The only significant difference between this and previous incidents is the damage to the South Korean vessel. I have no illusions--both sides will keep this contained, and the undeclared naval skirmishes will continue. I'm curious, though, as to whether it was a lucky hit, or if the DPRK navy is actually getting better.
26 March 2010
And while that is almost a "dog bites man" story at this point, this one is more serious. A South Korean navy ship is sinking due to a torpedo attack. Apparently there was a fire-fight in South Korean waters with an unidentified North Korean ship, and then the torpedo.
Posted by Frosty at 26.3.10