Thursday, 14 December, 2017

South Korea Says No Sign of North Korean Missile Launch Yet

South Korean warships including the nation’s first Aegis destroyer Sejongdaewang, in this file South Korean warships including the nation’s first Aegis destroyer Sejongdaewang, in this file
Melinda Barton | 12 October, 2017, 17:11

The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defence officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea.

Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

South Korean and USA military officials have been closely monitoring North Korea following a threat by the regime to conduct a new ballistic missile test. North Korean officials told the South their soldiers shouted warnings, but the tourist didn't respond even after they fired a warning shot.

"Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing".

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, taxi before take off to fly bilateral missions with Japanese and South Korea Air Force jets in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, October 10, 2017.

The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea and also include reports to the allies' senior commanders, Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker was quoted as saying BBC Tuesday.

The visit will come after Mr Trump signalled he believed "only one thing will work" to curb the North's nuclear ambitions.

Looking across North Korea at the Joint Security Area inside the truce village of Panmunjom, ... visiting Australia's foreign and defense ministers emphasized maximum diplomatic and economic pressure to rein in the regime's nuclear ambitions.

The four aircraft then flew across the peninsula and staged another round of a firing exercise over the Yellow Sea before the two B-IBs returned home, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

How are North Korea's hackers making money? "It was preposterous." South Korea's Unification Ministry has said safety guarantees for South Koreans are among the changes needed before it will consider restarting the tours.

Bishop said Australia supports what she called "the tough sets of comprehensive sanctions" against North Korea, saying the North "will be deterred from carrying out any further illegal test" and "will be compelled to return to the negotiating table".