We were somewhat concern about his flight, as he had a layover in Seoul, Korea. The latest news were not too comforting...
South Korea to conduct firing drills from border island
South Korean marines on Sunday patrolled on Yeonpyeong Island,
the site of a North Korean shelling attack last month.
YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says it's going ahead with live firing drills from a border island despite a threat by North Korea to retaliate.
An officer says South Korean Marines will conduct the artillery drills on Yeonpyeong Island, the site that was shelled by a North Korean artillery barrage last month.
The officer also says that South Korea's military will "immediately and sternly" deal with any possible provocation by North Korea.
People on the island have been ordered to evacuate to underground shelters. Residents of four other front-line islands also were ordered to take shelter.
At the United Nations, the Security Council failed to agree on a statement to address rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Diplomats say China refused to condemn the North Koreans for two deadly attacks this year that helped send relations to their lowest point in decades.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
(Picture was borrowed from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/world/asia/20korea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)