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South Korean residents wear their gas masks at a shelter on Yeonpyeong island, South Korea. (AP)
South Korean residents wear their gas masks at a shelter on Yeonpyeong island, South Korea. (AP)

North Korea today decided not to retaliate after South Korea conducted military drills on Yeonpyeong Island, near North Korea.  Last month, North Korea attacked that island, killing four South Koreans, and sparking a surge in new recruits for the South Korean military.

Among the new signees are an increasing number of women. That has sparked a new debate about who should and should not play a role in the country's defense. The BBC's Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.

This segment aired on December 20, 2010.

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