American soldiers and allied partner forces stationed at a US Army base in South Korea were given a holiday shock when on Thursday panic briefly ensued after the base accidentally triggered an emergency siren instead of regularly scheduled taps, which signals the close of the day.

Nerves were especially on edge given Kim Jong Un’s threatened unwelcomed “Christmas gift” — which thus far has not materialized, especially given it was an air raid siren blared across the base instead of the slow, soft bugle call of taps at 10pm.



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