Tensions Rise Over South Korean Artillery Drills

Monday, December 20, 2010

This picture taken on November 23, 2010 by a South Korean tourist shows huge plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on November 23, 2010. This picture taken on November 23, 2010 by a South Korean tourist shows huge plumes of smoke rising from Yeonpyeong island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on November 23, 2010. (Getty Images)

Delayed at first by fog, South Korean artillery drills began live fire exercises this morning on the island of Yeonpyeong, near a disputed maritime border between North and South Korea. The small fishing island was shelled las month by the North, raising tensions near the border between the two countries and setting off a series of threatening statements from both countries. Will the latest row push the Korean peninsula closer to war?

We're joined now by Brian Myers, professor of international studies at Dongeso University in Pusan, South Korea, for more on the growing tensions between the two countries.

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