The Joint Chiefs of Staff held a contingency working-level meeting Monday afternoon to discuss how to prevent provocations and terrorism by North Korea in South Korea’s home-front regions.
Seventy government and military officials attended the meeting to analyze North Korea’s military moves and discussed measures to prevent terrorist attacks by Pyongyang.
A senior Joint Chiefs of Staff official said that North Korea’s nuclear test and missile launch are posing a direct and serious threat to South Korea. He added that the North will likely attack South Korea from behind.
Since April first, the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been operating an emergency communication system that enables people to call the military and report unusual situations. The communication system is part of the military’s efforts to rapidly respond and tackle emergencies, such as North Korea’s terrorist attacks.