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Time for South Korea to do More for Its Own Defense

The North Koreans are busy shooting off missiles again.  And the South Koreans are worried.

Reports Associated Press:

The ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired this weekend were likely capable of striking key government and military facilities in South Korea, a defense official said Sunday, amid growing concerns over Pyongyang’s firepower.

North Korean state media did not mention the launches but boasted that the country’s military could impose “merciless punishment” on those who provoke it.

Guess what?  South Korea has upwards of 40 times the North’s GDP.  Maybe it’s time for Seoul to spend a bit more on creating an ability to defend against missiles and to retaliate against any North Korean attack rather than continuing to rely on America to subsidize its defense.  The South is a grown-up country now.  “Real” countries defend themselves.

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