Wednesday, March 9, 2016

"Rocket Salad", you say?

U.S. serves up Korean rocket salad in war drill response to North's nuclear threats | Reuters

There's more to do in South Korea's heavily forested Rocket Valley, just a few miles from the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, than fire rockets. In quieter times, people tend vegetable patches along ice-cold streams.

But on Wednesday, a U.S. artillery brigade based in the South heated things up, launching a barrage of rockets close to the border town of Cheorwon.
Well, yes, many more things to do.  You can drive your HMMWV through a ford, and have a rock fly up into the engine compartment and knock off all the blades of the fan, which are theoretically a flexible plastic.

Or, north of there, during the same exercise, you can be driving down the  road that runs along the ridgeline paralleling the DMZ and have a small piece of metal come up and pierce the hydraulic line for the brakes of same HMMWV, leaving you stranded for the night until they can get a tow vehicle up to you.

Fun times, fun times.

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