By Julie M. Aurelio
It was just like any other shooting competition except that in this one, the participants trained their guns literally on “plunderers,” “murderers,” “rapists” and other types of criminals.
South Korea said Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.
North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, the South’s Yonhap news agency said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.
North Korea test fired two short-range missiles on Monday, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, the second in series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation.
Japan announced on Tuesday that it would buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines as part of a splurge on military hardware that would beef up defense of far-flung islands amid a simmering territorial row with China.