South Korea: Incheon Landings 60th Anniversary

"South Korea has staged a dramatic military re-enactment to mark the 60th anniversary of one of the most important battles of the Korean War. Around 14,000 people took part in the event, which involved ships, aircraft and soldiers from South Korea, Australia and the United States, at the coastal city of Incheon. The re-enactment of the Incheon Landing took place despite protests from North Korea that the original landing was a 'crime committed with the aims of bringing down the Korean people'. A North Korea state newspaper said the ceremony was planned to deliberately provoke Pyongyang and showed its enemies' 'ambition for invasion... remains unchanged though over half a century has passed'. South Korea, with the help of the US military, has staged numerous 'War Games' in recent years. The massive military drills are designed to be a show of strength to counteract the continual threatening behaviour by North Korea."