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  • USS Pueblo [captivity of U.S. Navy ship and her 83 crew members]

    07/27/2018 6:51:26 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Wikipedia
    USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is a Banner-class environmental research ship, attached to Navy intelligence as a spy ship, which was attacked and captured by North Korean forces on 23 January 1968, in what is known today as the "Pueblo incident" or alternatively, as the "Pueblo crisis". .. Pueblo, still held by North Korea today, officially remains a commissioned vessel of the United States Navy.[3] Since early 2013, the ship has been moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum.[4] Pueblo is the only ship of the U.S. Navy still...
  • Trump thanks Kim as North Korea transfers remains of Korean War soldiers

    07/27/2018 12:32:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2017 | Joyce Lee and Eric Beech
    "After so many years, this will be a great moment for so many families. Thank you to Kim Jong Un," Trump wrote on Twitter. Snip..... A U.S. military transport plane flew to an airfield in North Korea's northeastern city of Wonsan to bring the remains to Osan air base in South Korea, the White House statement said. Soldiers in dress uniforms with white gloves were seen slowly carrying 55 small cases covered with the blue-and-white United Nations insignia, placing them one by one into silver vans waiting on the tarmac in Osan.
  • U.S., North Korea meet to discuss war remains

    07/15/2018 8:14:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Reuters via Japan News ^ | July 25, 2018
    SEOUL (Reuters) — U.S. and North Korean military officials met on the inter-Korean border on Sunday to discuss the return of remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, the first time in nine years that generals from the two sides have held talks, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said. The repatriation of U.S. remains was one of the agreements reached during an unprecedented summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June in Singapore.
  • Pompeo shrugs off North Korea's accusation of US 'gangster-like' demands

    07/08/2018 1:36:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | just in | Amy Lieu
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday shrugged off North Korea’s accusation of the U.S. making “gangster-like” demands regarding denuclearization, saying he’d “go nuts” if he paid attention to everything the media reports. In a trilateral news conference in Tokyo, accompanied by officials from Japan and South Korea, Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. goal of complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, reiterating that his talks with North Korea last week were conducted in “good faith.” When a reporter asked about North Korea’s Saturday comments, Pompeo didn’t seem too bothered. “Look, people are going to make stray comments after...
  • Trump and the centers of gravity

    06/21/2018 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | L. Scott Lingamfelter
    President Donald Trump, like everyone alive today, never met Prussian military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz, but the author of “Vom Kriege” (“On War”) would have found pleasant company with the man who inspired “The Art of the Deal.” For Clausewitz, war involved politics in addition to “other means” to arrive at a “deal”; in other words to obtain the objectives of a nation at war.For Mr. Trump, it’s about maximizing one’s leverage in obtaining the “deal,” one of his 11 tenets in the art of deal-making. And in that regard, Mr. Trump has demonstrated that he understands both the Clausewitzian...
  • Coffins at DMZ to collect US service members' remains from North Korea

    06/23/2018 3:38:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Just in... | Bradford Betz
    The U.S. military said Saturday it was moving 100 caskets to the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, to receive the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War. The cases will remain in the border village of Panmunjom for a few days until being sent into North Korea so the North can begin the process of returning the remains of Americans who were killed or died during the 1950s conflict, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. According to the agency tasked with overseeing issues POW/MIA issues, North Korea has as many as 200 sets of remains ready to...
  • North, South Korea to hold family reunions

    06/22/2018 4:16:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    AAP via ^ | Updated Updated 32 mins ago
    Delegations from North and South Korea have agreed to arrange reunions for families separated by the Korean War from August 20 to August 26, South Korea's Ministry of Unification says, citing the delegations' joint statement.
  • North Korea media tone down anti-US rhetoric

    06/21/2018 8:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | Bryan Harris and Kang Buseong
    For decades, the US was a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” in the eyes of North Korea’s propagandists. Then almost overnight the hate stopped. Following a landmark summit between Pyongyang and Washington on June 12, anti-US vitriol has disappeared from state media reports — a development that some analysts see as preparing North Koreans for a new era in relations between the two long-time adversaries. “The anti-American slant is just gone. North Korea appears to be preparing people for a new beginning,” said Peter Ward, an expert at Seoul National University who studies the North’s propaganda. The changes in Pyongyang’s rhetoric...
  • Who needs Trump? South Korea announces alliance with Russia to stop Kim

    06/21/2018 8:13:04 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 56 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 21, 2018 | Joey Millar
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev agreed today to work with North Korea in a “three-way cooperation” - pointedly leaving out the US. Mr Moon said: “When a peace regime is established on the Korean Peninsula, economic cooperation between the South and North Korea will take off and will be expanded to three-way cooperation with Russia.” His office did release a statement which paid the briefest of lip service to the US. It said: “President Moon and Prime Minister Medvedev agreed to strengthen the strategic communication between the two countries to assist complete denuclearisation of...
  • Kim Jong Un invites Donald Trump to second summit in North Korea in July: Report

    06/12/2018 11:57:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    After their summit in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and United States President Donald Trump could meet again as soon as July, this time in Pyongyang. According to South Korean daily Joongang Ilbo, citing a source in Singapore, Mr Kim has invited Mr Trump to North Korea to hold a second summit in July. The invitation was in a letter written by Mr Kim to Mr Trump and hand delivered by Mr Kim's right-hand man, General Kim Yong Chol, to the White House on June 1. While Mr Trump has not revealed what was written in the letter,...

    06/17/2018 11:22:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 15, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    There is no visible indication that North Korea has begun dismantling missile launch sites as reportedly promised, according to satellite imagery shared by 38 North. The program, hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, analyzed and posted imagery of the known locations of North Korea’s missile launch facilities on Thursday and Friday. According to the analysis, 38 North reported that it could not identify “any activity associated with the dismantlement” at any testing sites. There are six known launch and engine testing facilities as well as two eject test stands scattered throughout North Korea. "Of these...
  • Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

    06/17/2018 8:09:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    AP via The Times of India ^ | Jun 17, 2018, 20:30 IST
    CHICAGO: Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation's most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. On Tuesday, the now 76-year-old Elkin will be at Arlington National Cemetery to bury the remains of Army Maj. Stephen Uurtamo, nearly seven decades after he was taken prisoner by the Chinese and died.
  • How Nikki Haley brought Trump's maximum pressure campaign down on North Korea at UN Security Council

    06/14/2018 6:14:43 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Fox News | June 2018 | Bill Evansky
    “Ambassador Haley’s diplomacy behind the scenes, in particular with the Chinese ambassador here, as well as the Russian ambassador, made it very, very clear that we were not kidding around,” the official said. “We were literally just one more provocation away from some kind of a military action that would bring great harm to the entire region, and that the threat we perceived from North Korea’s development was no longer theoretical by any means.” Wachtel said that in refusing “to accept the obstructionist position of her recalcitrant Russian and Chinese counterparts, Ambassador Haley made it clear that the U.S. was...
  • North Korean media underscore 'mutual respect' in international relations

    06/17/2018 12:46:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Korea Times ^ | Sun, June 17, 2018
    North Korea's state media on Sunday stressed principles of mutual respect and sovereignty in international relations, following its agreement with the United States last week to build "new" ties. The Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, carried an editorial in which it said that "unilateral demands" based on military and economic superiority undermine the sound development of international relations, without specifically mentioning the U.S. "All countries and ethnic groups should develop their friendly, cooperative ties based on the principle of mutual respect, and they must not infringe on others' sovereignty. ... The relations among the countries...
  • South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week - Yonhap

    06/17/2018 12:31:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Reuters via Euro News ^ | 17/06/2018 | Josh Smith; Editing by Clarence Fernandez
    SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said
  • Why North Korea is set to become the next big thing for investors

    06/16/2018 10:09:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Saturday, 16 June, 2018 | Anthony Rowley
    To modernise North Korea’s economy, outside aid and investment – a great deal of it – will be needed from governments, multilateral agencies and private investors. . Will North Korea become the next big thing for investors now that the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un summit has ended with handshakes and a “walkabout” (rather than a walkout) by the two leaders? The question is not premature, even if denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is some way off. The general verdict on the Singapore summit is that there is still a long way to go before we can say Trump’s “art...
  • Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War

    06/15/2018 6:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Jersey Herald ^ | June 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War....
  • N. Korea expected to take denuclearization measures within 2-3 weeks......Ex-minister

    06/14/2018 7:56:16 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    yonhapnews ^ | 6/14/2018 | Yonhap
    SEONGNAM, South Korea, June 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is expected to take measures to denuclearize within the next two to three weeks following this week's historic summit between Washington and Pyongyang in Singapore, an expert on North Korea said Thursday. Former Unification Minister Lee Jong-seok, currently a senior researcher at the private think tank Sejong Institute, made the remark during a forum hosted by the institute in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, to analyze the outcome of the Tuesday summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Lee also took a view that the United...
  • N.Korea has put out a 42 minute documentary about Kim Jong Un's visit to Singapore, start to finish.

    06/14/2018 9:09:37 AM PDT · by caww · 139 replies
    SBS News ^ | 6/1/3/2018 | SBS
    This is what the N.Koreans now see of the world they have not seen before. Of course this was to depict their leader in a favorable light for this historic summit. as do we our President. But in my opinion we had a lot to do with putting this together, music and other evidences so. They simply agreed to it. It's a worthy watch if you imagine yourself as a N.Korean. It really is a stunning video. (I tune down the narriator for obvious reasons)
  • It looks like North Korea is coming through with a 'major' denuclearization step for Trump

    06/14/2018 8:20:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 14, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    •US president Donald Trump left experts baffled when he said North Korea had agreed to destroy a missile engine testing site, but it now looks like North Korea is making good. •North Korea will reportedly destroy a large-scale facility in Tongchang-ri, North Pyongan Province that was used to test engines for the intercontinental-range ballistic missile, the Hwasong-14. •The Hwasong-14 was the first North Korean missile experts said could hit the US mainland with a nuclear payload. •Measures like the destruction of testing sites in North Korea, if monitored by US and international experts, could build the kind of trust needed...