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  • Chinese Troop Deployment at Sino-N. Korean Border (status)

    04/25/2017 8:33:05 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Chinese Troop Deployment at Sino-N. Korean Border (status) These reports are from Chinese and Japanese media. Since I have no time, I will just translate titles and key points. I will paste the entire text of original articles for those who are interested in details and could read them. It is up to you to make judgment on how credible they are. I heard some folks at DoD are screaming about this kind of articles. From CNA News and Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy in Hong Kong: Korean Peninsula Tense, China's Northern Military District on level 1 alertKey...
  • NYT: N. Korea's Nuclear Arsenal to Hit 50 by the End of Trump's Term

    04/25/2017 6:50:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017-04-25
    NYT: N. Korea's Nuclear Arsenal to Hit 50 by the End of Trump's Term The New York Times says the Trump administration’s urgency in dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis reflects concerns about the rapid advances in the North’s weapons programs. The Times report Monday pointed to expert studies and classified intelligence reports that conclude Pyongyang is capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks. UN investigators reportedly found evidence that the North’s factories had succeeded in producing lithium 6, a rare ingredient needed for Pyongyang's push to make a hydrogen bomb. The report says that...
  • Japan gets real: what to do when the 10-minute missile warning comes

    04/25/2017 6:35:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    Japan Times ^ | APR 24, 2017 | ERIC JOHNSTON
    Japan gets real: what to do when the 10-minute missile warning comes BY ERIC JOHNSTON STAFF WRITER APR 24, 2017 OSAKA – With fears growing that North Korea could hold a nuclear or missile test as early as Tuesday, municipalities and prefectures nationwide are responding to a government request to provide information on what to do in the event Japan is targeted. The moves come as the Cabinet Secretariat Civil Protection Portal Site on what to do in case of a North Korean missile attack has seen a surge to about 2.6 million views this month from 450,000 in March,...
  • Report: Nuclear-powered USS Michigan to arrive in South Korea

    04/24/2017 8:47:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | April 24, 2017 | Elizabeth Shim
    Report: Nuclear-powered USS Michigan to arrive in South Korea April 24 (UPI) -- A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine is to arrive at the South Korean port city of Busan on Tuesday, the same day North Korea is expected to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army. The USS Michigan, the second Ohio-class nuclear-powered guided missile submarine in the U.S. Navy, is to make a visit to South Korea to send a strong message of warning to Pyongyang, South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo reported Monday. The U.S. supercarrier Carl Vinson is also expected to arrive near the...
  • NK state media's broadside won’t impact China policy[Chinese state media]

    04/24/2017 1:12:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/4/23
    NK state media's broadside won’t impact China policy The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published a commentary on Friday criticizing China, although without naming it, for "dancing to the tune of" the US' North Korean policy. Some emotional statements in the article expressed Pyongyang's determination to go down the nuclear path. The most provocative sentence that attracted worldwide attention in the commentary is that "if the country keeps applying economic sanctions on the DPRK … it should get itself ready to face the catastrophic consequences in the relations with the DPRK." This is the second time North Korean state media...
  • Western spy chiefs head for the hills

    04/23/2017 7:35:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies
    The Times ^ | April 24 2017 | Bernard Lagan
    Western spy chiefs head for the hills Spy chiefs from the West’s intelligence alliance have arrived at a mountain resort in New Zealand for a secret strategy session expected to be dominated by North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. An unmarked Gulfstream corporate jet — identified by its US registration as being operated by the CIA — touched down in Queenstown yesterday. It was believed to be carrying Mike Pompeo, the agency’s director. A second Gulfstream jet delivered James Comey, the FBI director.
  • KING OF THE PORKIES Kim Jong-un all smiles on visit to pig processing plant

    04/23/2017 5:05:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 23rd April 2017 | Jon Lockett
    KING OF THE PORKIES Kim Jong-un all smiles on visit to pig processing plant – as we run down the tubby tyrant’s most outrageous lies The North Korean leader visited the Thaechon Pig Farm of the Korean People's Army in a show of support to his troops By Jon Lockett 23rd April 2017, 11:28 am Updated: 23rd April 2017, 11:57 am KIM Jong-un was all smiles when he was pictured at a pig processing plant on one of his country’s many military bases. The North Korean Leader visited the Thaechon Pig Farm of the Air and Anti-Air Force of the...
  • [N. Koreea] Realistic solution needed for NK nuke issue(Hitting nuke facilities OK)

    04/23/2017 3:13:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Realistic solution needed for NK nuke issue Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/22 11:07:15 Tensions continue to rise in the Korean Peninsula, despite North Korea's latest missile launch failure, and aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson expected arrival in Korean waters 10 days later than originally planned. Furthermore, Pyongyang will likely conduct its sixth nuclear test and also launch an intercontinental ballistic missile. When taking those into account, any type of emergency situation could arise in the Korean Peninsula at any given time. On Friday, US President Donald Trump, in using what is obviously his preferred sounding board to the public, tweeted, "China...
  • Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

    04/22/2017 9:49:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 23, 2017 | Nobuhiro Kubo and Tim Kelly
    Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters By Nobuhiro Kubo and Tim Kelly | TOKYO Two Japanese destroyers on Sunday began an exercise with the U.S. Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Western Pacific as it approaches waters around the Korean peninsula, Japan's navy said. The two Japanese warships, the Samidare and Ashigara, left western Japan on Friday to join the Carl Vinson in a show of solidarity as the United States confronts North Korea over its ballistic missile program and nuclear tests. The destroyers will "practice a variety of tactics" with the U.S....
  • Trailer movement seen at N. Korea's nuke test site: satellite photo

    04/22/2017 7:50:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/04/22
    Trailer movement seen at N. Korea's nuke test site: satellite photo SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Some movement of what appear to be trailers have been detected at North Korea's nuclear test site in its northeastern mountainous area, a U.S. research monitoring website said Saturday. Commercial satellite imagery taken on April 19 showed signs of a few mining carts along the tracks leading to the spoil pile and a small equipment trailer near the North Portal, the tunnel that Pyongyang has apparently been preparing for a nuclear test in the Punggye-ri region, according to the 38 North website. The analysts...
  • NKorea warns China of sanction consequences

    04/22/2017 8:24:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 April 2017
    NKorea warns China of sanction consequences Published: 6:36 pm, Saturday, 22 April 2017 North Korea has seemingly made a thinly veiled warning to China of catastrophic consequences to their bilateral relations, as it asked its historic ally not to step up sanctions. The warning on Saturday came in a commentary titled "Are you good at dancing to the tune of others", released by the state-owned KCNA news agency. While the commentary did not mention China by name, Pyongyang expressed its criticism of "a country around the DPRK", using the acronym for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of...
  • With North Korea, We Do Have Cards to Play

    04/21/2017 5:31:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | Krauthammer
    The U.S. has ways to shut down Kim Jong-un’s nuclear-missile program short of war. The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It’s not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout. The regime has openly declared that it is racing to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the United States — and thus destroy an American city at a Kim Jong-un push of a button. The North Koreans are not bluffing. They’ve made significant progress with...
  • Top U.S. officials to provide N. Korea briefing to all 100 senators

    04/21/2017 6:57:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/04/22
    Top U.S. officials to provide N. Korea briefing to all 100 senators WASHINGTON, April 21 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other top officials will provide a briefing on North Korea to all 100 senators at the White House next week, a news report said Friday. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will join Tillerson and Mattis in the briefing set for Wednesday, Politico reported, in a notice sent to Capitol Hill. The briefing had been originally scheduled to take place at the...
  • Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation

    04/21/2017 6:56:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Apr. 21, 2017 | Clifford Coonan
    Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation US defence official tells CNN aircraft being brought full readiness Clifford Coonan in Beijing China’s air force has put its land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers “on high alert” in response to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defence official has been quoted as saying. The moves to bring an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft to full readiness were part of an effort to “reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency,” the defence official told CNN. The remarks come amid ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula. President Donald...
  • North Korea nukes SF in birthday party video

    04/21/2017 6:55:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    SFGATE ^ | April 20, 2017 | Mike Moffitt
    Eventually the nukes found their target, San Francisco, and exploded in massive fiery eruptions, engulfing the city in flames. The audience appeared to applaud San Francisco's destruction, primitive CGI production values notwithstanding. . . . While the concert took over an hour to finish, San Francisco was wiped out in about 15 seconds.
  • "N. Korea Evacuates Residents near Punggye-ri" ... Attention to Possible Nuclear Test on 25th

    04/21/2017 6:29:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017.04.21
    /begin my translation "N. Korea Evacuates Residents near Punggye-ri" ... Attention to Possible Nuclear Test on 25th Uploaded 2017.04.21 (21:01) | Updated 2017.04.21 (21:18) N. Korea recently evacuated residents near Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Hamkyung Province, and S. Korea/U.S. intelligence authorities are reportedly paying close attention to any related developments. Intelligence sources said on Apr. 21th (today,) “Residents living near the nuclear test site have been evacuated to shelters by N. Korean authorities. It is quite likely that it is related to a nuclear test, based on their past behaviors.” Additionally, they said, “More frequent flights to an...
  • When Nobody Knows( The New Multipolar Proliferated World,...)

    04/19/2017 10:36:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    PJMedia ^ | APRIL 10, 2017 | RICHARD FERNANDEZ
    When Nobody Knows(The New Multipolar Proliferated World, Where Nobody Knows the Rules) After a slow start, North Korean nuclear weapons engineers seem to making definite progress. The intervals between successive nuclear tests are getting shorter while the yields obtained are becoming more consistent. Incremental improvements are also being achieved in their missile systems. /snp North Korea represents a crisis in strategy. We desire the ends but are ignorant of the means. The intellectual tools of the old bipolar world are no longer a sure guide to attaining stability. Nuclear proliferation has undermined great powers, even America's rivals, because it has...
  • China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

    04/19/2017 9:34:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 19, 2017 | Brad Lendon
    China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. A day after North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister said Pyongyang would test missiles weekly and use nuclear weapons if threatened, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Beijing was "gravely concerned" about North Korea's recent nuclear and missile activities. In the same press conference, spokesman Lu Kang praised recent US statements on the North Korean issue. "American officials did make some positive and constructive remarks... such as using whatever peaceful means possible to resolve the (Korean) Peninsula nuclear issue. This...
  • North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up U.S.

    04/19/2017 10:01:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ju-min Park
    The singing was followed by footage of its test-firing of a missile in February which, in the video, was joined by other missiles shooting into sky, passing over the Pacific and exploding in giant balls of flames in the United States. The video ended with a picture of the American flag in flames, overlapping row after row of white crosses in a cemetery.
  • Trump’s Got a Mega-Bomb Designed to Hit North Korea

    04/19/2017 8:55:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 19, 2017 | David Axe
    In 2004, the Pentagon began development of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, a 15-ton conventional bomb specifically designed to collapse all but the deepest buried facilities in Iran and North Korea. MOP was ready for combat in 2011. Each of the Air Force's 20 B-2 stealth bombers based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri can carry two of the 21-foot-long munitions.