Quotes: South Korea Ratchets Up Rhetoric Against North

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“In the past 10 years, we have failed to establish the concept of principal enemy. We have ignored the very danger under our feet.”

– LEE MYUNG-BAK, President of South Korea, on reclassifying North Korea as “principal enemy” in the country’s defense papers, a term that has been absent since 2004. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to intensify in the wake of a North Korean torpedo attack against a South Korean boat in March that killed 46 sailors. (via New York Times)