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  • Kim Jong Un may have ordered missile launch

    07/27/2014 8:55:22 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies
    NHK World ^ | July 27, 2014 | NA
    North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Saturday. The launch came the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice. South Korean military officials say the North fired a Scud missile from around Ryongyon county in South Hwanghae Province on the western coast near the military demarcation line on Saturday night. North Korean media on Sunday suggested the country's leader Kim Jong Un himself ordered the missile to be fired. The official Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim directed a firing drill after checking on the deployment of US forces in...
  • North Korea's Next Nuclear Test Could Serve as a Regional Tipping Point

    05/30/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 12 replies
    The Wire via Yahoo News ^ | 5/30/14 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye warned this week that if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, it could prompt the volatile country's neighbors to seek their own nuclear defense. "North Korea would effectively be crossing the Rubicon," she told the Wall Street Journal.
  • DHS study: North Korea capable of EMP attack on U.S.

    04/10/2014 4:00:16 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 9, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – A long-suppressed report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for the Defense Department concludes that North Korea could deliver on its threats to destroy the United States with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack. The report remains blocked from release to the American public. However, a copy obtained by Peter Vincent Pry from sources within DHS finds North Korea could use its Unha-3 space launch vehicle to deliver a nuclear warhead as a satellite over the South Pole to attack the U.S. from the south. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/dhs-study-north-korea-capable-of-emp-attack-on-u-s/#vd4I5JDwebgQHTta.99
  • Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches

    04/04/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 4 | No Attribution
    Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday.
  • More N. Korean Long-Range Rocket Launches Expected 'Soon'

    08/01/2013 12:59:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    VOA ^ | July 31, 2013 | Steve Herman
    More N. Korean Long-Range Rocket Launches Expected 'Soon' Steve Herman July 31, 2013 TOKYO — Specialists following North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development concur the reclusive state is nearly certain to continue launching long-range rockets which may be intended to improve its capability to fire weapons of mass destruction. A North Korean official in Pyongyang last week told VOA News that another launch of the Unha series vehicle will occur “soon” as part of the country's “peaceful use of space.” He did not elaborate.
  • N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success"(translation)

    02/11/2013 10:34:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/02/12
    /begin my translation N. Korea's Announcement, "The third underground nuclear test was a success" (Seoul, Yonhap News) Noh Jae-hyun N. Korea's (state news agency) KCNA reported that it successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test. It reported, "Our defense science sector successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 at the underground test site in the northern part of the country. Unlike previous tests, a smaller and lighter bomb with bigger yield was used. The test was done at the high level of safety and perfection. It was confirmed that the test did not have any negative impact...
  • US: Strike on N. Korea Possible if Nuclear Test Held

    04/18/2012 3:23:02 AM PDT · by No One Special · 59 replies
    KBS World ^ | April 17, 2012 | Not Listed
    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command says the U.S. may launch a surgical strike against missile bases and nuclear test sites in North Korea if it conducts a third nuclear test. Admiral Samuel Locklear explained the U.S.'s position on Tuesday at a meeting with South Korean defense journalists at the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command (CFC) in Seoul. Locklear said Washington is closely watching the North in relation to the possibility of a third nuclear test, adding the U.S. and South Korea are looking at all options including a surgical strike. Regarding the North’s new long-range ballistic missile unveiled...
  • "Pyongyang Patty" (N. Korea's "Baghdad Bob") Announcer's Details Revealed by N. Korean Defector

    12/28/2011 1:50:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    Yahoo Japan News (Chosun Ilbo Japanese Version, South Korea) ^ | 28 December 2011 | Yahoo Japan News (in Japanese) Chosun Ilbo Sourced
    Link is to Japanese from original South Korean source. First, and turning prematurely green, an obligatory picture of assailant (patent liar of the evening Korean Central TV out of Pyongyang for many years), tasked with emotionally reporting specifically on Kim Jong il, missile launches, underground nuke tests, heightened military alerts and the like, and now -- conceivably, on issues relating to Kim Jong Un. Secondly, her recent five-star performance wearing black mourning Korean "hanbok", telling the world that the Beloved Dear Chia Pet was no longer with us--a real tear jerker /sarc.
  • North Korea blasts incoming Foreign Affairs chairwoman as 'human scum'

    12/24/2010 10:11:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 2+ views
    North Korea blasts incoming Foreign Affairs chairwoman as 'human scum' By Bridget Johnson - 12/24/10 10:40 AM ET North Korea's official news agency blasted the incoming chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee -- while mistaking her for a chairman. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), a Cuban immigrant, has been a regular target of dictator Fidel Castro and his Latin American allies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales. But the Korean Central News Agency, the mouthpiece of Pyongyang in a country with no free media, said Wednesday that Ros-Lehtinen's calls for North Korea to be relisted as a...
  • Senior US official visits Myanmar

    12/07/2010 3:40:57 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 6 replies
    AP via Stars and Stripes ^ | Dec. 7, 2010 | Staff
    A senior U.S. official arrived Tuesday in Yangon on an unannounced trip to continue Washington's new policy of engaging the military government, in the first visit since the country's recent elections. The trip by Joseph Y. Yun, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific, comes after widely criticized Nov. 7 elections that were overwhelmingly won by a military-backed party. Yun's visit also will allow the U.S. to review its humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, embassy spokeswoman Adrienne Nutzman said. Yun was scheduled to stay through Friday for a visit that will include talks with senior government officials, ethnic...
  • U.S. Sees Greater North Korea Nuclear Threat

    12/02/2010 4:20:46 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 3, 2010 | Jay Solomon
    VIENNA—The Obama administration told the United Nations nuclear watchdog that North Korea likely has built more than one uranium-enrichment facility, significantly raising the proliferation threat posed by the secretive communist state. U.S. and European officials are pressing the International Atomic Energy Agency to better scrutinize Pyongyang's potential role in sharing its nuclear technologies with third countries. But the U.N. agency's ability to monitor Pyongyang is limited: North Korea kicked out the IAEA's inspectors in 2009. The IAEA already is investigating evidence that North Korea transferred a nearly operational nuclear reactor to Syria, which Israeli jets subsequently destroyed in 2007. U.S....
  • N. Korea deploys more multiple-launch rockets capable of targeting Seoul, South Korea

    12/02/2010 2:58:08 PM PST · by jhpigott · 109 replies
    2010/12/03 07:00 KST "N. Korea deploys more multiple-launch rockets: source SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has added more multiple-launch rockets capable of hitting the South Korean capital, a military source said Friday, amid heightened tensions over the North's fatal artillery attack on a South Korean island. The North's rockets and long-range artillery, capable of raining down shells on Seoul, which lies about 50 kilometers from the heavily armed border, are the biggest defense concern for South Korea. "
  • Media Matters Lies About Media Coverage of Sarah Palin North Korea Slip

    11/28/2010 10:10:17 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Nov. 28, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor & Andrea Shea King
    Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America has published yet another attack on Republican Sarah Palin. This one a dishonest portrayal of media coverage of her recent slip of the tongue regarding the crisis on the Korean peninsula. In a Thanksgiving Day message posted Nov. 25th on her Facebook page, Palin opened her post with a tongue in cheek send-up of President Barack Obama in which no fewer than ten of his verbal gaffes and misstatements were included and sourced. My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we...
  • North Korea artillery fire hits South island

    11/22/2010 10:44:48 PM PST · by John W · 137 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 23, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting buildings on fire and prompting a return fire by the South, Seoul's military and media reports said.
  • White House claims N. Korea sanctions are working [After test-firing four short-range missiles.....]

    07/02/2009 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,504+ views
    White House claims N. Korea sanctions are working By Sam Youngman Posted: 07/02/09 03:54 PM [ET] Even as the North Koreans tested four more missiles this week, the White House said Thursday that tough new United Nations sanctions are showing signs of working. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs declined to say what evidence the administration has that the most recent round of sanctions were effectively tightening the noose on North Korea, and he warned that they will likely continue with provocative behavior. "I think it is clear the sanctions are having an impact," Gibbs said. When asked what the...
  • N. Korean Defectors Bewildered By the South (trauma lingers)

    04/14/2009 9:33:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 1,639+ views
    WP ^ | 04/12/09 | Blaine Harden
    N. Korean Defectors Bewildered By the South By Blaine Harden Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, April 12, 2009; A01 ANSEONG, South Korea -- To flee North Korea and arrive in the rich, wired, consuming culture of South Korea is to feel clueless, fearful and guilty. Teenagers are particularly bewildered. As part of the newest wave in a decade-old flow of defectors from the North, they arrive stunted from malnutrition and struggling to read. At the movies for the first time, they panic when the lights go down, afraid someone might kidnap them. They find it incredible that money is stored...
  • U.S. destroyers on move as N. Korea prepares rocket launch

    03/26/2009 9:02:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 81 replies · 7,554+ views
    cnn ^ | 52 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. Navy ships capable of shooting down ballistic missiles are being moved to the Sea of Japan, a Navy spokesman said. The USS Chaffee is one of two destroyers headed to South Korea for an upcoming ceremony. The USS Chaffee is one of two destroyers headed to South Korea for an upcoming ceremony. The move came as North Korea was preparing for an expected rocket launch next month. Later Thursday, Japan announced it was ready to fire on the rocket if any part of it enters Japanese airspace.
  • Monster Bunnies For North Korea(detailed article)

    01/10/2007 9:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 8,929+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 01/10/07 | David Crossland
    Monster Bunnies For North Korea By David Crossland An east German pensioner who breeds rabbits the size of dogs has been asked by North Korea to help set up a big bunny farm to alleviate food shortages in the communist country. Now journalists and rabbit gourmets from around the world are thumping at his door. It all started when Karl Szmolinsky won a prize for breeding Germany's largest rabbit, a friendly-looking 10.5 kilogram "German Gray Giant" called Robert, in February 2006. Images of the chubby monster went around the world and reached the reclusive communist state of North Korea, a...
  • Ex-Clinton official may go to North Korea:

    08/08/2006 6:26:27 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 76 replies · 1,107+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2006 | Reuters
    SEOUL (Reuters) - A former U.S. cabinet member who has held discussions with North Korean officials in the past over the North's nuclear ambitions may be planning a fresh trip to Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday. Richardson had been in discussions with the North Korean mission to the United Nations in New York about the visit, Yonhap cited the source as saying.Richardson was unlikely to travel as an official U.S. envoy, the source said, but added that he had acted as a conduit for the Bush administration before.
  • Rice's Vituperation against DPRK Refuted

    05/16/2005 12:23:55 AM PDT · by AnimalLover · 21 replies · 1,199+ views
    Pyongyang, May 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saturday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards a string of vituperation let loose again by U.S. Secretary of State Rice against the DPRK: Rice in her appearance on CNN chat on May 12 let loose a spate of sophism that the DPRK violated the 1994 DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework even before the ink of its signature to the agreement was dry, and asserted that its system is a "terrible regime" and it should be "reformed". As far as the DPRK system...