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.”

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S. Korea, U.S. sign combined operational plan against N. Korea

March 24, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL, March 24 (Yonhap) — The militaries of South Korea and the United States said Sunday they have worked out a new joint operational plan that details how they should cooperate to deal with North Korean provocations.

The Combined Counter-Provocation Plan, signed between South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman Gen. Jung Seung-jo and Gen. James Thurman, the commander of the U.S. Forces in South Korea, went into effect immediately.

Read more: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/03/22/30/0301000000AEN20130322011000315F.HTML

No Trading Nuclear Arms for Aid, North Korea Says

March 17, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that its nuclear weapons were not a bargaining chip to trade for economic concessions, warning that it would never negotiate with the United States as long as Washington maintained its hostile policy toward the North.

The statement was the latest in a series in which North Korea has appeared to harden its position on its nuclear weapons program. Since the United Nations Security Council imposed more sanctions to punish North Korea for its launching of a long-range rocket in December and its third nuclear test last month, the country has said it will no longer attend talks on dismantling its nuclear program.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/world/asia/north-korea-says-nuclear-arms-arent-a-ploy.html?_r=0

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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Along the Lines of Beauty

March 10, 2013 by admin · Comments Off
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Uploaded on Jun 13, 2011

Korea has a Population of 48 million people with many of those living in the city of Seoul. While most people use public transit, such as the subway, public image and appearance is very important, especially for women. Hear what Korean women have to say about image and beauty in Korea and why women’s appearance is so important.

Made for: Korea Through Ethnography Spring 2011

Professor: Jeffrey Stark

Group Members:
Alex Dickson, Camilla Chun, Best Tech, Joanna Lee, and Sungryoung Yoon.

Korean Food – Eng.Docu.(27minutes)

March 8, 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

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