South Korea prepares big message boards in mind games with North Korea

(From Reuters)

South Korea is preparing to escalate its psychological warfare against North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test with giant electronic message boards along the border.

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South Korea has already set up walls of loudspeakers on the border that have been blaring bursts of anti-North Korean slogans and “K-pop” music since last Friday, a tactic the North considers insulting.

South Korea’s defence ministry said on Thursday it was preparing to install the old electronic bulletin boards, which media said were last used in 2004.

“It takes some time to arrange them because the electronic bulletin boards that were used before were dismantled or old,” Kim Min-seok, spokesman at the South Korean defence ministry, told a news briefing.

But Kim said no final decision had been made on whether to go ahead with the installation.

The bulletin boards in the past carried slogans such as “Come over to the Republic of Korea”, South Korea’s official name, and “North Korea is a difficult place”.

The screens resemble electronic scoreboards at sports stadiums, another military official said. Read More



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