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Gates: North Korea Could Have ICBM and Strike the Continental US Within 5 Years

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned Tuesday that North Korea was within five years of being able to strike the continental United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, and said that, combined with its expanding nuclear program, the country “is becoming a direct threat to the United States.” See The New York Times Gates Warns […]

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War Drills with ‘War Threat Becoming Real’ in Korean Penninsula

South Koreans stopped their cars, donned gas masks and ducked into underground shelters in the country’s biggest-ever evacuation drill, a government attempt to prepare traditionally indifferent citizens for possible new attacks by North Korea. General Walter Sharp (Korea/U.S. Forces Commander): “North Korea poses a significant threat to the northeast Asia region as it continues to […]

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US Top Military Man Admiral Mike Mullen in Seoul, South Korea to Talk Strategy

The U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was visiting Seoul Wednesday, to show solidarity after North Korea’s attack on Yeonpyeong Island. Admiral Mike Mullen said he was frustrated with China’s unwillingess to rein in Pyongyang. Regarding North Koriea, Admiral Mullen said, “I do not believe we should continue to reward that behavior with […]

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Signs of Tension and Diplomacy on Korean Penninsula

International tensions and growing diplomacy are both evident in the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. One week ago, North Korea shelled a South Korean island in a long-disputed sea border area. China is asking for talks, but South Korea has been cool to the proposal. North Korea has threatened to be merciless if U.S.-South Korean […]

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North Korea Fires Artillery Shells in Training Drill After Attacking Yeonpyeong

North Korea was estimated to have fired about 20 shells as part of a training exercise on Friday. Blasts were heard several times in Yeonpyeong from the inland area of Gaemori, North Korea, between 12:20 p.m. and a little past 3 p.m. No rounds fell on South Korean territory or in the territorial waters of […]

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USS George Washington Carrier Group Headed Toward South Carrier After Artillery Exchange

USS Washington CVN-73 left a naval base south of Tokyo on Wednesday morning and is scheduled to join exercises with South Korea from Sunday to the following Wednesday The U.S.S. George Washington has left its home port and is sailing to the Korean Peninsula. The Aircraft Carrier, with 75 fighter aircraft and 6000 Sailors and […]

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North Korea, South Korea Artillery Exchange, 2 South Korean Marines Killed

North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday morning along the border between the two countries. The communist nation North Korea warned of more military strikes if the South encroaches on the maritime border by “even 0.001 millimeter.” The 60-minute skirmish began when North Korea warned the South to halt military drills near their sea […]

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