03 Mar '11, 6am

S.Korea displays anti-nuclear capabilities

CAMP CASEY, South Korea: US and South Korean soldiers on Thursday displayed their techniques for handling weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the face of nuclear-armed North Korea's sabre-rattling. Personnel and a variety of equipment were on show to the media at a training exercise simulating the detection and disposal of North Korean chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons. "North Koreans have threatened to use weapons of mass destruction," Brigadier-General Chuck Taylor told journalists. "This exercise helps us to deter based upon our readiness, and if deterrence fails, to help prevail in any kind of threats and environment." The drill is part of ongoing annual joint military exercises that the North has described as a rehearsal for invasion. Seoul and Washington, whose military alliance dates back to the 1950-53 war, said the exercises are purely defens...

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