In 2010, South Korea responded to military provocations from North Korea with a renewed psychological warfare effort. The first weapon of choice? Korean popular music known as K-Pop.
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(Chosun Ilbo) — The Defense Ministry is apparently minded to use songs and music videos by manufactured girl bands such as Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, After School, Kara and 4minute in so-called psychological warfare against North Korea … the revealing outfits worn by the performers and their provocative dances could have a considerable impact on North Korean soldiers.
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