North Korea's Threats Win It Some Peace And Quiet At The DMZ
South Korea was blasting a mix of news reports, anti-Pyongyang messages and Korean pop songs across the DMZ.By Matt Picht | August 24, 2015
The latest border crisis between North and South Korea has been resolved, and North Korea managed to achieve its main goal: getting the plug pulled on South Korea's massive propaganda loudspeakers.
The speakers, which blasted a mix of news reports, anti-Pyongyang messages and Korean pop songs across the DMZ, were erected by South Korea in mid-August after two soldiers were wounded in a mine attack. (Video via Yonhap News Agency)
For almost driving two countries to the brink of war, the propaganda broadcasts were pretty mundane. But North Korea reacted with artillery fire, counter-propaganda and threats of an all-out military assault.