U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea, Iran

March 15, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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(CNN) — The United States will deploy additional ground-based missile interceptors on the West Coast as part of efforts to enhance the nation’s ability to defend itself from attack by North Korea, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Friday.

Still relatively new in his post, the Pentagon chief told reporters that 14 additional interceptors to be installed by 2017 would bring the total to 44. It is part of a package of steps expected to cost $1 billion, officials said.

“The reason that we are doing what we are doing and the reason we are advancing our program here for homeland security is to not take any chances, is to stay ahead of the threat and to assure any contingency,” Hagel said.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/15/us/north-korea-missile-defense/index.html

101 East : South Korea: Caught in the web

March 12, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Seawater Dispersion Projection (Fukushima Radiation)

March 11, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Analysis: New sanctions on North Korea may be tougher, but impact in doubt

March 8, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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(Reuters) – New U.N. steps against North Korea over its nuclear arms program were designed to bring its sanctions regime more in line with the tough restrictions Iran is facing, but fears remain that the measures will have little impact on Pyongyang’s defiant leaders.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/08/us-korea-north-sanctions-idUSBRE92715Z20130308

U.N. Approves China-Backed Sanctions on North Korea

March 7, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on Thursday against North Korea.

The United Nations Security Council approved a new regimen of sanctions on Thursday against North Korea for its underground nuclear test last month in a unanimous vote that came just hours after North Korea threatened for the first time to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and South Korea.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/world/asia/north-korea-warns-of-pre-emptive-nuclear-attack.html?_r=0

Dennis Rodman Defends BFF Kim Jong-Un

March 7, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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‘Survival of N. Korea regime depends on nuclear weapons’

March 5, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

March 5, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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(CNN) — North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

The North’s military said it will also cut off direct phone links with South Korea at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom, Yonhap said, citing North Korea’s news outlet.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/05/world/asia/north-korea-armistice-threat/index.html

S. Korea on alert against relocation of Chinese frigate

February 28, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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It has been confirmed that the frigate Liaoning has been relocated from Dalian port to Qingdao which is across the sea from the Korean peninsula, raising suspicions that it is designed to addresses increasing tensions in North Korea following its third nuclear testing.

Read more: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/03/116_131254.html

Tension over N. Korea’s nuclear test set to climax this week: official

February 11, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) — The timing of North Korea’s possible nuclear test still remains unclear, with the tension expected to enter the most critical phase this week, a senior official in Seoul said Monday.

The official said that South Korea is keeping close tabs on the North’s nuclear test site in its northeastern region, as Pyongyang is likely to carry out the test before President-elect Park Geun-hye is sworn in on Feb. 25.

After Pyongyang warned last month of a third atomic test without specifying a date, many have bet on late leader Kim Jong-il’s Feb. 16 birthday or other potential dates in the coming week, including U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Feb. 12 and Presidents’ Day on Feb. 18.

“Only North Korean leader Kim Jong-un knows the exact date of nuclear test,” said the official, asking to remain anonymous.

Read more: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/02/11/99/0301000000AEN20130211002351315F.HTML

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