While You were sleeping: Obama just solidified 'our' Military Commitment to S. Korea, if attacked by North!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 03:54
Got WWIII Causus Belli, much?
Under the new plan, South Korea will be able to call on US assistance should Pyongyang follow through with its recent threats, for example to attack remote South Korean islands, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson in Seoul.
25 March 2013 Last updated at 04:23 ET
South Korea has signed a new military plan with the US to counter what officials call North Korean "provocations".
The plan provides for a joint response between both countries in the event of a limited attack from the North, officials say.
Help from the US - which has 28,000 troops in South Korea - has until now been optional in minor skirmishes.
Regional tension remains high after the North's third nuclear test last month.
Other News Outlet links:
AFP Update via TeleGraph UK: US and South Korea sign military plan against North Korea aggression
Deutsche Welle: South Korea, US sign new deal to deter North's provocations
ABC, Australia: South Korea hails new military pact with US