"South Korea's defence minister-designate has promised a tougher response, including air strikes, if North Korea attacks again.
North Korea shelled a Southern island near the two countries' disputed maritime border last week, killing four people and destroying many homes.
`If North Korea provokes again, we will definitely use aircraft to attack North Korea,` Mr Kim said when asked how he would respond to another attack.
He also criticised his predecessor, saying the military should not have ignored intelligence reports suggesting an attack from the North was likely.
Korean broadcaster KBS said last week that more rigorous rules of engagement being proposed included return fire that was two to three times more powerful than any initial Northern fire.
Joint South Korean-US military exercises that ended a few days ago provoked an angry response the North, with Pyongyang saying before they began that they would push the region to "the brink of war".
Once they began, Pyongyang warned: "We will deliver a brutal military blow on any provocation which violates our territorial waters," the North's state-controlled KCNA news agency said. "
Godammit! Will one of you blow the other **** up, sometime soon now? Your pissing about is costing me my weekly intake of dog meat to barbecue for the "cultural enrichment" days at my uni! *******s!
I just can't decide