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SOUTH KOREA TO DEPLOY MARINES NEAR JAPAN-CLAIMED ISLANDS, CITING NORTH KOREAN AGGRESSION

Plans to deploy a battalion of marines near Ulleungdo Island, located dangerously close to Liancourt Rocks, claimed by Japan, have been announced by South Korea.



South Korea has announced its plans to deploy a battalion of marines near Ulleungdo Island, located dangerously close to Liancourt Rocks in Sea of Japan, a group of islets – a resource-rich territory, also claimed by Tokyo. According to the Seoul’s military command, the main reason of such a move, which may anger the US and provoke Japan, is North Korean aggression.

As the Yonhap news agency reported, citing South Korean military officials, construction of facilities on the island will begin next year. According to the plan, the South Korean Armed Forces will deploy a company or battalion-sized force of marines and assault amphibious vehicles on the island by 2018. It is the first time, when any definite dates for the deployment have been mentioned by South Korean military.

Meanwhile, the Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported that …

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