From Yonhap via ROK Drop:
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Tuesday his military will try to play a bigger role in global security and peace as part of efforts to repay the international community for its help in the fight against the North Korean invasion six decades ago.I wonder if that will put the claims of the "Why is Korea so ungrateful?" crowd to rest? Eh, probably not.
“The military of the Republic of Korea should further develop into ‘international armed forces’ to contribute to world security and peace,” Lee said in a televised speech to commemorate the recapturing of Seoul from North Korea by U.N. allied forces on Sept. 28, 1950.