Why does South Korea want a blue-water navy?

South Korea, too, is building up its battle fleet – but is it expecting to defend against North Korea, against China or even against neighbor Japan?

June 6, 2018 2:17 PM (UTC+8)
South Korean navy vessels taking part in a naval drill off the east coast of South Korea in September last year. Photo: AFP/South Korean Defense Ministry
South Korean navy vessels taking part in a naval drill off the east coast of South Korea in September last year. Photo: AFP/South Korean Defense Ministry
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