South Korea says it will respond ‘sternly’ to North’s military provocations

May 11, 2022


In his inauguration speech, Lee Jong-sup, a retired three-star general, expressed his commitment to ensure a “robust” defense of the country in the current security context, which he described as “very grave” due to North Korea’s weapons development program and the intensification of the rivalry between the United States and China.

This comprises the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation program to incapacitate the North’s leadership in the event of a major conflict, the Kill Chain operational plan to attack preemptively upon detecting preparations for a nuclear attack, and the Korean Air and Missile Defense.

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