North Korea Attack: South Korea Leader Lee Myung-bak Vows Consequences

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president took responsibility Monday for failing to protect his citizens from a deadly North Korean artillery attack last week, vowing tough consequences for any future aggression and expressing outra…

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president took responsibility Monday for failing to protect his citizens from a deadly North Korean artillery attack last week, vowing tough consequences for any future aggression and expressing outrage over the “ruthlessness of the North Korean regime.”

Lee Myung-bak’s nationally televised speech came as a nuclear-powered U.S. supercarrier and a South Korean destroyer participated in joint military exercises, a united show of force nearly a week after an artillery barrage on Yeonpyeong Island killed four, including two civilians.

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