Well, the bad guys are expected to lie - but the good guys are not supposed to lie, right? If the good guys act as bad as, if not worse than, the bad guys, then why call them 'good'?
Is Korea in 'peace time' now?
When a hostile incident happens, who has the command control of ROK military?
Is ramming a hostile act? If an American warship is rammed on purpose by a foreign warship, would it fight back? Curiously, most reports on the incident leave out the ramming part.
BTW, as far as I know, the only ROK military units not controlled by the US are the special espionage forces (chup-bo-dae - formerly HID) - whose members are 'civilians' and hence not subject to the US command control