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US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea

May 28, 2017 - 5:10am
US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea

One month ago, when we first discussed that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group, the US was deploying two more carriers toward the Korean peninsula, some took the Yonhap-sourced report skeptically: after all, what's the incremental symbolic impact of having three, or even two aircraft carriers next to North Korea when just one would more than suffice.

South Korea Military Fires "Warning Shots" At Unidentified Object Flying From The North

May 23, 2017 - 8:09pm
South Korea Military Fires "Warning Shots" At Unidentified Object Flying From The North

The South Korean fired warning shots Tuesday at an "unidentified object" flying across the heavily fortified border from North Korea Tuesday afternoon according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The military detected the object traversing the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) southward in the Chorwon area in the eastern province of Gangwon at around 4 pm.

North Korea's Kim Approves New Ballistic Missile "Deployment For Combat"

May 22, 2017 - 11:04am
North Korea's Kim Approves New Ballistic Missile "Deployment For Combat"

Just hours after today's second consecutive successful launch of a North Korean ballistic missile in one week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un approved "the deployment of the new intermediate-range ballistic missile for combat use" as the country succeeded in test-firing it, Pyongyang's state media said Monday, cited by Yonhap. KCNA also redundantly added that Kim personally observed the launch of the new ground-to-ground Pukguksong-2 missile, and approved the deployment of the Pukguksong-2 for action, calling it a "successful strategic weapon," the KCNA said...

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile

May 21, 2017 - 10:03pm
North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday afternoon which flew more than 500 kilometers, only one week after conducting its latest, successful ballistic missile test last Sunday, South Korea's military announced. The missile was launched at 0759 GMT from a location near Pukchang, 60 km northeast of the capital Pyongyang, an area where North Korea attempted to test-launch another missile last month but failed, South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement quoted by Yonhap.

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