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South Korea unveils new cruise missile that could take out North command

- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 14, 2013

South Korea's defense ministry responded to its northern neighbor's nuclear test with a showcase of its newest cruise missile, capable of striking Pyongyang's command post.

"The cruise missile unveiled today is a precision-guided weapon that can identify and strike the office window of the North's command headquarters," said South Korean defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok, in a video presentation of the new missile, according to a report in Agence France-Presse.

The ministry official added that the missile has "deadly destructive power" that could "restrain the enemy headquarters' activities in a war situation," according to AFP.

South Korea has been on military alert since North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday, various media reported.

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