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The U.S. Air Force moved a WC-135 Constant Phoenix reconnaissance jet from the U.S. mainland to the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, in September in preparation for another nuclear test by North Korea, the Sankei Shimbun reported Tuesday.
Apparently the U.S. believes that another nuclear test is imminent after unusual movements were detected at the North's test site.
# Kyodo: Japan Upper House of parliament condemns #DPRK artillery attack on Yeonpyeong. #Koreas 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# UN Command's Gen. Sharp, in statement, says #DPRK shelling of Yeonpyeong violated Armistice Agreement. #Koreas 21 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# UNC Commander Gen. Sharp renews call for (North) Korean People's Army general to meet for talks at DMZ. #Koreas 24 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# USFK's Gen. Sharp made viit to Yeonpyeong today as Commander, UN Command as part of probe to ascertain Armistice violations. 37 minutes ago via TweetDeck
North Korea is believed to have about 200,000 special warfare troops, an 11 percent increase from two years earlier, according to a South Korean government estimate released Sunday.
The North is also believed to have some 1,000 ballistic missiles, about 2,500-5,000 tons of chemical weapons agents, about 700 pieces of long-range artillery and about 600-700 computer hacking specialists, according to a defense ministry report submitted to Rep. Kim Ock-lee of the ruling Grand National Party.
The deployment began two or three years ago and seven 7,000-strong divisions are now in place, an unidentified senior government official told Yonhap news agency.
General Kim Kwan-Jin, ROKA, was the 33rd Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.
Originally posted by stimmy
Even if the human back to the Middle Ages have to sink the U.S. aircraft carrier (1)
2010-08-18 08:06:23 Source: CDC powerful forum text size: medium and small
People's Liberation Army, a senior retired generals that Washington aircraft carrier sunk east of 21 is not the only weapon, there are five or six alternate ways, the most incompetent of 400 km with a range of high-precision rockets can still Washington aircraft carrier sunk in the Yellow Sea ....
Although the US-ROK military exercises have been 16 already scheduled two weeks of the date, but Washington is still in Singapore, visit the aircraft carrier battle groups, have not yet joined the US-ROK joint military exercise.
According to Hong Kong media reports, into the Yellow Sea to Washington to participate in military exercises, the Central Military Commission attached great importance to order at all costs sunk. Chinese defense minister has told members of the Yellow Sea front-line commanders, triggered by sinking U.S. aircraft carrier full of Washington is not terrible nuclear war, big deal man go back to the Middle Ages. U.S. generals threatened the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier was sunk when the U.S. military will attack on the Chinese mainland. Liang do not agree that only the naked fear of China and the U.S. government before the war, as the families of child soldiers in the country's revolution, there is no need to worry about the U.S. government to freeze the U.S. assets of China's naked.
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Control the fate of U.S. financial analyst at Goldman Sachs kerry believes that the full-scale war with China to fight the Obama administration is clearly not yet ready, the U.S. Congress did not prepare the American people and no ready. The analyst said that if Washington aircraft carrier in the Yellow Sea is China's Dongfeng 21D missile sinking, the United States will not fight back immediately, must report the president, Congress authorized the president to draw. United States opened the war, the United States alone can not win a conventional war in China, the only way is to use nuclear weapons. However, according to the latest statistics, although the big gap between the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, but China still has a capacity to destroy the earth. In terms of human destiny, China and the United States five times a result is the same, that is, after dozens of years of evolution and then only to generate new Upper Cave Man of.
Therefore, they abandoned the American people of modern life, and to destruction, is clearly a reason for every citizen of America will not agree. Did not agree with the American people, Congress can not approve China plans to counter Obama.
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People's Liberation Army, a senior retired generals that Washington aircraft carrier sunk east of 21 is not the only weapon, there are five or six alternate ways, the most incompetent of 400 km with a range of high-precision rockets can still sunk in the Yellow Sea, Washington aircraft carrier battle groups, and do not electronic interference by any insurance, do not need any satellite navigation.
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Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by Vitchilo
With the new development this morning, China might be concerned the North Koreans might hold an "exercise" on Sunday, too, thus putting them at odds with South Korea-United States.
Originally posted by Nomad451
I'm hoping someone can answer my question.
Lets just say that the US aircraft carrier arrives on schedule this Sunday despite warnings from China to not go ahead with any further military drills and provocations, and amid the drills something happens and North Korea conduct more attacks on the South.
We can safely say that the US and South Korea will retaliate immediately against the North. My concern here is what will China then do? Especially after directly warning against any further actions that could provoke war.
Originally posted by Nomad451
Will China sit idly by and watch as US and S. Korea bomb the North? If they do sit idly by, do you think it is possible the North could feel backed into a corner and do the unthinkable, airblast a nuke over the south? Would they be mad enough to do this anyway?
South Korean troops fired back 13 minutes later, causing unknown damage. Members of Lee's own party and opposition lawmakers accused the military of responding too slowly.
Hundreds of former South Korean soldiers held a protest rally in the border town of Paju on Friday, accusing the government of being too weak. A small anti-North Korea protest was held in Seoul.
"The lazy government's policies towards North Korea are too soft," said Kim Byeong-su, president of the association of ex-marines, in Paju. "It needs to take revenge on a bunch of mad dogs."
South Korea names defence minister amid criticism
26 Nov 2010 10:47:55 GMT
* Joint military exercises with U.S. to start Sunday
* U.S. aircraft carrier on its way
* Currency, stocks close down
(Updates with new defence minister appointed)
By Jeremy Laurence and Park Ju-min
SEOUL, Nov 26 (Reuters) - South Korea named a career soldier as its new defence minister on Friday amid mounting criticism of the government's response to Tuesday's attack by North Korea, its heaviest bombardment since the 1950-53 Korean War. The move came hours after North Korea said that impending military exercises by the South and the United States were pushing the region towards conflict.
The presidential Blue House appointed Kim Kwan-jin, 61, former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, to replace Kim Tae-young, who had tried to resign the defence portfolio in May following criticism of the government's response to a torpedo attack on a South Korean warship blamed on the North.
"(We) think nominee Kim, well-respected for professionalism and conviction, is the right person for the post in order to restore trust from people and boost morale in the entire military," presidential secretary Hong Sang-pyo told a news briefing.
North Korean shells rained down on the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong on Tuesday, killing four people and destroying dozens of houses. The North said it was responding to live fire from the South into its waters.
"The situation on the Korean peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war due to the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again war exercises targeted against the (North)," the North's official KCNA news agency said.
"...The army and people of the DPRK (North Korea) are now greatly enraged at the provocation of the puppet group (South Korea) while getting fully ready to give a shower of dreadful fire and blow up the bulwark of the enemies if they dare to encroach again upon the DPRK's dignity and sovereignty even in the least."
The aggressive language is typical of North Korean state-owned media, but the heightened tension was enough to depress the won as much as 2.2 percent. The stock market closed 1.3 percent down, in line with the wider region.
There was brief panic in the capital Seoul in the afternoon when television reported sounds of artillery fire near Yeonpyeong. But the military said the artillery fire was distant and no shells landed in South Korea. It appeared to be a North Korean drill.
China warns against military acts as U.S. ship nears
26 Nov 2010 10:46:13 GMT
BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) - China on Friday warned against any military acts in its exclusive economic zone, in response to Washington's decision to send an aircraft carrier near a South Korean island recently shelled by North Korea.
"We oppose any unilateral military act conducted in China's exclusive economic zone without approval", China's Foreign Ministry said in an online response to a question regarding China's position on the U.S. carrier George Washington participating in joint naval exercises in the region.
The exclusive economic zone is a sea zone up to 200 nautical miles from a country's coast.
(Reporting by Michael Martina; Editing by Don Durfee)