According to Yonhap, South Korea would proceed with the live-fire drill on Yeonpyeong. However, the drill would be delayed for a day or two because of the weather.
Apparently, the drill made North Korea furious. The KCNA said the North would “deal the second and third unpredictable self-defensive blow” if the South conducted the drill.
“It will be deadlier than what was made on Nov. 23 in terms of the power and range of the strike,” said one North Korean official.
One South Korean official implied that America really didn’t want South Korea to conduct the drill.
“Not only China and Russia but also U.S. experts are deeply concerned that this live-fire drill could cause a chain reaction from North Korea, which would be another bombardment,” said Cha Young, a member of the Democratic Party of Korea.
He may have been right, as U.S. military officials continued to cower before the incomprehensible might of the Stalinist regime.
“What you don’t want to have happen … is for us to lose control of the escalation,” said James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.