U.S. military commander warns of 'real' threats from N. Korea's military as Kim fades

November 2008
East-Asia-Intel Reports;11/21/2008, p1
The article reports on the warning issued by the commander of the U.S. forces in South Korea, Walter Sharp regarding the threat posed by North Korea to South Korea and East Asia, with its weapons of mass destruction. During a defense seminar in Seoul in Korea, Sharp stated that North Korea can cause enormous damage on South Korea with little or no warning. North Korea maintains the fourth-largest military in the world with 1.2 million-strong army, nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.


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