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  • US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea

    05/27/2017 3:38:32 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    It's Not The Tea ^ | 5-27-2017 | Patriot News
    One month ago, when we first discussed that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group, the US was deploying two more carriers toward the Korean peninsula, some took the Yonhap-sourced report skeptically: after all, what’s the incremental symbolic impact of having three, or even two aircraft carriers next to North Korea when just one would more than suffice. Then, two weeks ago, the report was proven half right when US officials announced that in addition to the first US carrier already on location, the US Navy is moving the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to the Korean...
  • (URGENT) N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military

    05/23/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT · by rxsid · 38 replies ^ | 05/23/2017 | yonhapnews
    "(URGENT) N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military"
  • Trump may mull naval blockade, no-fly zone against N. Korea: expert

    05/22/2017 11:11:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | May 23, 2017 | Yonhap News Agency
    The Donald Trump administration may push for naval blockades or the imposition of a "no-fly" zone against North Korea should it succeed in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, an expert here said Tuesday. Trump would view it as a red line for the nuclear-armed communist nation, according to Shin Beom-chul, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy in Seoul. In case of the North's successful development of ICBMs, "Taking military actions against Pyongyang will be the most appealing option on the table from Trump's perspective," he said in a paper released to media ahead of a security forum to...
  • North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, South Korean Military Says

    05/13/2017 3:58:20 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 65 replies
    NBC news ^ | 5/13/17 | PHIL HELSEL, COURTNEY KUBE and STELLA KIM
    North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning that flew around 430 miles, a South Korean military official said, in what appears to be the latest missile test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.
  • U.S. warship collides with S. Korean fishing boat

    05/09/2017 7:53:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    yonhap ^ | 2017/05/09 18:00
    SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) -- A U.S. naval ship collided with a South Korean fishing vessel in the East Sea on Tuesday during its training mission, defense authorities here said. "There was an accident involving the U.S. cruiser USS Lake Champlain and the South Korean fishing ship 502 Namyang in the waters south of Ulleung Island at around noon today," a military official said. But there was no report of any casualties from the accident involving the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, he added. As part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group, the cruiser is participating in joint drills with South Korea's...
  • Are Cyber Crooks Funding North Korea’s Nukes?

    05/08/2017 1:11:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kevin Poulsen
    Like all modern geopolitical chess matches, the growing tension between the United States and North Korea has a shadowy analog playing out in cyberspace. North Korea is primed for a sixth nuclear test, which would bring it one step closer to its admitted goal of developing a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the United States mainland. At his current pace, Kim Jong Un could achieve that objective within three years, according to military analysts. That’s within President Donald Trump’s first term, and the administration has been ratcheting up the tough talk almost daily. The president recently said that nuclear war...
  • North Korea calls US "murderous ogres" - their propaganda art has for years.

    05/07/2017 7:54:05 PM PDT · by OldGuard1 · 17 replies
    Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous
    As you've probably seen, the latest rant from the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea", they've threatened to nuke the White House, calling the US “murderous ogres”, “robbers”, “air pirates” and “warriors who master the occult arts”. It's easy to see North Korea's rants as hyperbole. But this is literally how they actually portray America to their citizens. In North Korean propaganda, Americans literally are vicious, bloodthirsty beasts. They shoot Korean children at point blank in the head for fun. They brand them with red-hot irons. They nail written messages into their heads. They saw the tops of their heads off,...
  • Now North Korea threatens to nuke the White House as it brands American troops ‘murderous ogres’

    05/07/2017 5:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 8, 2017 | Jon Lockett
    NORTH Korea has threatened to nuke the White House and reduce it to ashes as Kim Jong-un’s regime bragged the days of the US are now “over”. In a punchy editorial published by the state media agency KNCA, Pyongyang slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to dispatch its naval fleet to the Korean Peninsula. And it went on to vow it will be victorious over an enemy made up of “murderous ogres”, “robbers”, “air pirates” and “warriors who master the occult arts”, reports the Express. North Korea’s military commander said the White House would be “reduced to ashes”, as the editorial...
  • Philippine Youth Want Duterte to Dump Trump DC Invite, US Imperialist Stranglehold

    05/07/2017 3:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    teleSUR ^ | May 6, 2017
    Trump's invite should be viewed in light of the U.S.'s decline, the group said, calling on the government to make a clean break with U.S. imperialism. U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House was immediately met with strong disapproval from beltway politicians and mainstream media outlets. Concerned about maintaining the U.S. head of state's dubious role and threadbare image as a human rights leader, they argued that the invitation would dignify the “strongman” and his brutal war on drugs. “The president doesn't appear to have used this opportunity to raise any concerns...
  • S. Korean conservative eyes upset in presidential vote

    05/06/2017 7:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 5, 2017 | Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean opinion polls suggest that the fall of Park Geun-hye, the country's ousted, jailed president now awaiting a corruption trial, has doomed conservatives in next week's presidential election. An outspoken former governor, who touts himself as a "strongman," looks to win an upset in next Tuesday's election — and lift conservatives from a freefall....
  • In this New Cuban Missile Crisis, Are We Already in Checkmate?

    05/06/2017 5:46:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | May 6, 2017 | Larry Kelly
    Dr. Peter Pry is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National Homeland Security, Chief of Staff of the Congressional EMP (Electric Magnetic Pulse) Commission, and is considered one of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on nuclear weapons technology. He is the undisputed preeminent authority on the existential threat presented by the proliferation of EMP weapons and gained national prominence in various testimonies before Congress, where he has categorically stated that the detonation of a single EMP weapon by a rogue state such as North Korea or Iran could destroy the US. In September of 2014, Peter and I...
  • China Built A $350 Million Bridge That Ends In A Dirt Field In North Korea

    05/05/2017 2:33:02 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-5-2017 | Nathaniel Lee
    The New Yalu River Bridge was supposed to be a key link for trade between China and North Korea, replacing the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge built in 1943. (snip)Click on the site to see the video
  • BREAKING: North Korea Accuses CIA Of Plot To Kill Kim Jong-Un In Chemical Attack

    05/05/2017 4:28:46 AM PDT · by Strategy · 53 replies
    Daily Express ^ | May 5, 2017 | By Laura Mowat
    North Korea has claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are plotting to kill their leader with "biochemical substances". The North Korean regime has threatened a "counter-terrorist attack" against US and South Korean forces in retaliation for the alleged attack. According to reports, a "terrorist group" supported by the CIA crossed the border before trying to kill the dictator. North Korea has claimed that the aim was to kill Mr Jong-un during a public event in Pyongyang. The state-controlled KCNA news agency said: "The heinous terrorist criminal group was discovered which infiltrated the DPRK after careful preparations."
  • After North Korea Criticism, China Says Wants To Be Good Neighbor

    05/04/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by blam · 1 replies
    One America News Network (OANN) ^ | 5-4-2017 | Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie
    BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Thursday it wants to be good neighbors with North Korea, after the isolated country’s state news agency published a rare criticism of Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over the North’s nuclear program. The United States has urged China, North Korea’s only major ally, to do more to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programs, which have prompted an assertive response from the Trump administration, warning that an “era of strategic patience” is over. A commentary carried by North Korea’s KCNA news agency referred to recent commentaries in China’s People’s Daily...
  • Poll: Majority back preemptive strike on North Korea nukes

    05/04/2017 6:01:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump's tough talk on North Korea has apparently emboldened Americans into supporting a preemptive U.S. attack on the communist nation's nuclear weapons. A new Zogby Analytics poll provided to Secrets found that 52 percent back a U.S. first strike. "A majority (52 percent) of voters agree that the U.S. must deal with North Korea's nuclear threat and are willing to even support a preemptive strike, as opposed to 36 percent of voters who disagree," said the survey.
  • North Korean Media Issues Rare Criticism of China Over Nuclear Warnings

    05/03/2017 4:44:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/3
    North Korea's state media published a rare criticism of China on Wednesday, saying Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear program were undermining relations with Beijing and worsening tensions. A commentary carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) referred to recent commentaries in China's People's Daily and Global Times newspapers, which it said were "widely known as media speaking for the official stand of the Chinese party and government." "A string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser," it said.
  • North Korea Threatens China With “Grave Consequences” Over “Betrayal”

    05/03/2017 1:43:30 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 5-3-2017
    Original newz story - Click here Earlier this morning we reported that according to Korea Times, China had allegedly sent North Korea what amount to a final warning over its military provocations. The rumor cited the May issue of Hong Kong monthly news outlet Dong Xiang. It said a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs junior minister invited Park Myung-ho, an official of North Korea, for a meeting. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting and asked his junior to read aloud the warning to the North over the nuclear test. The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull...
  • China Issued 'Last Warning' To North Korea Over Nukes: Chinese Social Media Posted

    05/03/2017 6:53:53 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Kprea Times ^ | 5-3-2017
    Posts on May 2 saying China sent its last warning to North Korea over nuclear tests have gone viral. / Screen capture from Weibo By Eom Da-sol China has sent a final warning to North Korea over its military provocations, according to unconfirmed rumors spreading widely on Chinese social media Tuesday. Chinese news outlets have previously said Beijing could turn its back on Pyongyang if the latter conducted a sixth nuclear test. But the rumor that China has given North Korea a final warning has drawn particular interest from Weibo users. The rumor cited the May issue of Hong...
  • China Issues Unprecedented Warning To Citizens In North Korea: Return Home

    05/02/2017 8:57:49 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Korea Times via Zero Hedge Inflation via Newz Sentinel ^ | May 2, 2017 | Korea Times via Tyler Durden on Zero Hedge Inflation via Newz Sentinel
    Original newz story - Click here In an unprecedented move, the Chinese Embassy in North Korea has advised Korean-Chinese residents to return home amid concern that the North’s military provocations may trigger a U.S. attack on the North. The Korea Times reports that the embassy began sending the message on Apr. 20, five days before the North celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army with a show of military power, according to Radio Free Asia (a U.S.-based station specializes in North Korea). The station cited a Korean-Chinese living in the North’s capital, who said he left for China...
  • US Deploys High Altitude Drone To Spy On North Korea

    05/02/2017 4:12:15 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    News Sentinel ^ | 5-2-2017
    Original newz story - Click here The US Air Force deployed an RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude surveillance drone at Yokota Air Base on Monday night, starting a five-month operation in Tokyo, Japan Times reports. The drone, the first of five to arrive in Japan, is tasked to survey ballistic missiles and nuclear facilities in North Korea, and is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1. Global Hawks do not have offensive capabilities. Its mission is to provide near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations, according to the base’s website. Four more Global Hawks are slated...