N.Korea Airs Rare Footage of Military Drill

  • Arirang News

    March 21, 2012 11:43

    North Korea has aired rare video footage of a joint Army, Navy and Air Force drill, days after it announced a plan to launch a rocket that is widely suspected of being a cover for a long-range missile technology test.

    The drill already took place last Wednesday.

    The footage aired on state TV showed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watching missiles, artillery shells and bombers bombard a small island.

    This is believed to be the North's first firing exercise since Kim came to power.

    Experts speculate that Pyongyang released the footage to consolidate Kim's leadership and pressure South Korea ahead of next week's Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

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