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  • American nabbed while trying to enter N. Korea (from Louisiana)

    11/15/2017 2:22:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/11/13
    American nabbed while trying to enter N. Korea 2017/11/13 15:36 UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. citizen was arrested by South Korean police Monday for crossing the Civilian Control Line (CCL) near the inter-Korean border without a permit in an alleged attempt to enter North Korea, authorities concerned said. The CCL was drawn just below the Demilitarized Zone bisecting the two Koreas from the west to the east in 1954 to strictly protect the security of military facilities and operations there. The 58-year-old American, only identified as "A," was seized at 9:55 a.m. as he trespassed on...
  • North Korea defector who crossed DMZ 'was shot five times'

    11/15/2017 1:39:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2017
    North Korea defector who crossed DMZ 'was shot five times' 14 November 2017 A North Korean who defected at the heavily guarded Demilitarised Zone was shot at least five times and is in a critical condition, South Korea says. The soldier crossed to the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the village of Panmunjom on Monday. He had driven near the JSA, but had to finish his journey by foot when a wheel came loose, the South said. North Korean troops shot at him 40 times - but he made it across and was found under...
  • Army officer at DMZ lends Sanders his jacket on cold day

    11/10/2017 2:56:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 10, 2017
    A chivalrous Army officer reportedly lent his jacket to a chilly Sarah Sanders, press secretary to President Trump, during their unsuccessful attempted visit Wednesday to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. The soldier, identified as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bobby Zizelman, was on the tarmac at U.S. Army Garrison Yongstan when Trump and his entourage tried to make a surprise visit to the DMZ, the Daily Mail said. In what was reportedly a very cold morning, Zizelman, a helicopter test pilot whose role that day was to certify the helicopters Trump’s team would be flying on, offered...
  • [N. Korea] Trump hints at ‘surprise’ visit to DMZ

    10/26/2017 4:57:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | Choi He-suk
    Trump hints at ‘surprise’ visit to DMZ By Choi He-suk Published : Oct 26, 2017 - 16:31 Updated : Oct 26, 2017 - 16:45 Speculation is rising that US President Donald Trump may visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas during his visit to the South next month. On Wednesday, Trump hinted that he would visit the DMZ, saying “Well, I’d rather not say but you’ll be surprised” when asked whether the tense inter-Korean border would be in his itinerary. Since US President Ronald Ragan, all but one US president visiting South Korea went to the DMZ. The only...
  • Army Rapid Capabilities Office looks to solve challenges on Korean Peninsula

    10/16/2017 7:48:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Defense News ^ | 2017/10/11 | Jen Judson
    Army Rapid Capabilities Office looks to solve challenges on Korean Peninsula By: Jen Judson WASHINGTON — The Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office is honing in on how to address major challenges on the Korean Peninsula following a recent trip to the region, the RCO’s director said. “We were over in Korea about five weeks ago and there is a massive effort within the Army to start addressing some of the gaps that U.S. Forces Korea and 8th Army have identified,” Doug Wiltsie told Defense News in an Oct. 5 interview leading up to the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention....
  • U.S. Flies Mission North Of DMZ, Sends Message To North Korea

    09/24/2017 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    AP via The Washington Times ^ | 09/23/17 | Robert Burns and Matthew Pennington
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and flight escorts flew on Saturday to the farther point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” “This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the president has many military options to defeat any threat,” Defense Department spokesman Dana White said in a statement. “North Korea’s weapons program is a grave threat...
  • Hillary on ‘Maddow’: ‘South Korea Is Literally Within Miles of the Border With North Korea’

    09/16/2017 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 88 replies
    In an attempt to criticize President Trump for how he is handling the escalating tension with North Korea, Hillary Clinton embarrassed herself by demonstrating she knows little about the Korean peninsula. During an interview on "The Rachel Maddow Show," the failed 2016 presidential candidate said "The president has basically insulted and attacked South Korea. South Korea is literally, you know, within miles of the border with North Korea. They would be so at risk if something were done by Kim Jong Un." Of course, South Korea borders North Korea — it is not miles away. Clinton did not blink at...
  • VP Mike Pence Breaks Security Plan at Korean DMZ Just to Stare Down Kim Jong-Un's Soldiers

    04/17/2017 4:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Independent Journal Review ^ | April 17, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise trip the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Monday, reportedly breaking his security plan in order to get a closer look at North Korean troops amid increased tensions in the region. Wearing a leather bomber jacket, Pence ventured outside and appeared to stare daggers at Kim Jong-Un’s soldiers. That's one cold stare. The vice president wasn’t supposed to go outside, but he told his security detail it was something he wanted to see, CNN reported. The Korean DMZ is the strip of land that separates North Korea from South Korea and includes small blue buildings,...
  • Pence stresses 'era of strategic patience' over as he visits Korean DMZ

    04/16/2017 9:07:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 16, 2017 | Roberta Rampton and Lucia Mutikani
    Pence stresses 'era of strategic patience' over as he visits Korean DMZ By Roberta Rampton and Lucia Mutikani | DEMILITARISED ZONE, SOUTH KOREA U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looked across the demilitarized border between North and South Korea on Monday, a day after North Korea's failed missile launch, reiterating that the U.S. "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour intended to show America's allies - and remind its adversaries - that the Trump administration is not turning its back on the increasingly volatile region. The demilitarized zone (DMZ)...
  • (LEAD) Tillerson to visit DMZ as part of S. Korean tour

    03/16/2017 6:35:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/03/16
    (LEAD) Tillerson to visit DMZ as part of S. Korean tour 2017/03/16 SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Friday as the first major schedule of his trip to South Korea, the foreign ministry said Thursday, in an apparent bid to demonstrate a strong alliance between the two countries against North Korea. Tillerson is to come to South Korea early Friday after staying in Japan as part of his three-country trip to Asia that will also take him to China on Saturday. Upon arriving in Korea, he is...
  • N. Korea lays land mines near border to prevent defection by soldiers: sources

    08/23/2016 9:08:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/08/23
    N. Korea lays land mines near border to prevent defection by soldiers: sources 2016/08/23 16:45 SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea was seen laying anti-personnel mines along its side of the inter-Korean border, presumably to block potential defection by its own soldiers, a government source said Tuesday. "The North Korean military was witnessed burying land mines on the northern side of a bridge in Panmunjeom last week," the source said. The small bridge known as the Bridge of No Return is located within the truce village and spans the military demarcation line between the two Koreas. It was the...
  • N. Korea behind recent mine explosion in DMZ: Defense Ministry

    08/09/2015 6:58:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/10
    N. Korea behind recent mine explosion in DMZ: Defense Ministry 2015/08/10 10:30 SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is believed to have masterminded the bloody explosion of land mines in the demilitarized zone last week, the Defense Ministry said Monday, in the latest military provocation by the North, happening just weeks before a scheduled joint military exercise between South Korea and the U.S. The mine blasts took place on the morning of Aug. 4 on the southern side of the DMZ near the city of Paju, Gyeonggi Province, while eight South Korean Army troops carried out a regular scouting...
  • N. Korea shifts entries of border-area howitzer bunkers northward

    08/02/2015 6:00:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/02
    N. Korea shifts entries of border-area howitzer bunkers northward SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved the entrances to the military's howitzer bunkers in the border area to a northward direction from the south, making it more difficult for South Korea and the U.S. to curb the howitzer attacks in a war situation, a government source said Sunday. "Changes have been detected in the shape of the bunkers for self-propelled guns, which belong to artillery units of the North's 4th Corps in Hwanghae Province," the government source said, asking not to be named. "Previously south-oriented doorways of the...
  • Code Pink’s DMZ Trip Criticized by Human Rights Activists

    07/23/2015 2:29:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | 7/22/15 | Thomas Novelly
    Anti-war activists from CODEPINK and feminist leaders told lawmakers and Capitol Hill staffers that they “opened a new door” to peace during a May trip across the demilitarized zone in Korea, and called for unity in the region.Grace Jo, a human rights activist and North Korea defector, was in the crowd on Tuesday evening, attentive and silently disagreeing. Her family fled from the communist regime to China in 1998, and she lost half of them to starvation, human trafficking, and torture during the trek.“They’re working in favor of the North Korean regime,” Jo said in an interview with the Free...
  • Steinem, other prominent women plan to walk across Korean DMZ

    03/19/2015 12:57:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies
    AP ^ | March 11, 2015 | CARA ANNA
    UNITED NATIONS — Making a dramatic statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on Wednesday announced their intention to walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification. The DMZ is the world's most fortified border, with the two countries still technically at war. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers face off across the heavily mined zone. Organizers of the effort called WomenCrossDMZ.org on Wednesday said they hope for 30 women, including two Nobel Peace laureates, to cross from North Korea to South Korea on May 24, which is International Women's Day...
  • Steinem, other prominent women announce plan to walk Korean demilitarized zone

    03/13/2015 9:08:57 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2015 | AP, via Fox News
    Making the ultimate statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on Wednesday announced their plans for a rare and risky walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification. The DMZ is the world's most fortified border, with the two countries still technically at war. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers face off across the heavily mined zone. Organizers of the effort called WomenCrossDMZ.org on Wednesday said they hope for 30 women, including two Nobel Peace laureates, to cross from North Korea to South Korea on May 24, which is International Women's Day...
  • (LEAD) U.S. man caught trying to swim to N. Korea (U.S. citizen of Arabic descent)

    09/18/2014 7:23:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2014/09/17
    (LEAD) U.S. man caught trying to swim to N. Korea 2014/09/17 10:49 SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) -- A young American man has been caught trying to swim across a river border into North Korea, a government source said Wednesday. The man was arrested by Marine sentries at around 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday while he was swimming across the Han River, which borders with North Korea, the source said. The river cuts through the South Korean capital of Seoul and its adjacent county of Gimpo into the Yellow Sea. During an interrogation following the arrest, the U.S. citizen of Arabic descent...
  • US sending extra combat unit to South Korea

    01/07/2014 6:09:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The U.S. is sending an additional Army combat force of 800 soldiers to South Korea with tanks and armored troop carriers. A brief Pentagon announcement said the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to two locations in South Korea on Feb. 1....
  • The U.S. Soldier Who Defected to North Korea (spy-breeding program?)

    08/16/2013 2:24:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2013 | Graeme Wood
    We all do stupid things when we’re drunk, but among bad decisions, this one deserves special distinction: on the night of January 4, 1965, U.S. Army Sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins pounded 10 beers, deserted his infantry company at the edge of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, walked alone across a minefield, and defected to North Korea. He was thrown into a chilly, spartan house (he tried, unsuccessfully, to leave) and forced to study the works of the North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung for 11 hours every day. By 1972, he could recite Kim’s core principles by heart in Korean. That...
  • (LEAD) N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea via heavily armed border(going postal & killing CO)

    10/06/2012 3:03:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/06/12
    (LEAD) N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea via heavily armed border SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday via the heavily armed land border between the two sides, claiming he crossed the border after shooting two superiors while on guard duty, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The solider crossed the western section of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas at 12:06 p.m. before arriving at a South Korean guard post four minutes later, the JCS said in a statement. South Korean border guards heard gunshots along the border at...