Video : South Korea stages largest military display for a decade

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 - 18:29

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South Korea staged its largest military display for a decade today, as President Park Geun-Hye warned of the "very grave" threat posed by North Koreas nuclear weapons programme.

 

Some 11,000 troops and 120 aircraft took part in the event at an air base south of Seoul, which showed off the militarys most advanced weaponry, including a cruise missile capable of surgical strikes on the North Korean leadership.

 

The guest of honour was US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel -- on a visit to underscore US commitment to its military alliance with South Korea where 28,500 US troops are currently stationed.



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