Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dangerous rhetoric amid ROK's live-fire drills

While ROK President Lee Myung -bak has called for "national unity" to confront DPRK' s "aggression", the DPRK has also signalled through its mass media that its "restraint" over ROK' s "provocation" is "limited". Propaganda in crisis times could cause groupthink, which may lead to misjudgement or miscalculation on the part of normally rational men. The setting on the Korean Peninsula now is not an electoral campaign but a stand-off between two militaries and their warfighting systems.

ROK to stage live-fire drills at 23 spots today