17 July 2017

News Story: New defense minister calls for overwhelming readiness in DMZ visit

PAJU, South Korea, July 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new Defense Minister, Song Young-moo, on Saturday called for strong and overwhelming military readiness when he met soldiers guarding the heavily armed Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

A day after taking office, Song visited the truce village of Panmunjom and met with soldiers from South Korea and U.S.-led United Nations Command protecting the border.

Song asked soldiers to stably manage the armistice based on a firm South Korea-U.S. alliance, according to South Korea's defense ministry.

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