South Korean maritime policemen conduct a drill on a patrol ship near Yeonpyeong Island near the western maritime border between the two Koreas

 
South Korean maritime policemen conduct a drill on a patrol ship near Yeonpyeong Island near the western maritime border between the two Koreas
South Korean maritime policemen conduct a drill on a patrol ship near Yeonpyeong Island near the western maritime border between the two Koreas, 11 km (7 miles) from the North, about 115 km (71 miles) northwest of Seoul, June 11, 2009. North Korea is unlikely to launch military action in response to planned United Nations sanctions, although the possibility should not be completely dismissed, U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday. REUTERS/Yang Hee-Seok (SOUTH KOREA MILITARY POLITICS)