South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (right) talks with Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a Cabinet meeting at the Blue House, the president's official residence, in Seoul on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Mr. Lee called for five islands near the disputed sea border with North Korea to be turned into "military fortresses." (AP Photo/Yonhap, Jo Bo-hee)

Photo by: Jo Bo-hee

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (right) talks with Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a Cabinet meeting at the Blue House, the president's official residence, in Seoul on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Mr. Lee called for five islands near the disputed sea border with North Korea to be turned into "military fortresses." (AP Photo/Yonhap, Jo Bo-hee)