February 05, 2023
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In a conflict with North Korea, the South has much more to lose

The DPRK cares little about dead soldiers, but there will be nationwide outrage in ROK if tensions turn to skirmishes

In the last few weeks, relations between Seoul and Pyongyang have witnessed what can be described as a satellite and drone war — somewhat comical, perhaps, but indicative of the potentially explosive problems in inter-Korean relations.

The story began when the North Koreans launched a spy satellite prototype and then, to prove they really did what they claimed, released high-altitude photos of Seoul and Incheon.