South Korea has 4,500 service members from all military branches engaged in five days of antisubmarine drills. North Korea has threatened to retaliate.
A North Korea diplomat said there would be a 'a physical response to the threat imposed by the United States militarily.' He spoke as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Southeast Asia regional security forum (ASEAN) to build support for new sanctions against North Korea.
To show North Korea their strength after it sank the Cheonan warship, the US and South Korea today announced a joint antisubmarine drill. China has objected, citing security concerns.
Two up-and-coming soccer powers dueled hard in the South Korea vs. Nigeria match, but only South Korea will advance after the 1-1 draw.
South Korean stocks continued to fall Tuesday on reports that North Korea was preparing for military action and had accused the South's Navy of trespassing.