S. Korea to double number of propaganda loudspeakers at DMZ
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 07, 2016
South Korea plans to step up its barrage of anti-Pyongyang propaganda and pop music by doubling the number of loudspeakers at the Demilitarized Zone by the end of the year, according to South Korean media reports.
“We will make more efforts to erode the morale of the North’s troops at the frontline and deliver information [about the outside world] to civilians there,” a military official told the South’s Yonhap News agency.
In an effort to drown out the North’s own propaganda blasts, future broadcasts will be louder and longer than in the past and contain harsher criticism of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Arirang News reported Wednesday.
There are now 15 loudspeakers — both fixed and moveable — on the south side of the DMZ with a range of about 6 miles, the report said.