Friday, December 3, 2010
South Korea set to strike North ...
(CNN) -- South Korea's new defense minister said his country would respond with airstrikes if North Korea attacks it again, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Friday.
'We will definitely air raid North Korea," Kim Kwan-jin said at his confirmation hearing when asked how they would respond if South Korea was struck again.
Kim was appointed defense minister last week amid growing tensions between the Koreas.
On November 23, North Korea shelled South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, killing four South Koreans -- including two civilians.
North Korea said the South provoked the attack because shells from a South Korean military drill landed in the North's waters.
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