In an editorial, the Chosun Ilbo said North Korea enjoyed threatening the South. By doing so, North Korea hoped to strike fear into the hearts of South Koreans. According to the newspaper, South Korea must respond by showing that they are willing to fight back.
The newspaper noted that North Korea does not allow its citizens to know the truth. As such, the North is “morbidly afraid” of overseas news. The newspaper said South Korea should engage in psychological warfare.
“Words must always be followed by action,” said the Chosun Ilbo. “Unless we show that we are willing to risk everything, we cannot hope for a better future.”