North Korea beefed up its military arsenal near its border with the South last year despite a severe economic downturn, a government source in Seoul was quoted as saying Sunday.Oh, joy. The Yonhap article is found here.
The communist country deployed some 200 additional units of 240-mm multiple-rocket launchers along the heavily-fortified border, Yonhap news agency reported.
The 240-millimetre, which can shoot up to 22 rounds every 35 minutes and has a range of 60 kilometres (37 miles), is considered by the South's military as a "core threat" to the capital city of Seoul and populous suburbs, Yonhap said.
And speaking of antagonizing belligerence, North Korea also released a massive amount of water from one of its dams, sending water toward the South. You may recall that a similar act in September of last year killed half a dozen South Koreans.