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New Command Assigned To Defend Islands Near Sea Border

June 16 2011

South Korea

The South Korean military has created a new command to protect five of its islands near the Yellow Sea border with North Korea, reports the Yonhap News Agency (Seoul).

The new Northwest Islands Defense Command is a division-sized structure that will be commanded by marine Lt. Gen. Yoo Nak-jun, who will also be in charge of the marines' 6th Brigade and Yeonpyeong Unit, said officials with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The command brings together various components of the three...

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