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  • North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks

    05/26/2016 6:45:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | NICOLE PERLROTH and MICHAEL CORKERY
    Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain. In three recent attacks on banks, researchers working for the digital security firm Symantec said, the thieves deployed a rare piece of code that had been seen in only two previous cases: the hacking attack at Sony Pictures in December 2014 and attacks on banks and media companies in South Korea in 2013. Government officials in the United States and South Korea have blamed...
  • I told my North Korean captors about life in America, and they were shocked

    05/21/2016 4:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kate O'Connell Walters, Jason Pagano & Kim Malcolm
    After a year in the North Korean prison, Kenneth Bae softened toward his guards. “There were many small conversations like, 'How much do you make in the United States? What's it like to live in the U.S.?” Bae told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm. “Do people really have houses and cars?” When he told his captors about life in America, the guards were shocked. “They said, ‘No way. No way most common people can live like that,’” he said. “They were told that 1 percent of people in the United States have everything, and the rest of them are living in poverty....
  • Trump Would Set North Korea Straight as President

    05/18/2016 1:40:20 PM PDT · by Theo · 7 replies
    Fighting For Trump ^ | May 18, 2016 | Trump Nation
    In an interview on Tuesday with news agency Reuters at Trump Tower, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump revealed he is willing to “open talks” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. His goal would be to undo the nuclear weapons program in Pyongyang, as well as talk some sense into the isolationist state about their human rights atrocities. Giving some insight into how he would do it, Trump reveals he would start with China. “I would put a lot of pressure on China because economically we have tremendous power over China,” Trump said, mentioning how China is Pyongyang’s only major diplomatic...
  • BBC correspondent in North Korea detained over reporting

    05/08/2016 11:21:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | May 09, 2016
    BBC correspondent in North Korea detained over reporting North Korea detained a BBC journalist and ordered his expulsion over his reporting, the broadcaster said on Monday, as a large group of foreign reporters cover a rare congress of the country's ruling Workers' Party. Posted 09 May 2016 12:55 Updated 09 May 2016 13:40 PYONGYANG: North Korea detained a BBC journalist and ordered his expulsion over his reporting, the broadcaster said on Monday, as a large group of foreign reporters cover a rare congress of the country's ruling Workers' Party. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained on Friday as he was about to...
  • Japan's East China Sea Military Buildup Continues

    05/07/2016 8:55:45 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 6, 2016 | Emanuele Scimia
    China’s activism in the East China Sea is goading Tokyo to defensive measures along the southern islands, " Nansei". On the heels of new self-defense legislation, to engage in armed conflicts (for the first time since the end of World War II). Tokyo will close in on China through a variety of ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and antimissile facilities. Key to this strategy is the Ryukyu Island Chain, which includes the Okinawa and Kagoshima.
  • Kim Jong Un issues temporary ban on weddings and funerals for 'security'

    05/03/2016 10:02:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Staff
    Kim Jong Un is now playing the role of wedding spoiler. The North Korean dictator banned all weddings – and funerals – for the coming week as the reclusive country gears up to anoint him as their official leader at the first Workers' Party of Korea Congress in 36 years, Britain’s Sunday Times reports.
  • When Everyone Goes to College: a Lesson From South Korea

    05/02/2016 8:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 1, 2016 | Karin Fischer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • EMP alert: 2 N. Korean satellites now orbit over U.S

    04/27/2016 1:48:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 84 replies
    WASHINGTON – North Korea now has two satellites orbiting over the United States capable of performing a surprise electromagnetic pulse attack at an altitude and trajectory that evade U.S. National Missile Defenses, a national security expert warned in an interview with Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Peter Vincent Pry told G2 Bulletin that the satellites can be commanded either to deorbit and hit a target on the ground or explode at a high altitude to create an EMP effect that would knock out the unprotected U.S. national electrical grid system and all life-sustaining critical infrastructures that depend on it. “The threat,”...
  • North Korea’s New Nuclear Sub Is Wickedly Unsafe

    04/27/2016 7:19:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Axe
    North Korea’s new sea-launched, nuclear-capable ballistic missile and the submarine that fires it are both technologically backward, unreliable, and wickedly unsafe for the unfortunate souls tasked with operating them. In short, Pyongyang's new undersea nuke—which the hermit regime test-launched off the country's eastern coast on April 23—is a dud by any normal standard.
  • North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says

    04/23/2016 5:39:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2016 | Don Melvin
    North Korea has fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday. The missile was fired at 6:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET), South Korean officials said.
  • North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch

    04/16/2016 8:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jacob J
    North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch April 16, 2016 08:27 SGT By Jacob J North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suffered a double whammy as a medium-range rocket launch failed and ally China castigated the reclusive regime for its military misadventures. However, the setback will only spur the dictator to adopt a tougher posturing in a bid to shore up power and Pyongyang was more likely than not to carry out a fifth nuclear test, observers have said. South Korean officials and international experts said the chances of North Korea conducting another nuclear test were...
  • South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better

    04/11/2016 6:22:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 10, 2016 | Ed Kim
    South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better SOUTH KOREA April 10, 2016 Ed Kim 0 K211 For several years, South Korea has been in the throes of a military weapons binge. In particular, Seoul really wants weapons made in South Korea. Officials have a mix of concerns regarding the evolving nature of the U.S.-Korean alliance, the unique needs of defending their mountainous country and the desire to bolster an indigenous arms industry. It hasn’t always gone well. One of the first attempts to create a completely independent weapons system was an armored infantry fighting vehicle...
  • MIA Veteran's Body Returns Home After 66 Years

    04/07/2016 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | wowk
    FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. - It has been 66 years since Roy Henderson has been on American soil. We live in an unrecognizable United States to the one the private first class left, but he has never been forgotten. And he has finally been welcomed home to the Ohio Valley after going being killing in action, declared MIA in July of 1950. "It's closure for the family, and not only for the family, but for the veterans who fight on a daily basis," said casualty assistance officer SFC Bradley Maston. "We want to see our brothers and sisters come back home and...
  • North Korean Government Advises Population to “Brace for Famine” [semi-satire]

    04/06/2016 10:55:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Calling the road to revolution “long and arduous,” the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper advised readers to “brace for famine.” The “bracing” is expected to entail the people “chewing the roots of plants once again.” In addition, the country is requiring all residents to deliver about 2 lb. of rice to state warehouses each month. The rice levy is needed to ensure that the country’s 300 lb. leader—Kim Jong-un—is able to “maintain his strength in the battle against capitalist imperialism. We cannot allow hunger to undermine his ability to continue to make progress toward the socialist future we are all striving...
  • 'Suspicious activity' at N. Korea's nuclear complex

    04/04/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Yonhap ^ | April 4th, 2016 | By Chang Jae-soon
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (Yonhap) -- Recent satellite imagery shows "suspicious activity" at North Korea's nuclear complex in what could be a sign that Pyongyang might be trying to harvest weapons-grade plutonium from spent nuclear fuel, a U.S. website monitoring the North said Monday. The website 38 North said in a report that the satellite imagery has shown "exhaust plumes" from a thermal plant used to heat the Yongbyon nuclear complex's Radiochemical Laboratory, where spent nuclear fuel rods are reprocessed to extract plutonium. "During the past five weeks, exhaust plumes on two, possibly three, occasions were observed at the Radiochemical Laboratory's...
  • Trump On North Korea Going to War: 'Good Luck, Enjoy Yourself Folks' (to Allies Japan/Korea)

    04/03/2016 4:14:54 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 270 replies
    The Guardian, U.K. ^ | 1 April 2016 | Ben Jacobs
    Donald Trump on Saturday told a crowd of thousands he was sanguine about potential hostilities between North Korea and its neighbors. Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican Donald Trump on Saturday told a crowd of thousands he was sanguine about potential hostilities between North Korea and its neighbors. Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that if conflict between Japan and nuclear-armed North Korea were to break out, “it would be a terrible thing but if they do,...
  • Trump on potential war between Japan and North Korea: 'If they do, they do'

    04/02/2016 10:52:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 3, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond and Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump on Saturday reiterated his belief that Japan should arm itself to deter a threat from North Korea rather than have the U.S. military protect the longtime ally against the rogue nuclear nation. Meanwhile, Trump throughout the day maintained that the U.S. should pressure NATO member states to begin "paying their fair share." "I would rather have them not arm, but I'm not going to continue to lose this tremendous amount of money. And frankly, the case could be made that let them protect themselves against North Korea. They'd probably wipe them out pretty quick," Trump said at a...
  • N.Korea leader tells military to be ready to use nuclear weapons

    04/02/2016 10:07:46 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    reuters ^ | Mon Mar 7, 2016 1:12pm EST | Jack Kim
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.The comments, carried by the North's official KCNA news agency, marked a further escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula after the U.N. Security Council imposed harsh new sanctions on the isolated state for its nuclear programme. North Korea, known for belligerent rhetoric, has previously threatened pre-emptive attacks on its enemies, including South Korea and the United States....
  • North Korea warns citizens to prepare for famine

    03/29/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 60 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 3/29/2016 | Nash Jenkins
    North Korea instructed the country Monday to brace itself for possible famine and severe economic hardship — but not to despair, because “the road to revolution is long and arduous,” according to an editorial in the state-run newspaper. The article, published in Rodong Sinmun — the print mouthpiece of the North Korean government — comes less than a month after the U.N. Security Council voted in favor of slapping the Hermit Kingdom with tougher sanctions, after the country teased its potential nuclear and military capabilities earlier this year. The editorial stated that hardships to come might evoke another “arduous march”...
  • Descendants of the Sun: the Korean military romance sweeping Asia

    03/28/2016 6:44:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | March 27, 2016 | Tessa Wong
    Descendants of the Sun: the Korean military romance sweeping Asia By Tessa Wong BBC News 27 March 2016 Korean television dramas have always been popular across Asia, but the region may have hit peak K-drama fever with military romance Descendants of the Sun. "This show satisfies all my fantasies," 35-year-old Beijing fan Ms Dai tells the BBC. "It reminds me of the feeling you have in a romantic relationship." Seoul's latest offering chronicles the star-crossed relationship between a soldier and surgeon. It has won millions of fans across the region, but also caused alarm from some authorities. Love is a...
  • Ancient Cataclysm Rearranged Pacific Map, Study Says

    10/24/2007 2:48:01 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,449+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 10-24-2007 | Julian Ryall
    Ancient Cataclysm Rearranged Pacific Map, Study Says Julian Ryall for National Geographic NewsOctober 24, 2007 A cataclysm 50 million years ago changed the face of the planet from the Hawaiian Islands to Antarctica, according to new research. The collapse of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean turned Australia into a warm and sunny continent instead of a snowbound wasteland and created some of the islands that dot the South Pacific today. "We have found that the destruction of an entire mid-ocean ridge, known as the Izanagi Ridge, initiated a chain reaction of geological events," said Joanne Whittaker, a...
  • Trump would consider letting Japan and South Korea build nuclear arsenals

    03/26/2016 6:35:20 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2016, | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump would consider allowing Japan and South Korea to build their own nuclear arsenals instead of depending on the U.S. for their protection against North Korea and China, he said in an interview with The New York Times published Saturday. “There’ll be a point at which we’re just not going to be able to do it anymore,” Trump said, pointing at what he calls a “severely depleted” military. “We have nuclear arsenals which are in very terrible shape,” he said. “They don’t even know if they work.” “If the United States keeps on its path, its current path of...
  • NORTH KOREA CLAIMS SUCCESSFUL TEST OF SOLID-FUEL ROCKET ENGINE

    03/24/2016 6:27:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    North Korea successfully tested a solid-fuel engine that boosted the power of its ballistic rockets, state media reported on Thursday, as South Korea's president ordered the military to be ready to respond to the North's "reckless provocation". Pyongyang's claim indicates it is continuing to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at a rapid pace in defiance of U.N. sanctions, and amid assessment by the South's officials that it could conduct a new nuclear test at any time.
  • Baker Hired Israeli to Collect Iraqi Debt, Evade U.S. Sanctions

    12/19/2006 4:38:15 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 20 replies · 911+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 00:24 Dec 20, '06 / 29 Kislev 5767 | by Hana Levi Julian
    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker used an Israeli businessman to evade American sanctions in Iraq while collecting a debt from Saddam Hussein. According to a report by WorldNet Daily reporter Aaron Klein, Baker hired Nir Gouaz, president of Caesar Global Securities in Israel, to collect a debt from the Hussein regime in 1998. Baker is a senior partner at the Houston-based law firm, Baker Botts, which made some $30 million in fees from the deal which the Israeli businessman mediated. Gouaz said the Iraqi regime owed some $1.65 billion to the Korean Hyundai Engineering firm for a series...
  • North Korea warns of pre-emptive strikes against the South (updated 8:44pm 3/11/16)

    03/11/2016 7:10:27 PM PST · by HWGruene · 20 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday its military is ready to pre-emptively attack and "liberate" the South in its latest outburst against the annual joint military drills by the United States and South Korea. In a statement carried through state media, the General Staff of the North's Korean People's Army said its frontline units are prepared to strike first if they see signs that American and South Korean troops involved in the drills were attempting to invade the North. The KPA said it will counter the drills by the United States and South Korea it says are...
  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

    03/09/2016 9:56:26 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Stella Kim
    North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday morning, a South Korean military official said, in the latest controversial move amid U.S.-South Korean military drills that have angered the rogue state. The two missiles flew about 310 miles at about 5:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. Wednesday ET) and were fired from North Korea's northern shore, the military official said. Analysts said they were Scud-type missiles. The apparent launch comes after heated rhetoric from North Korea in recent days that has included threats of a preemptive nuclear strike.
  • N. Korea claims it can fit nuclear warheads on missiles

    03/08/2016 8:25:34 PM PST · by HWGruene · 20 replies
    salt lake tribune ^ | 3/8/16 | Ana Fifield
    U.S. commanders say country has capability to make weapons small and light enough. Tokyo • North Korea has been able to make its nuclear warheads small enough to fit onto ballistic missiles, the state media claimed Wednesday in Pyongyang's latest boast about improvements in its weapons capabilities. North Korea has made the claim before and it is not known whether it is true, but the timing of the announcement is inauspicious. The United States and South Korea are conducting huge military exercises that North Korea views as a pretext for an invasion. On Tuesday, South Korea unleashed a wave of...
  • There Are 'Green Shoots' Coming From The World's Economic 'Canary In The Coal Mine'

    03/07/2016 5:20:41 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 3-7-2016 | Jonathan Garber
    Jonathan GarberMarch 3, 2016South Korean exports are often referred to as the world's economic canary in the coal mine, or leading indicator, because of their exposure to the US (12.3%), China (25.4%), and Japan (5.6%) — the world's three largest economies. Forty-eight percent of South Korea's exports go to those countries if you consider Hong Kong (4.8%) to be part of China, according to the CIA's World Factbook. Recently, Wall Street has been rather gloomy about the prospects for the global economy. The concern has come as South Korean exports have fallen by double-digit percentage points in each of the...
  • North Korea threatens US and South with nuclear strikes

    03/06/2016 6:58:36 PM PST · by HWGruene · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/16/16
    North Korea has threatened "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes against South Korea and the US if they push ahead with joint military drills.
  • The Three stranded Chord of Love ~ Grace~ Truth[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2016 10:45:43 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Bible,Holy Spirit
    Borders are being broken down now between my children for not just the ( ((Wave)) ) from The Oil of Unity is moving to remove the barriers but The Spirit of Understanding has illuminated its way as Unity "UNITES" and Binds this Three Stranded Chord all in agreement with Me for I AM First 1)Love and it is My 2)Grace that is the Capstone of 3)Truth Ephesians 4 [ Unity of the Spirit ] So I, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to you to live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called [that is,...
  • North Korea leader tells military to be ready to use nuclear weapons

    03/05/2016 12:40:31 PM PST · by pilgrim · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | Mar 4, 2016 | Jack Kim
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday. The comments, carried by the North's official KCNA news agency, marked a further escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula after the U.N. Security Council imposed harsh new sanctions on the isolated state for its nuclear programme. North Korea, known for belligerent rhetoric, has previously threatened pre-emptive attacks on its enemies, including South Korea and the...
  • North Korea makes nuclear threat

    03/03/2016 4:28:06 PM PST · by yoe · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2014 | AP
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his country's nuclear weapons made ready for use at a moment's notice, the country's official state news agency reported Friday. Kim also said his country will ready its military so it is prepared to carry out pre-emptive attacks, calling the current situation very precarious, according to the Korean Central News Agency. The threats in the statement are part of the authoritarian nation's regular propaganda effort to show strength in the face of what it sees as an effort by its enemies South Korea and the United States to overthrow its leaders; it follows...
  • SAVING GRACE[charismatic Caucus]

    02/29/2016 9:33:33 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-29-16 | Holy Spirit ,Bible
    Do you see my children ? My Heart is for Saving Grace yet My Sword divides Light from darkness and there is still a battle over Virtue and Holiness being first and foremost and I shall never allow Sodom and Gomorrah to stand again. So watch as My Spirit moves for truly I am about to sweep My Threshing Floor clean in order to bring all those The Father has given me into my hands. Isaiah 60 60 Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory...
  • 30 Dogs Rescued From South Korean Dog Meat Farm

    02/25/2016 3:29:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Feb 24, 2016 | Laura McVicker
    The dogs were living in filthy, cramped cages in Korea Thirty dogs that were living in a South Korean dog meat farm have been rescued by the San Diego Humane Society. The 21 dogs and nine puppies; which are a variety of breeds, including huskies, golden retrievers and tosas; will be taken in by the local humane society. The dogs were living in filthy, cramped cages in Korea, and a local team of animal welfare professionals coordinated their rescue. They were taken from Korea to San Francisco and will be at the local shelter on Thursday, according to a news...
  • The Divine Nature of The Father's Wisdom[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/24/2016 7:13:57 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-24-16 | bible , Holy Spirit
    My operations are not secret but divine in nature therefore darkness can not discern them or encode or interrupt what is Pure and written in Light. You carry the ability to totally understand My Wisdom for I have given you the Key "The Spirit of The Lord" . So there are no mysteries to those that are in Christ My SON . 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit 6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming...
  • Frivolous Kim Jong-un faces military coup after overspending on nukes

    02/23/2016 7:29:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | Margi Murphy
    The international community were outraged when the tubby tyrant gave his fourth nuclear test the green light - going against the United Nations. And it appears the anger is starting to filter through to his own ranks. It is alleged that the notoriously harsh leader could be overthrown by senior members amongst his military if he fails to reel in his spending and whip North Korea's unstable economy into shape. The news will serve a devastating blow after Jong-un made clear his intentions to overthrow the US in the space race and invest heavily in new satellites. Speaking during a...
  • Largest ever US-South Korea military drill planned as a 'warning to Pyongyang'

    02/22/2016 6:06:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 22, 2016 | Julian Ryall
    The joint US-South Korean exercises scheduled for March will be largest military drills ever staged on the Korean Peninsula and are both a warning to Pyongyang and an effort to reassure the jittery public in the South. The parallel Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises are scheduled to commence on March 7, with the field-training exercises that make up Foal Eagle lasting until April 30. The drills will involve 15,000 US troops, twice the number of previous years, and will serve to demonstrate Washington's firepower.
  • (LEAD) S. Korea braces for possible terror attacks from N. Korea: official

    02/18/2016 10:33:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/19
    (LEAD) S. Korea braces for possible terror attacks from N. Korea: official 2016/02/19 11:59 (ATTN: UPDATES with comments by ruling party lawmaker) SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is bracing for any possible terror attacks from North Korea, an official said Friday. "The presidential office of national security is thoroughly in control of every situation related to terror," presidential spokesman Jeong Yeon-guk told reporters. Still, he declined to comment on whether National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin or other South Korean officials are included on North Korea's alleged hit list. South Korea believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has...
  • While John Kerry was playing Secretary of State on TV North Korea developed ICBM that can hit us

    02/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A veteran Heritage Foundation (HF) researcher who has studied data from North Korea has very serious news for all Americans: The North Koreans now have the capability to hit any place in the United States with a nuclear loaded warhead. Thanks to the silly, bowing, scraping and time wasting charade the very phony John Kerry has carried out over his pointless tenure as Barack Obama’s Sectary of State, every single person in America is now in genuine danger. The (HF) researcher concluded that since North Korea has successfully put another satellite into orbit she has the technological ability to launch...
  • South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse

    02/16/2016 5:40:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | hyung-jin kim
    South Korea's Leader Warns of North Korea Collapse SEOUL, South Korea -- Feb 15, 2016, 11:40 PM ET South Korea's president warned Tuesday that rival North Korea faces collapse if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb program, an unusually strong broadside that will likely infuriate Pyongyang. President Park Geun-hye, in a nationally televised parliamentary address defending her decision to shut down a jointly run factory park in North Korea, said South Korea will take unspecified "stronger and more effective" measures to make North Korea realize its nuclear ambitions will result only in speeding up of its "regime collapse."
  • Kim Jong-un: Tyrant, Psychopath, Mac User

    02/12/2016 5:37:08 PM PST · by IncPen · 46 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 2-11-2016 | Brian Ashcraft
    He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers. You probably wouldn’t take Kim Jong-un as a Mac user. Usually, in photos of him checking out military computers, we see the North Korean dictator in front of a P.C. [Image: AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS] Advertisement However, a handful of photos of the supreme leader at his own desk show him with Macs, leading to the assumption that while the military may use PCs, his personal preference is Mac. For example, Reuters correspondent James Pearson, who covers North Korea and South Korea, tweeted out this...
  • South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

    02/11/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:46pm EST | Jack Kim; Toni Reinhold)
    The 280 South Koreans who had remained in Kaesong rushed to vacate the industrial park on Thursday evening, completing the pullout at 11:05 p.m. (1405 GMT), said the South's Unification Ministry, which handles ties with the North. A few minutes before midnight, the South shut off the supply of electricity into Kaesong that powered the factory zone, the ministry said early on Friday. The action also cuts off water supply, it said. ... The Kaesong project employed about 55,000 North Koreans, who were given a taste of life in the South, working for the 124 mostly small and medium sized...
  • N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

    North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war." North Korea said it was responding to Seoul's shutdown order by immediately deporting the hundreds of South Koreans who work at the complex just across the world's most heavily armed border in the city of Kaesong, pulling out the tens of thousands of North Korean employees and freezing all South Korean assets....
  • North Korea Orders South Out of Kaesong Border Factory, Seizes Assets

    02/11/2016 6:11:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Februay 11, 2016 | Stella Kim and Alastair Jamieson
    North Korea ordered all South Koreans out of the jointly-run Kaesong factory zone Thursday in a rapidly-escalating spat between the countries. Pyongyang said it was seizing South Korean assets and turning the industrial facility into a military zone, according to officials in Seoul.
  • Cruz Scolds Obama: 'Stop Protecting China'

    02/10/2016 4:59:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) directed President Obama to "stop protecting China" in order to more effectively respond to hostile actions from North Korea. Cruz, a presidential candidate, penned the letter to Obama Wednesday to express concern with his policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea. Earlier, the Texas senator announced that he would vote in favor of legislation that would impose nuclear weapons-related sanctions in North Korea, which is expected to gain passage in the Senate. Cruz outlined several means of more effectively responding to aggressive actions from North Korea, which over the weekend launched a long-range rocket and...
  • Community rallies to attend veteran’s funeral

    02/10/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    When word spread that WWII/Korean War vet had no one to mourn him, that changed quickly He died an American hero, but with no family to mourn him. On Tuesday, however, Sergeant First Class Sidney Dean Cochran was buried with full military honors, surrounded by hundreds of strangers who came to pay their respects to the World War II veteran. Thanks to a social media campaign that began with a post on funeral director Ryan Jensen’s wife’s Facebook page, word quickly spread about the service.
  • North Korea Has Resumed Weapons-Grade Nuke Work, Intel Chief Says

    02/09/2016 9:19:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 02/09/2016 | jon schuppe
    North Korea, which in recent weeks has conducted a nuclear test and fired a long-range rocket in defiance of United Nations sanctions, has also resumed its efforts to produce weapons-grade nuclear material, National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress Tuesday. A North Korean uranium enrichment facility has been expanded, and a plutonium reactor, closed in 2007, is back up and running, Clapper testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee. The reactor could begin to recover plutonium "within a matter of weeks to months," he said. The dictatorship's growing menace also includes a growth in the "size and sophistication of its...
  • North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    02/08/2016 11:26:48 AM PST · by familyop · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | ERIC TALMADGE
    TOKYO (AP) -- Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in orbit. Both of the Kwangmyongsong, or "Shining Star," satellites complete their orbits in about 94 minutes and based on data released by international organizations tracking them, the new one passed almost right over Levi's Stadium about an hour...
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.

    02/07/2016 1:24:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/07/16 | Ju-min Park, Shinichi Saoshiro
    SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and that it was making a polar orbit of...
  • Japan: North Korea launches 'missile'

    02/06/2016 5:03:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 104 replies
    NHK World ^ | 2/6/2016 | NHK
    The Japanese government says North Korea launched what's widely believed to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The government said the missile was launched at 9:31 AM Japan time from the western coast of North Korea toward the direction of Okinawa Prefecture.