January 17, 2011 11:12
For the first time, South Korea's Reserve Forces will be taking part in joint military exercises with the U.S. in March and August.
According to the Defense Ministry on Sunday, two battalions of the Reserve Forces will be deployed to frontline areas close to the border with North Korea as they participate in the drills.
The deployment of the Reserve Forces is part of the South Korean military's efforts to step up its combat readiness amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong Island late last year.
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