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ROK stages anti-terror drill

08-18-2011 10:01 BJT

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South Korea's defense force acted out a dramatic scenario in Seoul on Wednesday, as the country held drills designed to improve the country's ability to deal with a possible poison-gas attack.

Lee Jong-yong, captain of 52nd Division of ROK Ground Forces, said, "This exercise was carried out to prevent an enemy poison-gas attack on urban facilities. It provided momentum for improving our ability through systematic unified civil-government-military-police operations and co-operation in construction in case of an emergency."

The anti-terror drill consisted of hypothetical terrorists committing a chemical, biological and radiological invasion at a large building. The drill is part of an 11-day computer-assisted command post exercise, dubbed Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

530,000 troops from South Korea and the US will participate in the drill. The two countries said they informed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea of the defensive nature of the routine drills. They claim the drills are purely defensive. But pyongyang calls it a provocative war game.




Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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