Herein lies the danger of war against North Korea. Seoul could be erased within 15 minutes should North Korea make good on one of its many threats. This is precisely what happens when a regime is allowed to go unpunished. Now it’s a situation you can’t end with heavy losses on your side.
North Korea has deployed some 300 new multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) along its front line with South Korea, which can hit Seoul and surrounding areas, military sources said Sunday.
Local sources, citing intelligence findings, said Pyongyang has placed the 122 millimeter rocket launchers north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas.
These weapons systems have an estimated range of some 40 kilometers that can place large areas in and around the capital city within striking distance.
“The North has been deploying the new rocket launchers with regimental units along the DMZ since 2014,” said an official insider, who declined to be identified.
He said that there is a pressing need to counter such threats, adding that both Seoul and Washington have made joint threat assessments on these weapons systems.
There are two known variants of the MLRS, with one having 30 barrels per unit and the other having 40.
If the North fired off 30-barrel launchers all at once, it could send some 9,000 rockets into the South.
Full article: N. Korea deploys 300 new MLRS along front line (The Korea Times)