Posted July. 13, 2010 12:37,
The Defense Ministry is reportedly reconsidering waging a psychological war against North Korea in retaliation for the North`s March 26 sinking of the Cheonan.
The announcement that we will set up propaganda speakers and spread flyers means the beginning of a psychological war, ministry spokesman Won Tae-jae told a news briefing Monday. We need to decide when and if to start it.
We cannot start it immediately just to keep our pledge. We also need to consider inter-Korean relations.
A military source said, however, Military authorities have no special plan to resume a psychological war. Since the (presidential) statement of the U.N. Security Council stressed peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, if we start a psychological war now, it may look like we started a provocation first.
In addition, the U.N. Command and North Korea will have a colonel-level meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the Cheonan sinking. A command source said Monday, Since North Korea accepted our proposal to hold a working-level meeting before general-level talks, weve decided to hold a working-level meeting in Panmunjom tomorrow.