S. Korea ready to launch preemptive strike against N. Korea
South Korea’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military would launch a preemptive attack if “signs of an imminent nuclear weapon launch against the South were detected.”
South Korea will launch a pre-emptive strike against Pyongyang if the antagonist to its north moves to test a nuclear weapon. Seoul said a first strike would be preferable to North Korea getting an atomic weapon, even if it risked open war.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Jung Seung-jo said Seoul would take action even if it meant risking war with its northern neighbor. Pyongyang recently announced it will conduct a nuclear bomb test in the near future, raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.