(LEAD) N. Korea has likely not moved mobile missile launchers: source
SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) — North Korea did not appear to move vehicles suspected to be mobile launchers for its medium-range missiles over the past two days, a government source said Saturday, in an indication that Pyongyang’s missile launch is not imminent.
According to intelligence sources, the North had moved two Musudan intermediate missiles, which had been concealed in a shed [...]
South Korea has deployed cruise missiles on the North Korean border, missiles that can hit targets anywhere in North Korea.
This came in a statement for journalists by an official of the South Korean Defence Ministry, Kim Min Sok.
According to him, Seoul will also speed up the development of ballistic missiles with an effective range of 800 kilometres and will set up a national missile defence system.
The statement came in the [...]
The discovery by American intelligence agencies that North Korea is moving mobile missile launchers around the country, some carrying a new generation of powerful rocket, has spurred new assessments of the intentions of the country’s young new leader, Kim Jong-un, who has talked about economic change but appears to be accelerating the country’s ability to attack American allies or forces in Asia, and ultimately to strike across the Pacific.
The new [...]
It’s getting easy to overlook the tired rhetoric and hollow tension surrounding Iran, the U.S. and Israel.
It’s been months, and months since the back-and-forth began. First, Iran’s shutting the Strait of Hormuz, then its saying it’d never shut the strait. Then Israel’s planning a solo attack. No, they’re not.
It’s frustrating, but that doesn’t mean the situation couldn’t turn ugly at the drop of a hat.
Joby Warick at The Washington Post reports improved Iranian weapons and an enhanced plan [...]
China has bet the security of its billion citizens largely around one weapon system: missiles. Which is why planned U.S. advancements to Washington’s mobile missile shield is freaking Beijing out. Its military chiefs figure they need to upgrade their own cache of various missiles or risk losing the ability to deter the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Not exactly the response American military planners had in mind.
The PLA “will have [...]
China may be helping North Korea develop long range ballistic missiles that could reach the United States, and one Republican congressman wants the Obama administration to do something about it.
“As you have likely seen, the press is reporting that North Korea unveiled a new mobile missile at a military parade in Pyongyang in honor of the founder of that dictatorship, Kim Il Sung,” Rep.Mike Turner (R-OH), wrote in an April 17 letter to Secretary of [...]
From Washington Times:
New intelligence indicates that North Korea is moving ahead with building its first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, an easily hidden weapon capable of hitting the United States, according to Obama administration officials.
The intelligence was revealed in a classified Capitol Hill briefing last month. Its existence was made public in a letter to Defense SecretaryLeon E. Panetta from five House Republicans.
“As members of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces …, we write out of [...]
N.Korea Moves Arms Closer to Border 10/13/11
North Korea has recently moved fighter jets near the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime border, and ground-to-air missiles close to Baeknyeong Island. There is speculation that it plans a minor provocation while South Korean president Lee Myung-bak visits the U.S. since any show of unity between the two allies tends to incense the North.
“The North Korean [...]
War with Iran is not happening anytime soon. It would mena high oil prices and a middle east in much more chaos. No one in the Pentagon and military(with the exception of the airforce they love to show off) want war with Iran because it would be a disaster for us and israel. Here is what a war with Iran would look like.
A war between [...]