File photo of howitzers from South Korean army participating in live-firing drill during annual Foal Eagle Exercise in Pocheon

 
File photo of howitzers from South Korean army participating in live-firing drill during annual Foal Eagle Exercise in Pocheon
Howitzers from the South Korean army participate in a live-firing drill during the annual Foal Eagle Exercise, a joint maneuver between South Korea and the U.S., near Rodriguez Range in Pocheon, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, in this March 15, 2012 file photo. South Korea's military said it will strike back at North Korea and target its top leadership if Pyongyang launches a threatened attack in response to what it says are "hostile" drills between U.S. and South Korean forces. One of North Korea's top generals, in a rare appearance on state television on March 5, 2013 said Pyongyang had torn up its armistice deal with Washington and threatened military action against the U.S. and South Korea if the drills went ahead. The military exercises began on March 1. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool/Files