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  • Ex-NATO commander: North Korea likely getting help with nukes, rockets from China or Russia

    12/03/2017 6:33:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/17 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Ex-NATO commander: North Korea likely getting help with nukes, rockets from China or Russia Retired Adm. James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander, in an interview on Sunday said North Korea is likely receiving outside help from allies like China, Russia or Iran as it races to develop its weapons arsenal. “You’ve got to think that at least part of it is coming from either China or Russia and I have no evidence of that, but the idea that [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] would simply be developing this on an indigenous basis within his own population of...
  • Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites - officials

    12/03/2017 4:37:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2017/12/03 | Mike Stone
    Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites - officials Mike Stone SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. West Coast defenses would likely include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missiles, similar to those deployed in South Korea to protect against a potential North Korean attack. The accelerated pace of North Korea’s ballistic...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong Un visits factory that produced tyres for missile truck

    12/03/2017 12:43:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03 December 2017
    Kim Jong Un visits factory that produced tyres for missile truck North Korea's leader had tasked the factory to make the tyres for the "great event in November", says the country's state media. Kim Jong Un inspects the tyres at the factory Kim Jong Un has thanked workers at a factory that built the tyres for a huge vehicle used to transport North Korea's new intercontinental ballistic missile which was tested this week. The visit came after a public rally and fireworks in Pyongyang to celebrate the launch of the Hwasong-15 ICBM, in violation of international sanctions. At the Amnokgang...
  • What’s next after North Korea’s successful launch of rocket that can strike US?

    12/02/2017 4:22:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    SCMP ^ | 01 December, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    What’s next after North Korea’s successful launch of rocket that can strike US? Analysts predict first submarine-based launch and expect China to strengthen defence as a result PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 December, 2017, 9:56pm UPDATED : Friday, 01 December, 2017, 11:29pm North Korea is poised to intensify its rocket-testing programme – including the first test of a submarine-launched missile – following the successful trial of a rocket that can hit the US mainland, according to military analysts. On Wednesday Pyongyang tested its new Hwasong-15 an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Analysts now expect further tests, including an upgraded, submarine-based version of...
  • US officials puzzled by lack of North Korean missile tests

    11/24/2017 8:27:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Barbara Starr,
    US defense and intelligence officials are growing increasingly puzzled why Kim Jong Un has not tested a ballistic missile in nearly two months. And for now, as President Donald Trump travels through Asia, it does not appear another missile test is imminent. Officials caution all of this could change at any time and Kim could resume aggressive weapons testing -- but that would also pose the question as to why he resumed. One of biggest worries for the US military is that the North Korean regime might live up to its threat of conducting an atmospheric nuclear test. Officials point...
  • Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

    11/23/2017 5:26:52 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 16 replies
    businessinsider ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Reuters
    TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. An official in the company's Beijing-based press office, who only gave his surname as Ding, told Reuters on Wednesday that flights were suspended because "business was not good". He declined to comment on when flights might resume. The suspension by China's national flag carrier comes shortly after a visit by a senior Chinese envoy to the city and also coincides with a U.S. decision to put...
  • N.K. apparently replaces all border security guards after soldier's defection: source [N. Korea]

    11/23/2017 3:12:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/11/23
    N.K. apparently replaces all border security guards after soldier's defection: source 2017/11/23 17:29 SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is believed to have replaced all border security guards following a North Korean soldier's recent defection to the South via a jointly controlled area at the tense border, an intelligence source said Thursday. A North Korean soldier was shot and wounded by his fellows Nov. 13 when he sought to cross the heavily guarded inter-Korean border to defect. The replacement seems to be a response to their failure to deter his escape. "Signs were detected that North Korea has replaced...
  • Treasury Sanctions Trading, Labor, and Shipping Companies and Vessels to Further Isolate North Korea

    11/22/2017 5:26:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Treasury Dept. ^ | 11/21/2017
    Treasury Sanctions Trading, Labor, and Shipping Companies and Vessels to Further Isolate North Korea 11/21/2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today sanctioned one individual, 13 entities, and 20 vessels as the United States continues to take action multilaterally and unilaterally to disrupt North Korea's illicit funding of its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Today's sanctions target third-country persons with long-standing commercial ties to North Korea, as well as the transportation networks that facilitate North Korea's revenue generation and operations. "As North Korea continues to threaten international peace and security, we...
  • S. Korea: Cheonan's Stern Finally Salvaged (photos)

    04/15/2010 6:07:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 2,322+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/15/10
  • South Korea hoists sunken warship

    04/14/2010 9:47:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 769+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 4/15/2010 | Hung Jim Kim
    South Korea lifted its sunken warship Thursday in waters near the tense border with North Korea, about three weeks after it went down following a mysterious explosion with dozens of sailors believed trapped inside. Bad weather and heavy seas have impeded efforts to locate the 44 missing crew and salvage the wreckage of the 1,200-ton Cheonan. On Thursday, a huge naval crane hoisted the stern — where most of the missing sailors are believed trapped — a day after divers succeeded in tying the wreckage with chains. Footage by TV broadcaster SBS showed the stern being hoisted about 10-13 feet...
  • S. Korea: Torpedo Attack Likeliest Cause of Shipwreck

    04/05/2010 8:39:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,822+ views
    Torpedo Attack Likeliest Cause of Shipwreck Military authorities believe that a strong external shock was the reason for the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan, on March 26, with a torpedo, mine or depth charge the most likely to generate enough impact. The most likely suspect is a torpedo. â—† Torpedo, Mine or Depth Charge? Torpedoes and mines attack from under the surface of the ocean, while depth charges are thrown into the water from airplanes or ships to hit submarines. Torpedoes travel between 60 km/h to 70 km/h powered by propellers and can hit targets that are between hundreds...
  • Fishing boat missing after searching for sailors from sunken ship (S. Korean naval vessel)

    SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- A fishing boat has vanished and is feared to have sunk after searching for sailors missing from last week's naval disaster, maritime police said Saturday. Police said they lost contact with the 99-ton boat, carrying nine people aboard, after receiving a distress signal at around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area off the western sea border with North Korea, where the patrol ship Cheonan ship sank on March 26.
  • Prisoner Freed From North Korea in 2010 Dies After Being Found on Fire in San Diego

    11/21/2017 8:47:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Monica Garske
    Boston resident Aijalon M. Gomes, 38, captured international headlines in 2010 when he was imprisoned in North Korea for seven months; he died on Nov. 17 in San DiegoA man held captive in a North Korean prison in 2010 and freed with the help of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter died in San Diego over the weekend after being found ablaze in a field. Aijalon M. Gomes, 38, had recently relocated to San Diego from Boston. On Friday night, around 11:30 p.m., an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was driving westbound on Pacific Highway near SeaWorld Drive when he spotted...
  • UNC Releases Footage of North Korean Defector (Defection of a North Korean Soldier on Nov. 13, 2017)

    11/21/2017 9:41:15 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 21, 2017
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRTdVgc00H0
  • Wounded N. Korean soldier regains consciousness: officials

    11/21/2017 4:02:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/11/21
    Wounded N. Korean soldier regains consciousness: officials 2017/11/21 19:56 SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Yonhap) -- The North Korean soldier who was severely injured while defecting to the South last week has regained consciousness, officials here said Tuesday. South Korean government officials said the soldier is awake after he underwent two major surgeries at Ajou University Hospital in Suwon, south of Seoul. "The soldier has regained consciousness and he requested to watch television," the government official said on condition of anonymity. "For the soldier's psychological comfort, we've shown the patient South Korean movies and he has recovered enough to watch television." The...
  • State sponsor of terror designation not only pointed at North Korea

    11/21/2017 3:13:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Nikkei ^ | November 21, 2017 | TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA
    State sponsor of terror designation not only pointed at North Korea Donald Trump is also telling Xi Jinping to use a heavier hand TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA, Nikkei staff writer WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's re-designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism came after a Chinese envoy returned home from North Korea, apparently empty-handed. North Korea has been aggressively pursuing ballistic missile and nuclear weapon technology. The re-designation came on Monday, after China's special envoy apparently failed in a mission to win concessions from Pyongyang regarding North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Once the envoy returned home, Trump...
  • Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

    11/20/2017 9:01:50 AM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-20-2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed during the George W. Bush administration. North Korea had been removed from the list under the George W. Bush administration in an attempt to salvage negotiations for a nuclear deal. The president made the announcement at the White House on Monday morning. North Korea will join Sudan, Syria and Iran as countries that the State Department identifies as ones that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.” Administration officials...
  • N. Korea conducts rare inspection of key military organ: spy agency

    11/19/2017 11:55:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/11/20
    N. Korea conducts rare inspection of key military organ: spy agency 2017/11/20 16:05 SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is conducting a rare inspection of a key military organ due to its "impure behavior" and has punished its top officials, South Korea's spy agency said Monday. During its briefing to the National Assembly's intelligence committee, the National Intelligence Agency (NIS) said that while the North inspected its military's General Political Bureau for the first time in two decades, Hwang Pyong-so and Kim Won-hong, the bureau's chief and deputy chief, were punished. The inspection was led by Choe Ryong-hae, the...
  • N. Korea: KIM JONG UN MAY HAVE CAUSED A PARASITIC WORM EPIDEMIC IN NORTH KOREA BY MAKING FARMERS...

    11/18/2017 6:14:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 104 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/17/17 | CALLUM PATON
    KIM JONG UN MAY HAVE CAUSED A PARASITIC WORM EPIDEMIC IN NORTH KOREA BY MAKING FARMERS SPREAD HUMAN FAECES ON THEIR CROPS The prevalence of parasitic worms causing health problems in North Korea may be the result of a personal intervention by Kim Jong Un, who urged farmers to spread human excrement on their fields to fertilize crops. The hermit nation’s leader issued an instruction to farmers in 2014 telling them to use human faeces with animal waste and organic compost on their fields. With a lack of livestock to provide animal fertilizer, agriculturists poured the human excrement, also known...
  • New Cold War? North Korea Strengthens Ties with Cuba After Threatening Nuclear Attack on U.S.

    11/17/2017 7:17:14 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Robert Valemcia
    Korean Central News Agency announced Friday that North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his delegation will be traveling to Cuba, in hopes of revamping international support amid sanctions and widespread condemnation of Pyongyang’s nuclear missile tests.   The Washington Post reported that North Korea’s visit to Cuba occurs as Pyongyang’s largest trading partners announced they would halt trade with the isolated nation. Singapore—North Korea’s seventh largest trading partner–announced it would sever its trade with the country Thursday, while the Philippines—Pyongyang’s fifth largest trading partner—is following suit.