Seoul - capital of South Korea - is in the middle of the map below.

48.8° N
104.5° E
149.5° E
26.3° N

 

target
Seoul, South Korea




South Korea (KR) is estimated to have a population of 50.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.3 million.