Seoul: President Moon Jae-in gives a speech at a ceremony for the 69th Armed Forces Day on Sept. 28, 2017, at the Korean Navy 2nd Fleet in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers southwest of Seoul. Moon stressed efforts to strengthen the country's offense-based defense system to counter threats from North Korea.

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President Moon Jae-in (L) shakes hands with Kim Yu-mi, a member of the Army's Special Warfare Command, during a ceremony at the Korean Navy 2nd Fleet in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers southwest of Seoul, on Sept. 28, 2017, to celebrate the 69th Armed Forces Day.

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The South's military made public some of its major weapons systems, including ballistic missiles, at the anniversary ceremony.South Korea observed its 69th Armed Forces Day on the day, with President Moon Jae-in emphasizing efforts to strengthen the country's offense-based defense system to counter threats from the North. North Korea's national flag hoisted at its border village is visible from the South's side on Sept. 28, 2017.

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Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, after conferring the Tongil Medal of the Order, the highest national security merit, on Brooks in a ceremony at the Korean Navy 2nd Fleet in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers southwest of Seoul, on Sept. 28, 2017, to celebrate the 69th Armed Forces Day.President Moon Jae-in (L) shakes hands with Gen.

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