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Is North Korea Preparing For War? Winter Military Drill Preparation Underway

14 November 2017, 05:13 | Opal Carroll

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The demilitarized zone between the two countries splits the Korean Peninsula from east to west, and is fortified with landmines, fences and guard posts.

The soldier was shot and injured by his own military as he crossed to the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area in the village of Panmunjom.

It said an investigation into Monday's event was ongoing.

He was shot by a North Korean soldier but succeeded in crossing, the JCS added, and has been evacuated for medical treatment.

In 1984, a Soviet citizen sprinted across the border from North Korea to the South at Panmunjom in a defection bid, sparking a gunbattle that killed and wounded several soldiers on both sides.

It's unclear what the soldier's conditions are or why he chose to defect to the South.

Southeast Asia nations to start talks with China on sea code
At $32 billion previous year , it was the sixth largest with the United States, though less than a tenth the size of China's. Contempt for China runs deep in Vietnam, a country that was colonized by China for almost 1,000 years.


About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, but most travel through China.

The South Korean military has raised its alert level in anticipation of a possible North Korean provocation following the defection.

Since its last ballistic missile launch September 15, North Korea has not conducted any provocations, raising hopes for possible talks on the long-standing North Korean nuclear stalemate.

He directly addressed North Korea in a speech at South Korea's parliament on Wednesday, telling Kim Jong Un: "Do not underestimate us". This year, North Korean defectors successfully escaping the regime fell by 12.7 percent, according to the Telegraph. More than a million mines are believed to be buried inside the zone.

South Korean soldiers ride on an armored vehicle during a South Korea/United States combined training exercise at the U.S. Army's Rodriguez shooting range in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, Sep.

North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on September 3, but has not launched any missiles since firing one over Japan on September 15, the longest such lull this year. CNN reported that two other military members fled separately in June to South Korea.



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