Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ROK plans another live-fire drill to face DPRK

The ROK may have concluded that the DPRK "blinked" when it held the first live -fire drill. It now plans for another and even larger exercise. Certainly, it is not very easy to ascertain whether the DPRK's surprise inaction on Monday was not merely tactical for that specific moment. The ROK and DPRK may have mastered the arts of brinkmanship, but there are always the not entirely unreal chances, in a still fairly tense situation and also atmosphere intermixed with distrust, anger, panic, fear and feeling of humiliation, for miscalculation and misjudgement which could, in turn, lead to unintended consequences for the region.

ROK ends live-fire drill amid inaction in DPRK