ALERT: Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Effecting U.S. West Coast

May 10, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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President Obama and President Park Geun-Hye of South Korea hold a joint press conference

May 7, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on May 7, 2013
President Obama and President Park Geun-Hye of South Korea hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House. May 7, 2013.

What is at Stake in the US-ROK 123 Agreement?

April 30, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on Apr 22, 2013

Please join us for a Korea Chair Platform event on the US-ROK 123 Civil Nuclear Agreement. Our distinguished penalists will discuss the significance of the agreement and their views on the future of US-ROK nuclear cooperation .
Ambassador Christopher Hill

Dean, The Josef Korbel School of International Studies,
University of Denver
Dr. Gary Samore
Executive Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs,
Harvard University
Ms. Sharon Squassoni
Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS
and
Dr. Victor Cha
Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, CSIS

DPRK: The Land Of Whispers (North Korea Travel Documentary) (2013)

April 19, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on Mar 28, 2013

North Korea lies somewhere between a 1930′s Soviet Union frozen in time and a dark, futuristic vision of society… as imagined back in the 70′s.

“Land of Whispers” invites you to visit arguably the most unique and isolated travel destination in the world – not to criticize, but to observe and listen. Aside from usual highlights such as Pyongyang or Arirang, this unique one-man documentary brings you to areas such as Chongjin or Wonson, still virtually unknown to even google or wikipedia. There, I attempt to pierce through the ever-present ‘national mythology’ and as much as possible, I try to connect with people – such as the waitress mesmerized by tablet computers, or a tour guide cautiously fascinated by modern pop culture.

For more information on this and other projects, please visit:
http://www.EtheriumSky.com

Inside Story Americas – US vs North Korea: A potential crises?

April 11, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Published on Apr 3, 2013

When Kim Jong Il was succeeded by his son in December 2011 any hopes of an improvement in relations between North Korea and the US were soon dashed. The announcement of plans to reopen the Yongbyon nuclear complex is just the latest move in an escalation of aggressive actions by both Washington and Pyonyang over recent months. At the weekend North Korea announced it was entering a ‘state of war’ with the South. Earlier in the month Pyonyang affirmed it is right to launch a ‘pre-emptive nuclear strike’ on the US.

North Korea Recalling Workers From Jointly Run Factory

April 8, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/08/176544945/north-korea-recalling-workers-from-jointly-run-factory

U.S. Designs a Korea Response Proportional to the Provocation

April 8, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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WASHINGTON — As North Korea hints at new military provocations in the coming days, the United States and South Korea have drawn up plans to respond more forcefully than in the recent past, but in a limited way intended to prevent an escalation to broader war.

Amid the rising tensions, there were still efforts on many fronts on Sunday to limit the possibility of military conflict. In an indirect but clear criticism of China’s longtime ally, North Korea, Xi Jinping, China’s new president, said in a speech on Sunday that no country in Asia “should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gain.”

Read more:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/world/asia/us-and-south-korea-devise-plan-to-counter-north.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

U.S. deploys warship off South Korea amid soaring tensions on peninsula

April 2, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States has positioned a warship off the Korean coast as a shield against ballistic missile attack as South Korea’s new president vowed swift retaliation against a North Korean strike amid soaring tensions on the peninsula.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/u-deploys-warship-off-south-korea-amid-soaring-013622157.html

Nuclear-capable stealth bombers sent to South Korea amid Kim Jong Un’s threats

March 29, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Two American B-2 Spirit stealth bombers practiced an attack on the Korean Peninsula Thursday as part of a military exercise that has sparked angry threats from North Korea. In response, reports indicated that the North Korean leader ordered the country’s rocket units to be on standby to attack U.S. military bases.

The U.S. military said the planes involved in the firing drill left Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on a “long-duration, round-trip training mission.”

Inert munitions were dropped on a range facility on the Jikdo islands off the western coast of South Korea before the jets returned to the continental U.S. in a single continuous flight.

B-2 Spirit bombers are capable of carrying either conventional or nuclear weapons.

In a statement, the United States Forces Korea said the mission “demonstrates the United States’ ability to conduct long-range, precision strikes quickly and at will.”

Read more:
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/28/17498063-nuclear-capable-stealth-bombers-sent-to-south-korea-amid-kim-jong-uns-threats?lite

N. Korea puts artillery forces at highest combat posture

March 26, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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North Korea’s military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States.

Seoul’s Defence Ministry said it hasn’t seen any suspicious North Korean military activity and that officials were analyzing the North’s warning. Analysts say a direct North Korean attack is extremely unlikely, especially during joint U.S.-South Korean military drills that end April 30, though there’s some worry about a provocation after the training wraps up.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/26/north-korea-tensions.html

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