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President Lee Myung-bak orders swift military reform to tackle N. Korea's provocation

28 Dec

FILE : South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, arrives with Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, second right, at the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the military was put on top alert after North Korea's artillery attack on South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

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SEOUL, Dec. 28 (KATAKAMI / Yonhap) — President Lee Myung-bak called Tuesday for “quick and bold” military reform, saying public misgivings about South Korea’s defense posture have deepened throughout this year.

Presiding over a weekly Cabinet meeting, this year’s last session, Lee said the country’s 6.1 percent economic growth and falling youth jobless rates in 2010 have been overshadowed by security loopholes laid bare by a series of North Korean attacks.  (*)

 
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