Contents tagged with North Korea

  • US began delivery of THAAD anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea

    Equipment for THAAD anti-ballistic missile system has been delivered to the deployment site in south-eastern part of South Korea, reports Yonhap news agency.

    According to the agency, six trucks with radar and other equipment arrived at a Golf Club in the city of Songdo.  The delivery reportedly angered local residents that led to a clash with the police.

    The South Korean Ministry of Defense later confirmed the delivery of the equipment.

    THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti- …

  • Another US citizen detained in North Korea

    On April 21st, North Korea detained another US citizen. An American of Korean descent was taken into custody at Pyongyang airport while trying to leave the country, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday, April 23rd, citing unnamed sources.

    According to the information in the report, the detainee, who is just under 60 years old, is a former lecturer at the University of Science and Technology in the Chinese prefecture of Yanbian. He went to North Korea to assist with …

  • US and Japanese Navy conduct exercises off coast of Korean Peninsula

    Not far from the shores of the Korean Peninsula, American and Japanese sailors are working together in military operations. The US Navy aircraft carrier strike group and Japanese Navy ships are conducting exercises, according to a report in the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun.

    The purpose of the exercises is to exert pressure on North Korea in light of the country’s continuing ballistic missile tests. The maneuvers involve two Japanese destroyers – Ashigara  and Samidare – and will last …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: the movement of armor and personnel to the North Korean border is due to routine military exercises

    The spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Alexander Gordeyev, stated that all movement of military equipment in the Eastern Military District is planned and related to combat training, reported RIA Novosti.

    "All movements of equipment and troops are being conducted in accordance with the combat training plan. An inspection of the district’s troops during the winter training period will last from April 3 to 29. As part of this inspection the military units have been placed on high alert …

  • North Korea expressed readiness for war with the U.S.

    The attaché of the North Korean Embassy in Russia for defense issues, Kim Yong Jing, said that Pyongyang is ready to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war if the U.S. unleashes hostilities against North Korea.

    "Today the U.S. is engaged in fomenting a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula. Should the U.S. commit a reckless provocation, the Korean armed forces will respond to the provocation and will be responding with an all-out war to an all-out war and a nuclear strike to a nuclear war, …

  • Media: North Korea created new 'special tactical' troops

    In addition to land, naval, air and strategic forces, the DPRK has created a new type of armed forces that they have named “special tactical troops,” reported the Yonhap agency.

    An analysis of North Korean newspaper reports about the military parade in Pyongyang on April 15 showed that a new term has appeared in the DPRK that it alleges has never existed before. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote that columns of “naval, air-force and anti-aircraft, strategic and special tactical troops of the …

  • Media: China and Russia sent reconnaissance ships to track movement of US aircraft carrier near the Korean peninsula

    China and Russia sent reconnaissance vessels to track the movement of the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Carl Vinson, which is moving toward the Korean peninsula.

    According to the Associated Press, citing sources in the Japanese government, Moscow and Beijing want to observe American maneuvers given Washington's readiness for military action against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Deutsche Welle reports.

    One of the purposes of sending reconnaissance ships may be to …

  • Seoul reports failed attempt by North Korea to launch missile

    North Korea tried to carry out a new missile launch, which was unsuccessful, the news outlet AFR reported, citing the South Korean military.

    “North Korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from the Sinpo area in the Hamkyong Province this morning, but we suspect the launch has failed,” the South Korean ministry of defense announced.

    Later the American military reported that the missile exploded virtually at the start. Its type is still unknown.

    "The missile blew up almost …

  • North Korea threatens U.S. with preemptive strike

    North Korea has issued a series of statements threatening the United States and its allies in the region, primarily South Korea, with a preemptive strike in the case, as Pyongyang said, of continuing American "provocations."

    In an interview with the "Associated Press" in Pyongyang, Deputy Foreign Minister of North Korea Han Song-Ryol said that his country is "completely ready to cope" with any threat from the U.S., and added: "If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers, we will …

  • US prepares preemptive strike against North Korea before another nuclear test

    The US Navy nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its strike group approached the Korean Peninsula in anticipation of a possible new nuclear test or launch of ballistic missiles in North Korea.

    According to the American private intelligence and analysis company Stratfor, the carrier group is currently located west of the Japanese island of Kyushu and is crossing the Korean Strait to the waters of the Sea of Japan toward the east coast of North Korea. There, according to Japanese …