SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) — North Korea appears to have lifted its highest combat alert issued in March and completely withdrawn two mid-range missiles from its east coast, a senior government source here said Tuesday.
Escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula with near-daily bellicose rhetoric and actions, Pyongyang on March 26 put its missile and artillery units on the highest alert level, citing the need to protect its sovereignty against threats [...]
The Korean People’s Army — an umbrella organization composed of ground, air, naval, missile and special operations forces — ranks in personnel numbers as the fourth-largest military in the world. The large, forward-deployed military can inflict great damage on South Korea despite serious resource shortfalls and aging hardware, the report said, but the strength of the U.S.-South Korean alliance deters North Korea from conducting attacks on its southern neighbor.
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials are telling the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) that B-2 stealth bombers are currently dropping leaflets over the city of Pyongyang warning its citizens of an impending attack. At the time of this posting, the U.S. government or its military has not made a statement regarding this late breaking story.
34-year-old Paul Horner who is in Donggang, China on business told CNN that it is [...]
In 1971, Kim Il-sung directed that “Military Foundation Day” be changed from 8 February to 25 April, the nominal day of establishment of his anti-Japanese guerrilla army in 1932, to recognize the supposedly indigenous Korean origins of the KPA and obscure its Soviet origin. An active arms industry had been developed to produce long-range missiles such as the Nodong-1.
The KPA faces its primary adversaries, the Military of South Korea and United States Forces Korea, across the Korean Demilitarized Zone, as [...]
“The supreme command of the Korean People’s Army Tuesday issued an ultimatum to the South Korean puppet group,” Pyongyang’s official news agency, KCNA, said.
Threatening that it would not give any advance notice before attacking South Korea, the North warned: “Our retaliatory action will start without any notice from now.”
North Korea said it was responding to insults from the “puppet authorities” in the South, who yesterday held a rally against the [...]
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials are telling the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) that B-2 stealth bombers are currently dropping leaflets over the city ofPyongyang warning its citizens of an impending attack. At the time of this posting, the U.S. government or its military has not made a statement regarding this late breaking story.
34-year-old Paul Horner who is in Donggang, China on business told CNN that it is possible to see the leaflets being dropped over Pyongyang. “I went up to the [...]
North Korea has put its artillery and “strategic” rocket units on combat ready, with orders to prepare for strikes against the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam.
The Korean People’s Army supreme command reportedly ordered “all artillery troops including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units to be placed under class-A combat readiness”.
The units should be prepared to attack “all US military bases in the Asia-Pacific region, including the US mainland, Hawaii [...]
State TV announces this morning the country has entered combat mode
Rockets and long-range artillery aimed at Guam, Hawaii and U.S. mainland
South Korea say they haven’t noticed ‘unusual’ military activity over border
North Korea has warned that it is close to attacking U.S. military bases – including on mainland America – as the rogue state accused their ‘enemy’ of intimidation and threats.
The communist country’s state media has said its strategic rocket and long-range [...]
North Korea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire
North Korea’s military is vowing to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, straining already frayed ties between Washington and Pyongyang as the United Nations moves to impose punishing sanctions over the North’s recent nuclear test.
Without elaborating, the Korean People’s Army Supreme Command boasted of having “lighter and smaller nukes” and warned late Tuesday of “surgical strikes” meant to unify the [...]
Super-EMP Warhead–Nation Killer
The Obama administration and its allies in the press also want us to believe that North Korea’s current “nuclear devices” are not a real threat because of their low explosive yield, only a few kilotons. Supposedly, North Korea after 20 years and three nuclear tests is still struggling to make a crude first generation atomic bomb.
In fact, almost certainly, North Korea now possesses a highly advanced third generation [...]
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NORTH KOREA SAYS WILL SCRAP ARMISTICE ENDING 1950-53 CONFLICT WITH SOUTH IF SOUTH AND U.S. CONTINUE MILITARY DRILL – KCNA
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XINHUA: DPRK MILITARY SAYS KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE AGREEMENT “NULL”
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Xinhua: North Korean army says it will carry out “more and stronger countermeasures” against US-SK military drills.
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BREAKING — Xinhua: North Korea halts work of delegates at Panmunjom border village where SK-NK [...]
North Korea on Saturday warned the top U.S. military commander stationed in South Korea that his forces would “meet a miserable destruction” if they go ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korean troops, North Korean state media said.
Pak Rim-su, chief delegate of the North Korean military mission to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom, gave the message by phone to Gen. James Thurman, the commander of the U.S. Forces [...]
• North Korea raises tensions with US
• Says planning to test long range ballistic missiles carrying atomic warheads
• New threat comes in defiance of a UN resolution
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea Thursday warned that it was planning a third nuclear test with an aim to target its “sworn enemy”, the United States, with long range ballistic missiles carrying atomic warheads.
The country’s top military body, headed by the North Korean [...]
ETA 5 HOURS
South Korea is preparing to evacuate more than 800 residents along the demilitarized zone after North Korea threatened to fire on activists planning to send balloons across the border carrying leaflets critical of the communist regime.
Citizens residing within the civilian control line will be evacuated if any North Korean movements for a possible attack are spotted, Park Kwang Hae, an official at Paju City Council, said by phone late yesterday. No [...]
North Korea warns of ‘strike’ over South if propaganda leaflets are dropped on monday morning.
The Korean People’s Army (KPA) vowed to initiate the strike if a group ofNorth Korean defectors now living in the South went ahead with plans to scatter propaganda leaflets next Monday from balloons floated over the border.
The threat came a day after South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak made a surprise visit to an island close to the [...]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is armed with “powerful modern weapons” capable of defeating the United States, a top military chief in Pyongyang said Wednesday amid increased speculation abroad about the nation’s missile arsenal and nuclear ambitions.
Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho emphasized the importance of strengthening the military to defend North Korea against threats it sees from the United States and South Korea. He called his nation a nuclear and military power and [...]
Pyongyang should “refrain from engaging in any more hostile or provocative actions. They do nothing to advance the cause of peace on the Korean peninsula (or) in Northeast Asia,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
He said such hostile acts would “do nothing to help the North Korean people, many of whom are starving because of the predilection of the North Korean regime to spend money on weapons systems rather than [...]
North Korea demanded Thursday that South Korea apologise for what it called insults during major anniversary festivities, or face a “sacred war”, as Seoul unveiled a new missile to deter its neighbour.
Regional tensions have risen since Pyongyang went ahead with a long-range rocket launch last Friday, defying international calls to desist.
The event was to have been a centrepiece of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary Sunday of the “Day of the Sun”, the birthday [...]
by Victor Morton
Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il and wished “every success” to the man expected to take over as dictator, according to the communist country’s state-run news agency.
A dispatch from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Mr. Carter sent the message to Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il’s son and heir apparent.
“In the message Jimmy Carter extended condolences to [...]
North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il Photo: AP
Pyongyang has told the North Korean people that the nation will have achieved its aim of becoming “a great, prosperous and powerful nation” in 2012, which marks the 100th anniversary of the founder of the reclusive state, Kim Il-sung.
In addition, Kim Jong-il will turn 70 in February and the “Dear Leader” hopes [...]
by Gus Lubin
In the past several hours, North Korea has threatened to retaliate against any further “reckless military provocation,” aka live fire drills. The national news service also said: “The S. Korean group of traitors and the puppet military warmongerers had better cogitate about the [Korean People's Army's] warning” (via Voice Of America correspondent Steve Herman).
South Korea responded by saying it would go [...]
by Victor Cook
The Chinese and Koreans are still very offended by Japanese war crimes such as Unit 731 human experimentation and live autopsies, the Rape at Nanking, the thousands of comfort women, etc. Worse off, Japan as YET to apologize for these crimes – instead, they whitewashed their textbooks and removed any mention of those occurrence.
It seems that fate is not without a sense of irony – that the Japanese [...]