(April 21)South Korea says it is on heightened alert ahead of the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army in North Korea. They are also concerned about a possible new nuclear test by Kim Jong-un.
|The celebration comes as major military drills in the North end according to South Korea's Unification spokesperson KLee Duk-haeng. There have also been joint military exercises in the south with the United States. The North regularly criticizes these as a prelude to invasion. The exercises this year actually do mimic such an invasion. Duk-haeng said: "It is a situation where a lot of exercise equipment is amassed in North Korea and also a lot of strategic assets are situated on the Korean peninsula because of the South Korea-US military drills. We are closely watching the situation and will not be letting our guards down."|