December 05, 2023

Seoul hosts first military parade in decade in show of force against North Korea

South Korean weapons rolled through downtown for event that experts say aimed to reassure citizens about DPRK threats

South Korean tanks, drones and missile defense systems rolled through the streets of central Seoul for the first military parade in a decade on Tuesday afternoon, an event that experts said sought to reassure citizens that the country is fully prepared to defend against North Korean threats. 

The ROK government held the “street march” through Gwanghwamun Square to mark the 75th Armed Forces Day, supplementing an annual parade held at Seoul Airport.