Can a pilot get some RESPECT?
Blog Guy, I know you keep a close eye on military maneuvers around the world. Are there any going on now?
Just the usual nonstop war games in South Korean waters. Those are pretty dramatic.
In what way?
They simulate North Korea’s strategy of dropping enormous Christmas decorations, especially wreaths, onto naval vessels to try to sink them. Have a look at these new photos.
Wow! I had no idea! Has this gone on for a long time?
Sure. That’s why Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day.
What is the ultimate goal of North Korea’s brutal but festive tactic?
They hope to lure two specific ships, the aircraft carrier USS Franklin and the British minesweeper HMS Franklin. Every North Korean pilot wants to…
WAIT! Don’t go there! Please!
Wreath a Franklin….
Top: South Korean Marine Corps’ amphibious vehicles take part in a mock landing operation in the sea off Incheon, west of Seoul, September 15, 2010. The operation marked the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-led United Nations troops’ Incheon Landing Operations during the 1950-1953 Korean War.
Left: South Korean Marine Corps’ amphibious vehicles and the Navy’s Landing Platform Helicopter ship ‘Dokdo’ (behind) take part in a mock landing operation in the sea off Incheon, west of Seoul, September 15, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Jo Yong-Hak