S. Korean defense minister resigns; North threatens additional attacks
“South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young resigned Thursday, according to the South Korean presidency, two days after North Korea shelling left four South Koreans dead.
‘The president has just accepted the defense minister’s resignation,’ according to a spokesman for the Presidential Blue House.
Kim, a former general, came under heavy criticism after the March sinking of the South Korean war ship Cheonan and again after North Korea struck the South’s Yeonpyeong Island on Tuesday. “