May 23, 2024
Analysis

Why North Korea claims it hoodwinked Seoul with deceptive shelling operation

Experts doubt ROK military really mistook explosives for artillery, positing likely DPRK misinformation campaign

North Korea set off a war of words with the South over the weekend, claiming that the Korean People’s Army (KPA) duped the ROK into believing controlled explosions miles from the border were dangerous artillery fire.

Pyongyang used the claims to mock South Korea's ability to detect DPRK military activity, while accusing Seoul of putting millions of citizens in danger through its response.

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