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  • S. Korea, U.S. start maritime drills against N. Korea

    10/16/2017 10:03:22 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 2 replies
    SEOUL. Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean and U.S. navies on Monday kicked off massive combined drills off the coast of the peninsula amid heightened tensions. The allies plan to continue the Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise (MCSOFEX) through Friday in the East Sea and the Yellow Sea, also known as the West Sea. A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source.
  • 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....
  • Road to WAR: China's secret plans for North Korea INVASION revealed

    10/16/2017 2:18:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th October 2017 | David Trayner
    Road to WAR: China's secret plans for North Korea INVASION revealed CHINA is preparing for a massive land invasion of North Korea, shocking new photos suggest. By David Trayner / Published 16th October 2017 The Communist superpower is building a six-lane highway in a sparsely populated area of its cold and windy north east. The massive new motorway snakes across an area where very few of the local peasants have a car and there is little traffic or trade. It’s destination? The North Korean border. Experts believe there can only be one explanation for the so-called G1112 Ji'an–Shuangliao Expressway: getting...
  • Flash - N. Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S. Korea drill: report

    10/14/2017 1:41:53 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies
    AFP, France24 ^ | 14 October 2017 | AFP, France24
    SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source. The US navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh show of force against North Korea as tensions soar over the hermit state's weapons programme. The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previously responded angrily to joint exercises. The Donga Ilbo daily, quoting a government source, said satellite pictures show ballistic missiles...
  • [N. Korea] N.K. missiles mounted on TEL being transported in 3 to 4 regions

    10/14/2017 1:52:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | October. 14, 2017
    N.K. missiles mounted on TEL being transported in 3 to 4 regions Posted October. 14, 2017 07:33, Updated October. 14, 2017 08:00 South Korean and American intelligence agencies are gearing up for North Korea's another provocation as the transport and deployment of transporter-erecter-launcher (TEL) has been spotted in three to four regions in North Korea. According to a government source Friday, a U.S. satellite recently captured images of North Korean ballistic missiles mounted on TEL being transported out of a hangar to somewhere in areas near Pyongyang and North Pyongan Province. Korean and U.S. military officials are keeping an eye...
  • China under attack: North Korea 'preparing to fire 30 Scud missiles at own ALLY next week'

    10/13/2017 6:36:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    China under attack: North Korea 'preparing to fire 30 Scud missiles at own ALLY next week' NORTH Korea could be preparing to fire 30 rocket missiles at China next week amid rumours Kim Jong-Un is angry his ally sided with the US over tough sanctions. By VICKIIE OLIPHANT 09:46, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 10:00, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 The hermit kingdom was spotted transporting 30 Scud missiles from Hwangju, south of the capital Pyongyang, to Nampo, in the west of the country. It is believed Nampo holds a number of rocket facilities, including a military shipyard where submarine-launched...
  • New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site - Nuclear program AT RISK

    10/13/2017 5:00:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site - Nuclear program AT RISK A SERIES of new tremors and landslides have hit North Korea after an earthquake was recorded last night which could cause the collapse of the hermit kingdom’s nuclear bomb test site. By VICKIIE OLIPHANT PUBLISHED: 07:56, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 Experts suggest the quake, which measured 2.9 on the Richter scale, could mean the region has be destabilised by the country’s September 3 hydrogen bomb test, which caused a 6.3 magnitude earthquake And they warned the Punggye-ri nuclear...
  • [N. Korea] Trump calls for ‘tip-top shape’ nukes, NK claims ‘balance of power’ with US

    10/12/2017 7:19:47 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Choi He-suk
    Trump calls for ‘tip-top shape’ nukes, NK claims ‘balance of power’ with US By Choi He-suk Published : Oct 12, 2017 - 16:23 Updated : Oct 12, 2017 - 16:23 US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he is “stronger and tougher” on North Korea than others, while Pyongyang’s top diplomat claimed that the regime was nearing a “balance of power” with the US. Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House, Trump said that he would have the US nuclear arsenal in “tip-top shape” and denied reports that he wanted...
  • UAE stops issuing new visas for North Korean laborers

    10/12/2017 4:04:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/12/17 | Jon Gambrell
    The United Arab Emirates said Thursday it would stop issuing new visas to North Korean workers, becoming the latest Gulf country to limit Pyongyang's ability to evade sanctions and raise money abroad amid tensions with the U.S. A statement by the UAE Foreign Ministry did not address the hundreds of North Korean laborers already working in the Emirates. A call to the UAE's Embassy in Washington was not immediately returned. The statement said the UAE would pull its non-resident ambassador to North Korea as well as stop North Koreans from opening new businesses in the Emirates, a federation of seven...
  • Experts: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

    10/11/2017 4:49:32 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | OCT 10 2017
    Experts: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies by ANDREA MITCHELL and KEN DILANIAN WASHINGTON — The cybersecurity company FireEye says in a new report to private clients, obtained exclusively by NBC News, that hackers linked to North Korea recently targeted U.S. electric power companies with spearphishing emails. The emails used fake invitations to a fundraiser to target victims, FireEye said. A victim who downloaded the invitation attached to the email would also be downloading malware into his or her computer network, according to the FireEye report. The company did not dispute NBC's characterization of the report, but declined to...
  • Trump on N. Korea: My attitude is the one that matters

    10/11/2017 3:27:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/10/12
    Trump on N. Korea: My attitude is the one that matters 2017/10/12 04:58 WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his attitude is "the one that matters" when it comes to resolving the impasse over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Trump made the remark in response to a question about whether he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are on the same page on how to deal with the communist regime. "I think I have a little bit different attitude on North Korea than other people might have," he told reporters at the start of...
  • ‘China has a great responsibility in N.K. nuke,’ says Chinese scholar

    10/10/2017 6:48:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | October. 10, 2017 | Wan-Jun Yun
    ‘China has a great responsibility in N.K. nuke,’ says Chinese scholar Posted October. 10, 2017 08:10, Updated October. 10, 2017 09:28 “China cannot say it does not have a responsibility (in North Korea’s nuclear issues),” said Wang Yizhou, Deputy Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, in a recent interview with the Dong-A Ilbo. “The Chinese government needs to clearly acknowledge that we have a great responsibility (in Pyongyang’s nuclear issues) as well as important interests (in the Korean Peninsula),” the international relations expert added. “(Therefore,) Pressure on the North should be raised to a level where...
  • Former US Pres. Carter Wishes to Visit N. Korea and Meet Kim Jong-un (Jackass Alert)

    10/09/2017 6:26:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 70 replies
    KBS ^ | 2017-10-09
    Former US Pres. Carter Wishes to Visit N. Korea and Meet Kim Jong-un Write : 2017-10-09 13:34:11 Update : 2017-10-09 16:33:09 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter reportedly wishes to visit North Korea and meet leader Kim Jong-un to discuss North Korea’s nuclear programs. Park Han-shik,, a professor emeritus at University of Georgia who is an expert on North Korea, told Yonhap News Sunday Carter wants to play a role in resolving the serious situation, as he did during the Clinton administration in 1994. Park said that Carter wrote a recent editorial in the Washington Post to convey to Pyongyang his...
  • Financial authorities review countermeasures against N. Korean EMP attack [S. Korea]

    10/08/2017 11:39:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yonhap ^ | Oct 9, 2017
    Financial authorities review countermeasures against N. Korean EMP attack Published : Oct 9, 2017 - 09:24 Updated : Oct 9, 2017 - 09:24 South Korea's financial authorities have been reviewing countermeasures against the threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack by North Korea that could paralyze a nation's financial system, according to officials Monday. EMP bombs can jam and damage high-tech defense systems and wreck havoc on communications networks and electrical grids. With tension escalating over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korean watchers here have said the increasingly isolated country has the capability to use such devices to devastating effect....
  • Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash

    10/08/2017 7:28:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 7, 2017 | DAVID SEGAL
    Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash By DAVID SEGAL OCT. 7, 2017 SOFIA, Bulgaria — While the embassies of most countries promote the interests of companies back home, North Korea’s are in business for themselves. A series of tough sanctions by the United Nations and an executive order recently signed by President Trump have sought to economically isolate the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong-un. But Pyongyang has held on to an array of profit-making ventures, some of which operate in the roughly 40 embassies of the hermit kingdom. Many of these enterprises are hard to...
  • Kim Jong-un promotes sister Kim Yo-jong to North Korea's centre of power

    10/08/2017 5:18:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8 October 2017
    Kim Jong-un promotes sister Kim Yo-jong to North Korea's centre of power Promotion further consolidates family’s power as leader says nation’s nuclear weapons are a ‘powerful deterrent’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his sister Kim Yo-jong to the politburo – the nation’s top decision-making body. The promotion, reported by North Korean state media, indicates that the 28-year-old has replaced Kim Jong-un’s aunt, Kim Kyong Hee, who was a key decision maker when former leader Kim Jong-il was alive. “It shows that her portfolio and writ is far more substantive than previously believed and it is a further consolidation...
  • [N. Korea] Jong-nam accused ‘mixed acid, compound to produce deadly VX’

    10/07/2017 6:55:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Malaysian Insight ^ | 7 Oct 2017
    Jong-nam accused ‘mixed acid, compound to produce deadly VX’ Updated 23 hours ago · Published on 7 Oct 2017 10:00AM ONE of the puzzles at the Kim Jong-nam murder trial is how the accused managed to kill the North Korean with VX nerve agent without harming themselves or passers-by. Chemists following the trial this week said the women might have used a “combined method” to synthesise elements of VX without heat into a “deadly nerve agent”, reports The Wall Street Journal. An alkyl chloride identified by a Chemistry Department expert was found on Kim’s clothing and one of the accused,...
  • Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'

    10/07/2017 10:06:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2017/10/08 | Steve Holland, Idrees Ali
    Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating' Steve Holland, Idrees Ali 2017/10/08 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be “devastating” for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington’s first option to deal with the country’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program. “We are totally prepared for the second option, not a preferred option,” Trump said at a White House news conference, referring to military force. “But if we take that option, it will be devastating, I can tell you that, devastating for...
  • US Customs vows to block imports of seafood and goods from North Korea workers

    10/07/2017 8:55:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    WQAD ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2017
    US Customs vows to block imports of seafood and goods from North Korea workers POSTED 10:11 AM, OCTOBER 6, 2017, BY WQAD DIGITAL TEAM U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood — as well as any other goods — produced by North Korean laborers who work in China. An Associated Press investigation tracked salmon, squid and cod processed by North Koreans working at Chinese factories and shipped to American stores, including Walmart and ALDI. The North Korean workers found in Chinese factories aren’t allowed to leave, and receive only a fraction of...
  • Russia: North Korea to Test Missile It Says Could Reach West Coast of the U.S.

    10/06/2017 5:10:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo UK ^ | 10/06/17 | John Haltiwanger
    North Korea claims it has a missile that could reach the West Coast of the United States and plans to test it in the very near future, according to Russian lawmakers who visited the reclusive nation this week.  “They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the West Coast of the United States,” Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian Duma’s international affairs committee, told the RIA news agency, Reuters reports.  “In general, [North Korea’s] mood is rather belligerent,” Morozov added. “The situation, of course, demands...