Catch4all.com Home Page

South Korea Fires On North Korean Balloon

The South Korean military said on Wednesday, an unidentified object that flew across the border from North Korea on Tuesday was most likely to have been a balloon carrying propaganda leaflets rather than a drone.

South Korea fired warning shots at the object as it crossed the border. It disappeared from radar.

According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency earlier reported the object had been found near the border. It was identified as a balloon.

Also reported that The South's military announced Tuesday afternoon that it detected an unidentified object flying across the military demarcation line (MDL) in the eastern region.

More than 90 machine gun rounds were fired as warning shots under a related manual and the object disappeared from radar screens, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The announcement further raised tensions on the peninsula following a series of ballistic missile launches by the North.

In a press briefing the following day, the Ministry of National Defense said there were actually around 10 flying objects detected close to the MDL and several of them crossed it.

Judging from the results of an analysis, (we) believe there is a low possibility that the objects were drones," the ministry's spokesman Moon Sang-gyun said.

They are presumed to have been balloons carrying propaganda leaflets from the North, he added.

Their trajectory was similar to the direction of the wind, while the round objects were differentiated from the elongated balloons that South Korean activists use to send anti-Pyongyang leaflets to the North.

Moon dismissed criticism that the South's military overreacted.

He said the country's front-line troops strictly followed the manual by first dispatching a warning via loudspeakers and then continuing to fire warning shots amid bad weather conditions that made it difficult for them to immediately identify what the objects were.

"The military was reacting in consideration of the worst-case scenario," he said.

On May 15th, 2017

Fox News  Reported that UN Agency Exposed Helping North Korea with Patent Application for Banned Nerve Gas

EXCLUSIVE: For more than a year, a United Nations agency in Geneva has been helping North Korea prepare an international patent application for production of sodium cyanide -- a chemical used to make the nerve gas Tabun -- which has been on a list of materials banned from shipment to that country by the U.N. Security Council since 2006.

The World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO, has made no mention of the application to the Security Council committee monitoring North Korea sanctions, nor to the U.N. Panel of Experts that reports sanctions violations to the committee, even while concerns about North Korean weapons of mass destruction, and the willingness to use them,  have been on a steep upward spiral.

Fox News told both U.N. bodies of the patent application for the first time late last week, after examining the application file on a publicly available WIPO internal website.

Information on the website indicates that North Korea started the international patent process on Nov. 1, 2015 -- about two months before its fourth illegal nuclear test. The most recent document on the website is a “status report,” dated May 14, 2017 (and replacing a previous status report of May 8), declaring the North Korean applicants’ fitness “to apply for and be granted a patent.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE STATUS REPORT

During all that time, however, the U.N.’s Panel  of Experts on North Korea “has no record of any communication from WIPO to the Committee or the Panel regarding such a serious patent application," said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the international U.N. expert team, in response to a Fox News question.

The Panel of Experts has now officially “opened an investigation into this matter,” he said.

“This is a disturbing development that should be of great concern to the U.S. administration and to Congress, as well as the U.S. Representative to the U.N.,” William Newcomb, a member of the U.N. Panel of Experts for nearly three years ending in 2014, told Fox News.

Said an expert familiar with the sanctions regime:  “It undermines sanctions to have this going on. The U.N. agencies involved should have been much more alert to checking these programs out.”

Questions sent last week to the U.S. State Department about WIPO’s patent dealings with North Korea had not been answered before this story was published.

For its part, a WIPO spokesperson told Fox News by email, in response to the question of whether it had reported the patent application to the U.N. sanctions committee, only that the organization “has strict procedures in place to ensure that it fully complies with all requirements in relation to U.N. Security Council sanction regimes.”

The spokesperson added that “we communicate with the relevant U.N. oversight committees as necessary.”

But apparently, help with preparing international patent applications for a sanctioned nerve gas “chemical precursor” does not necessarily count as grounds for such communication, if the Panel of Experts records are correct.

This is by no means the first time that WIPO, led by its controversial director general, Francis Gurry, has flabbergasted other parts of the U.N. and most Western nations with its casual and undeclared assistance, with potential WMD implications, to the bellicose and unstable North Korean regime.

And, as before, how the action is judged may depend upon razor-thin, legalistic interpretations of U.N. sanctions law on the one side vs. staggering violations of, at a minimum, common sense in dealing with the unstable North Korean regime, which among other things has never signed the international convention banning the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.

While the patent process went on at WIPO, that regime has conducted five illegal nuclear tests -- two in the past year, while the patent process was under way -- and at least ten illegal ballistic missile launches since 2016, while issuing countless threats of mass destruction against its neighbors and the U.S.

In 2012, Fox News reported that WIPO had shipped U.S.-made computers and sophisticated computer servers to North Korea, and also to Iran, without informing sanctions committee officials.

The shipments were ostensibly part of a routine technology upgrade. Neither country could obtain the equipment on the open market, and much of it would have required special export licenses if shipped from the U.S.

The report kicked off an uproar, but after a lengthy investigation, the U.N. sanctions committee decided that the world organization’s porous restrictions had not been violated, while also noting WIPO’s defense that as an international organization, it was not subject to the rules aimed at its own member states.

Nonetheless, the investigators declared that “we simply cannot fathom how WIPO could have convinced itself that most Member States would support the delivery of equipment to countries whose behavior was so egregious it forced the international community to impose embargoes.”

The investigators also declared that “WIPO, as a U.N. agency, shares the obligation to support the work of other U.N. bodies, including the Sanctions Committees,” and that in response to the furor, WIPO had “implemented new requirements to check on sanctions compliance in advance of program implementation.”

There is no doubt about the banned nature of sodium cyanide -- which can also be used to produce deadly cyanide gas, another weapon of mass destruction.

The chemical appears on a Security Council list of “items, materials, equipment, goods and technology” related to North Korea’s “other weapons of mass destruction programs” beyond nuclear weapons, which first appeared after U.N. Security Council resolution 1718 was approved in 2006.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST     

That resolution, voted after North Korea conducted its first nuclear test, ordained that  member states  “prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer” to the regime known as the Democratic People’s  Republic of Korea, or DPRK, of  the listed items “which could contribute to DPRK’s nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related programs.”

It also declared that “all member states shall prevent any transfers to the DPRK by their nationals or from their territories, or from the DPRK by its nationals or from its territory, of technical training, advice, services or assistance related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of the items” listed.

Additionally, it demanded a freeze by U.N. member states or all “funds, other financial assets and economic resources” that could be used in the mass destruction-related programs.

CLICK HERE FOR RESOLUTION 1718

A subsequent Security Council resolution, 2270, in 2016 broadened things by declaring that “economic resources” referred to in Resolution 1718 “includes assets of every kind, whether tangible or intangible, movable or immovable, accrual or potential, which potentially may be used to obtain funds, goods or services” by DPRK.

This may open up another controversial aspect of the cyanide patent application, since, along with its mass-destructive uses, the chemical is considered the most common agent in the extraction of gold from ores and concentrates.

Further, according to the North Korean application to WIPO, the new process it wants to make ready for international patenting is a lower-cost process that produces ultra-high-grade product.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROCESS APPLICATION DESCRIPTION

 

You may click to view more detail of this information via Fox News.

 

North Korea Fired  Two  Ballistic Missile Tests in A week

The test of a Pukguksong-2 missile was hailed a success with Kim Jong Un ordering its further deployment. Via NBC News.

North Korea test-fired another medium-range ballistic missile from Pukchang airfield (May 21, 2017).  Missile travels approximately 300 miles before falling into the Sea of Japan. Missile landed about 217 miles from North Korea's east coast.

May 21st, 2017 According to Arirang News, Kim Hyo-sun, North Korea test-fired yet another ballistic missile on Sunday afternoon which the South Korean military says appeared to be a Pukguksong-2, a new intermediate-range ballistic missile used by the regime.

It flew more than 500 kilometers before coming down in waters near Japan.

By comparison,  last week's Hwasong-12 flew over 700 kilometers.

As well as being North Korea's second ballistic missile test in just a week,... it's the second since President Moon Jae-in took office earlier this month.

President Moon,  who was visiting his hometown at the time, convened a National Security Council meeting after being briefed on Pyongyang's missile launch. "The president immediately convened a NSC meeting after receiving a report from his National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong ." In a statement issued by the foreign ministry, the South Korean government strongly condemned the launch.

The statement called North Korea's latest provocation a reckless and irresponsible act, adding that it throws cold water on the international community's expectations and aspiration for peace and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

It also reiterated Seoul's strong determination to fundamentally solve the North's nuclear issue through all possible means, including sanctions and talks.

The UN Security Council is set to gather for an emergency meeting on the matter on Tuesday.

Arirnag News, Yu Joonhee reports that In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was disturbed and disappointed by North Korea's latest ballistic missile test.

He also vowed to dial up the pressure on the regime in an effort convince Pyongyang that de-escalation was the only viable option in achieving peace and prosperity. "We are early in the stages of applying the economic pleasures as well as the diplomatic pressure to the regime in North Korea."

"The ongoing testing is disappointing. It's disturbing, and we ask that they cease that because until they cease that testing, clearly they have not changed their view." In his view of North Korea's latest provocations, Tillerson said he believed Pyongyang may be "acting out" in response to growing U.S. pressure on the regime, which it may be starting to feel.

North Korea's latest missile test comes after the U.S. Navy moved a second aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean Peninsula last week.

The launch has been condemned by South Korea and Japan, with Tokyo's cabinet, describing it as an "intolerable violation" of international law.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called it a "challenge to the world" and said he wants to raise the issue of North Korea's missile threats at the G7 Summit in Italy, later this month.

The UN has also responded by calling an emergency session of the Security Council on Tuesday.

According to diplomats, the meeting was requested by South Korea, the United States and Japan and will take place behind closed doors.

The Security Council has already vowed to roll out tougher sanctions on Pyongyang following last week's missile launch. Meanwhile, Server issue delays dozens of South Korean flights.

April 21st, 2016, According to Arirang Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News., Neither China nor Russia will play a factor in the South Korean military's selection process of where the U.S. anti-missile system will be deployed.

 

Operational effectiveness and strategic success are the only factors that will be considered when Seoul and Washington sit down for formal talks on this matter next week.

Kwon Jang-ho files this report from Seoul's Ministry of National Defense.

The South Korean military said they will formally sit down with their U.S. counterparts next week to discuss deployment of the THAAD missile defense system.

A key topic of discussion will be the location of deployment.

The system is expected to be placed at one of the U.S. military bases in South Korea.but there have been concerns from China and Russia that if the system is deployed too far north, it will infringe on their national security.

However, South Korean military officials told reporters on Friday that they will not take their concerns into consideration as the safety of the people in Korea was the main priority.

China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, reiterated his nation's concerns over the missile system while meeting with his South Korean counterpart in Germany on Friday.

He added that "it is not conducive to maintaining peace and stability in the region"

But South Korea's military said they WILL take into consideration any disruption or danger to local residents.

There are concerns that electromagnetic waves from the system's radar can affect people's health and the local environment.

The radar also needs about 5 and a half kilometers of clear airspace as it can cause electro-magnetic interference to airplanes and explosive equipment.

Meanwhile military officials also gave an update of the situation on the inter-Korean border.

They said no troop activity has been spotted north of the border but that South Korean forces are staying vigilant.

"After the shut down of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, we are looking out for any North Korean troop movements and remain on full alert for any further provocations."

Earlier officials also warned that North Korea could turn the Kaesong Industrial Complex into a military base, like it was before becoming a joint venture between the two Koreas in 2004.

"Military officials said they do not know whether the North Korean regime would redeploy troops to the industrial complex but remain ready for any possibilities.

 

April 20, 2017, BBC news reported that:  North Korea Missiles that can be launched from water in 2016 was also an important year for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. After disastrous failures in 2015, North Korea began to make some progress on a missile known as the Pukguksong.

Using an underwater platform, North Korean engineers were previously able to achieve successful ejection of the missile but could not get the stage to light or achieve much range. After a test of a solid- (rather than liquid-) fuelled engine in April 2016, North Korea began to have increasingly successful SLBM tests.  These SLBMs are not nearly as worrying as the SLBMs that the US, Russia or China possess. They will remain unreliable unless testing continues. North Korea's submarines are also loud and easy to detect. So in many ways these missiles are more for domestic "prestige" than military use.  Meanwhile, the satellite imagery shown that North Korea is investing a lot in overhauling the submarine shipyard at Sinpo. So this is just the beginning of its programme.

The KN-17 (a label assigned by the US) shown in the most recent parade is also being tested near Sinpo. This land-based anti-ship ballistic missile has had two failures so far, but its message is that US, South Korean and Japanese ships should beware.

North Korea's Missiles that use solid fuel back In February 2017, North Korea tested a land-based version of its solid-fuelled SLBM, called the Pukguksong-2, launching it from a canister on the back of a TEL.  North Korea traditionally relied on the same liquid fuel that Scuds used. This fuel is reliable and cheap, but it is corrosive and cannot be stored in the missile. This means that missile convoys have to travel with fuel and oxidizer trucks, making them larger and easier to spot from satellites. It also means the missile cannot be moved or stored while fuelled, so the launch process takes longer.

A truck will pull out of a tunnel, for example, erect the missile, the unit will fuel it and target it, and then launch.  However, solid fuel can generally be stored in the missile, shaving valuable time off a launch in a war scenario.  The parade showed that North Korea is committed to solid fuel by showing off two new possible solid fuel ICBMs in canisters.  The canisters may have been empty (why load a missile if nobody's going to see it?), but it's likely that this is a design concept that will evolve over several parades and component tests.  Developments since the start of 2016 have shown that North Korea is focusing not just on new missile technologies, but also on the actual deployment of the missile in the field.

In September 2016, North Korea launched a volley of three ballistic missiles. In March 2017, they launched four more. The simultaneous launch of several missiles means tracking and intercepting them is harder, and that also poses a challenge to Thaad, the controversial new ballistic missile defence system being deployed in South Korea.

So does North Korea have a long range missile?  The question that seems to fascinate Americans the most is whether North Korea can deploy a missile to reach US shores.  The main reason to have an ICBM is for a nuclear strike. There is little point in putting a conventional weapon on such a missile.

North Korea has paraded ICBMs since 2012, when they revealed not only a missile known as the KN-08, but an illicitly-procured Chinese truck as a TEL. The missiles were initially criticised as "fakes" but over time, improvements made them credible. The latest parade appeared to show two different solid fuel ICBMs in addition to a dramatically altered KN-08.

Outsiders have dismissed North Korea's ability for decades but should probably pay attention to a few key developments.  

In 2015, North Korea responded by introducing an ICBM known as the KN-14. In 2016, its propaganda featured images and video of essentially all the components one would need for an ICBM.

The two new solid fuel ICBMs seen on the parade are years away from testing. But high-level UK embassy defector Thae Yong-ho said Pyongyang aims to complete the development of one ICBM by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Testing and "completing" are two different things.

It seems likely North Korea will test the liquid fuelled KN-08 ICBM in this time frame since it is apparently closest to completion.

But it is also likely that it will fail multiple times before it can be deployed.

Melissa Hanham is a Senior Research Associate in the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, USA.

 

North Korea test-fired another medium-range ballistic missile from Pukchang airfield (May 21, 2017).  Missile travels approximately 300 miles before falling into the Sea of Japan. Missile landed about 217 miles from North Korea's east coast.  Is the World just watch what DPRK is doing and let DPRK make their Nuclear may distroy the world and make DARK and ASH and NO MORE EARTH existing?? that will be too late to save anyone  ............

The numbers will show how dangerous it is for detonations occurs:

 

North Korea's missile programme is progressing faster than expected,
South Korea's defense minister

 

According to Reuters on May 16th, 2017, By Christine Kim and Tom Miles report

SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea's missile programme is progressing faster than expected, South Korea's defaence minister said on Tuesday, after the U.N. Security Council demanded the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned Sunday's test-launch.

Mr. Han Min-koo told South Korea's parliament the test-launch had been detected by the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system, whose deployment in the South has infuriated China.

The reclusive North, which has defied all calls to rein in its weapons programmes, even from its lone major ally, China, said the missile test was a legitimate defence against U.S. hostility.

The North has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear warhead, capable of striking the U.S. mainland.

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has called for an immediate halt to Pyongyang's provocations and has warned that the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over. U.S. Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said on Tuesday China's leverage was key and it could do more.

Han said Sunday's test-launch was "successful in flight".

"It is considered an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) of enhanced calibre compared to Musudan missiles that have continually failed," he said, referring to a class of missile designed to travel up to 3,000 to 4,000 km (1,860 to 2,485 miles).

Asked if North Korea's missile programme was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes."

Han said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile unit deployed by the U.S. military in the South detected the North Korean missile, marking the first time the controversial system has been put to use since its deployment last month.

China has strongly opposed THAAD, whose radar it fears could be used to spy into its territory, despite assurances from Washington that THAAD is purely defensive. South Korean companies, from automakers to retailers and cosmetics firms, have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over Seoul's decision to deploy the system.

The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch tested its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead". Its ambassador to China said in Beijing on Monday it would continue such test launches "any time, any place".

The test-launch was a legitimate act of self-defence and U.S. criticism was a "wanton violation of the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK", a North Korean diplomat told the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday.

DPRK are the initials of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

"The DPRK will bolster its self-defense capabilities as long as the United States continues its hostile policies towards the DPRK and imposes nuclear threats and makes blackmail," diplomat Ju Yong Choi said.

The missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said.

Pyongyang has regularly threatened to destroy the United States, which it accuses of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war by conducting recent military drills with South Korea and Japan.

Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Washington next month, with North Korea expected to be high on the agenda, the South's presidential Blue House said.

Moon met Matt Pottinger, overseeing Asian affairs at the U.S. National Security Council, on Tuesday and said he hoped to continue to have "sufficient, close discussions" between Seoul and Washington, the Blue House press secretary told a briefing.

"FURTHER SANCTIONS POSSIBLE"

In a unanimous statement, the 15-member UN Security Council on Monday said it was of vital importance that North Korea show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions".

"To that end, the Security Council demanded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea conduct no further nuclear and ballistic missile tests," the council said, adding that it was ready to impose further sanctions on the country.

The North's foreign ministry rejected the statement, saying it infringed on its right to self-defence, particularly as the missile was test-launched at a sharp angle to ensure safety of neighbouring countries.

The UN statement also condemned an April 28 ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang.

Following that launch, Washington began talks with China on possible new U.N. sanctions. Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new measures before involving remaining council members.

The United States sees China as key, U.S. Disarmament Ambassador Wood told reporters on a conference call.

"I'm not going to talk about various policy options that we may or may not consider, but I will say this: we are certainly engaged right now in looking at a number of measures - political, economic, security - to deal with these provocative acts by the DPRK, and dangerous acts in many cases," he said.

"So we are going to be raising the level of engagement with China on this issue. China really is the key in dealing with the North Korea issue. Ninety percent of the DPRK's trade is with China, so clearly there is a lot more leverage that China has, and we would like China to use."

The Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has stiffened them in response to its five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test.

Trump warned in an interview with Reuters this month that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible. In a show of force, the United States sent an aircraft carrier strike group, led by the Carl Vinson, to waters off the Korean peninsula to conduct drills with South Korea and Japan.

Admiral Harry Harris, the top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific, said continued missile launches by North Korea showed the importance of the alliance between Japan and the United States and called the North's actions unacceptable.

Harris met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also said China could apply more pressure to rein in North Korea.

"Now is the time to put pressure on North Korea," Abe said. "Japan and the United States must coordinate and put pressure."

The U.S. Seventh Fleet carrier, the Ronald Reagan, left Yokosuka in Japan on Tuesday on its regular spring patrol and will be out for around three to four months, a Seventh Fleet spokesman said.

Besides worries about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programmes, cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link the North with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday.

(Additional reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park in SEOUL, Michelle Nichols at the UNITED NATIONS and Kiyoshi Takenaka and Minami Funakoshi in TOKYO; Writing by Nick Macfie

-----------------------------------------

Yet, NORTH KOREA WARNS UNITED NATIONS!

Meanwhile, South Korea WARNED EVERYONE! HIGH chance of CONFLICT With NORTH KOREA!

 

 On May 17, 2017:  NEWS ALERT – SOUTH KOREAN’S PRESIDENT MOON SAID CONFRONTATION POSSIBLE WITH N.KOREA

As the South Korean President Moon Jae-in put his military on standby and be prepared to response to the news provocation, on Tuesday Moon said that there is a high possibility of confrontation with North Korea. And that his country's military was ready, and capable of striking back should the North attack.  He said,

“I will never overlook such provocations and nuclear threats of North Korea. I will strongly respond to this along with the international community. The reality of today’s national security is that there are military tensions, and highly possible confrontations in the areas of the western Northern Limit Line, and the military demarcation line. Launching ballistic missiles is a serious provocation that violates UN Security Council resolutions, as well as being a serious challenge to global peace and stability. We will never tolerate such North Korean provocations and nuclear threats”

His speech is a turn around when he said he will seek peace with North Korea and willing to travel there to meet Kim Jong un under the right condition.  However, Seoul wants communication lines restored with North Korea‬.

Shock satellite images reveal CHILLING truth about North Korea's nuke programme - DAILY NEWS

REVEALING satellite images have uncovered a deadly secret lying at the heart of Kim Jong-un's nuke plan.

191919a (202).jpg 191919a (203).jpg 191919a (204).jpg 191919a (205).jpg 191919a (206).jpg
191919a (151).jpg 191919a (149).jpg 191919a (153).jpg 191919a (154).jpg 191919a (155).jpg
191919a (156).jpg 191919a (157).jpg 191919a (158).jpg 191919a (159).jpg 191919a (161).jpg
191919a (187).jpg 191919a (163).jpg 191919a (164).jpg 191919a (150).jpg 191919a (176).jpg
191919a (167).jpg 191919a (168).jpg 191919a (169).jpg 191919a (170).jpg 191919a (171).jpg
191919a (172).jpg 191919a (173).jpg 191919a (174).jpg 191919a (175).jpg 191919a (185).jpg
191919a (177).jpg 191919a (178).jpg 191919a (179).jpg 191919a (180).jpg 191919a (181).jpg
191919a (182).jpg 191919a (183).jpg 191919a (184).jpg 191919a (194).jpg 191919a (186).jpg
191919a (198).jpg 191919a (188).jpg 191919a (189).jpg 191919a (190).jpg 191919a (191).jpg
191919a (192).jpg

191919a (193).jpg

  191919a (195).jpg 191919a (196).jpg
191919a (197).jpg   191919a (199).jpg 191919a (200).jpg 191919a (201).jpg
         

 

North Korea needs to be DENUKED! & LINKS to ransomware WANNACRY via GoNews

It is the time to bring back the legacy OF THE FORMER 33RD PRESIDENT Harry S. Truman whom he was born May 8, 1884 and he was called by heaven on December 26, 1972.  He was an American politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53), assuming that office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II. He is known for launching the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, for leading the Cold War against Soviet and Chinese communism by establishing the Truman Doctrine and NATO, and for intervening in the Korean War. In domestic affairs, he was a moderate Democrat whose liberal proposals were a continuation of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, but the conservative-dominated Congress blocked most of them. He used the veto power 180 times, which is more than any president since then, and saw 12 overridden by Congress; only Grover Cleveland and Franklin D. Roosevelt used the veto so often, and only Gerald Ford and Andrew Johnson saw so many veto overrides.  He also used nuclear weapons to end World War II, desegregated the U.S. armed forces, supported a newly independent Israel, and HE WAS A FOUNDER OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

 

33rd President of the United States  In office  April 12, 1945 –
January 20, 1953  Harry Truman: Truman Doctrine:  

Resources: Wikipedia, Americahetoric.com,Yale Law School Charter of the United Nations: June 26, 1945
 

The Truman Doctrine underpinned American Cold War policy in Europe and around the world. In the words of historian James T. Patterson, "The Truman Doctrine was a highly publicized commitment of a sort the administration had not previously undertaken.

The Truman Doctrine became a metaphor for emergency aid to keep a nation from communist influence. Truman used disease imagery not only to communicate a sense of impending disaster in the spread of communism but also to create a "rhetorical vision" of containing it by extending a protective shield around non-communist countries throughout the world. It echoed the "quarantine the aggressor" policy Truman's predecessor,

Franklin D. Roosevelt, had sought to impose to contain German and Japanese expansion in 1937 ("quarantine" suggested the role of public health officials handling an infectious disease). The medical metaphor extended beyond the immediate aims of the Truman Doctrine in that the imagery combined with fire and flood imagery evocative of disaster provided the United States with an easy transition to direct military confrontation in later years with communist forces in Korea and Vietnam. By ideological differences in life or death terms, Truman was able to garner support for this communism-containing policy.

191919a (100).jpg 191919a (101).jpg 191919a (102).jpg 191919a (103).jpg 191919a (104).jpg
191919a (105).jpg 191919a (106).jpg 191919a (107).jpg 191919a (108).jpg 191919a (109).jpg
191919a (11).jpg 191919a (110).jpg 191919a (111).jpg 191919a (112).jpg 191919a (113).jpg
191919a (114).jpg 191919a (115).jpg 191919a (116).jpg 191919a (117).jpg 191919a (118).jpg
191919a (119).jpg 191919a (12).jpg 191919a (120).jpg 191919a (121).jpg 191919a (122).jpg
191919a (123).jpg 191919a (124).jpg 191919a (125).jpg 191919a (126).jpg 191919a (127).jpg
191919a (128).jpg 191919a (129).jpg 191919a (13).jpg 191919a (130).jpg 191919a (131).jpg
191919a (132).jpg 191919a (133).jpg 191919a (134).jpg 191919a (135).jpg 191919a (136).jpg
191919a (137).jpg 191919a (138).jpg 191919a (139).jpg 191919a (14).jpg 191919a (140).jpg
191919a (15).jpg 191919a (16).jpg 191919a (17).jpg 191919a (18).jpg 191919a (19).jpg
191919a (20).jpg 191919a (21).jpg 191919a (22).jpg 191919a (23).jpg 191919a (24).jpg
191919a (25).jpg 191919a (26).jpg 191919a (27).jpg 191919a (28).jpg 191919a (29).jpg
191919a (30).jpg 191919a (31).jpg 191919a (32).jpg 191919a (33).jpg 191919a (34).jpg
191919a (35).jpg 191919a (36).jpg 191919a (37).jpg 191919a (38).jpg 191919a (39).jpg
191919a (40).jpg 191919a (41).jpg 191919a (42).jpg 191919a (43).jpg 191919a (44).jpg
191919a (45).jpg 191919a (46).jpg 191919a (47).jpg 191919a (48).jpg 191919a (49).jpg
191919a (50).jpg 191919a (51).jpg 191919a (52).jpg 191919a (53).jpg 191919a (54).jpg
191919a (55).jpg 191919a (56).jpg 191919a (57).jpg 191919a (58).jpg 191919a (59).jpg
191919a (60).jpg 191919a (61).jpg 191919a (62).jpg 191919a (63).jpg 191919a (64).jpg
191919a (65).jpg 191919a (66).jpg 191919a (67).jpg 191919a (68).jpg 191919a (69).jpg
191919a (70).jpg 191919a (71).jpg 191919a (72).jpg 191919a (73).jpg 191919a (74).jpg
191919a (75).jpg 191919a (76).jpg 191919a (77).jpg 191919a (78).jpg 191919a (79).jpg
191919a (80).jpg 191919a (81).jpg 191919a (82).jpg 191919a (83).jpg 191919a (84).jpg
191919a (85).jpg 191919a (86).jpg 191919a (87).jpg 191919a (88).jpg 191919a (89).jpg
191919a (90).jpg 191919a (91).jpg 191919a (92).jpg 191919a (93).jpg 191919a (94).jpg
191919a (95).jpg 191919a (96).jpg 191919a (97).jpg 191919a (98).jpg 191919a (99).jpg

Sources:Wikipedia, Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library, AmericaHetoric.com, Yahoo, Youtube,Youtupe, White House, UN, GoNews, CCTV, FoxNews, AP, AFP, CNN. Wikipedia, and Wikipedia, UK  Daily News AllRSource, Wochit News, Yonhap News

Yale Law School Charter of the United Nations: June 26, 1945
catch4all.com, Sandra Englund, May 18, 2017, REV. May 19, 2017 REV, May 22nd 2017; 6:21 AM PST Rev May 24, 2017

 

 

According to Sky News, Dated May 14, 2017, UK :  The US confirms North Korea has tested a ballistic missile and says the country has been a "flagrant menace for too long".

US President Donald Trump has called for "far stronger sanctions" on North Korea after the country test-fired a ballistic missile.

The missile flew for about 30 minutes, travelling about 800km (500m) and reaching an altitude of 2,000km (1,240m) before landing in the Sea of Japan, according to Tokyo.

The flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile.

In a statement, the White House said Pyongyang has been "a flagrant menace for far too long".

"Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea," it said.

Mr Trump "cannot imagine Russia is pleased" with the test as the missile landed closer to Russia than to Japan, the statement added.

Earlier, the US Pacific Command said it detected the launch and tracked the missile, but added that it "did not pose a threat to North America".

"The type of missile is being assessed and the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile," a spokesperson said.

The launch early on Sunday took place at a region, named Kusong, where the North previously test-launched intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing.

Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes and dropped in the sea between the North's east coast and Japan.

Tensions are running high in the Korean peninsula, with President  Trump warning last month that a "major, major conflict" with Pyongyang was possible.

However, the US President has also said he is open to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

The launch is also the first since a new liberal president took office in South Korea on Wednesday.

ROK President Moon Jae-in has said dialogue and pressure must be used to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and stop the North's weapons pursuit.

The test drew an immediate response from Seoul ad Tokyo, with the two leaders also talking over the phone to discuss a response.

In Seoul, presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan said ROK President  Moon "expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation ... occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea".

"The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating," he added.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "North Korea's repeated missile launches are a grave threat to our country and a clear violation of UN resolutions."

It was not clear what type of ballistic missile was fired.

While North Korea regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the US mainland.

The launch is the first in two weeks. The previous one ended in failure just minutes into flight.

 

 

By Katie Stallard, Asia Correspondent

North Korea's ambassador to the UK has told Sky News his country will go ahead with its sixth nuclear test at the time and place of its leader's choosing.

In his first interview in the role, ambassador Choe Il said his country would continue its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes in spite of intentional warnings against them, and dismissed UN sanctions as having no legal grounds, and no effect.

"In regards to the sixth nuclear test, I do not know the scheduled time for it, as I am here in the UK, not in my home country," Mr Choe said.

"However, I can say that the nuclear test will be conducted at the place and time as decided by our supreme leader, Kim Jong Un."

Sky News asked the ambassador whether he was concerned about the prospect of US military action, which President Donald Trump's administration has said is one of the options now being considered.

"If we were afraid of it, we probably would not have started conducting nuclear tests or launching ballistic missiles," the ambassador said.

He added: "We are developing our nuclear strength to respond to that kind of attack by the US.

"If the US attacks us, our military and people are fully ready to respond to any kind of attack."

He said a pre-emptive strike on his country would not be possible because they would turn US assets in the region "to ashes" at the first sign of movement towards an attack.

"The US cannot attack us first," the ambassador said, adding: "If the US moves an inch, then we are ready to turn to ashes any available strategic assets of the US."

Mr Trump has sent what he calls a "powerful armada" led by the USS Carl Vinson to the waters off the Korean Peninsula, where it has been carrying out exercises with South Korea's navy.

However, the White House approach is at odds with the ambition of the new liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has spoken of his desire to bring "integration, unity and harmony" to the country.

Believing that confrontation has done nothing to stop North Korea from expanding its nuclear arsenal, his desire for warmer ties with Pyongyang has caused some concern.

A former top diplomat for East Asia described the election of Mr Moon as presenting a "risk of tension and divergence of opinion" between the US and South Korea.

The United States is currently thought to be readying new sanctions in the event of another nuclear test.

But in his interview, the ambassador said his country had been living under sanctions for the last six decades, and more sanctions would make no difference to their nuclear ambitions.

He denied his government's pursuit of nuclear weapons was making the lives of his people harder.

"I do not think our nuclear development has made our people's lives difficult. Our nuclear power is a result of the US' hostile policy against us," the ambassador said.

"Our nuclear power is our sovereign right. It is the only way to protect the peace of the Korean Peninsula and the region."

He claimed UN Security Council sanctions were evidence of a double standard and had no basis in international law.

"The UN Security Council has been sanctioning against us whenever we launch missiles or satellites and carry out nuclear tests," he said.

"As the sanctions do not have any legal grounds, we do not care about them, nor accept them."

Sky News asked the ambassador whether his country would be prepared to stop anywhere short of a deliverable nuclear warhead - whether a formal peace treaty or the protection of China's nuclear deterrent would convince them to suspend their programme and return to negotiations.

"The only way to protect our country is that we strengthen our power enough to suppress any enemy countries," Mr Choe said.

"This is the only way to protect our peace and security. This is a lesson we felt in our bones."

He said his country had learned the lesson of US military interventions elsewhere.

"As you have read in newspapers, the US has been attacking only the weak countries, including Afghanistan and Libya," he said.

"They cannot actually attack the strong countries, although they talk about it.

"We have to have nuclear power. We have shown our strong military power and nuclear power this April. Because of our strong military power, the US could not attack us first."

This was a rare and frank interview, and the bottom line is clear - North Korea intends to continue pursuing nuclear weapons, regardless of the consequences

BREAKING : N.Korea SUCCESSFULLY test fire ballistic missile after a WARNING LETTER to the U.S.  

 

 

By Katie Stallard, Asia Correspondent

North Korea's ambassador to the UK has told Sky News his country will go ahead with its sixth nuclear test at the time and place of its leader's choosing.

In his first interview in the role, ambassador Choe Il said his country would continue its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes in spite of intentional warnings against them, and dismissed UN sanctions as having no legal grounds, and no effect.

"In regards to the sixth nuclear test, I do not know the scheduled time for it, as I am here in the UK, not in my home country," Mr Choe said.

"However, I can say that the nuclear test will be conducted at the place and time as decided by our supreme leader, Kim Jong Un."

Sky News asked the ambassador whether he was concerned about the prospect of US military action, which President Donald Trump's administration has said is one of the options now being considered.

"If we were afraid of it, we probably would not have started conducting nuclear tests or launching ballistic missiles," the ambassador said.

He added: "We are developing our nuclear strength to respond to that kind of attack by the US.

"If the US attacks us, our military and people are fully ready to respond to any kind of attack."

He said a pre-emptive strike on his country would not be possible because they would turn US assets in the region "to ashes" at the first sign of movement towards an attack.

"The US cannot attack us first," the ambassador said, adding: "If the US moves an inch, then we are ready to turn to ashes any available strategic assets of the US."

Mr Trump has sent what he calls a "powerful armada" led by the USS Carl Vinson to the waters off the Korean Peninsula, where it has been carrying out exercises with South Korea's navy.

However, the White House approach is at odds with the ambition of the new liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has spoken of his desire to bring "integration, unity and harmony" to the country.

Believing that confrontation has done nothing to stop North Korea from expanding its nuclear arsenal, his desire for warmer ties with Pyongyang has caused some concern.

A former top diplomat for East Asia described the election of Mr Moon as presenting a "risk of tension and divergence of opinion" between the US and South Korea.

The United States is currently thought to be readying new sanctions in the event of another nuclear test.

But in his interview, the ambassador said his country had been living under sanctions for the last six decades, and more sanctions would make no difference to their nuclear ambitions.

He denied his government's pursuit of nuclear weapons was making the lives of his people harder.

"I do not think our nuclear development has made our people's lives difficult. Our nuclear power is a result of the US' hostile policy against us," the ambassador said.

"Our nuclear power is our sovereign right. It is the only way to protect the peace of the Korean Peninsula and the region."

He claimed UN Security Council sanctions were evidence of a double standard and had no basis in international law.

"The UN Security Council has been sanctioning against us whenever we launch missiles or satellites and carry out nuclear tests," he said.

"As the sanctions do not have any legal grounds, we do not care about them, nor accept them."

Sky News asked the ambassador whether his country would be prepared to stop anywhere short of a deliverable nuclear warhead - whether a formal peace treaty or the protection of China's nuclear deterrent would convince them to suspend their programme and return to negotiations.

"The only way to protect our country is that we strengthen our power enough to suppress any enemy countries," Mr Choe said.

"This is the only way to protect our peace and security. This is a lesson we felt in our bones."

He said his country had learned the lesson of US military interventions elsewhere.

"As you have read in newspapers, the US has been attacking only the weak countries, including Afghanistan and Libya," he said.

"They cannot actually attack the strong countries, although they talk about it.

"We have to have nuclear power. We have shown our strong military power and nuclear power this April. Because of our strong military power, the US could not attack us first."

This was a rare and frank interview, and the bottom line is clear - North Korea intends to continue pursuing nuclear weapons, regardless of the consequences

BREAKING : N.Korea SUCCESSFULLY test fire ballistic missile after a WARNING LETTER to the U.S.  

North Korea Accuses Assassinations?

North Korea Despite strong warnings by the international community, North Korea April 28th, 2017 went through its ballistic missile launch although it has failed.  It is a grave threat to the South Korea and Japan, and China even to the USA and other many countries.  The world strongly condemns such acts.  The world leaders U.S.A and Korea and Japan and many others have condemned such provocative action by means.

Yet, President Donald Trump stated that he would be absolutely honor to meet Kim Jong Un the DPRK leader, If it is under the right circumstances which means that he means that North Korea must Denuclearization is required.

Even so, North Korea  accuses  U.S., South Korea of Kim Jong Un Assassination plot.  Is North Korea trying to saying that Kim Jong Nam Assassination by chemical weapon (poison niddle) by Kim Jong Un ????

 

 

 

North Korea’s military bases are underground and in mountains-making
any strike much harder

MOST of North Korea’s military bases are buried deep underground and in mountains.

“You may know what is on the surface, and you may have suspicions about other places, but there is no guarantee any strike at its nuclear facilities would take it all out. Then you run the danger of provoking them without disarming them.”

Political prisoners were used to dig 19ft wide tunnels deep into the granite Mantapsan mountain so nuclear weapons tests could be carried out.

Many died from radiation constructing the Punggye-ri site.

“You may know what is on the surface, and you may have suspicions about other places, but there is no guarantee any strike at its nuclear facilities would take it all out. Then you run the danger of provoking them without disarming them.”

Political prisoners were used to dig 19ft wide tunnels deep into the granite Mantapsan mountain so nuclear weapons tests could be carried out.

Many died from radiation constructing the Punggye-ri site.

Saving life and lives are the most important, therefore, U.S has been very carefully think and have chosen the best arms to taking care of South Korea.  South Korea Militaries understand and they appreciate,  South Korea should know USA has been support so many years for 3rd world countries even 6.25 1953 Korean war supported UN and USA.  Now South Korea is in the high economic and should consider cooperate what it's requiring.    If North Korea uses Nuclear weapon or ICBM,  that is why the THAAD has been chosen to protet South Korea.  China is not even effecting anythin it is all in the appropriate range, USA is intelligent enough to seriously choose for within the range although the nations should prevented before North Korea becomeing hobby for their Nuclear weapon making which is very critical situation.

The following icons are to view North Korea weapon site and mountain area everywhere you can  see weapons and weapons after and ready for something.....High tech Google earth shows detail what it's look like....

GNK5317 (10).jpg

GNK5317 (100).jpg

GNK5317 (101).jpg

GNK5317 (102).jpg

GNK5317 (103).jpg

GNK5317 (104).jpg

GNK5317 (105).jpg

GNK5317 (106).jpg

GNK5317 (107).jpg

GNK5317 (108).jpg

GNK5317 (109).jpg

GNK5317 (11).jpg

GNK5317 (110).jpg

GNK5317 (111).jpg

GNK5317 (112).jpg

GNK5317 (113).jpg

GNK5317 (114).jpg

GNK5317 (115).jpg

GNK5317 (116).jpg

GNK5317 (117).jpg

GNK5317 (118).jpg

GNK5317 (119).jpg

GNK5317 (12).jpg

GNK5317 (120).jpg

GNK5317 (121).jpg

GNK5317 (122).jpg

GNK5317 (123).jpg

GNK5317 (124).jpg

GNK5317 (125).jpg

GNK5317 (126).jpg

GNK5317 (127).jpg

GNK5317 (128).jpg

GNK5317 (129).jpg

GNK5317 (13).jpg

GNK5317 (130).jpg

GNK5317 (131).jpg

GNK5317 (132).jpg

GNK5317 (133).jpg

GNK5317 (134).jpg

GNK5317 (135).jpg

GNK5317 (136).jpg

GNK5317 (137).jpg

GNK5317 (138).jpg

GNK5317 (139).jpg

GNK5317 (14).jpg

GNK5317 (140).jpg

GNK5317 (141).jpg

GNK5317 (142).jpg

GNK5317 (143).jpg

GNK5317 (144).jpg

GNK5317 (145).jpg

GNK5317 (146).jpg

GNK5317 (147).jpg

GNK5317 (148).jpg

GNK5317 (149).jpg

GNK5317 (15).jpg

GNK5317 (150).jpg

GNK5317 (151).jpg

GNK5317 (152).jpg

GNK5317 (153).jpg

GNK5317 (154).jpg

GNK5317 (155).jpg

GNK5317 (156).jpg

GNK5317 (157).jpg

GNK5317 (158).jpg

GNK5317 (159).jpg

GNK5317 (16).jpg

GNK5317 (160).jpg

GNK5317 (161).jpg

GNK5317 (17).jpg

GNK5317 (18).jpg

GNK5317 (19).jpg

GNK5317 (2).jpg

GNK5317 (20).jpg

GNK5317 (21).jpg

GNK5317 (22).jpg

GNK5317 (23).jpg

GNK5317 (24).jpg

GNK5317 (25).jpg

GNK5317 (26).jpg

GNK5317 (27).jpg

GNK5317 (28).jpg

GNK5317 (29).jpg

GNK5317 (3).jpg

GNK5317 (30).jpg

GNK5317 (31).jpg

GNK5317 (32).jpg

GNK5317 (33).jpg

GNK5317 (34).jpg

 

GNK5317 (36).jpg

GNK5317 (37).jpg

GNK5317 (95).jpg

GNK5317 (39).jpg

GNK5317 (4).jpg

GNK5317 (40).jpg

GNK5317 (41).jpg

GNK5317 (42).jpg

GNK5317 (43).jpg

GNK5317 (44).jpg

GNK5317 (45).jpg

GNK5317 (46).jpg

GNK5317 (47).jpg

GNK5317 (48).jpg

GNK5317 (49).jpg

GNK5317 (5).jpg

GNK5317 (50).jpg

GNK5317 (51).jpg

GNK5317 (52).jpg

GNK5317 (53).jpg

GNK5317 (54).jpg

GNK5317 (55).jpg

GNK5317 (56).jpg

GNK5317 (57).jpg

GNK5317 (58).jpg

GNK5317 (59).jpg

GNK5317 (6).jpg

GNK5317 (60).jpg

GNK5317 (61).jpg

GNK5317 (62).jpg

GNK5317 (63).jpg

GNK5317 (64).jpg

GNK5317 (65).jpg

GNK5317 (66).jpg

GNK5317 (67).jpg

GNK5317 (68).jpg

GNK5317 (69).jpg

GNK5317 (7).jpg

GNK5317 (70).jpg

GNK5317 (71).jpg

GNK5317 (72).jpg

GNK5317 (73).jpg

GNK5317 (74).jpg

GNK5317 (75).jpg

GNK5317 (76).jpg

GNK5317 (77).jpg

GNK5317 (78).jpg

GNK5317 (79).jpg

GNK5317 (8).jpg

GNK5317 (80).jpg

GNK5317 (81).jpg

GNK5317 (82).jpg

GNK5317 (83).jpg

GNK5317 (84).jpg

GNK5317 (85).jpg

GNK5317 (86).jpg

GNK5317 (87).jpg

GNK5317 (88).jpg

GNK5317 (89).jpg

GNK5317 (9).jpg

GNK5317 (90).jpg

GNK5317 (91).jpg

GNK5317 (92).jpg

GNK5317 (93).jpg

GNK5317 (94).jpg

GNK5317 (95).jpg

GNK5317 (96).jpg

GNK5317 (97).jpg

GNK5317 (98).jpg

GNK5317 (99).jpg

Sources:Yahoo, Youtube, UK Sun News, Google earth, Wikipedia,

May 3rd,. 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

To protect and save South Korea people and neighbor countries,  U.S. Deploys the Most Advanced Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense System To South Korea U.S

 

U.S. Deploys Most Advanced Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense System To South KoreaU.S

------

THAAD anti-ballistic missile system would be able to shut down any ballistic missile and InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from China or North Korea up to 150 km in altitude within 200 km radius, when operating in forward-base mode. The missile carries no warhead but relies on the kinetic energy of the impact to destroy the incoming missile. It weights 900kg and can travel at a Mach 8.24, or 2.8 km/s. The fastest ICBM can travel up to Mach 23.

THAAD is a unique missile-defense system with unmatched precision, capable of countering threats around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement. It has a track record of 100% success rate. Its powerful Raytheon AN/TPU-2 radar is used to detect, track, and discriminate ballistic missile in the terminal phase of flight. Once an enemy target is identified, THAAD's Fire Control and Communications (TFCC) support team kicks in. If there is a decision to engage the incoming missile, the launcher fires an interceptor from truck-mounted launcher to destroy the incoming missiles.

-------------

 

According to U.S. Deploys Most Advanced Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense System To South KoreaU.S

FF

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii, March 7, 2017 — U.S. Pacific Command has deployed the first elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as THAAD, to South Korea, implementing the U.S.-South Korean alliance’s July decision to bring the defensive capability to the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea’s accelerating program of nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches constitute a threat to international peace and security and violate multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, Pacom officials said, adding that the THAAD deployment contributes to a layered missile defense system and enhances the alliance’s defense against North Korean missile threats.

Provocative North Korean Actions

"Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday’s launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy THAAD to South Korea," Navy Adm. Harry Harris, Pacom commander, said. "We will resolutely honor our alliance commitments to South Korea and stand ready to defend ourselves, the American homeland and our allies."

The THAAD system is a strictly defensive capability, and it poses no threat to other countries in the region, Pacom officials said. It is designed to intercept and destroy short- and medium-range ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final phase of flight.

Pacom joint military forces remain vigilant in the face of North Korean ballistic missile threats and provocations and are fully committed to working closely with South Korea to maintain security in the region, officials said.

------

THAAD anti-ballistic missile system would be able to shut down any ballistic missile and InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from China or North Korea up to 150 km in altitude within 200 km radius, when operating in forward-base mode. The missile carries no warhead but relies on the kinetic energy of the impact to destroy the incoming missile. It weights 900kg and can travel at a Mach 8.24, or 2.8 km/s. The fastest ICBM can travel up to Mach 23.

THAAD is a unique missile-defense system with unmatched precision, capable of countering threats around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement. It has a track record of 100% success rate. Its powerful Raytheon AN/TPU-2 radar is used to detect, track, and discriminate ballistic missile in the terminal phase of flight. Once an enemy target is identified, THAAD's Fire Control and Communications (TFCC) support team kicks in. If there is a decision to engage the incoming missile, the launcher fires an interceptor from truck-mounted launcher to destroy the incoming missiles.

-------------

According to U.S. army Technology: The THAAD terminal (formerly theatre) high-altitude area defense missile system is an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theatre ballistic missiles at ranges of 200km and at altitudes up to 150km.

The THAAD system provides the upper tier of a 'layered defensive shield' to protect high value strategic or tactical sites such as airfields or populations centres. The THAAD missile intercepts exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric threats.

The sites would also be protected with lower and medium-tier defensive shield systems such as the Patriot PAC-3 which intercepts hostile incoming missiles at 20 to 100 times lower altitudes.

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA): conducted a successful first engagement of a ballistic missile target with the Arrow-3 interceptor.

THAAD: Therminal High Altitude Area Defense: When enemies attack, governments must be ready to defend their soldiers, citizens and infrastructure. That's where THAAD comes in one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world.

Taking the High Ground: The THAAD system provides the critical capability to defend against short and medium ranged ballistic missiles.

ABILITY TO INTERCEPT MISSILES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE ATMOSPHERE

DEFENDS POPULATION CENTERS AND HIGH VALUE INFRASTRUCTURES

INTEROPERABLE WITH OTHER BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTMES

HIGHLY MOBILE AND DEPLOYABLE WORLDWIDE

INTERCEPTING A MISSILE: The system has a track record of 100 percent mission success in flight testing since 2005:

1: Rada detects incoming threat.

2: The target is identified and engaged.

3: Interceptor is fired from truck-mounted launcher.

4: Interceptor uses kinestic energy to destroy incoming missile.

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. THAAD was developed to counter Iraq's Scud missile attacks during the Gulf War in 1991. The missile carries no warhead, but relies on the kinetic energy of impact to destroy the incoming missile. A kinetic energy hit minimizes the risk of exploding conventional warhead ballistic missiles, and nuclear tipped ballistic missiles will not detonate upon a kinetic energy hit. THAAD was designed to hit Scud missiles and similar weapons.

The THAAD system is being designed, built, and integrated by Lockheed Martin Space Systems acting as prime contractor. Key subcontractors include Raytheon, Boeing, Aerojet, Rocketdyne, Honeywell, BAE Systems, Oshkosh Defense, MiltonCAT, and the Oliver Capital Consortium.

Originally a US Army program, THAAD has come under the umbrella of the Missile Defense Agency. The Navy has a similar program, the sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, which now has a land component as well ("Aegis ashore"). THAAD was originally scheduled for deployment in 2012, but initial deployment took place May 2008.

THAAD: Therminal High Altitude Area Defense: When enemies attack, governments must be ready to defend their soldiers, citizens and infrastructure. That's where THAAD comes in one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world.

Sources: DOD, Yahoo, Youtube, Lockheed, Arirang News,, Wikipedia, Feb 3rd,. 2017,   Retrieved May 3rd, 2017

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

 

 

BREAKING NEWS | UPDATE:

North Korea test fires ballistic missile again.

TOKYO — North Korea fired another ballistic missile early Saturday morning, but it exploded within seconds of being launched, American and South Korean defense officials said.

Coinciding with renewed diplomatic and military pressure on North Korea from the Trump administration, this latest launch underscores both Kim Jong Un’s determination to make technical progress on his weapons programs and his defiance amid international pressure.

President Trump, who was briefed on the launch soon afterward, took to Twitter to reiterate his expectation that Chinese President Xi Jinping use his leverage to make Kim stop.

“North Korea disrespected the wishes of China its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!” he tweeted.

Trump has repeatedly called on China, North Korea’s neighbor and largest trading partner, to punish the regime in Pyongyang, and he has warned Xi that if he doesn’t act, the United States will.

But Ralph A. Cossa, president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Pacific Forum, said that the Trump administration appeared to be struggling to figure out how to deal with North Korea.

“When it comes to foreign policy, and Korea policy in particular, the Trump administration has had a pretty steep learning curve, and it has been a lot more curves than learning,” Cossa said.

Saturday’s launch marked the 75th missile test since Kim Jong Un became leader of North Korea at the end of 2011, according to a Nuclear Threat Initiative database.

American and South Korean defense officials said that the unidentified missile appears to have exploded soon after being launched at about 5 a.m. North Korea time.

Pukch'ang is known as Pukchang concentration camp (Hangeul: 북창 제18호 관리소, also spelled Bukchang) is a labor camp in North Korea for political prisoners. It is sometimes called Tŭkchang concentration camp (Hangeul: 득장 제18호 관리소, also Deukjang or Dukjang). The official name is Kwan-li-so (Penal-labor colony) No. 18. According to Hwang Jang-yop, the former leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Pukchang camp is the oldest North Korean prison camp and was already erected by 1958.=Like in Yodok camp there is one section for political prisoners in lifelong detention and another part similar to reeducation camps. Possibly these sections were completely separated earlier and therefore there are the two names Pukchang and Tukchang.  While all the other political prison camps belong to the State Security Department, Pukchang camp is run by the Interior Ministry.= In some cases political prisoners were deported to Kaechon camp, while their relatives (parents, children, siblings, grandchildren) were deported to Pukchang camp. Only based on their kinship they are classified as politically unreliable and are imprisoned without any lawsuit or conviction.

The camp is around 73 km2 (28 sq mi) in area and is surrounded by a 4-metre-high (13 ft) fence.

There are several prison labor colonies with barracks for the prisoners and housing for the guards: the 4th, 5th, and 6th divisions. Family members are often allowed to live together. Around 50,000 prisoners live in Pukchang concentration camp.   Kim Yong reported the presence of foreign prisoners, but there is no other source to confirm this.

Pukchang camp isolates politically unreliable persons from society. It was established to exploit the prisoners with hard and dangerous labor. Within the camp borders there are at least five coal mines, where all capable prisoners have to work from early in the morning to late in the evening. Furthermore, there is a cement factory and some other factories.

Kim Hye-sook has described the human rights situation in detail and testified to the Canadian Parliament and to the British Parliament. Rules in Pukchang camp seem to be slightly less strict compared to the human rights situation in other political prison camps. But also in this camp, prisoners are shot in cases of escape attempts, theft of food or violations of instructions. Kim witnessed more than 100 public executions per year with prisoners being tortured and then shot or hanged as a deterrent to the other prisoners.

The most common causes of death are malnutrition, work accidents and illnesses. Kim reported that in the 1990s her family only received 7 kg (15 lb) of corn per month and occasionally some bean paste (Doenjang) or salt. In order to survive they had to search for edible plants, leaves and insects.=

 She saw many bodies of starved or executed people lying all around the roads and even reported cases of cannibalism. Since the prisoners have to work 16–18 hours in the mines every day without any protection, after few years most suffer from pneumoconiosis and many die from it. Kim developed a pulmonary tumor because of the inhaled dust. Work accidents often lead to limb amputations. Many children have frostbite, because they have no shoes and have to go barefoot even in winter.

Kim reported that the prisoners have no human rights and are treated at the guards’ mercy. To humiliate the prisoners, the guards would force them to get on their knees, and then spit into the prisoner's mouths and make them swallow the spit. If prisoners do not immediately obey, they are savagely beaten.The prisoners are monitored almost continuously by security agents and are urged to spy on each other and to denounce other prisoners.

April 28th, 2017, Arirang news Hwang Hojun also reported  

North Korea launched another missile early Saturday morning, making it the regime's third successive, yet unsuccessful missile test since April.

According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missile launch took place near Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do Province, just north of Pyongyang at 5:30 a.m, South Korea time.

The South Korean military labeled the test a failure as the missile initially flew in a northeasterly direction, reached an altitude of 71 kilometers, and exploded in the air minutes after launch.. the pieces falling into the East Sea.

The U.S. Pacific Command also confirmed the missile did not leave North Korean territory and did not pose a threat to North America.

The allies say they are analyzing additional information, but there's speculation the missile might have been a KN-15 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which Pyongyang calls the Pukguksong-2.

A U.S. official, who asked not to be named, said the missile could've also been a medium-range ballistic missile called a KN-17, a new Scud-type missile developed by North Korea.

The launch comes amid heightening tensions in the region, as the U.S docked a nuclear powered submarine in South Korea, deployed the U.S. naval strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to the area, and staged large military drills with South Korea and Japan.

Seoul's foreign ministry has strongly condemned North Korea, saying the missile launch was a clear violation of UN resolutions, a grave threat to regional peace and security.

(KOREAN)

"This was a frontal attack to the international community's resolution to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, which displayed the belligerence and imprudence of Pyongyang."

U.S. President Donald Trump also reprimanded the missile launch through Twitter, describing it as North Korea "disrespecting" China and its President Xi Jinping.

Japan also denounced the launch as absolutely unacceptable and a violation of UN resolutions.

There was no immediate reaction from China.

The launch is North Korea's 50th-known round of ballistic missile firing since Kim Jong-un took power in late 2011.

North Korea has been conducting missile and nuclear weapons-related activities since the beginning of the year. A recent test launch underscores the country's determination to develop a nuclear weapons program despite international pressure to stop. North Korea ballistic missile test fails.

North Korea has been threatening USA and South Korea since many years ago via YouTube movie and making destroying countries movie with Nuclear which that has been growing harm and critical  issues around the world and this movie has been shown via North Korea's Leaders birthday celebration and any celebration include unexpected nuclear tests and so on with that has been patient by U.S.A and South Korea and around the world. Still trying to get support from China and UN support to have constructive communication however, still making provocative testing and Song Tuen Reported that there is SOS report about the ballistic missile test will be done by weekly regardless UN Sections and China's special requests.

This is criitical issue and North Korea continue to threatening the world and neighboring countries as bulling their uranium and propane growing for weapon missile and bulling seems making the end the world by their possession of nuclear power. With small land for the North Korea, having nuclear power is not such proud things. It may end up destroying on their own land by their own nuclear weapon power. It will be wise to denuclearization as soon as possible when its constructive communication is available.

 

Meanwhile in order to protecting dangerous situation and global security and homeland security purpose which will defending, The U S Military could launch strikes against specific North Korean targets as early as next month if North Korea continues threats of nuclear weapons and long-range missile development.

 

Reported elevated readiness of Chinese, South Korean and U S military assets in the region have increased tensions and speculation about the likelihood of either the U S or North Korea launching a preemptive strike.

 

According to Youtube Mania, In this video,  besides THAADD, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Launches, and B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber  Defense Updates looks at 5 weapons of US that North Korea should fear, and think about before any acts of aggression.

5 WEAPONS OF U.S. THAT NORTH KOREA MUST FEAR

Defense Updates.

According to Arirang News, Kwon Jang-ho April 30th, 2017, The U.S. reaffirmed they will pay for the cost of the THAAD deployment in South Korea, in accordance with the terms of their bilateral agreement.

 

Washington's national security advisor called Seoul on Sunday morning, after President Donald Trump's different comment about the future of the anti-missile battery.

 

The U.S. has confirmed once again that South Korea will not have to pay towards the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system, despite comments made by Donald Trump earlier this week.

Seoul's presidential office revealed that in a phone call on Sunday morning lasting 35 minutes, Trumps' national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, is said to have explained to his Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that when Trump said he wanted to make Seoul pay for the costs, he was simply making general comments about the U.S. public's wishes on the issue.

 

McMaster is said to have assured Kim that Trump and Washington consider their alliance with South Korea the top priority in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

On Thursday, to the confusion of Seoul officials, Trump said in an interview with Reuters, that he had informed them that it was 'appropriate' for Korea to pay the bill for the system, which he estimated at costing a billion dollars.  Trump repeated this stance, in an interview with the Washington Times on Friday.  The battery is already close to being deployed, after the U.S. began moving key components to its designated location in Seongju County on Wednesday.

 

The defense ministry said the installation could be completed and fully operational in a matter of days, but it remains unclear whether that will happen before Korea's presidential election on May 9th.  The future of the THAAD deployment has been a key topic among the candidates.

 

Sunday's call is hoped to have put the cost issue to rest once and for all, but that will depend on Trump and what he has to say about it next. Defense Updates.

Millitary defense updates information on USA Japan South Korea vs Russia China North Korea Military Power Comparison 2017.

Daily News reports that  Pope made special statement -about the North Korea tensions escalate, Pope warns 'a good part of humanity will be DESTROYED' if the US and North Korea don't step back from the brink of war.

Meanwhile, Speaking of Humanity, Humanitarian transporation of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, B-Roll Stringer of CBRNE exercise conducted on Dover AFB flightline 26 APR 2017.

DPRK Denuclearization

In 1994, North Korea signed the U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework with the United States. North Korea thereby agreed to end its graphite-moderated nuclear reactor program, including the construction of a 200 MWe power reactor at Taechon, in exchange for the construction of two 1000-MWe light-water reactors at Kumho. Construction of these was started in 2000 by the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, but was suspended in November 2003. Under the Six-Party Talks held on 19 September 2005, North Korea pledged to end all its nuclear programs and return to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, submitting to international inspections in return for benefits including energy aid and normalization of relations with Japan and the United States.

An empty machine shop in the then-disabled fuel fabrication facility at Yongbyon in 2008.

On 25 June 2008, it was announced that North Korea was to end its nuclear program; its nuclear declaration was to be handed over to China in Beijing on 26 June 2008.

The nuclear devices that North Korea already had, however, were to be handed over at a later date. Earlier, on 23 June, North Korea stated that it had begun to dismantle its nuclear program and declared that it would turn over all of its plans to the international community.

In 2009, Siegfried Hecker, the co-director of the Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation, said that "prior to its April rocket launch, North Korea had discharged approximately 6,100 of the 8,000 fuel rods from its 5-megawatt reactor to the cooling pool, but disablement slowed to a crawl of 15 fuel rods/week, dragging out the projected completion of fuel unloading well into 2011."

Despite these apparent shutdown efforts, North Korea's nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013 have called into question its denuclearization commitment. In April 2013, amid rising tensions with the West, North Korea stated that it would restart the mothballed Yongbyon facility and resume production of weapons-grade plutonium.

North Korea has a military nuclear weapons program, and possibly also chemical or biological weapons. Since 2003, North Korea is no longer a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The country has come under sanctions after conducting a number of nuclear tests, beginning in 2006.  Yet, Year 2017, International Communities, UN, NATO, China, and USA is doing the best what is called, constructive communication for Peaceful solution.  Some reason, North Korea continues to have nuclear tests which means,   Peace nations is to wait for the North Korea's Nuclear sucess to kill innocent people and destroy the neighboring countries???? by that time, it may be too late to save the nations, like humanitarians and destroying the land and ocean. Maybe, it will be too dark to recover.....too many years have been giving stronger Nuk capabilities to North Korea.  North Korea's denuclearization is in Maximum critical situation.  North Korea does not care China's Communication.....

If The North Korea understand the Eco environmtal and shake hands and agree for DENUK as soon as possible????? then, everything will be all OK, even Trump and Pope will be happy :))  Why Not?  

Meanwhile, Tensions between the US and North Korea have been increasing. But President Donald Trump has indicated he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ''under the right circumstances''.

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Washington, DC.

 

Sources:Hot News, Fox News, Song Tuen News , Arirang News, Defense Today, Military defense, Yahoo, Youtupe mania, Aidia Mj,  wikipedia, AP, Youtube, RT, NATO, , and search

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,April 28th, 2017,
Rev. April 29, 2017, Rev April 30th, 2017,Rev. May 1st, 2017,
Rev May 2nd, 2017

 

Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K

April 28th, 2017.

 

Remarks at the United Nations Security Council
Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K.

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State
United Nations

New York City

 




April 28th, 2017

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Secretary General, for that most helpful briefing. I shall now make a statement in my capacity as Secretary of State of the United States, and I thank you for the opportunity to address the Security Council.

According to UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a stated objective of this council is North Korea’s abandonment of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

For the past 20 years, well-intentioned diplomatic efforts to halt these programs have failed. It is only by first dismantling them that there can be peace, stability, and economic prosperity for all of Northeast Asia.

With each successive detonation and missile test, North Korea pushes Northeast Asia and the world closer to instability and broader conflict.

The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on Seoul, or Tokyo, is real.

And it is likely only a matter of time before North Korea develops the capability to strike the U.S. mainland.

Indeed, the D.P.R.K. has repeatedly claimed it plans to conduct such a strike. Given that rhetoric, the United States cannot idly stand by. Nor can other members of this council who are within striking distance of North Korean missiles.

Having for years displayed a pattern of behavior that defies multiple UN Security Council resolutions, including 2321 and 2270, and erodes global progress on nuclear nonproliferation, there is no reason to think that North Korea will change its behavior under the current multilateral sanctions framework.

For too long, the international community has been reactive in addressing North Korea. Those days must come to an end.

Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences.

We have said this before and it bears repeating: the policy of strategic patience is over. Additional patience will only mean acceptance of a nuclear North Korea.

The more we bide our time, the sooner we will run out of it.

In light of the growing threat, the time has come for all of us to put new pressure on North Korea to abandon its dangerous path.

I urge this council to act before North Korea does.

We must work together to adopt a new approach and impose increased diplomatic and economic pressures on the North Korean regime.

The new campaign the United States is embarking on is driven by our own national security considerations, and it is welcomed by many nations who are concerned for their own security and question why North Korea clings to nuclear capabilities for which it has no need.

Our goal is not regime change. Nor do we desire to threaten the North Korean people or destabilize the Asia Pacific region. Over the years, we have withdrawn our own nuclear weapons from South Korea and offered aid to North Korea as proof of our intent to de-escalate the situation and normalize relations. Since 1995, the United States has provided over $1.3 billion dollars in aid to North Korea, and we look forward to resuming our contributions once the D.P.R.K. begins to dismantle its nuclear weapons and missile technology programs.

The D.P.R.K., for its own sake, must dismantle its nuclear and missile programs if it wants to achieve the security, economic development, and international recognition that it seeks. North Korea must understand that respect will never follow recklessness. North Korea must take concrete steps to reduce the threat that its illegal weapons programs pose to the United States and our allies before we can even consider talks.

I propose all nations take these three actions beginning today:

First, we call on UN member-states to fully implement the commitments they have made regarding North Korea. This includes all measures required in Resolutions 2321 and 2270.

Those nations which have not fully enforced these resolutions fully discredit this body.

Second, we call on countries to suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with North Korea. North Korea exploits its diplomatic privileges to fund its illicit nuclear and missile technology programs, and constraining its diplomatic activity will cut off a flow of needed resources. In light of North Korea’s recent actions, normal relations with the D.P.R.K. are simply not acceptable.

Third, we must increase North Korea’s financial isolation. We must levy new sanctions on D.P.R.K. entities and individuals supporting its weapons and missile programs, and tighten those that are already in place. The United States also would much prefer countries and people in question to own up to their lapses and correct their behavior themselves, but we will not hesitate to sanction third-country entities and individuals supporting the D.P.R.K.’s illegal activities.

We must bring maximum economic pressure by severing trade relationships that directly fund the D.P.R.K.’s nuclear and missile program. I call on the international community to suspend the flow of North Korean guest workers and to impose bans on North Korean imports, especially coal.

We must all do our share, but China accounting for 90 percent of North Korean trade, China alone has economic leverage over Pyongyang that is unique, and its role is therefore particularly important. The U.S. and China have held very productive exchanges on this issue, and we look forward to further actions that build on what China has already done.

Lastly, as we have said before, all options for responding to future provocation must remain on the table. Diplomatic and financial levers of power will be backed up by a willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action if necessary. We much prefer a negotiated solution to this problem. But we are committed to defending ourselves and our allies against North Korean aggression.

This new pressure campaign will be swiftly implemented and painful to North Korean interest.

I realize some nations for which a relationship with North Korea has been in some ways a net positive may be disinclined to implement the measures of pressure on North Korea.

But the catastrophic effects of a North Korean nuclear strike outweigh any economic benefits. We must be willing to face the hard truths and make hard choices right now to prevent disastrous outcomes in the future.

Business as usual is not an option.

There is also a moral dimension to this problem. Countries must know by now that helping the North Korean regime means enabling cruelty and suffering.

North Korea feeds billions of dollars into a nuclear program it does not need while its own people starve.

The regime’s pursuit of nuclear weapons does not serve its own national security or the well-being of a people trapped in tyranny.

I ask the community of nations to help us preserve security and protect human dignity.

In one of my first trips as America’s Secretary of State, I looked across the DMZ at the haunted land of North Korea. Beyond the border is a nation of sorrow, frozen in time. While the world sees the gleaming buildings of Pyongyang, the blight of oppression and starvation has swept this land for over 60 years.

But even though the present condition of that country is bleak, the United States believes in a future for North Korea. These first steps toward a more hopeful future will happen most quickly if other stakeholders in this – in the region and the global security join us.

For years, North Korea has been dictating the terms of its dangerous course of action.

It is time for us to retake control of the situation.

We ask the members of this council and all other partners to implement a new strategy to denuclearize North Korea.

Thank you.

I resume my function now as president of the council. I now give the floor to His Excellency, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

-----

According to Time Report, The U.N. Security Council has already imposed sanctions on North Korea, NBC reports, and the State Department said Friday's meeting will focus on how to enforce them. "It is incumbent on every member of the U.N. to carry out or to enforce those sanctions to the utmost," Mark Toner, acting State Department spokesman, said. "That is something we have been conveying to allies and partners in the region. That is something that we have obviously been conveying to China."

CCTV Reports The UN Security Council held a special meeting on Friday to discuss the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear issue.

 

Many UN Representative participated besides, Secretary of State Tillerson as scheduled to be the Chair for this session, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and foreign ministers or vice foreign ministers of Britain, Russia, Senegal and Japan, South Korea foreign minister Yun Byung-se, Japane Foreign Minister, Kishida, in addition, there were many other countries participated for this special session: United Kingdom, Kazakshstan, Russian Federation, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Uruguay, France, Bolivia, Egypt, China, South Korea, Japan, and United State of America.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres briefed the ministerial meeting, which is chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month.

"We need to avoid miscalculation and misunderstanding. We need to act now to prevent conflicts and achieve sustainable peace," said Guterres.

The UN chief said the tension of the Korean Peninsula is alarming and urged the DPRK not to conduct missile tests any more. He also called for the international community to work together to reopen dialogue to avoid risks of misjudgment.

Tillerson said the United States and China have made efforts on the issue and called for further actions.

"The United States and China have held very productive exchanges on this issue and we look forward to further actions that build on what China has already done," said Tillerson.

The U.S. presidency received a request from the Republic of Korea (ROK) to participate in and its foreign minister Yun Byung-se will speak after the 15 council members, saying that South Korea will take measures to bring the DPRK back to negotiating table.

"In order to change such strategic calculus of Pyongyang and induce changes from within, we could take potent measures such as halting the export and supply of crude oil to North Korea, completely cutting off North Korea's hard currency earnings by, for instance, suspending all imports of coal from North Korea and seriously considering whether North Korea is serial offender, is qualified as a member of the United Nations, as well as downgrading diplomatic relations with North Korea. Let me be clear: our goal is not to bring North Korea to its knees, but to bring it back to the negotiating table for denuclearization," said the foreign minister.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov stressed that use of military force is unacceptable to solve the DPRK nuclear issue.

"Use of military force is absolutely unacceptable as it will bring disastrous consequence to the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia. We should resort to diplomatic means to ease the current situation as much as possible. All the relevant parties should keep calm, exercise restraint and avoid conducting any move that may escalate the tension," said Gatilov.

The UN Security Council held a special meeting on Friday to discuss the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear issue.

Many UN Representative participated besides, Secretary of State Tillerson as scheduled to be the Chair for this session, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and foreign ministers or vice foreign ministers of Britain, Russia, Senegal and Japan, South Korea foreign minister Yun Byung-se, Japane Foreign Minister, Kishida, in addition, there were many other countries participated for this special session: United Kingdom, Kazakshstan, Russian Federation, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Uruguay, France, Bolivia, Egypt, China, South Korea, Japan, and United State of America.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres briefed the ministerial meeting, which is chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month.Secretary of State USA, Rex Tillerson Urges International Response to N. Korea

 

UN Secretary General Strongly Condemn North Korea - Full Speech.

Japan Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council.

China on North Korea at UN Security Council.

 

Republic of Korea Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council

 

United Kingdom Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council

Senegal Ethiopia Kazakhstan Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council

Sweden Italy Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council

France Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council

Russia Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council

Bolivia Egypt Statement on North Korea at UN Security Council

"We need to avoid miscalculation and misunderstanding. We need to act now to prevent conflicts and achieve sustainable peace," said Guterres.

The UN chief said the tension of the Korean Peninsula is alarming and urged the DPRK not to conduct missile tests any more. He also called for the international community to work together to reopen dialogue to avoid risks of misjudgment.

Tillerson said the United States and China have made efforts on the issue and called for further actions.

"The United States and China have held very productive exchanges on this issue and we look forward to further actions that build on what China has already done," said Tillerson.

The U.S. presidency received a request from the Republic of Korea (ROK) to participate in and its foreign minister Yun Byung-se will speak after the 15 council members, saying that South Korea will take measures to bring the DPRK back to negotiating table.

"In order to change such strategic calculus of Pyongyang and induce changes from within, we could take potent measures such as halting the export and supply of crude oil to North Korea, completely cutting off North Korea's hard currency earnings by, for instance, suspending all imports of coal from North Korea and seriously considering whether North Korea is serial offender, is qualified as a member of the United Nations, as well as downgrading diplomatic relations with North Korea. Let me be clear: our goal is not to bring North Korea to its knees, but to bring it back to the negotiating table for denuclearization," said the foreign minister.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov stressed that use of military force is unacceptable to solve the DPRK nuclear issue.

"Use of military force is absolutely unacceptable as it will bring disastrous consequence to the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia. We should resort to diplomatic means to ease the current situation as much as possible. All the relevant parties should keep calm, exercise restraint and avoid conducting any move that may escalate the tension," said Gatilov.

UNDPRK2817 (1).jpg UNDPRK2817 (10).jpg UNDPRK2817 (11).jpg UNDPRK2817 (12).jpg UNDPRK2817 (13).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (14).jpg UNDPRK2817 (15).jpg UNDPRK2817 (16).jpg UNDPRK2817 (17).jpg UNDPRK2817 (18).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (19).jpg UNDPRK2817 (2).jpg UNDPRK2817 (20).jpg UNDPRK2817 (21).jpg UNDPRK2817 (22).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (23).jpg UNDPRK2817 (24).jpg UNDPRK2817 (25).jpg UNDPRK2817 (26).jpg UNDPRK2817 (27).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (28).jpg UNDPRK2817 (29).jpg   UNDPRK2817 (30).jpg UNDPRK2817 (31).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (32).jpg UNDPRK2817 (33).jpg UNDPRK2817 (34).jpg UNDPRK2817 (35).jpg UNDPRK2817 (36).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (37).jpg UNDPRK2817 (38).jpg UNDPRK2817 (39).jpg UNDPRK2817 (4).jpg UNDPRK2817 (40).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (41).jpg UNDPRK2817 (42).jpg UNDPRK2817 (43).jpg UNDPRK2817 (44).jpg UNDPRK2817 (45).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (46).jpg UNDPRK2817 (47).jpg UNDPRK2817 (48).jpg UNDPRK2817 (49).jpg UNDPRK2817 (5).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (50).jpg UNDPRK2817 (51).jpg UNDPRK2817 (52).jpg UNDPRK2817 (53).jpg UNDPRK2817 (54).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (55).jpg UNDPRK2817 (56).jpg UNDPRK2817 (57).jpg UNDPRK2817 (58).jpg UNDPRK2817 (59).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (6).jpg UNDPRK2817 (60).jpg UNDPRK2817 (61).jpg UNDPRK2817 (62).jpg UNDPRK2817 (63).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (64).jpg UNDPRK2817 (65).jpg UNDPRK2817 (66).jpg UNDPRK2817 (67).jpg UNDPRK2817 (68).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (69).jpg UNDPRK2817 (7).jpg UNDPRK2817 (70).jpg UNDPRK2817 (71).jpg UNDPRK2817 (72).jpg
UNDPRK2817 (73).jpg UNDPRK2817 (74).jpg UNDPRK2817 (75).jpg UNDPRK2817 (8).jpg UNDPRK2817 (9).jpg

Sources: Secretary of State USA, Arirang News, Defense Today, Yahoo, Youtupe mania,  wikipedia, AP, Alzeezara and search

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,April 28th, 2017,
Rev. April 24, 2017

---------

North Korea Kim Jong Un Says Ready to Strike USS Carl Vinson

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.

US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension+ over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive "within days" but gave no other details.

North Korea Says It Is 'Ready to Sink' U.S. Aircraft Carrier                            

According to Yahoo News, Time,  James Pearson and Steve Holland / AP Dated April 23rd, 2017:  (SEOUL/WASHINGTON) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.

The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to mounting concern over the North’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

The U.S. government has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days,” but gave no other details.

North Korea remained defiant.

“Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said in a commentary.

The paper likened the aircraft carrier to a “gross animal” and said a strike on it would be “an actual example to show our military’s force”.

The commentary was carried on page three of the newspaper, after a two-page feature about leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a pig farm.

A senior U.S. administration official said Trump was expected to speak later on Sunday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

In another sign of the intense focus on Pyongyang in Washington, the White House is expected to host U.S. senators for a top-level briefing on North Korea on Wednesday, a White House official said.

The official said the briefing would be led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

U.S. and South Korean officials have been saying for weeks the North could soon stage another nuclear test, something the United States, China and others have warned against.

South Korea has put its forces on heightened alert.

China, North Korea’s sole major ally, opposes Pyongyang’s weapons programs and has appealed for calm. The United States has called on China to do more to help defuse the tension.

Speaking during a visit to Greece, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said there were already enough shows of force and confrontation and appealed for calm.

“We need to issue peaceful and rational sounds,” Wang said, according to a statement issued by China’s Foreign Ministry.

U.S. citizen detained

Adding to the tensions, North Korea detained a Korean-American man in his 50s, bringing the total number of U.S. citizens held by Pyongyang to three.

The man, Tony Kim, had been in North Korea for a month teaching accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), the institution’s chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, told Reuters. He was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country.

The arrest took place on Saturday morning local time, the university said in a statement, and was “related to an investigation into matters that are not connected in any way to PUST”.

North Korea will mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People’s Army on Tuesday.

It has in the past marked important anniversaries with tests of its weapons.

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them last year, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States.

It has also carried out a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting Trump.

He has vowed to prevent the North from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile and has said all options are on the table, including a military strike.

Worry in Japan

North Korea says its nuclear programer is for self-defense and has warned the United States of a nuclear attack in response to any aggression. It has also threatened to lay waste to South Korea and Japan.

The U.S. defense secretary said on Friday that North Korea’s recent statements were provocative but had proven to be hollow in the past and should not be trusted.

“We’ve all come to hear their words repeatedly; their word has not proven honest,” Mattis told a news conference in Tel Aviv, before the latest threat to the aircraft carrier.

Two Japanese warships, the Samidare and Ashigara, left western Japan on Friday to join the Carl Vinson and will “practice a variety of tactics” with the U.S. strike group, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said in a statement.

The Japanese force did not specify where the exercises were taking place, but the destroyers by Sunday could have reached an area 2,500 km (1,500 miles) south of Japan, which would be east of the Philippines.

From there, it could take three days to reach waters off the Korean peninsula. Japan’s ships would accompany the Carl Vinson north at least into the East China Sea, a source with knowledge of the plan said.

Japan’s show of naval force reflects growing concern that North Korea could strike it with nuclear or chemical warheads.

Some Japanese ruling party lawmakers are urging Abe to acquire strike weapons that could hit North Korean missile forces before any imminent attack.

Japan’s navy, which is mostly a destroyer fleet, is the second largest in Asia after China’s.

Additional reporting by Ju-min Park, Tim Kelly, Ben Blanchard

This article was originally published on TIME.com

Arirang News on April 23rd

North Korea Kim Jong Un Says Ready to Strike USS Carl Vinson

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.

US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension+ over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive "within days" but gave no other details.

US-ROK Air Power Send Strong Message to North Korea.

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.

US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension+ over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive "within days" but gave no other details.

Sources: White House, Arirang News, Defense Today, Yahoo, Youtupe menia,  wikipedia, AP, Alzeezara and search

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,April 23th, 2017,
Rev. April 24, 2017

 

 

According to UN, Dated April 20th, 2017:  Security Council condemns latest ‘highly destabilizing’ DPRK ballistic missie test

Security Council condemns latest ‘highly destabilizing’ DPRK

ballistic missile test Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file)

20 April – Strongly condemning the 15 April ballistic-missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today demanded that the country immediately cease further actions in violation of the UN body’s relevant resolutions and comply fully with its obligations under these resolutions.

In a press statement, the Council expressed its utmost concern over the DPRK’s “highly destabilizing behaviour and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council by conducting this ballistic-missile launch in violation of its international obligations under its successive resolutions on the issue between 2006 and 2016.

Council members agreed that the 15-member body would continue to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures, including sanctions, in line with its previously expressed

determination.

Stressing that the DPRK’s illegal ballistic-missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear-weapons delivery systems and are greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond, the members of the Council further regretted that the country is diverting resources to the pursuit of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons while its citizens have great unmet needs.

The members of the Security Council went on to emphasize the vital importance of the DPRK immediately showing sincere commitment to denuclearization and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond. To that end, the Council demanded the DPRK conduct no further nuclear tests.

Further to the press statement, the Council strongly urged all Member States to significantly accelerate their efforts to implement fully the measures imposed on the DPRK by the Security Council, particularly the comprehensive measures contained in resolutions 2321 (2016) and 2270 (2016).

The Security Council reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in North- East Asia at large, expressed their commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation and welcomed efforts by Council members, as well as other States, to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue.

----------

 

North Korea's Last year in January, 2016, North Korea claims that they tested a hydrogen bomb.

Images as released by North Korea of hydrogen bomb test.

North Korean Video shows nuclear destruction of Washington D.C. [English]

 

US Deployed  Boeing's Nuclear Sniffer Plane To Japan As North Korea Tension - politics.   You can see via Today's
Alternative News Channel - US Deploys "Nuclear Sniffer" Plane To Japan As North Korea Tensions Come To A Boil.

The Boeing WC-135 Constant Phoenix is a special-purpose aircraft derived from the Boeing C-135 and used by the United States Air Force. Its mission is to collect samples from the atmosphere for the purpose of detecting and identifying nuclear explosions. It is also informally referred to as the "weather bird" or "the sniffer" by workers on the program.

 

 The WC-135' operation history was introduced in December 1965, replacing Boeing WB-50 aircraft in the weather-reconnaissance and air-sampling mission. Ten aircraft were initially converted from C-135B transport aircraft and were placed in service with the 55th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at McClellan Air Force Base, California, with the Military Airlift Command (MAC). Detachments were located at various bases throughout the United States and worldwide. The aircraft occasionally took on other roles throughout their careers; several aircraft were temporarily assigned to the 10th Airborne Command and Control Squadron at RAF Mildenhall in the late 1980s and early 1990s as training aircraft so that the unit could reduce the accumulation of flight hours on its EC-135Hs,  while others served as staff transports on an as-needed basis.

While most aircraft were placed into storage in the early 1990s, three were retained for further use. Serial no. 61-2666 was converted to an NC-135 and remains in service as a testbed for RC-135 equipment upgrades. Serial no. 61-2667 was upgraded to a WC-135W, given the project name Constant Phoenix, and remains in service with the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Serial no. 61-2674 was converted to the first OC-135B Open Skies observation aircraft, reentering service in 1993. It was later stored in 1997 and replaced with two additional aircraft.

In 1998, a former EC-135C, serial no. 62-3582, was converted into a WC-135C, also designated Constant Phoenix.

Mission

The WC-135C and WC-135W Constant Phoenix atmospheric-collection aircraft support national-level intelligence consumers by collecting particulate debris and gaseous effluents from accessible regions of the atmosphere in support of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

Features

The Constant Phoenix’s modifications are primarily related to the aircraft's on-board atmospheric collection suite, which allows the mission crew to detect radioactive debris "clouds" in real time. The aircraft is equipped with external flow-through devices to collect particulates on filter paper and a compressor system for whole air samples collected in high-pressure holding spheres. Despite the different designations, both the C and W carry the same mission equipment (similar to the RC-135V and W aircraft).

The interior seats 33 people, including the cockpit crew, maintenance personnel, and special equipment operators from the Air Force Technical Applications Center. On operational sorties, the crew is minimized to just pilots, navigator, and special-equipment operators, to reduce radiation exposure to mission-essential personnel only.

Vela Incident

WC-135B aircraft flew 25 sorties in 1979 to try to ascertain whether a double flash in the south Atlantic that was detected by a Vela satellite was a nuclear weapons test,  however, the result was inconclusive.

Pakistan India

The Constant Phoenix aircraft was used to gather information on the nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan and India in 1998.

North Korea

On October 6, 2006, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported that a US military aircraft, equipped to detect radiation from a nuclear test, took off from southern Japan. This was believed to be part of US efforts to prepare to monitor a North Korean nuclear test.

On October 9, 2006, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the country had performed a successful underground nuclear test.

On October 13, 2006, CNN reported: "The U.S. Air Force flew a WC-135 Constant Phoenix atmospheric collection aircraft on Tuesday to collect air samples from the region. A preliminary analysis of air samples from North Korea shows 'radioactive debris consistent with a North Korea nuclear test', according to a statement from the office of the top U.S. intelligence official. The statement, from the office of Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, was sent to Capitol Hill but not released publicly. CNN obtained it from a congressional source. The national intelligence office statement said the air samples were collected Wednesday, and analysis found debris that would be consistent with a nuclear test 'in the vicinity of Punggye' on Monday. The South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN that the United States has informed it that radioactivity has been detected." The aircraft was based at Offutt AFB and was sent to Kadena Air Base on Okinawa to operate during the sampling missions.[4]

On June 17, 2009, JoongAng Daily reported, in reference to a purported May 25 nuclear test by North Korea: "The U.S. Air Force twice dispatched a special reconnaissance jet, the WC-135 Constant Phoenix from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, to collect air samples."

On November 23, 2010, Sankei Shimbun reported that a WC-135 had been moved to Kadena Air Base in September 2010, in anticipation of a North Korean nuclear test.

On January 31, 2013, the WC-135W was reported to be conducting surveillance flights out of Kadena Air Base in anticipation of another North Korean nuclear test.

On January 6, 2016, the United States Air Force confirmed plans to soon deploy the WC-135 to test for radiation near North Korea to examine North Korea's claim that they had successfully conducted a hydrogen-bomb test on January 5 (EST).[8]

On September 8, 2016, it was reported that the WC-135 would soon begin surveillance flights near the Korean Peninsula[9] after South Korean officials confirmed that North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test at approximately 0:30 UTC.[10]

On April 12, 2017, it was deployed to Okinawa amid rising tensions with North Korea. North Korea conducted a missile test on April 3 2017.[11]

Japan

On March 17, 2011, CNN reported that the WC-135W had been deployed from Offutt Air Force Base to Eielson Air Force Base. From there it will assist in detecting radioactive materials in the atmosphere around Japan, monitoring radioactivity released from the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant caused by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11, 2011.

Europe

In 1986, the WC-135C was deployed to Europe to help monitor the air after the Chernobyl disaster.

On February 17, 2017, it was reported that the WC-135C had been deployed to RAF Mildenhall. It was conjectured that this came in response to several reports of anomalous levels of iodine-131 coming from the Norwegian-Russian Border. As of April 10, 2017, there was no official cause of the iodine-131 release.

Operator: United States, United States Air Force - Air Combat Command

•55th Wing - Offutt AFB, Nebraska

Specifications

General characteristics

•Crew: varies with mission

•Length: 139 ft 11 in (42.6 m)

•Wingspan: 130 ft 10 in (39.9 m)

•Height: 42 ft (12.8 m)

•Wing area: 2,433 ft² (226 m²)

•Max. takeoff weight: 300,500 lb (136,300 kg)

•Powerplant: 4 × Pratt Whitney TF33-P-5 (WC-135W); Pratt Whitney TF33-P-9 (WC-135C) turbofan, 16,050 lbf (71.4 kN) each

Performance

•Maximum speed: 350 KIAS (648 km/h)

•Range: 4000 miles (6437 km)

•Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,200 m)

•Wing loading: 123.5 lb/ft² (603 kg/m²)

•Thrust/weight: 0.21

Armament

•None

See also

•Bhangmeter

Related development

•Boeing C-135 Stratolifter

•Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

•Boeing OC-135B Open Skies

•Boeing RC-135

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

•WC-130

Related lists

•List of active military aircraft of the United States

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Air Force website http://www.af.mil.

1Harper, John. "WC-135 Constant Phoenix".

2http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Air/Boeing-WC-135B-(717-158)/0179969/ sid=303d598aa83843e9d7641307812557e1

3"History of the Air Force Technical Applications Centre, Patrick Airforce Base, Florida: Volume 1" (PDF). United States Airforce via National Security Archive. 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-08-25.

4Timesonline.co.uk, Cold War aircraft searches the sky for proof of test.

5joongangdaily.joins.com, U.S. finds that North test in May was nuclear.

6"U.S. Moves Spy Aircraft in Preparation for N.Korean Nuke Test". The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition). 24 November 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

7Park Hyun and Jeong Nam-ku (January 31, 2013). "Clinton still hoping North Korea won't conduct a nuclear test". The Hankyoreh. Retrieved February 13, 2013.

8Lamothe, Dan (6 January 2016). "This is the Air Force radiation sniffer plane deploying after North Korea's nuclear test". Washington Post. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

9CNN, Brad Lendon. "US to fly 'radiation sniffer' jet off Korea".

10CNN, Katie Hunt, K. J. Kwon and Jason Hanna. "North Korea claims successful test of nuclear warhead".

11"Nuke-sniffer aircraft arrives on Okinawa as tensions rise on Korean peninsula". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 2017-04-12.

12"Japan quake tsunamiThis Just In". CNN. March 16, 2011.

13http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/16/6282458-us-boosts-radiation-sniffing-system

14[www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1205/ML12052A249.pdf "FOIA - 2011-0118/0119/012"] (PDF). Nuclear Regulatory Commision. January 26, 2012.

15http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/constant-phoenix-after-decades-of-service-a-little-recognition-at-last/

16"WC-135 Constant Phoenix > U.S. Air Force > Fact Sheet Display". www.af.mil. Retrieved 2017-04-18.

17"U.S. Air Force deploys WC-135 nuclear sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels is detected in Europe". The Aviationist. 2017-02-19. Retrieved 2017-04-12.

18Bertrand, Pierre (2017-02-23). "Europe baffled by "recent release" of radioactive Iodine-131". euronews. Retrieved 2017-04-12.

19Rogoway, Tyler. "Has There Been A "Nuclear Incident" In The Arctic?".

20Pike, John. "55th Wing [55th WG]".

External links

•USAF: WC-135 Constant Phoenix - Factsheet

•Airliners.net Boeing WC-135W (717-158)

•GlobalSecurity.org WC-135 page

•Fas.org WC-135 page

•CNN coverage of Constant Phoenix and North Korean Nuclear Test

 

Catch4all.com Home Page

 

According to White House,

Remarks by the Vice President and
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Aso
at a Press Conference

The Prime Minister’s Residence

Tokyo, Japan

For Immediate Release

 

April 18th, 2017

 

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ASO:  (As interpreted.)  I’m delighted to welcome to Vice President Pence to Japan in April when some cherry blossoms are still remaining.  Perhaps it reminded you of the big celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival, which was held in Washington last month.  So I hope you can still have some good impression about the cherry blossom.

Vice President Pence in his governor days in the state of Indiana visited Japan many times over and attracted many Japanese businesses to Indiana.  He had really always worked very hard to strength Japan-U.S. relationship.  Very soon after my visit to the United States where I had a very useful meeting with our dear, longstanding friend of Japan in February, I am very proud to say today that the Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue was kicked off, opening up a new page for our bilateral relations.

I feel very proud about it.  Security and economy are two wheels supporting Japan-U.S. alliance for the stability of the Asian Pacific region, economic prosperity is indispensable.  At the dialogue today, from the perspective of further deepening win-win economic relations between Japan and the United States, Vice President Pence and I were able to have a good discussion.

Going forward in the dialogue we concurred to discuss three pillars, namely common strategy on trade and investment rule and issues; cooperation in economic and structural policy area; sectoral cooperation.  Those three pillars will be discussed.

As for the common strategy for trade and investment rules and issues, at the Japan-U.S. summit meeting held a while ago, two leaders confirmed that they are fully committed to strengthening economic relationship bilaterally, as well as in the region based on the free and fair trade rules.

And based on this common recognition, Japan and U.S. relationship will further be strengthened.  And under our bilateral leadership we will build high-level trade and investment standards and spread that to the Asian Pacific region, that is free and fair trade rules.

To rectify unfair trading practices in the region, Japan and the United States agree to further our mutual cooperation.  Being mindful of WTO’s dispute settlement procedures, Japan will push for Japan-U.S. authorities to work ever more closely, including the minister of foreign affairs dispute settlement section, as well as general counsel office, which was newly formed within METI.

On the cooperation on economic and structural policy area, Japan and the U.S. will actively use three-pronged approach of fiscal monetary and structural policy agreed at G7.  And we’ll discuss the ways to lead a balanced and strong growth.  Views will be exchanged on international economic and financial developments, and we’ll work closely.

On sectoral cooperation, infrastructure such as high-speed rail and energy various themes where Japan-U.S. could cooperate will be taken up.  And Japan-U.S. economic relationship will be deepened, a multi-faceted front along with these three pillars, Japan-U.S. economic relations will leap forward significantly.  And Japan and U.S. together will lead strongly economic growth of the Asian Pacific region, as well as the rest of the world.

Also Vice President Pence and I agreed to hold the second economic dialogue meeting by the end of this year at a mutually convenient time.

To further deepen Japan-U.S. win-win economic relations and to build a new history of our bilateral relations going forward, Vice President Pence and I will continue to have constructive dialogue.  As far as looking at the Japan-U.S. relationship, we started with a friction, but for the very first time, no longer it’s a friction.  But it’s based on the cooperation now.  This is a very important juncture where we are opening a new page.

Thank you so much.  

Vice President Pence, please.

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Konnichiwa and hello.  To Deputy Prime Minister Aso, thank you.  Thank you for your great hospitality and your friendship and the kindness that you've shown us in the effort that begins today.

I thank you for your tireless work to strengthen the bond between your nation and mine.  It is an honor to be back in Japan.  On my very first visit to the Asian Pacific as Vice President of the United States, I had to come to Japan.

I bring greetings from the President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.  And earlier today on the President’s behalf, I had the honor to meet with Prime Minister Abe to reaffirm the abiding friendship and the enduring alliance between Japan and the United States.  

The United States-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace, prosperity, and freedom in the Asia Pacific.  And under President Trump, America is committed to strengthening our alliance and deepening our friendship for the benefit of our people and for the benefit of the world.

Already our bond is growing stronger.  Prime Minister Abe was one of the very first world leaders who President Trump hosted at the White House.  They continued their meeting at the Southern White House, and I can attest personally that they have forged a good, personal relationship which is already benefitting both of our nations.

Their relationship truly demonstrates the extraordinary respect that President Trump has for our critically important ally Japan.  Today as we have for more than half a century, the United States and Japan stand united in defense of democracy and the rule of law, not only in this region, but all across the world.

Tomorrow I will speak from the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan at Yokosuka Naval Base, a tangible sign of our unity with Japan and the United States’ unyielding commitment to peace and security in the Asia Pacific.

Under President Trump, the United States will continue to work with Japan and with all our allies in the region, including South Korea to confront the most ominous threat posing this region of the world, the regime in North Korea.  And let me be clear, our commitment is unwavering and our resolve could not be stronger.

As President Trump told Prime Minister Abe at the Southern White House so I say on his behalf today to all the people of Japan, in these challenging times, we are with you 100 percent.

In the face of provocations across the Sea of Japan, the people of this country should know that we stand with you in the defense of your security and prosperity now and always.  Now the United States will continue to work with Japan, our allies across the region, and China to bring economic and diplomatic pressure to bear until North Korea abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.  But all options are on the table.

Nevertheless, President Trump and I have great confidence that together with Japan and our allies in the region, we will protect the peace and security of this part of the world and achieve our shared goal of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.

Now security is the foundation of our prosperity.  But promoting prosperity is actually the main reason that I had the privilege of meeting today with your deputy prime minister.  At the direction of President Trump and Prime Minister Abe, today Deputy Prime Minister Aso and I have the great privilege to formally launch the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue.  

This dialogue presents the United States and Japan with an opportunity to deepen our bilateral economic ties and to foster jobs, prosperity, and growth on both sides of the Atlantic [sic].  We're building on a strong foundation.  But as the Prime Minister said, our economies have been intertwined for generations, and this is a new day and a new chapter in relations between the United States and Japan.

Every day, though, our nations already exchange goods and services that improve people’s lives and help businesses on both sides of the Pacific succeed.  Japan is the United States’ fourth largest goods trading partner and our fourth largest goods export market.  And Japan is one of America’s leading investors.  Japanese foreign direct investment in the United States now totals more than $400 billion, the second-most of any nation.

I saw that firsthand back in my old job when I was governor of Indiana, how trade and investment between our countries can be beneficial to us all.  In 2013 and again in 2015, I led a group of Indiana businesses and community leaders here to Japan to foster closer economic ties, create jobs, and spur opportunity and growth.  

Today the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue seeks the very same objectives for both of our countries in full.  It signifies President Trump’s commitment to strengthening our economic relationship with Japan using a bilateral approach.

Today’s meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Aso was an opportunity for us to broadly discuss how we view the dialogue structure and goals.  The Prime Minister and I agreed that the dialogue will focus on three key policy pillars, as he just discussed.  The first is a “common strategy on trade and investment rules and issues.”  Under President Trump’s leadership, the United States seeks stronger and more balanced bilateral trade relationships with every country, including Japan.  Our goal is simple:  We seek trade that is free and we seek trade that is fair.

This requires breaking down barriers, leveling the playing field so that American companies and exporters can enjoy high levels of market access.

The second pillar involves economic and structural policies with a specific focus on fiscal and monetary issues.  President Trump believes that both the United States and Japan can enact pro-growth and fiscally sustainable monetary and budgetary policies, a key to both of our long-term economic success.

The final pillar is what we call sectoral cooperation.  The President and I are confident that we can find new ways to expand our economic ties with Japan in different sectors and different industries.  American and Japanese businesses have much to offer each other.  By working together, we can ensure that our two nations’ economic leadership grows even stronger in the years ahead to the benefit of all of our people.

This is an important day for the partnership between the United States and Japan, and I’m deeply humbled to be a part of it.  The U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue will provide us with a new forum to address the economic issues that are crucial to our long-term success.  The relevant U.S. agencies -- the Department of Commerce, the Department of Treasury, and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office will lead discussions for each of these three pillars, focusing on concrete economic results in the near term and reporting back to my office.

The Deputy Prime Minister and I look forward to receiving input on the progress and accomplishment from these agencies over the coming months, and we have agreed to meet again by the end of the year to discuss the progress in each area.

President Trump and I are confident that working with Prime Minister Abe and Deputy Prime Minister Aso, we will open a new chapter of opportunity and agreement for both our people.  

The President is working tirelessly to create forward momentum to deepen our bilateral economic partnership with Japan.  And today’s announcement is a reflection of that.  President Trump and I are grateful that Prime Minister Abe and Deputy Prime Minister Aso share our goal of a mutually beneficial economic relationship, and we look forward to working with them through the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue to achieve our vision of an equal partnership that creates jobs and prosperity and growth in the United States and in Japan on an equal basis.

We have before us a historic opportunity, and today I say with confidence based on our first discussions we will seize this opportunity.  We will take this moment to strengthen the ties of commerce and friendship that exist between our people.  And I believe we will usher in a new era of prosperity for ourselves and for future generations.

There is a closeness between our people that is best described with a Japanese word, and it does not have a corollary in the English language.  But I learned it a while ago.  As governor of Indiana, I had the opportunity to understand and appreciate the more than 250 Japanese companies that had decided to make Indiana home.  The word is kizuna, and it is a reflection of a close relationship -- a relationship of understanding and of mutual respect.  And I can't help but feel today that we're renewing that relationship on that foundation as we initiate this important U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue.

So thank you again, Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, for hosting me here today.  I look forward to this work with great anticipation.

Q    (As interpreted.)  I have both questions to Mr. Aso and Vice President Pence.  Trump administration declared they would withdraw from TPP.  And within Japan great attention is drawn to what is going to be the U.S. trade policy going forward.  Mr. Lighthizer, USTR nominee, said that in the agricultural area trading and negotiation Japan will be the first to target.  So what will be the trade negotiation going forward between Japan and U.S.?  What is the outlook?  Are you looking for concluding Japan-U.S. FTA in the end?

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ASO:  Thank you, now can I answer your question first?  

Well, at the Economic Dialogue this time as the common strategy on trade and investment rules and issues, free and fair rule-based trade and investment is an indispensable value and action principle for realizing the growth and prosperity not only for Japan and the United States but for the rest of the global economy, as well.

And on this course, once again Vice President Pence and I were able to confirm this.  And based on that, having a good understanding about the situations underway in the Asian Pacific, it’s important that Japan-U.S. should lead the rulemaking process in the region.  I think it’s very important, and we've been discussing that concretely -- not only to strengthen trade and investment flow bilaterally, but also Japan-U.S. can play pivotal role in spreading high-level, fair rules over Asia and the Pacific region.

We like to strengthen economic aspect of Japan-U.S. alliance, and we've been discussing that.

And looking at the Japan-U.S. economic relationship, it used to be described as being an economic fiction.  We started with the word fiction.  And fiction used to be the symbol of our bilateral relationship, but no longer.  We are now in the era of cooperation between our two countries.

It’s not a matter of which sides say what to the other side.  From the big picture and strategic point of view, we would like to seek the best shape and forum of bilateral framework and define its significance and have a good constructive discussion.  And I think we were able to mark a first step toward that.

Thank you.

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Well, thank you for your comments, Mr. Deputy Prime Minister.

And in response to the question let me say with great respect to those who worked on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the past, the TPP is a thing of the past for the United States of America.  The Trump administration has made a decision and taken steps to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and that will be our policy going forward.

But today I think gives evidence to the fact that the United States of America is determined to reach out to our partners here in the Asian Pacific and around the world to at least begin to explore the possibility of expanded economic opportunities, including trade, on a bilateral basis.  

President Trump truly does believe that it’s in the interests of the United States of America to negotiate trade agreements on a bilateral basis.  That creates a framework within which countries can better assess whether the deal itself is -- what we call a win-win arrangement.

But today I think what the Deputy Prime Minister has said so eloquently is that today we're beginning a process of an economic dialogue, the end of which may result in bilateral trade negotiations in the future.

But we're beginning that conversation today, beginning to identify areas that we can enhance and strengthen the economic interaction between our two nations.  And at some point in the future, there may be a decision made between our nations to take what we have learned in this dialogue and commence formal negotiations for a free-trade agreement.

But I’ll leave that to the future, but tell you that these discussions are very much a reflection of the President’s view that negotiating at arms’ length on a bilateral basis with nations is the best path forward for the United States, the best path forward for the nations with whom we enter into such agreements, and I think in the days ahead you’ll continue to see the United States work on a bilateral basis with countries around the world to expand jobs and opportunity for our people and the prosperity of the world at large.

Q    Thank you very much.  Vice President Pence, you've said that the United States will increase diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea.  Today we heard Prime Minister Abe say that while he agrees with that, and we shouldn’t have dialogue for dialogue’s sake, Japan also places paramount importance on the need to seek a diplomatic effort to achieve a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

My question is:  What exactly must North Korea do?  What are the conditions for beginning that dialogue?  And what form should that dialogue take?

And for Deputy Prime Minister Aso, President Trump during his campaign often called on Japan to share more of the burden for common defense and pay more for U.S. security presence here in Japan.  What specifically is Japan prepared to do to respond to President Trump’s call?

(Speaks Japanese.)

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Thank you, Josh.  Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula has been the longstanding policy of the United States of America, of South Korea, of Japan, of China, and it’s been the longstanding policy of nations across the world.

For more than a generation, we've seen the very failure of dialogue writ large.  First we remember the agreed framework of the 1990s, then we remember the six-party talks.  And with good-faith efforts by nations around the world again and again, North Korea met those efforts and resolution with broken promises and more provocations.

That's why we've said the era of strategic patience is over.  And President Trump has made it very clear:  The policy of the United States of America will be to reach out to our allies in the region here in Japan where I just had a productive conversation with Prime Minister Abe on this topic.  Yesterday, in South Korea, where I met with officials in the National Assembly and acting President Hwang.  

President Trump recently met with President Xi, and the President of China reaffirmed China’s commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.  It is our belief that by bringing together the family of nations with diplomatic and economic pressure, we have a chance -- we have a chance -- to achieve our objective of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.

Now all options are on the table, and there they will remain.  But President Trump and I and our administration believes the most productive pathway forward is dialogue among the family of nations that can isolate and pressure North Korea into abandoning permanently and dismantling its nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile program.  

As Prime Minister Abe said today in our brief conversation, dialogue for the sake of dialogue is valueless.  It is necessary for us to exercise pressure, and the United States of America believes the time has come for the international community to use both diplomatic and economic pressure to bring North Korea to a place that it has avoided successfully now for more than a generation.  And we will not rest and we will not relent until we achieve the objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ASO:  Washington Post, my English hearing is still good enough.  But if I may say in Japanese.

(As interpreted.)  Well, economic dialogue, TPP -- whether the TPP can be made as a foundation for a dialogue going forward, is that what you said?

Sorry.  Then my English hearing is absolutely wrong.  Would you mind repeating the question again?

Q    Minister Aso, President Trump during his campaign often called on Japan to share more of the burden for common defense and pay more money for U.S. security presence here in Japan.  What is Japan willing to do to respond to President Trump’s calls for a better deal for the United States in the U.S.-Japan security relationship?

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ASO:  I think I got a picture.  Response in Japanese is okay, right?

(As interpreted.)  Now, responding to your question, let’s look at Japanese defense.  Just the other day -- Mr. James Mattis, Defense Secretary, came to Japan, at which occasion I had an opportunity to talk with him.

At least look at Okinawa’s host nation’s support -- host nation’s support came up as a topic.  And he said that Japan is behaving like a textbook case -- 75 percent is paid to the Okinawa host nation; ROK -- 40 percent; 30 percent Germany; and 20 percent Italy.  That is a burden share.  And I think whole picture was understood by General Mattis.

And also just lately when the Abe Cabinet was formed, look at the defense expenditure -- how it is being allocated.  The navy is the crucial area where more budget allocation has been done, followed by air and the land.  And I think this is the most appropriate allocation of the defense budget.  

So at least -- ever since inclusive by General Mattis and other military personnel of the United States with regard to the Japanese defense or discontent, at least no message has been given to us from the United States as far as I know.  So we will continue to make mutual effort and try to share the information as much as possible going forward, and particularly look at the East China Sea and Korean Peninsula and Sea of Japan.  Certain fictions might arise.  So information exchange is particularly important -- intelligence sharing and the information sharing has to continue in appropriate manner most of all because of the situation we are in.

END

MPJ (11).jpg MPJ (12).jpg MPJ (13).jpg MPJ (14).jpg MPJ (15).jpg
MPJ (16).jpg MPJ (17).jpg MPJ (18).jpg MPJ (19).jpg MPJ (20).jpg
MPJ (21).jpg MPJ (22).jpg MPJ (23).jpg MPJ (24).jpg MPJ (25).jpg
MPJ (26).jpg MPJ (27).jpg MPJ (28).jpg MPJ (29).jpg MPJ (30).jpg
MPJ (31).jpg MPJ (32).jpg MPJ (33).jpg MPJ (34).jpg MPJ (35).jpg
MPJ (36).jpg MPJ (37).jpg MPJ (38).jpg MPJ (39).jpg MPJ (40).jpg
MPJ (41).jpg MPJ (42).jpg MPJ (43).jpg MPJ (44).jpg MPJ (45).jpg
MPJ (46).jpg        

 

 

According to White House
Remarks by the Vice President Aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Yokosuka Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan

For Immediate Release

 

April 19th, 2017

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Lieutenant General Martinez, Major General Chiarotti, Vice Admiral Aucoin, Vice Admiral Doman, Rear Admiral Williams, Rear Admiral Carter, Rear Admiral Inoue, Rear Admiral Shimo, Captain Donnelly, Chargé Hyland, Ambassador Sasae, Director-General Mori, members of United States Forces of Japan, the Japan Self-Defense Forces, it is my high honor and distinct privilege to join you here today on America’s flagship -- the USS Ronald Reagan -- where every day, all of you prove it can be done.  (Applause.)

You all look sharp out there, but at ease.  It's so good to be with you today.

I bring greetings from the President of the United States of America, your Commander-in-Chief, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.)

I spoke to the President this morning, just before I boarded the ship.  He said to tell you that he’s proud of you.  And he said to me, “I wish I could be where you are.”  And I know he meant it, from the bottom of his heart.

The President sent me here today to thank you -- to thank you for your service -- all of you, American and Japanese, who have stood up, who’ve stepped forward to protect our countries, our values, and our very way of life.

You are the sons and daughters of freedom, willing to defend it with your life -- so that your families, your fellow countrymen, and future generations may continue to call themselves free.  Give yourselves a round of applause.  All of America is proud of you.  (Applause.)

The Good Book tells us, “if you owe debts pay debts, if honor, then honor, if respect, then respect.”  I stand before you today, on behalf of your Commander-in-Chief, to pay a debt of gratitude to each of you and to express the well-deserved respect of the President of the United States and the American people for all of you who wear the uniform of this country.

Our prayers for you, for your families, your safety rise every day into the heart of heaven.  In a word, you are the best of us -- heroes all.  And you are here, the Americans among you so far away from home, because the United States of America and Japan are bound by history, a time-honored treaty, and the abiding oath of friendship.

The United States-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace, prosperity, and freedom in the Asia Pacific.  And let me be clear:  Under President Donald Trump, the United States stands unwavering in our alliance and unyielding in our resolve to defend all that we have built together over these generations.  (Applause.)

Our bond with Japan is strong and growing stronger by the day.  In February, only weeks after he took his oath of office, President Trump welcomed Prime Minister Abe to the White House, where they reaffirmed in their words “their strong determination to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.”

You here, on the deck of this great ship, are the physical manifestation of that alliance, and I have to tell you it is deeply inspiring to stand before you today, and see what I see gathered here on this deck.  Every American would be inspired and proud if they had this view, and I know I am.  (Applause.)

As the President and the Prime Minister made clear, the United States will strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific, Japan will assume a larger role and responsibility in our alliance in the years ahead, and both of our nations will continue to expand our cooperation for our common defense.

Under President Trump, the United States’ commitment to Article 5 of our Security Treaty is unwavering.  And our treaty covers all of the territories administered by Japan, including the Senkaku Islands.

It’s fitting that today I deliver this message aboard this great ship, a majestic ship, the USS Ronald Reagan, here at Yokosuka Naval Base.  Her steel deck literally signifies the ironclad alliance our country enjoys with Japan and our enduring commitment to the Asia Pacific.  (Applause.)

  And we are standing on a ship named after my second favorite President.  Our 40th President, Ronald Reagan, was a great President who powerfully reminded us that peace only comes through strength.  You are that strength.

Today, over 50,000 U.S. troops and a further 50,000 civilians and family members are stationed here in Japan.  And the United States will continue to deploy more of our most advanced military assets to the region in the years ahead.

Beyond this noble ship and the carrier strike group that it leads, by the year 2020, this ocean will boast 60 percent of our Navy’s fleet.  And the skies above already have F-35 Joint Strike Fighters flying for freedom.  (Applause.)

And you can rest assured, the full range of the United States military capability is dedicated to the protection of Japan.  Japan, you are our friend -- you are our ally -- and on that foundation, we will face the future together.

Under President Donald Trump, the United States once again will stand with our allies and stand up to our enemies.  (Applause.)  

And I can assure you President Trump will unfailingly support the brave men and women in uniform who defend our freedom every single day.

We’re the proud parents of a United States Marine, stationed as we speak at a naval air station in the South of the United States.  And I have to tell you, as the parent of someone in the service, it is the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Vice President to a President who is so dedicated to the men and women of our armed forces, their families, and our veterans.

I can tell you from my heart:  President Donald Trump will be the best friend America’s Armed Forces will ever have.  (Applause.)

The President and I will honor your commitment and secure America’s safety through historic investments in our national defense.

Just as President Ronald Reagan restored the armed forces in his day, so too President Donald Trump will make the strongest fighting force in the world even stronger still.

Just look at what President Trump has already accomplished. In his first 100 days, President Trump has taken decisive action to end the era of budget cuts for America’s military.  (Applause.)

President Trump has submitted a budget which will rebuild our military and restore the arsenal of democracy with the largest increase in defense spending since the days the namesake of this ship sat in the Oval Office.  (Applause.)  

And in just the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new President in the decisive action that he took in Syria and Afghanistan.  The enemies of our freedom and this alliance would do well not to test the resolve of this President -- or the capabilities of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and our allies.  (Applause.)

Make no mistake:  Under President Donald Trump, the United States will be strong -- stronger than ever before.  For as history attests, when America is strong, the world is safe.  (Applause.)  

A strong America -- militarily, economically, and diplomatically -- is vitally important to this region and all who call it home.  It was through the bravery of our servicemembers and the spirit of our people, that America established the foundation of peace and freedom that endures in the Asia Pacific to this very day.

And under President Trump, the United States will continue to defend prosperity and ensure security on these seas, and between our lands.

Today, as in ages past, American leadership lights the way.  The United States stands with all our allies and our partners in the region to keep the peace, enrich our people, and advance the common good.

Together, we will defend the rules-based order upon which the region’s progress, past and future, depends.  We will protect the freedom of navigation and overflight and other lawful uses of the sea, in the South China Sea and elsewhere, and we will ensure the unimpeded flow of lawful commerce on the Seven Seas.  (Applause.)

And we will uphold international rules and norms, promote peaceful diplomatic dialogue to address issues of regional and international concern, and we will defend human rights -- because the dignity and worth of every person is an eternal value of the United States of America.

Under President Trump, the United States will faithfully defend all that we hold dear -- for we know that if we falter, the light of truth and freedom in the world could swiftly be extinguished.

We gather here today, on this deck, and in this place, as storm clouds gather on the horizon.  On Monday, I traveled to the frontlines of freedom, where the vibrancy of a free South Korea meets directly the repression of North Korea.  At the Demilitarization Zone, I met with the brave men and women who watch over that land, day and night.

They know what you who stand in the gap in this region already know -- North Korea is the most dangerous and urgent threat to the peace and security of the Asia Pacific.

For more than a generation, North Korea’s leaders have sought to develop nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles on which to deliver them.  They have impoverished their people and embittered the region in their pursuit of this dangerous goal.  For more than two decades, from the Agreed Framework of 1994, the Six-Party Talks from year 2003 to ’09, to the strategic patience of the recent past, the United States and our allies have worked to tirelessly to peacefully dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program and alleviate the suffering of its people.

But at every step of the way, North Korea answered our overtures with willful deception, with broken promises, and nuclear and missile tests -- including a failed missile test they attempted just this past Sunday.

As President Trump has made clear to the world, the era of strategic patience is over.  (Applause.)

At the President’s direction, the policy of the United States will be to continue to work diligently with Japan, our allies across the region, China, and the wider world to bring economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on the regime in North Korea, and we will do so until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

But as all of you know, readiness is the key.  And you, the instruments of American policy, should know -- all options are on the table.  History will attest, the soldier “does not bear the sword in vain.”

And those who would challenge our resolve or our readiness should know:  We will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response.  (Applause.)

The United States of America will always seek peace, but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready.

Rest assured, under President Trump’s leadership, the United States will continue to protect our people and our allies and to strengthen the bonds between us -- today, tomorrow, and every day that follows.

As I look out across this deck, I see men and women -- American and Japanese -- who have answered the call to duty.  And you have my deepest respect.  In these challenging times, it is you -- through your voluntary service and your sacrifice -- who guard the flame of freedom, undimmed and undiminished, to give to generations to come.

The President and I have absolute faith that you will accomplish this mission and freedom will prevail because you follow in the footsteps also of those who defended freedom in the Asia Pacific in the past.  I stand before you deeply humbled to be among so many in uniform because my own life’s journey did not take me into the uniform of the United States.  But it took my father.

Sixty-five years ago, a young Edward J. Pence left his home, in Illinois, put on the uniform and crossed this vast Pacific on which you serve.  Like so many of his countrymen, that second lieutenant in the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army landed on the shores of South Korea, in the midst of a battle for freedom, a rifle in hand, resolved to defend that freedom with his life.

Just two days ago, I stood at the Demilitarized Zone, and looked out across the landscape -- the very landscape where my father had fought, in the Battle for Old Baldy and the battle on Pork Chop Hill.  It was a deeply emotional experience for me. There, alongside his brothers-in-arms, American and Korean, my dad had helped seize the high ground, repulsing more than 20 enemy counterattacks.  And they seized the high ground of freedom, which prevails in South Korea to this day.  (Applause.)

Sixty-four years ago last week, my dad was -- had a medal pinned on his chest for his valor on the field of battle.  But like most of our nation’s heroes, my dad never talked much about his time in combat.  I believe that he carried in his heart something that you understand in ways that I perhaps never will.

My dad never thought of himself as a hero.  He often would say that the heroes were the ones that didn’t get to come home.  He lost friends -- young shining faces filled with promise -- who gave the last full measure of devotion for your sake, and for mine to defend our freedom and to plant freedom in that ancient land.  And they succeeded.

So now it’s our turn in this generation.  And more to the point, it’s your turn.  Today, we best honor the sacrifices of those who have gone before by defending the freedom they fought and bled and died to secure.

And on behalf of your Commander-in-Chief, this we know you will do.

As President Ronald Reagan said in his time, “we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.  It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.”  (Applause.)

For generations, the United States has stood guard over the Asia Pacific, protecting freedom through our strength of will and strength of arms.

With our friends and with our allies, with Japan and so many others, we have ushered in an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity on these seas and between our lands.

Our choice today is the same as in ages past:  Security through strength, or an uncertain future of weakness and faltering will.  Let me assure you, under President Donald Trump, the United States has again chosen the way of strength.  (Applause.)

Under President Trump, the United States has chosen prosperity and security and an unwavering commitment to the Asia Pacific.

And in the name of the generations that came before, together with our allies, with confidence in all of you, and in the Commander-in-Chief who leads you, I know we will together go forth to meet the glorious future that awaits, a future of freedom for ourselves and our posterity.

Thank you.  Godspeed on the USS Reagan’s imminent deployment.  God bless you.  God bless Japan.  And God bless the United States of America.  (Applause.)

END

Ariring News, Connie Kim reports, Pence sends warning to N. Korea aboard USS Ronald Reagan in Japan.

MPRRa (1).jpg MPRRa (10).jpg MPRRa (11).jpg MPRRa (12).jpg MPRRa (13).jpg
MPRRa (14).jpg MPRRa (15).jpg MPRRa (16).jpg MPRRa (17).jpg MPRRa (18).jpg
MPRRa (19).jpg MPRRa (2).jpg MPRRa (20).jpg MPRRa (21).jpg MPRRa (22).jpg
MPRRa (23).jpg MPRRa (24).jpg MPRRa (25).jpg MPRRa (26).jpg MPRRa (27).jpg
MPRRa (28).jpg MPRRa (29).jpg MPRRa (3).jpg MPRRa (30).jpg MPRRa (31).jpg
MPRRa (32).jpg MPRRa (33).jpg MPRRa (34).jpg MPRRa (35).jpg MPRRa (4).jpg
MPRRa (5).jpg MPRRa (6).jpg MPRRa (7).jpg MPRRa (8).jpg MPRRa (9).jpg
UN20.jpg        

 

 

Resources: White House, UN, CGTN, Arirang News, CNN, Youtupe Menia, Aida, Aljazeera, The World Today NewsSources: April 16, 2017  Rev. April 22, 2017

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

According to White House
Remarks by the Vice President and
South Korean Acting President Hwang at
a Joint Press Statement

The Prime Minister’s Residence

For Immediate Release

 

April 17th, 2017

a Joint Press Statement

The Prime Minister’s Residence

Remarks by the Vice President and South Korean Acting President Hwang at a Joint Press Statement

The Prime Minister’s Residence

Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

ACTING PRESIDENT HWANG:  (As interpreted.)  Good afternoon.  First of all I would like to wholeheartedly welcome Vice President Pence on his first visit to Korea, and I would also like to extend my warmest welcome to his family and delegation.

Vice President Pence’s late father was a Korean War veteran who had devoted himself to the defense of our freedom and democracy during the Korean War.  And this morning, Vice President Pence visited the Demilitarized Zone to inspect our stalwart combined defense posture and reconfirm our strong will to deter North Korea.  This symbolizes not only a special personal tie, but also the depth and sturdiness of our alliance that has lasted over 60 years.

In particular at this time when the security situation on the Korean Peninsula is dire due to North Korea’s nuclear and missile provocations, Vice President Pence’s visit to Korea as his first destination in Asia since taking office shows the firm stance of the new U.S. administration on developing our alliance and responding to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.  As such, I believe Vice President Pence’s visit is timely and meaningful.

Today, the Vice President and I shared the view that on the basis of close cooperation and collaboration, the ROK-U.S. alliance has grown into an indispensable linchpin for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, as well as a successful strategic alliance that works together to resolve global challenges.

We have also reconfirmed our unwavering will to continue to make our alliance even stronger through further cooperation in the areas of security, economy and trade, and global issues.

Ten days ago on April 10th, I spoke with President Trump on the results of the U.S.-China summit and ways to work together going forward.  Today with Vice President Pence we shared the understanding of the gravity and urgency of North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat and agreed to double our efforts to change North Korea’s strategic calculations by further tightening the global network of pressure on North Korea and thoroughly implementing sanctions under the unwavering principle of denying North Korea nuclear weapons.

Furthermore under the shared view that China’s constructive efforts and role are critical, we applaud the results of the recent U.S.-China summit, and we will closely strengthen our cooperation with China.  If North Korea commits another provocation, we will swiftly implement intensive punitive measures based on our cooperation with China.

At the same time in response to North Korea’s continuously advancing nuclear and missile threat, we have agreed to continue to pursue various measures to strengthen our deterrence capabilities and combined defense posture to include extended deterrence.  We have also agreed to further strengthen the readiness posture of the ROK-U.S. alliance in response to North Korea’s growing threat by ensuring the early deployment and operation of the USFK’s THAAD system.

In this respect I appreciate the United States taking a clear position on various occasions, including at the U.S.-China summit with regard to China’s unfair actions in connection with USFK’s deployment of THAAD.  We have agree to continue to work together so that such unfair actions may come to an end at an early date.

Furthermore, we fully shared the view that in responding to and resolving such critical issues the watertight collaboration between our two countries is of the utmost importance, and that all future policies and measures will be made under totally seamless cooperation and coordination.

Furthermore, as global partners we have also agreed to work together to resolve global issues.

It is truly meaningful that close cooperation and collaboration has continued to develop since the launch of the new U.S. administration.  And I am confident that today’s meeting with Vice President Pence will serve as yet another meaningful occasion for the further development of the ROK-U.S. alliance.

Thank you.

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon. Ahn-young Ha-shim-nika.

To Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn, thank you for the kind words and the hospitality you have shown me and my family in welcoming us to the Republic of Korea, my very first stop in the Asia Pacific as Vice President of the United States.

It’s a great honor for me to be in South Korea today.  And I bring greetings from the President of the United States, President Donald Trump, and on his behalf, I am here to express the unwavering support of the United States for our longstanding alliance with South Korea.

President Trump and I are grateful for your strong partnership with the United States.  We commend you personally for your steady hand in this time of transition in South Korea.   The President and our entire administration admire the South Korean people’s commitment to the rule of law and the democratic process -- and we look forward to the upcoming election with great anticipation.

While change is coming on May 9th, the people of South Korea may be assured -- whatever change happens in your elections, the commitment of the United States to South Korea’s safety and security will remain unchanged.

On behalf of the President of the United States, my message to the people of South Korea is this:  We are with you 100 percent.  Even in these troubled times, we stand with you for a free and secure future.

The United States of America stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Republic of Korea, and the service and vigilance of some 37,500 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines on this frontier of freedom stand as a testament to the enduring partnership between our people.

The alliance between South Korea and the United States is the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and indeed throughout the Asia Pacific.

The United States’ commitment to South Korea is ironclad and immutable.  And under President Trump’s leadership, I know our alliance will even be stronger, our nations will be safer, and the Asia Pacific will be more secure.

Nowhere is that more evident than with our commitment to confront the region’s most dangerous and urgent threat to peace and security -- the regime in North Korea.

Since 1992, the United States and our allies have stood together for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.  We hope to achieve this objective through peaceable means.  But all options are on the table.

Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new President in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan.  North Korea would do well not to test his resolve -- or the strength of the Armed Forces of the United States in this region.

We will continue to deploy the THAAD missile-defense system as a defensive measure -- called for by the alliance, and for the alliance.  We will continue to evolve a comprehensive set of capabilities to ensure the security of South Korea.  And as our Secretary of Defense made clear here in South Korea not long ago, we will defeat any attack, and we will meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective response.

Strategic patience has been the approach of the last American administration and beyond.  For more than two decades, the United States and our allies have worked to peacefully dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program and alleviate the suffering of their people.  But at every step of the way, North Korea answered our overtures with willful deception, broken promises, and nuclear and missile tests.

Over the past 18 months, North Korea has conducted two unlawful nuclear tests and an unprecedented number of ballistic missile tests, even conducting a failed missile launch as I traveled here for this visit.

The era of strategic patience is over.

Earlier this month, President Trump spoke with you, Acting President Hwang, to reaffirm the strength of our alliance.  As I reassured you today, we will continue to closely consult with South Korea and your leadership as we make decisions moving forward.

We also call on other regional powers and the entire international community to join us to confront North Korea and demand that it abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, to turn away from renewed hostility towards its neighbors, and to end the repression of its own people.

Earlier this month, President Trump met with Chinese President Xi at the Southern White House.  The two leaders noted the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea’s weapons programs and each of them reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula during that meeting on April 7th.

They also committed to fully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions, and to increase cooperation to convince North Korea to abandon its illicit weapons programs.

It is heartening to see China commit to these actions.  But the United States is troubled by China’s economic retaliation against South Korea for taking appropriate steps to defend itself.  The better path would be for China to address the North Korean threat that is actually making such defensive measures necessary.

Now while issues like that remain, the President and I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea, but as President Trump made clear just a few short days ago, if China is unable to deal with North Korea, the United States, and our allies, will.

So today it is my privilege, on behalf of President Trump, to reaffirm the United States’ enduring commitment to the security and prosperity of South Korea and to assure the people of South Korea of our unbreakable bond.  We are bound together by our shared values, but also by our shared sacrifice.  A free and democratic South Korea was forged in the fires of sacrifice by soldiers from both our lands.  And my father was one of them.

Sixty-five years ago, Second Lieutenant Edward J. Pence, of the 45th Infantry Division in the United States Army, fought alongside brave South Korean forces, to win the freedom of this land.

While he came home to raise a family, he had friends in uniform, from America and Korea, who went home to eternity.  So, too, the friendship between our two free nations is eternal.  We have bled together.  We have prospered together.  And on that foundation, the people of the United States of America and South Korea, will face the future together.

With courage, determination, and faith -- we go together --Kimchee ,     Kam-sa hap -mi -da.

So thank you, Mr. Acting President, for your hospitality.  It is a great, great honor to be with you today.  (Applause.)

END

 

Remarks to the Troops by the Vice President with Q A, Demilitarized Zone, South Korea

Freedom House

Demilitarized Zone, Republic of Korea

For Immediate Release

 

April 17th, 2017

 

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for being here.  It’s my great honor to represent the President of the United States here in the Demilitarized Zone.  And I’m very grateful for the leadership of General Brooks and General Lee and the ironclad and immutable alliance that is represented here by these two strong military leaders.

To stand here in this place to be able to (inaudible) of the commitment of the people of the United States to our long-term alliance for the people of South Korea is a great honor for me.

And I bring greetings to our soldiers here and to soldiers of South Korea from the President of the United States.  We commend them  for their vigilance here along this historic frontier of freedom, and we express the resolve of the people of the United States of America to stand together in the months and years ahead with the people of South Korea to both preserve their freedom, and ensure the objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.  It is an objective not just shared by the United States and the people of South Korea, but by our allies across the globe.  

We are heartened by the support of allies across the Asia Pacific, including China, who will continue to advance this objective on the Korean Peninsula.  And I’m here to express the resolve of the people of the United States and the President of the United States to achieve that objective through peaceable means, through negotiations, but all options are on the table as we continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of South Korea for the denuclearization of this peninsula and for the long-term prosperity and freedom of the people of South Korea.

Let me say it’s also very humbling for me to be here because my father served here in Korea in the United States Army more than 64 years ago.  The General favored me this morning with a few reflections on my father’s service here.  And it seems altogether fitting that as Vice President I could be here to personally express the timeless bond between the people of South Korea and the people of the United States of America.  People across the world should know that the bonds between our people are not simply strategic and military and economic, but they are personal, and they span generations of Americans and South Koreans.

And on that foundation, we will see freedom through.  We will see the interests of the security and prosperity of the people of South Korea.  And in a word, we go together.  

Any questions?

Q    Mr. Vice President, question for you.   You said that everything is still on the table.  Does that include a potential U.S. preemptive strike?

And secondly on China, what concrete steps did China lay out to President Trump that led him to believe that China is working very hard to put pressure on North Korea?

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  I think President Trump and President Xi had a very frank and productive discussion about a broad range of international issues, including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  I know the President is hopeful that China will use its influence here on the Korean Peninsula with North Korea to achieve that objective.  And we are heartened by some initial steps that China has taken in this regard, but we look for them to do more.  And our hope is that we’ll be able -- working with China, working with our partners here in South Korea, working with Japan and other allies across the region -- to achieve this objective through peaceable means.  

Q    And a preemptive strike would be on the table?

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  As the President has made clear, we will never discuss military tactical decisions.  But the President has made clear, our administration has made clear, we stand with the people of South Korea.  And all options are on the table to achieve the objectives and ensure the security of the people of this country and the stability of this region.

Q    Mr. Vice President, do you have a message for the people on the other side of this line?

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  I think the message of the people of the United States of America is that we seek peace, but America has always sought peace through strength.  And my message here today standing with U.S. Forces Korea, standing with courageous soldiers from the Republic of Korea is a message of resolve.

The people of North Korea, the military of North Korea should not mistake the resolve of the United States of America to stand with our ally.  The alliance between South Korea and the United States is ironclad.  We will fulfill that alliance for the sake of our people and the people of South Korea.  And we will continue to stand strong to achieve our shared objective across this region and across the world of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

Q    Mr. Vice President, how is this a different policy that the Trump administration is pursuing compared to the Obama administration?

And why do you believe that you can trust China this time to follow through?  Past administrations have sought help from China and they often haven’t come through?

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  I know President Trump is very hopeful that China will take actions necessary to bring about a change in policy in North Korea, an abandonment of its nuclear program and its ballistic missile program.  We're hopeful that they’ll use the extraordinary levers that they have and relationship they have with North Korea to achieve that objective.

But as the President has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will.

Now with regard to a change, we have literally gone through decades -- it was more than some quarter century ago that we first learned of the presence of nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula in the possession of North Korea.  There was an agreed framework.  There was a period of strategic patience.  But the era of strategic patience is over.

President Trump has made it clear that the patience of the United States and our allies in this region has run out, and we want to see change.  We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons.  And also its continual use of and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable.  That clarity we hope will be received in North Korea, and that they will understand that the United States of America, the people of South Korea, our allies across the region are resolved to achieve our objectives through peaceable means or ultimately by whatever means are necessary to protect the interest, the security of the people of South Korea and to bring stability to the region.

END

 

On April 16th, 2017, VP Mike Pence speaks at fellowship meal

with US troops

CNN reports Vice President Mike Pence thanks US troops at a fellowship meal in Seoul, South Korea, and reflects on his father's service.

 

 

MPROK (1).jpg MPROK (11).jpg MPROK (16).jpg MPROK (17).jpg MPROK (18).jpg
MPROK (20).jpg MPROK (21).jpg MPROK (28).jpg MPROK (3).jpg MPROK (32).jpg
MPROK (35).jpg MPROK (36).jpg MPROK (37).jpg MPROK (38).jpg MPROK (39).jpg
MPROK (4).jpg MPROK (40).jpg MPROK (41).jpg MPROK (42).jpg MPROK (43).jpg
MPROK (44).jpg MPROK (45).jpg MPROK (46).jpg MPROK (47).jpg MPROK (48).jpg
MPROK (49).jpg MPROK (50).jpg MPROK (51).jpg MPROK (52).jpg MPROK (53).jpg
MPROK (54).jpg MPROK (55).jpg MPROK (56).jpg MPROK (57).jpg MPROK (58).jpg
MPROK (59).jpg MPROK (6).jpg MPROK (60).jpg MPROK (61).jpg MPROK (62).jpg
MPROK (63).jpg MPROK (64).jpg MPROK (65).jpg MPROK (66).jpg MPROK (67).jpg
MPROK (68).jpg MPROK (69).jpg MPROK (7).jpg MPROK (70).jpg MPROK (71).jpg
MPROK (72).jpg MPROK (73).jpg MPROK (74).jpg MPROK (75).jpg MPROK (76).jpg
MPROK (77).jpg MPROK (78).jpg MPROK (79).jpg MPROK (8).jpg MPROK (80).jpg
MPROK (81).jpg MPROK (82).jpg MPROK (83).jpg MPROK (84).jpg MPROK (85).jpg
MPROK (86).jpg MPROK (87).jpg MPROK (88).jpg    

Sources: White House, Yahoo, Youtube Menia, CNN, Arirang News, CGTV, AP, wikipedia,  daily News, YTN, Arzeezara, and search

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,April 17th, 2017,  Rev 19, 2017

allVice President Pence arrives in S. Korea amid rising tensions on Peninsula
North Korea's Attempted Missile Launch Failed

U.S. Vice President arrives in S. Korea during contentious time in N. Korea-U.S. relations

Meanwhile, CNN Reports that Vice President Mike Pence appreciated to the US troops at a fellowship meal in Seoul, South Korea, and reflects on his father's service who  has served as one of the Korean War Veterans.

CNN also reported that According to CNN News, Seoul, South Korea (CNN)An attempted missile launch by North Korea on Sunday failed, US and South Korean defense officials told CNN.

The attempted launch occurred a day after the regime of Kim Jong Un showed off a bevy of new missiles and launchers at a large-scale military parade on its most important holiday.

A South Korean defense official said the action took place in Sinpo, a port city in eastern North Korea. That was the site of a ballistic missile test earlier this month in which the projectile fell into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea.

The North Koreans use Sinpo shipyard for their submarine activity, and US satellites have observed increased activity there in April, a US official said at the time of the previous test.

South Korean and US intelligence officials are trying to determine what type of missile was used Sunday.

Yahoo News, AP also reported that:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country's east coast, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft carrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.

It wasn't immediately clear what kind of missile was fired from the city of Sinpo, but the failure will sting in Pyongyang because it comes a day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year— celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, the current leader's grandfather.

Washington and Seoul will try hard to figure out what exactly North Korea fired. This matters because while North Korea regularly launches short-range missiles, it is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target U.S. troops in Asia and, eventually, the U.S. mainland.

The ultimate goal is to have a full array of nuclear-tipped missiles in response to what Pyongyang says is hostility by Washington and Seoul meant to topple its government. North Korea is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short- and medium-range missiles. Many outside analysts believe that North Korea has not yet mastered the technology to build warheads small enough to place on long-range missiles, though some civilian experts say North Korea can already build nuclear-tipped shorter range missiles that have South Korea and Japan within its striking range.

The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that Sunday's missile exploded on launch. South Korea's Defense Ministry said it was analyzing exactly how the North Korean launch failed. Neither military knew what kind of missile was fired.

In Seoul, South Korea's presidential office convened a national security council meeting to examine security postures.

Chronically high animosity has risen on the Korean Peninsula in recent months, as the United States and South Korea conduct annual war games that North Korea claims are invasion preparation and the North prepared for Saturday's anniversary celebrations. A U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force.

Analysts warn that even failed missile launches provide valuable knowledge into North Korea as it tries to build its weapons program. The country launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests last year, including its most powerful to date.

Aside from improving the technology, North Korean missile and nuclear tests are seen by outside analysts partly as efforts to bolster the domestic image of leader Kim Jong Un and apply political pressure on Seoul and Washington.

Kim Jong Un has overseen three nuclear tests and a string of missile and rocket launches since taking over after the death of his father, dictator Kim Jong Il, in late 2011.

Another missile test from Sinpo failed earlier this month, when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean. That launch came shortly before U.S. President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. China is North Korea's only major ally. The extended-range Scud missile in that earlier launch suffered an in-flight failure and fell into the sea off North Korea's east coast, according to U.S. imagery and assessments.

Despite Sunday's failure, the North's previous claim to have used "standardized" warheads has led to worries that it was making headway in its push to develop small and sophisticated warheads to be topped on long-range missiles.

Washington sees North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles as a threat to world security and to its Asian allies, Japan and South Korea. The United States, South Korea and other countries have vowed to apply more pressure on the North, but so far nothing has worked to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Six-nation negotiations on dismantling North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for aid fell apart in early 2009.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff also said the missile is believed to have failed, adding that the type of missile was being analyzed.  South Korea's foreign ministry strongly condemned the launch.

"It's the fifth time this year that North Korea has fired ballistic missiles. This is another clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions. We strongly condemn the launch as a threat to Korea and the international community."

Cho warned that Pyongyang could face serious punitive measures if it continues to conduct nuclear tests and other strategic provocations.

The head of South Korea's National Security Office, Kim Kwan-jin convened a meeting of the National Security Council, in which officials decided to respond strongly to additional North Korean provocations.

U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed about the situation but has not yet commented.

The Japanese government has said today's launch did not directly affect their security.

Pyongyang's missile launch attempt comes amid rising tensions with the U.S., which is sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean Peninsula to deter potential North Korean provocations.

The regime's last missile launch came less than two weeks ago on April 5th, and that was a medium-range KN-15 ballistic missile.

Experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could also push the button on its sixth nuclear test at any time,... having launched more missiles compared to his father and grandfather combined.

Arirang News Reports: North Korea's attempted missile launch fails.

EURO News reports: North's failed missile test "Threatens whole world"

CGTN reports DPRK latest missile launch a failure which said by U.S and South Korean Authorities.

 

According to Daily News that North Korea’s embarrassing missile launch failure may have been caused by US cyber attack:.  North Korea’s embarrassing missile launch failure may have been caused by US cyber attack as Donald Trump warns his military may ‘have no choice’ to strike the rogue nation. 

After 20 years of constructive way of working,and Sactions till didn't work and seems the friendly and peaceful manner has risen highest tention on the Korean Peninsula in recent months, as the United States and South Korea conduct annual war games that North Korea claims are invasion preparation and the North prepared for Saturday's anniversary celebrations. A U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force.

On April 10 the US Navy’s Carl Vinson strike group suddenly changed course from Australia to the Korean Peninsula amid concerns that North Korea could soon conduct its 6th nuclear test or more missile launches.

Analysts warn that even failed missile launches provide valuable knowledge into North Korea as it tries to build its weapons program. The country launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests last year, including its most powerful to date.

 Carl Vinson (11-18, 1883 to Jun1, 1981) was a United States Representative from Georgia.  He was a Democrate and served for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives.  He was known as “The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy”.  He is the Longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Georgia.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz-class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson,

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook its maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson's call sign is "Gold Eagle" and it is well known as notable supercarrier which have carried event including Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom.   Besides these deployments the Carl Vinson was involved in a number of notable events also known as The body of Osama bin Laden was buried at sea in 2011 from the deck of the Carl Vinson, and that same year, on Veterans Day, it played host to the first NCAA basketball game on an aircraft carrier, between North Carolina and Michigan State.

The keel was laid at Newport News Shipbuilding on 11 October 1975, and on 15 March 1980 the ship was launched/christened. Congressman Carl Vinson became the first person in the history of the United States Navy to witness a ship's launching in his honor. After builder sea trials, it was delivered to the Navy on 26 February 1982.  Overhauls:

•August 1982 to December 1982 – Post Shakedown Availability - SPS-49 search radar replaces SPS-43.

•October 1983 to January 1984 – Selected Restricted Availability

•January 1986 to March 1986 – Selected Restricted Availability – forward port sponson changed/enlarged.

•March 1987 to August 1987 – Selected Restricted Availability

•September 1990 to April 1993 – Complex Overhaul – aft boarding dock added.

•October 1994 to February 1995 – Selected Restricted Availability

•March 1997 to September 1997 – Planned Incremental Availability – bridle catcher removed.

•October 1999 to September 2000 – Planned Incremental Availability

•March 2002 to September 2002 – Planned Incremental Availability

•November 2005 to July 2009 – Refueling and Complex Overhaul – top two levels of island replaced; new antenna mast; new radar tower; 2 RAM replace 1 CIWS/1 Mk-29 at forward port sponson/aft starboard sponson; 2 aft CIWS removed. Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) and Cooperative Engagement Systems installed.

•September 2009 to December 2009 – Post Shakedown Availability

•July 2012 to February 2013 – Planned Incremental Availability – CIWS replaced on aft port sponson.

July 2013 Upgraded the SPS-48E to the SPS-48G Radar.

Currently USS Carl Vinson captain is CAPT DOUGLAS VERISSIMO who is nowCommanding Officer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and he start to serving since: 5/31/2016 – Present.

Meanwhile, US Navy’s Carl Vinson strike group detoured from Australia to the Korean Peninsula amid concerns that North Korea could soon conduct its 6th nuclear test or more missile launches,  China and Russia have dispatched intelligence-gathering vessels from their navies to chase the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is heading toward waters near the Korean Peninsula.

 

However, After all, According to Arirang News and Dated, April 19th, 2017,   The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which was supposedly headed to the Korean peninsula, has actually been seen sailing in the opposite direction. According to Arirang News, Yu Joonhee, Senior defense officials have blamed a communication mishap between the Pentagon and the White House, regarding the incorrect statement that the carrier was sailing toward the East Sea.

Photos released by the U.S. Navy this week show the USS Carl Vinson in waters off the coast of Indonesia and south of Singapore, where the carrier and its battle group had departed.

Last week, the White House said it was deploying the aircraft carrier and its battle group, described as an "armada" by President Trump, to the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea.

However, it turns out the carrier is in fact on its way to the Indian Ocean, some 56-hundred kilometers away from the peninsula, to participate in a naval exercise with Australia due to miscommunication.

The aircraft carrier is now expected to arrive in waters east of South Korea on April 25th, later than what defense officials had previously indicated.

After its arrival, the USS Carl Vinson and its strike group will join the South Korean Navy in a maritime drill designed to counter the recent provocations from the North.

Carl Vinson (November 18, 1883 – June 1, 1981) was a United States Representative from Georgia. He was a Democrat and served for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives. He was known as "The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy". He is the longest-serving member ever of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Georgia.

We still carry Carl Vinson’s legacy besides, USS Carl Vinson Navey Ship and in  recognition of his efforts on behalf of the U.S. Navy, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was named the USS Carl Vinson, an honor rarely given to a person while living. On March 15, 1980, at age 96, he attended the ship's launching.

Vinson Massif, Antarctica's highest mountain, is also named after him, together with the related Mount Vinson and Vinson Plateau.

Carl Vinson served 26 consecutive terms in the U.S. House, rarely running against significant opposition. He served for 50 years and one month, a record that stood until 1992, when the mark was surpassed by Jamie L. Whitten of Mississippi.

For his commitment, Vinson was awarded the prestigious Sylvanus Thayer Award by the United States Military Academy. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson awarded Vinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Special Distinction, the highest award the President can give to a civilian. During his own tenure in the House, Johnson had served for years as a junior member of the House Naval Affairs Committee under Vinson.

The Department of Veterans' Affairs Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia, serving veterans in Central and Southern Georgia, is named for Vinson.  The University of Georgia hosts the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.  Carl Vinson Parkway is located in Warner Robins Georgia.   Georgia Military College formerly had a barracks named for him. It was razed in the mid-2000s.

 

Sources: US Navy, Yahoo, Youtube Menia, , Network News, CNN, Arirang News, Fox,  CGTV, AP, EURO, wikipedia, Military update, defense Update source and search

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,April 16th, 2017,

 

 

According to White House for Immediate Released Dated April 6th, 2017,
Vice President Mike Pence will  Travel to
the Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and Hawaii

For Immediate Release

 

April 6th, 2017

WA

WASHINGTON, DC - Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and Hawaii from April 15-25, 2017.  This trip will serve as the Vice President’s first official travel to the Asia-Pacific region.  During his trip, the Vice President will emphasize President Trump’s continued commitment to U.S. alliances and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, highlight the Administration’s economic agenda, and underscore America’s unwavering support for our troops at home and abroad.

The Vice President on April 16 will arrive in Seoul, Republic of Korea, where he will spend Easter Sunday with United States and Republic of Korea troops and their families.  During the remainder of the visit, he will participate in a bilateral meeting with Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and meet with National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun.  Vice President Pence will also participate in a listening session with local business leaders and give remarks to the business community.

On April 18, the Vice President will travel to Tokyo, Japan, where he will meet with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and lead the inaugural U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue with Deputy Prime Minister Tarō Asō.  The Vice President will participate in a listening session followed by remarks to the U.S. and Japanese business community.  Continuing the Administration’s commitment to rebuilding the U.S. military and to our alliances in the region, the Vice President will tour the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and give remarks to U.S. and Japanese service members.

The Vice President will then travel to Jakarta, Indonesia on April 20 to meet with President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.  Noting the 40th Anniversary of US-ASEAN relations, Vice President Pence will meet with the ASEAN Secretary General and ASEAN Permanent Representatives.  Among other events, the Vice President will participate in a listening session with U.S. and Indonesian business leaders and give remarks to the business community.

On April 22, the Vice President will visit Sydney, Australia, where he will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.  Vice President Pence will also meet with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten along with U.S. and Australian service members.  Focusing again on American businesses, jobs, and the economy Vice President Pence will join a listening session and give remarks to the U.S. and Australian business community.

The Vice President will conclude his trip with a visit to Honolulu, Hawaii on April 24.  Vice President Pence will meet with senior leadership from the Pacific Command and pay honor to those who fought and perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor by visiting the USS Arizona Memorial.  Finally, the Vice President will meet with U.S. troops and their families before returning to Washington, DC.

Note: The Vice President will travel with the Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence, and his two daughters.  Mrs. Pence will release a more detailed schedule of her meetings and cultural visits in the coming days.  

 

Meanwhile, Arirng News reported that during U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is due in Seoul on Sunday for a three-day visit, South Korea's foreign ministry says Vice President  Pence will meet with Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun and hold talks with local business leaders.

He's expected to end a clear message on the strength of the South Korea-U.S. alliance and on joint efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and provocations.

Vice President Pence is also expected to bring up the deployment of the THAAD missile defense

 

 

 

Fox News, Dated April 15, 2017 reported that Vice President Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump has labeled North Korea a "problem" country and says it will be dealt with through a broad -- and vague -- set of options. It may be up to his vice president, Mike Pence, to fill in the details when he arrives in Asia.

Pence will be diving into a tense standoff along the Korean Peninsula with visits to South Korea and Japan beginning Sunday. His travels to the Asia-Pacific region come amid indications that North Korea is potentially preparing its sixth nuclear test in a decade or a significant missile launch, such as its first flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Trump, who has proven to be unpredictable on foreign policy, has responded to the recent concerns over North Korea with a swagger that suggests a new, tougher stance. Asked about North Korea this week, he told reporters: "North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of." He has repeatedly declared that if China, North Korea's dominant trading partner, isn't willing to do more to squeeze the North, the U.S. might take the matter into its own hands.

The remarks came with a show of military might, as an aircraft carrier head to waters off the Korean Peninsula. However, military officials have said the U.S. doesn't intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch.

China Warns the North that it faced a cut-off of vital oil supplies
if it dared test a nuclear weapon.

Chinese state-run newspaper warned the North that it faced a cut-off of vital oil supplies if it dared test a nuclear weapon. North Korea is almost entirely dependent on China for its oil, and a loss of its supplies would cripple the noticeable economic growth in the country.

North Korea is celebrating the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the nation. Its leader is expected to use the occasion to either stage a weapons test or conduct a missile test.

U.S President Donald Trump stated that China has been working very hard and supporting and praised President Xi Jinping as a terrific person who will try hard in dealing with the North Korea, according to Arirang News, President Trump said he had great confidence in China although U.S.A and its allies will take care of the problem, if Beijing is unable to do so.

The United States attacks North Korea with conventional weapons, if US. Military officials believe PyongYang is pursuing nuclear weapons.  North Korea earlier warned a "big event" was approaching and the US. military presence near the Korean peninsula, Intelligence officals said the United State had two destroyers capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missile to targets in the area.  Of that, once Cruise missiles to targets in the area of that one is only 500 km away from nuclear testing site in Korea.

 

The United States attacks North Korea with conventional weapons, if US. Military officials believe PyongYang is pursuing nuclear weapons.  North Korea earlier warned a "big event" was approaching and the US. military presence near the Korean peninsula, Intelligence officals said the United State had two destroyers capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missile to targets in the area.  Of that, once Cruise missiles to targets in the area of that one is only 500 km away from nuclear testing site in Korea.

April 8th, 2017:
Two World Supper Power Leaders'
Summit at Mar-a-Lago, Florida

Sources: White House, Arirang News, Fox News, Yahoo, Youtube,  wikipedia, Military update source and search

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,April 8th, 2017,
Rev. April 14, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meeting Urgent Issues
of Nuclear Threats with Japan, South Korea, and China
Nuclear and missile threat from the D.P.R.K.
Further, Global Security and protecting in the Asia-Pacific region

You may control the Music box turn on and off

Created by catch4all.com,
Sandra Englund

Back Ground Music: Concerto In G Major III allegro by Vivaldi

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Tokyo; Japan, Seoul, the Republic of Korea, and Beijing, China March 15-19, his first visit as Secretary to the East Asia and Pacific region.
In each country, Secretary Tillerson met with senior officials to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues, including strategic coordination to address the advancing nuclear and missile threat from the D.P.R.K., and reaffirm the Administration’s commitment to further broaden and
enhance U.S. economic and security interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Secretary arrived in Tokyo on March 15, continued on to Seoul on March 17, and traveled to Beijing on March 18, 2017.

China's state-run media cheered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's weekend visit to Beijing as a diplomatic win for their own country.

The headline of the Xinhua news agency trumpeted, "Cooperation is the correct choice." The sentiment echoed conciliatory comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China President Xi Jinping. It was carried by all state-run newspapers.

Images of China President Xi and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson standing and sitting next to each other in the Great Hall of the People dominated the main news programs on at least a dozen channels across China and around the world. China's President Xi Jinping (right) meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had meeting with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday in March 19th, 2017.

According to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with President Xi Jinping for 30 minutes on Sunday at The Hall of the People in Beijing. The two leaders discussed the progress in China-U.S. relations since the historic opening 40 years ago.

Both President Xi and Secretary Tillerson agreed there are opportunities for greater cooperation between China and the United States, but acknowledged there are, and will be in the future, differences between the two countries.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

President Xi Jinping

Secretary Tillerson also conveyed that President Trump is anticipating the two will soon be able to meet face-to-face for discussions that will chart the course for future U.S.-China relations.

Remarks With President Xi Jinping

SECRETARY TILLERSON in Beijing, China, Great Hall of the People, Fujian Room, March 19, 2017:
President Xi, thank you so much for that very warm welcome, and for receiving me in Beijing on this, my first visit to China as Secretary of State.

President Trump places a very high value on the communications that have already occurred between yourself and President Trump, most particularly the very lengthy telephone conversation, where there were very good exchanges to improve the understanding of China's view of the relationship with the United States, and President Trump's view, as well. And he looks forward to enhancing that understanding, and the opportunity for a visit in the future.

We know that, through further dialogue, we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthened -- strengthening of the ties between China and the United States, and set the tone for our future relationship of cooperation.

I appreciate very much the time that Foreign Minister Wang and Senior Councilor Yang have extended to me on this visit. We had very comprehensive dialogue regarding important areas for future discussion, and also important elements to ensure a successful visit in the future.

CCTV Reports via :

Arirang News: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Chinese president to strengthen ties:

AP reports via youtube:


According to The Associated Press, AP March 19th, 2017:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia Sunday by saying that the United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Tillerson said in talks with President Xi Jinping in Beijing that Trump places a "very high value" on communications with the Chinese president.

Trump looks forward to "the opportunity of a visit in the future," Tillerson said.

"You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this," President Xi said, according to Reuters.

President Xi Jinping told to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that China considered his meetings on Saturday with Foreign Ministry Wang Yi and top diplomat Yang Jiechi to have been productive and constructive. According to Secretary of State Report site, he had successful meeting and they had the opportunity to have a good exchange on our two leaders getting to know one another better, and we too look forward to this future opportunity for the two leaders to meet. The better they know one another, the stronger will be our bilateral relations as well, because they can provide direction and guidance to both of governments on how they can work more closely together to strengthen this very important relationship, not just for two countries but for many others in the region and (inaudible).

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Firt Left) Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi( first Right)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Left) and Foreign Ministry Wang Yi (Right)

"Both (Trump) and I believe that we need to make joint efforts to advance China-U.S. cooperation and we believe that we can make sure the relationship will move ahead in a constructive fashion in the new era," Xi said.

"We know that through further dialogue we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthened, strengthening of the ties between China and the United States and set the tone for our future relationship of cooperation," Tillerson said, according to Reuters.

Tillerson's Beijing visit followed his remarks on Friday in South Korea that pre-emptive military action against North Korea might be necessary if the threat from its weapons program reaches a level "that we believe requires action."

China hasn't responded directly to those comments, although Beijing has called repeatedly for all sides to take steps in reducing tensions.

China has reluctantly agreed to U.N. Security Council resolutions sanctioning North Korea, but is adamantly opposed to measures that might bring about a collapse of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime. Beijing fears Kim's fall would send waves of refugees into northeastern China and see South Korean and American forces taking up positions along its border. U.S.-China relationship has been over 40 years with the historic opening between the U.S. and China, and through that period, which is positive relationship built on non-confrontation, no conflict, mutual respect, and always searching for win-win solutions. CCTV reports:

Published on Mar 19, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday met with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that cooperation is the only correct choice for both countries.

There are important development opportunities resulting from China-U.S. relations, said President Xi Jinping during the meeting at the Great Hall of People in Beijing.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said he had maintained sound communications through telephone calls and messages with U.S. President Donald Trump and that they had agreed that the two countries could be good cooperative partners.

To advance China-U.S. relations in a healthy and steady manner, Xi said, both sides should enhance exchanges at the high and other levels, expand cooperation bilaterally, regionally and globally, and properly address and manage sensitive issues. The two sides should keep to the general direction of the Sino-U.S. relations in the spirit of being responsible for history and future generations, said Xi.

Xi suggested that the two countries increase strategic mutual trust and understanding, review bilateral relations from a long-term and strategic perspective and expand areas for win-win cooperation.

The two countries should enhance coordination on regional hotspot issues, respect each other's core interests and major concerns and encourage friendly exchanges between the two peoples, said President Xi.

President Xi Jinping also extended welcome to President Trump for a visit to China. Tillerson said President Trump valued communication with President Xi, and looked forward to meeting Xi and the opportunity for a visit to China. The U.S. side is ready to develop relations with China based on the principle of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, said Tillerson. It is Tillerson's first visit to China since he assumed office last month. State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held meetings with Tillerson on separate occasions on Saturday.

On March 17th, 2017: Before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping North Korea Testesd High Thrust Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Engine.

US Officials Report That North Korea Has Conducted Another Missile Test! THAAD?!

The officials said the latest engine trial is the third such test in recent weeks using similar technology.

One official said that the initial assessment indicates that the engine technology could possibly be used in an eventual intercontinental ballistic missile.

Breaking News - North Korea Test High-Thrust Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Engine

North Korea’s state-run new media said it has successfully tested a newly developed high-thrust missile engine from its northwest facility, where the country has been launching rockets to put satellites into orbit.

The high-thrust engine is a break through accomplishment by North Korea in its effort to test launch its long range intercontinental ballistic missile, which could reach any point on earth. However, North Korea has never flight-tested any intercontinental ballistic missile.

During his first trip to Asia as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson strongly warned North Korea and threaten to use all options available to deal with it, including military pre-emptive strike. He said 20 years of diplomacy has failed and a new approach is needed.

The Washington-based think tank 38 North said last week satellite imagery indicated activity at the site’s vertical engine stand, possibly in preparation for a rocket engine test. North Korea had installed the environmental shelter in late 2015 to conceal detection of test preparations.

The United States and China pledged to work together to get the North to take “a different course” and move away from its weapons programs after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Chinese counterpart on Saturday. Secretary of State REX TILLERSON URGES CLOSER CHINA TIES! HARD WORDS FOR NORTH KOREA! BREAKING NEWS.

CouncilorYangJiechi.jpg CouncilorYangJieChi2.jpg Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 12.36.58 AM.jpg US_China1.jpg US_China19a.jpg
US_China19aaa.jpg US_China19b.jpg US_China19c.jpg US_China19d.jpg US_China19e.jpg
US_China19f.jpg US_China19g.jpg US_China19h.jpg US_China19i.jpg US_China19j.jpg
US_China19k.jpg US_China19l.jpg US_China19m.jpg US_China19q.jpg US_China19q1.jpg
US_China19q2.jpg US_China19q2a.jpg US_China19q3.jpg US_China19q4.jpg US_China19qa.jpg
US_China19s.jpg US_China19v.jpg US_China19w.jpg US_China19x.jpg US_China1aaa.jpg
US_China1aaa1.jpg US_China1aaaa.jpg US_China1aab.jpg US_SecRexTillerson_PresidentXi319.jpg USchina.jpg
310321323 (7).jpg 310321323 (6).jpg 310321323 (8).jpg

RXSK1 (9).jpg

RXSK1 (5).jpg
va.jpg RTJ.jpg US_Rex_Japan (1).jpg US_Rex_Japan (2).jpg US_Rex_Japan (3).jpg
ICBMDESRB1325.jpg RXSK1 (1).jpg RXSK1 (2).jpg RXSK1 (3).jpg RXSK1 (4).jpg
  RXSK1 (6).jpg RXSK1 (7).jpg RXSK1 (8).jpg

 

Published on Mar 20, 2017

The following is for Massive Marine Assets Deployed During Korean Marine Exercise Program and some others related Training.

U.S. Marine with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Republic of Korea Marines (ROK) with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct Bilateral Air Operations during Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) 17-6, near Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea, March 17, 2017. KMEP 17-6 seeks to maximize interoperability between U.S. Marine and Republic of Korea Marine Corps ground forces, to include tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, and Reconnaissance units. (U. S. Marine Corps Motion Imagery by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Jordan Walker).You can see which one is NK Warhead Billistic Missile Tests and U.S_Korea Training Drills to preventing and secure the Homeland and Asia Pacific, land, ocean, and the air.

310321323 (11).jpg 310321323 (10).jpg 310321323 (100).jpg 310321323 (101).jpg 310321323 (102).jpg
310321323 (103).jpg 310321323 (104).jpg 310321323 (105).jpg 310321323 (106).jpg 310321323 (107).jpg
310321323 (108).jpg 310321323 (109).jpg 310321323 (118).jpg 310321323 (110).jpg 310321323 (111).jpg
310321323 (112).jpg 310321323 (113).jpg 310321323 (114).jpg 310321323 (115).jpg 310321323 (116).jpg
310321323 (117).jpg 310321323 (118).jpg 310321323 (119).jpg 310321323 (12).jpg 310321323 (120).jpg
310321323 (121).jpg 310321323 (122).jpg 310321323 (123).jpg 310321323 (124).jpg 310321323 (125).jpg
310321323 (126).jpg 310321323 (127).jpg 310321323 (128).jpg 310321323 (129).jpg 310321323 (13).jpg
310321323 (130).jpg 310321323 (131).jpg 310321323 (132).jpg 310321323 (133).jpg 310321323 (134).jpg
310321323 (135).jpg 310321323 (136).jpg 310321323 (137).jpg 310321323 (138).jpg 310321323 (14).jpg
310321323 (15).jpg 310321323 (16).jpg 310321323 (17).jpg 310321323 (18).jpg 310321323 (19).jpg
310321323 (2).jpg 310321323 (20).jpg 310321323 (21).jpg 310321323 (22).jpg 310321323 (23).jpg
310321323 (24).jpg 310321323 (25).jpg 310321323 (26).jpg 310321323 (27).jpg 310321323 (28).jpg
310321323 (29).jpg 310321323 (3).jpg 310321323 (30).jpg 310321323 (31).jpg 310321323 (32).jpg
310321323 (33).jpg 310321323 (34).jpg 310321323 (35).jpg 310321323 (36).jpg 310321323 (37).jpg
310321323 (38).jpg 310321323 (39).jpg 310321323 (4).jpg 310321323 (40).jpg 310321323 (41).jpg
310321323 (42).jpg 310321323 (43).jpg 310321323 (44).jpg 310321323 (45).jpg 310321323 (46).jpg
310321323 (47).jpg 310321323 (48).jpg 310321323 (49).jpg 310321323 (5).jpg 310321323 (50).jpg
310321323 (51).jpg 310321323 (52).jpg 310321323 (53).jpg 310321323 (54).jpg 310321323 (55).jpg
310321323 (56).jpg 310321323 (57).jpg 310321323 (58).jpg 310321323 (59).jpg  
310321323 (60).jpg 310321323 (61).jpg 310321323 (62).jpg 310321323 (63).jpg 310321323 (64).jpg
310321323 (65).jpg 310321323 (66).jpg 310321323 (67).jpg 310321323 (68).jpg 310321323 (69).jpg
  310321323 (70).jpg 310321323 (71).jpg 310321323 (72).jpg 310321323 (73).jpg
310321323 (74).jpg 310321323 (75).jpg 310321323 (76).jpg 310321323 (77).jpg 310321323 (78).jpg
310321323 (79).jpg   310321323 (80).jpg 310321323 (81).jpg 310321323 (82).jpg
310321323 (83).jpg 310321323 (84).jpg 310321323 (85).jpg 310321323 (86).jpg 310321323 (87).jpg
310321323 (88).jpg 310321323 (89).jpg 310321323 (9).jpg 310321323 (90).jpg 310321323 (91).jpg
310321323 (92).jpg 310321323 (93).jpg 310321323 (94).jpg 310321323 (95).jpg 310321323 (96).jpg
310321323 (97).jpg 310321323 (98).jpg 310321323 (99).jpg 318a (1).jpg 318a (10).jpg
318a (11).jpg 318a (12).jpg 318a (13).jpg 318a (14).jpg 318a (15).jpg
318a (16).jpg 318a (2).jpg 318a (3).jpg 318a (4).jpg 318a (5).jpg
318a (6).jpg 318a (7).jpg 318a (8).jpg 318a (9).jpg 319.jpg
320a (1).jpg 320a (2).jpg 320a (3).jpg 320a (4).jpg 320a (5).jpg
320a (6).jpg 321a (1).jpg 321a (2).jpg 321a (3).jpg 321a (4).jpg
321a (5).jpg 321a (6).jpg 321a (7).jpg 321a (8).jpg 85.jpg
a1.jpg a10.jpg a11.jpg a12.jpg a14.jpg
a15.jpg a16.jpg a17.jpg a18.jpg a19.jpg
a2.jpg a20.jpg a21.jpg a22.jpg a23.jpg
a24.jpg a25.jpg a26.jpg a28.jpg a29.jpg

a3.jpg

a30.jpg a31.jpg a32.jpg a32a.jpg
a33.jpg a34.jpg a35.jpg a37.jpg a38.jpg
kt73.jpg sk2.jpg sk3.jpg sk4.jpg sk5.jpg
sk6.jpg SK7.jpg SK8.jpg SK9.jpg SK9A.jpg
skt1.jpg SKT10.jpg SKT12.jpg SKT13.jpg SKT14.jpg
skt15.jpg skt16.jpg skt17.jpg skt18.jpg skt19.jpg
skt20.jpg skt21.jpg skt22.jpg skt23.jpg skt24.jpg
skt25.jpg skt27.jpg skt28.jpg skt29.jpg skt30.jpg
skt31.jpg skt32.jpg skt33.jpg skt34.jpg skt37.jpg
skt38.jpg skt39.jpg skt40.jpg skt41.jpg skt42.jpg
skt43.jpg skt44.jpg skt45.jpg skt46.jpg skt47.jpg
skt48.jpg skt50.jpg skt51.jpg skt52.jpg skt53.jpg
skt54.jpg skt55.jpg skt56.jpg skt57.jpg skt58.jpg
skt59.jpg skt60.jpg skt61.jpg skt62.jpg skt63.jpg
skt64.jpg skt66.jpg skt68.jpg skt69.jpg skt69a.jpg
skt70.jpg skt72.jpg skt75.jpg skt76.jpg skt77.jpg
skt78.jpg skt79.jpg skt80.jpg NKmpw.png

NK1a.jpg

 

tt3.jpg tt4.jpg tt5.jpg tt6.jpg  

Sources: US Secretary of General, Yahoo, Youtube Menia, ,  Aljazeera, CNN, Fox, CCTV, CGTV, AP, Reuters, WSJ, Truth Channel News Live, wikipedia, Military update source and search

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,March 17, 2017,
Rev. March 27, 2017

 

Rex Tillerson Say North Korea Nuclear Program,
20 Years of Diplomacy Has Failed
 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Japan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Fumio Kishida, at the Ikura Guest House in Tokyo, Japan. The visit included a joint press conference.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday the escalating threat from North Korea's nuclear program showed a clear need for a "new approach," although he stopped short of detailing what steps the Trump administration would pursue.

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson will also engage on the usual areas of US-Chinese tension, including the country's claims to contested waters in the South China Sea; trade; the status of Taiwan; and the recent US deployment of a defensive missile system and drones to South Korea.

According to AP and Arirang: Secrof State Tillerson Visited Korea DMZ, Trumpet News reported that The lauch of four ballistic missiles by North Korea during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea

North Korea threatened the US and South Korea and Japan which “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier steaming to the area violates the rogue nations’s “sovereignty and dignity,” according to a report.

“If they infringe on the DPRK’s sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater,” the North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said, according to a Reuters report Tuesday.

The US is taking part in military exercises with its ally South Korea that involve special forces – including SEAL Team 6 and the Army’s Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets – as part of a plan to “decapitate” the leadership in Pyongyang, according to report.

On Tuesday, F-18 fighter jets took off from the deck of the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson  in a show of force as tensions have ratcheted up after North Korea conducted nuclear tests and launched missiles into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) in the past year, Reuters reported.

“While this is a routine deployment for the Carl Vinson strike group, really the centerpieace for us … is this exercise we’re doing with the ROK navy called “Foal Eagle,” said Rear Adm. James W. Kilby, referring to South Korea as the Republic of Korea, the wire service reported.

United State, South Korea, and Japan are protecting the people and preventing the terrible destruction of the environment and safe land and earth before the North Korea destructing with their Nuclear weapons to spread to the neighboring lands. The THAAD is there to preventing the land destroyer and preventing killing the people in South Korea and Japan, other wise there is no ways of preventing since the 20 years of deplomatic work didn't work and no use of any resolution around the world via UN, via US, via discussions have done so far.  WOLF EYES HD/NEW MILITARY CHANNEL shows North Korean Armed Forces vs South Korean Armed Forces 2017.

U.S. Secretary of State, Tillerson says military action against DPRK an ‘option on the table’.   US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "the policy of strategic patience has ended" at a joint press conference with ROK counterpart Yun Byung-se on Friday. He made the remark after visiting the Demilitarized Zone. He also said US military action against nuclear-armed Pyongyang was an "option on the table.”

 

 .

 

Why THAAD in South Korea is a Red Line for China? Why China Hates THAAD?

Daily News, January 22nd, 2017:  Dung Tran reported that:

In 2016, the South Korean government agreed to the 2017 installation of a U.S. missile defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense. The objective arguments for South Korean missile defense are pretty irrefutable at this point. North Korea’s missile program is well known. Pyongyang conducted dozens of tests just last year, and even talks up intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Its nuclear-weapons capabilities, after five tests in ten years, are well established also. And the regime’s harsh, extreme rhetoric about South Korea—turning Seoul into a “sea of fire”—is notorious. If any state in the world needs missile defense, it is South Korea.

The Chinese know all this. The Chinese also know that THAAD is not particularly effective against Chinese strategic forces. The South Korean THAAD radar will be configured around North Korea, not China, and cannot simply be “turned left”; the technology and software package is more complicated than that. The United States already has remote sensing for Chinese strategic launches in any case, so THAAD’s X-band radar adds nothing new. THAAD is also intended for use against a few incoming missiles (in their “terminal” phase, per the name of the system), not hundreds of missiles in the lift-off or boost stage, as would be the case were the Chinese to launch against the United States. American and South Korean officials have explained this to the Chinese repeatedly, and the media discussion of this has been quite extensive. It is hard to imagine that the Chinese are still unclear about the technical issues around THAAD.

 

 

Sources: Yahoo, Youtubpe Menia,  youtube,   Arirang News, Google. Wikipedia, CNN, Fox News, AP and WOLF EYES HD/NEW MILITARY CHANNEL, Daily News
catch4all.com, Sandra Englund,March 16, Rev. March 17 2017

U.S. Will Not Block China's Access To
Its artificial Islands in The South China Sea
 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel
to
Japan, the Republic of Korea and China from
March 15 through 19th, his first visit as
Secretary of State to the East Asia and Pacific region.

Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, made international headline when he said, during his confirmation hearing with the senate, that United States should block China access to its manmade island in the South China Sea. But that was the first time he took a clear position toward the issue, but also was the last time. No one ever heard this again. So what is the Trump’s administration strategies on the South China Sea?

The state department announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea and China from March 15 through 19th, his first visit as Secretary of State to the East Asia and Pacific region.

The state department clearly said “This administration is also intent on pursuing a constructive relationship with China.” So the key words is “constructive relationship with China”. Preventing China access to those sand built island would not be seen as constructive, but more likely an act of war. So the conclusion is, the South China Sea blockade threat will not be on Rex Tillerson’s agenda during his first official visit to the region next week.

The South China Sea is a shallow but endlessly complicated body of water. Six nations , including Taiwan now compete for maritime jurisdiction based on conflicting claims to sovereignty over 51 of roughly 150 islands, atolls, and specks of rock just above the waves south and east of the mainland's coast.

At the moment, Trump’s administration has no clear strategies on the South China Sea, besides carrying on the Obama’s Pivot Asia strategies and the Freedom of Navigation. Neither which will stop or slow down China nine dash line claims in the region.

On the Freedom of Navigation, Trump’s administration deployed one of its most powerful, and advanced carrier strike group, including aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to patrol the South China Sea water. This move has been well received by Allies and observer. But patrolling will not stop china’s military buildup and land reclamation in this disputed water.

SC (10).jpg SC (100).jpg SC (101).jpg SC (102).jpg SC (103).jpg
SC (104).jpg SC (106).jpg SC (107).jpg SC (108).jpg SC (109).jpg
SC (11).jpg SC (110).jpg SC (111).jpg SC (112).jpg SC (113).jpg
SC (114).jpg SC (115).jpg SC (116).jpg SC (117).jpg SC (118).jpg
SC (12).jpg SC (120).jpg SC (14).jpg SC (16).jpg SC (17).jpg
SC (18).jpg SC (19).jpg SC (20).jpg SC (21).jpg SC (23).jpg
SC (24).jpg SC (25).jpg SC (26).jpg SC (27).jpg SC (28).jpg
SC (29).jpg SC (3).jpg SC (30).jpg SC (31).jpg SC (32).jpg
SC (33).jpg SC (34).jpg SC (35).jpg SC (36).jpg SC (37).jpg
SC (38).jpg SC (39).jpg SC (4).jpg SC (40).jpg SC (41).jpg
SC (42).jpg SC (43).jpg SC (44).jpg SC (45).jpg SC (46).jpg
SC (47).jpg SC (48).jpg SC (49).jpg SC (5).jpg SC (50).jpg
SC (51).jpg SC (52).jpg SC (53).jpg SC (54).jpg SC (55).jpg
SC (56).jpg SC (57).jpg SC (58).jpg SC (59).jpg SC (6).jpg
SC (60).jpg SC (61).jpg SC (62).jpg SC (63).jpg SC (64).jpg
SC (65).jpg SC (66).jpg SC (67).jpg SC (68).jpg SC (69).jpg
SC (7).jpg SC (70).jpg SC (71).jpg SC (72).jpg SC (73).jpg
SC (74).jpg SC (75).jpg SC (76).jpg SC (77).jpg SC (78).jpg
SC (79).jpg SC (8).jpg SC (80).jpg SC (81).jpg SC (82).jpg
SC (83).jpg SC (84).jpg SC (85).jpg SC (86).jpg SC (87).jpg
SC (88).jpg SC (89).jpg SC (9).jpg SC (90).jpg SC (91).jpg
SC (92).jpg SC (93).jpg SC (94).jpg SC (95).jpg SC (96).jpg
SC (97).jpg SC (98).jpg SC (99).jpg    

South Korea: President Park Geun-hye impeachment upheld

According to CNN South Korea's Constitutional Court has upheld a decision by the country's National Assembly to impeach President Park Geun-hye.

President Park Geun-hye have served as the 11th President of South Korea, from 2013 to 2017.

President Park was the first woman who were elected as President of South Korea who served the 18th presidential term.   She was the first female president popularly elected as head of state in East Asia.

Prior to her presidency, She was the chairwoman of the conservative Grand National Party (GNP) from 2004 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2012. (The GNP changed its name to the "Saenuri Party" in February 2012.) She was also a member of the National Assembly, serving four complete consecutive parliamentary terms as a constituency representative between 1998 and 2012. She started her fifth term as a proportional representative in June 2012. Her father, Park Chung-hee, was the third President of South Korea from 1963 to 1979 after he seized power in 1961.

In 2013 and 2014, President Park was ranked 11th on the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women and the most powerful woman in East Asia.  In 2014, she was ranked 46th on the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people, the third-highest South Korean on the list after Lee Kun-hee and Lee Jae-yong.

On 9 December 2016, Park was impeached by the National Assembly on charges related to influence peddling by a top aide.(The 25 Most Powerful Women in the World".  Forbes Retrieved 16 June 2014) Her presidential powers and duties were suspended with the ratification of the impeachment proposal, and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn assumed those powers and duties as Acting President.(President Park names Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as new PM.  Yonhap. 21 May 2015.  Retrieved 21 May 2015). The impeachment was upheld by the Constitutional Court on 10 March 2017, ending Park's presidency and forcing her out of office.

Meanwhile, According to Arirang News March 9th, 2017,  U.S. reaffirmed alliance, expresses hope for productive relations with next S. Korean president:   The United States has expressed hope for a productive relationship with South Korea's next president in light of the impeachment decision.

U.S. State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner said that Washington will work with Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn for the remainder of his tenure as acting president and continue that productive relationship with the next president.  Toner added that the U.S. takes no position on the impeachment but respects the decision and will continue to be a lynchpin of regional stability and security.  Toner also emphasized that Washington will meet all the alliance commitments especially defending against threats from North Korea.

On a separate note, South Korea's Defense Minister Han Min-koo called on his troops to up the military's readiness against North Korea's threats which Pyongyang has recently escalated tensions with its ballistic missile launches and emphasized that the regime could conduct a provocation using the ongoing Seoul-Washington joint drills as an excuse.  He urged his troops to strongly counter any provocations from the North.

 

 

According to Youtupe Mania
Breaking News - U.S. Deploys Drones Ready for Pre-emptive Strike on North Korea on March 13, 2017

 

Definitely U.S Didn't waste time to preventing provocative action from  North Korea's 4 consecutive bilistic missiles and securing South Korea which is North and South Korea War still didn't end since the Korean War (25 June 1950-27 July 1953).  The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners.  However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war.  Periodic clashes, many of which are deadly, have continued even to the present.

USD_SK1_NK (1).jpg USD_SK1_NK (10).jpg USD_SK1_NK (11).jpg USD_SK1_NK (12).jpg USD_SK1_NK (13).jpg
USD_SK1_NK (14).jpg USD_SK1_NK (15).jpg USD_SK1_NK (16).jpg USD_SK1_NK (17).jpg USD_SK1_NK (18).jpg
USD_SK1_NK (19).jpg USD_SK1_NK (2).jpg USD_SK1_NK (20).jpg USD_SK1_NK (21).jpg USD_SK1_NK (22).jpg
USD_SK1_NK (23).jpg USD_SK1_NK (24).jpg USD_SK1_NK (25).jpg USD_SK1_NK (26).jpg USD_SK1_NK (27).jpg
USD_SK1_NK (3).jpg USD_SK1_NK (4).jpg USD_SK1_NK (5).jpg USD_SK1_NK (6).jpg USD_SK1_NK (7).jpg
USD_SK1_NK (8).jpg USD_SK1_NK (9).jpg      

 

Sources:  Yahoo,Fox News ,Al Jazeera,Youtube Menia, Youtub, Defense update, UN, Arirang News. , CNN, Wikipedia, March 14, 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund


U.S. Deploys Most Advanced Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense System To South KoreaU.S

 

 

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii, March 7, 2017 — U.S. Pacific Command has deployed the first elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as THAAD, to South Korea, implementing the U.S.-South Korean alliance’s July decision to bring the defensive capability to the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea’s accelerating program of nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches constitute a threat to international peace and security and violate multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, Pacom officials said, adding that the THAAD deployment contributes to a layered missile defense system and enhances the alliance’s defense against North Korean missile threats.

Provocative North Korean Actions

"Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday’s launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy THAAD to South Korea," Navy Adm. Harry Harris, Pacom commander, said. "We will resolutely honor our alliance commitments to South Korea and stand ready to defend ourselves, the American homeland and our allies."

The THAAD system is a strictly defensive capability, and it poses no threat to other countries in the region, Pacom officials said. It is designed to intercept and destroy short- and medium-range ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final phase of flight.

Pacom joint military forces remain vigilant in the face of North Korean ballistic missile threats and provocations and are fully committed to working closely with South Korea to maintain security in the region, officials said.

------

THAAD anti-ballistic missile system would be able to shut down any ballistic missile and InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from China or North Korea up to 150 km in altitude within 200 km radius, when operating in forward-base mode. The missile carries no warhead but relies on the kinetic energy of the impact to destroy the incoming missile. It weights 900kg and can travel at a Mach 8.24, or 2.8 km/s. The fastest ICBM can travel up to Mach 23.

THAAD is a unique missile-defense system with unmatched precision, capable of countering threats around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement. It has a track record of 100% success rate. Its powerful Raytheon AN/TPU-2 radar is used to detect, track, and discriminate ballistic missile in the terminal phase of flight. Once an enemy target is identified, THAAD's Fire Control and Communications (TFCC) support team kicks in. If there is a decision to engage the incoming missile, the launcher fires an interceptor from truck-mounted launcher to destroy the incoming missiles.

-------------

According to Fox News, March 6th, 2017,  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the March 6,  test launch of ballistic Missile and North Korea claims March 6 Missile test was practice to strike U.S. Military bases in Japan.

March 7:  U.S. Missile defense system arrived in South Korea day after North Korea Missile test.  2016:  North Korea Held two nuclear tests more than 20 missile tests.

North Korea has deployed around 1,000 short and medium range ballistic missiles, hundreds may be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

 

Arirang News, Kim Hyun-bin reported that The South Korean military says North Korea fired off four ballistic missiles this morning March 6th, 2017.  Experts say It is unprecedented for North Korea to fire four missiles at the same time.

"North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the East Sea from its Tongchang-ri missile site at 7:36 a.m. on Monday. The missiles flew around one-thousand kilometers at an altitude of 260 kilometers. Seoul and Washington are currently analyzing the launch."

A defense ministry official says that the missiles could be a mixture of mid-range Rodong missiles... and Pukguksong-2 missiles, which are an upgraded version of the North's intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile.

Japan announced that three of the four missiles fell in its exclusive economic zone,... and one came within 250 kilometers of Japanese land.  The South Korean military has condemned the launch.

It says it's on high alert and maintaining readiness for additional provocations. "North Korea has launched another ballistic missile following the launch last month. This is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and an attack on the peace and stability of South Korea and the international community."

Last Friday, the North had threatened to launch more missiles in response to the annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle drills between Seoul and Washington.

The large-scale field training drills called Foal Eagle has started two days before on Wednesday... and the command post exercise Key Resolve will start next week.

It's common for North Korea to fire missiles during the drills, which are set to continue through April, and experts expect the North to launch several more missiles through then. This latest act is expected to solidify Seoul and Washington's commitment to deploying the U.S. missile defense system THAAD.

This issue is becoming quite a controversy here in South Korea, with Beijing slapping economic restrictions on South Korean products sold in China.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley says Washington is re-evaluating how it must deal with North Korea.Speaking in New York on Wednesday, Nikki Haley added that "all options are on the table" after the regime's repeated missile tests,... while reiterating the need of THAAD deployment on the Korean peninsula.

Arirang,  Ro Aram reports detail that The envoy's comments came shortly after the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile launches and a day after the council unanimously adopted a press statement condemning the provocation.

Haley urged members to redouble efforts to impose UN sanctions

"And so what the United States said during the Security Council meeting is we think that all of our counterparts need to impose the sanctions that have already been put in place. We call on all of our member states to also increase their strength in what they're going to do in terms of getting the attention of North Korea as we go forward."

Asked about China's proposal for the North to suspend its weapons activities in exchange for a halt of joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea, Haley said positive action should first come from Pyongyang.

 

North Korea fired a total of 5 ballistic missiles into the Sea of East  over several months.  

On March 6, 2017, two THAAD launcher trucks arrived by air transport with C-17 Cargo at Osan Air Base South Korea; earlier that day, North Koreahad lauched 4 missiles.  Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., United States Pacific commander, issued a statement on the deployment of the system.  An article in Reuters noted that even with the THAAD defense system, a North Korean missile barrage would still pose a threat to South Korea while an article in the International Journal of SPace Politics Policy said that South Korean forces already possess Patriot systems for point defense and Aegios destroyers cpable of stopping ballistic missiles that may come from the north.

The United States began installing the advanced antimissile system after North Korea tested four ballistic missiles on Monday.

ThaadM7 (1).jpg ThaadM7 (10).jpg ThaadM7 (13).jpg ThaadM7 (14).jpg ThaadM7 (16).jpg
ThaadM7 (17).jpg ThaadM7 (18).jpg ThaadM7 (19).jpg ThaadM7 (21a).jpg ThaadM7 (21b).jpg
ThaadM7 (21c).jpg ThaadM7 (21f).jpg ThaadM7 (21g).jpg ThaadM7 (21h).jpg ThaadM7 (21u).jpg
ThaadM7 (22).jpg ThaadM7 (23).jpg ThaadM7 (29).jpg ThaadM7 (30).jpg ThaadM7 (31).jpg
ThaadM7 (32).jpg ThaadM7 (33).jpg ThaadM7 (35).jpg ThaadM7 (36).jpg ThaadM7 (38).jpg
ThaadM7 (39).jpg ThaadM7 (40).jpg ThaadM7 (41).jpg ThaadM7 (42).jpg ThaadM7 (43).jpg
ThaadM7 (44).jpg ThaadM7 (45).jpg ThaadM7 (46).jpg ThaadM7 (47).jpg ThaadM7 (48).jpg
ThaadM7 (49).jpg ThaadM7 (50).jpg ThaadM7 (51).jpg ThaadM7 (52).jpg ThaadM7 (53).jpg
ThaadM7 (54).jpg ThaadM7 (55).jpg      

Sources: DOD, Yahoo,Fox News ,Al Jazeera,Youtube Menia, Youtub, Military Material, Defense update, UN, New York  times, Arirang News. Ultimate Military Channel , Wikipedia, March 8, 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

 

U.S President Trump says U.S. will deal with North Korea 'very strongly'

February 13, 2017:

World leaders have issued ringing condemnations of North Korea's latest ballistic missile test.

President Trump called it a big problem,... the head of the United Nations said it was a troubling violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.

According to Arirang News, Kim Mok-yeon Report:  Following North Korea's test of a new type of ballistic missile on Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to deal with North Korea "very strongly".

During a joint press conference at the White House with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, Trump referred to North Korea as a "big problem".

"Obviously North Korea is a big, big problem and we will deal with it very strongly."

However, President Trump did not elaborate on how he would respond to North Korea's missile and nuclear ambitions.

Earlier in the day, the Pentagon also expressed strong regret about Pyongyang's missile test, stressing that Washington's commitment to protect the homeland and allies such as South Korea and Japan is "ironclad".

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called the test launch a "further troubling violation" of Security Council resolutions.

Through his spokesman on Monday, Guterres urged Pyongyang to abide by its international obligations.

According to UN On 13 February 2017, Report, UN Condemning Missile Launch by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Secretary-General Urges Return to Denuclearization.

UN Reference SG/SM/18434-DC/3682:  The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 12 February.  This action is a further troubling violation of Security Council resolutions.  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea leadership must return to full compliance with its international obligations and to the path of denuclearization.

13 February 2017 DC/3683: Disarmament Commission Elects Bureau Members, Reviews Agenda for 2017 Session

13 February 2017 SC/12716-DC/3684:  Security Council Press Statement on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine)

30 November 2016 SG/SM/18316-SC/12604-DC/3675:  Secretary-General Calls Latest Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Sanctions ‘Toughest Ever’, Stresses Effective Implementation

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Security Council meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in New York

16 November 2016 DC/3671:  Jeju Island to Host Fifteenth United Nations–Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues, 17-18 November

The fifteenth United Nations–Republic of Korea Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues will take place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from 17 to 18 November.

17 October 2016 SC/12557-DC/3665:  Security Council Press Statement on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Failed Ballistic Missile Launch

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vitaly Churkin (Russian Federation)

The Secretary-General appeals to the international community to continue to address this situation in a united manner.

According to Defense Update report, February 13th, 2017 North Korea said on Monday, February 13, it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium-to-long-range ballistic missile.

The North’s state-run KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, a new type of strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

“North Korean leader Kim Jong-un likely ordered the task of developing a surface-to-surface Pukguksong-2 missile based on the successful SLBM test carried out in August.

We have reached an assessment that the North is in the process of developing a ballistic missile with a significantly extended strike range,” an official from Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.   Since solid fuel powers the new intermediate missile, its range may be greater than an SLBM that can fly 2,000-2,500 km, but shorter than a Musudan’s 3,000-3,500 km range. Solid fuel-powered SLBM represents a step forward in the North’s nuclear missile programs. A solid fuel-powered engine requires much less fueling time than a conventional liquid-fueled one. In addition to its solid fuel, the missile was “cold-launched,” or expelled from its launch tube before igniting. These factors, coupled with the Polaris-2’s road-mobility, make the missile highly mobile and capable of being launched on short notice.

Sources: Yahoo, Youtub, Satellite News, Defense update, UN, Arirang News. Ultimate Military Channel , Wikipedia, February 9th, 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

s

U.S, Japan Condemn North Korea's fires Another Billistic Missile

February 12, 2017:

President Trump assured Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%".

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the test was "absolutely intolerable". Japanese officials say the missile did not reach its waters.

Speaking at a joint conference during a visit to the US, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe added that President Trump had also assured him that he was committed to "further enforcing our alliance".

In South Korea, South Korea Foreign Ministers for U.S.A, Japan, South Korea's all leaders have condemned North Korea's provocative action.

Later, North Korea have announced within a day later that this is a successful land-based variant, named as Pukguksong-2 which is a new Korean's nuclear capable stategic weapon that uses high angle trajectory with due consideration to the safety of neighboring countries.

KNA also announced that this test is the upgraded extended-range version of it's submarine-launched ballistic missile which also uses solid fuel engine and allows them to verify a "feature of evading interception' and 'the mobility and operation of the new type missile launching truck'.

Millitary source from South Korea mentioned that this missile reached an altitude of 550 km (340 miles) and flew a distance of about 500 km, landing off its east coast, towards Japan.

Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea have recentlyannounced that his country is in the final stages to test it's ICBM during his New Year's speech. This lauch occurred during a state by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the golf resort of President Trump in Floria and also the first missile test under Trump's administration. Both head of state presented a United front shortly after this test. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the test was "absolutely intolerable". President Trump assured Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%".

However, last January 29, 2017, For half an hour on Monday morning, or Sunday evening U.S. time, the acting Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on the phone, to discuss their strategic military alliance and North Korea.

According to statements from both offices, Hwang congratulated President Trump on his inauguration, before stressing the continued threat from North Korea and the need for the two nations to work together to denuclearize the rogue state.

President Trump said the U.S. will always be 100-percent behind South Korea, and that the South Korea-U.S. relationship would be "better than ever."

Also, on February 6th, 2017, Trump Administration, Secretary of Defense, James Mattis: Mad Dog, Strongly Warned North Korea of Provocation which will have Overwhelming Response if it use nuclear weapons. He reassured Allies, South Korea and Japan that United States will provide protection if any attacks and committed to maintain stability on the peninsula and in the region. He said “Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming. North Korea continues to launch missiles, develop its nuclear weapons programme, and engage in threatening rhetoric and behaviour”.

Meanwhile, U.S. Pacific Command chief suggests deploying Zumwalt stealth destroyer to S. Korea While THAAD the U.S. missile defense system, is scheduled to be stationed here this year... there are emerging reports Seoul and Washington are mulling the deployment of the USS Zumwalt. All of these should be able to help to protect South Korea and Japan as well.

Report shows that This weekend's North Korea Billistic Missile, The weapon did not appear to be an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) given its flight range.

The launch sparked a rushed Saturday night address from President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is visiting Mar-a-Lago and spent Saturday playing golf.

“North Korea’s most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said through a translator alongside President Trump.

He urged the nation to “fully comply” with U.N. security resolutions prohibiting the country from dabbling in ballistic missile tests.

The South Korea's military said Seoul and Washington were analyzing the details of the launch and whether it was a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile, which has a designed range of 1,800 miles.

Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said the missile did not land in the country's exclusive economic zone.

The missile was launched from the northwestern city of Kusong just before 8 a.m. and flew about 300 miles toward the East Sea, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.

The North repeatedly failed launching ICBMs in 2016 but one sailed 250 miles and was considered a success by South Korean and United States experts.

Sunday's launch comes a day after Trump held a summit meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said he agreed to work to ensure strong defense against North Korea's threat.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in his New Year speech that the country was close to test-launching an ICBM and state media have said such a launch could come at any time.

Once fully developed, a North Korean ICBM could threaten the continental United States, which is about 5,500 miles from North Korea.

ICBMs have a minimum range of about 3,400 miles, but some are designed to travel 6,200 miles or more.

North Korea conducted two nuclear tests and a number of missile-related tests at an unprecedented rate last year and was seen by experts and officials to be making progress in its weapons capabilities, although no ballistic missile launch attempt had been detected since October.

The Pukkuksong-1 which has alternative name of KN-11 by intelligence outside of North Korea, Polaris-1 (Which is the English name translated from the original Korean name, which means North Star) or Bukgeukseong-1, is a North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that has been successfully flight tested on 24 August 2016 and expected for operational deployment at as early as 2017 by South Korean military sources.

Pukkuksong-1 is officially recognized as a missile that went through a complete successful test on 24 Aug 2016 by South Korea, the United States, and North Korea. North Korea has never announced the actual operational range and payload as this technical information is probably considered classified. Most countries do this, e.g. the United States considers the exact operational range of its current SLBM, UGM-133 Trident II, as classified information as well.

Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea have recently announced that his country is in the final stages to test it's ICBM during his New Year's speech.

This launch occurred during a state by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the golf resort of President Trump in Florida  on February 12, 2017 and also the first missile test under Trump's administration.

Both head of state presented a united front shortly after this test. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the test absolutely intolerable and mentioned that President Trump 'assured me the United States will always stand with Japan 100 percent.' at the White House on Friday, However, On January 29th, 2017 President Trump also had phone conversation with Acting President South Korea Hwang Kyo Ahn that U.S.A. will be supporting South Korea 100 percent and his relationship will be better than ever.

Sources: White House, DOD, CNN, Fox, Yahoo, YTN, Youtube, Arirang News,, Wikipedia, and Search
Feb 13, 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

U.S, Japan Military Successfully
Intercepted A Ballistic Missile Target

Feb 03, 2017 - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii. The flight test, designated SM-3 Block IIA Cooperative Development (SCD) Project Flight Test, Standard Missile (SFTM)-01, was the third flight test of the SM-3 Block IIA guided missile, and the first intercept test. This test also marks the first time an SM-3IIA was launched from an Aegis ship and the first intercept engagement using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 (BMD 5.1) weapon system.

United States new Defense Secretary Jim Mattis or Mad Dog, strongly warns North Korea of Effective and Overwhelming Response if it use nuclear weapons.

He reassured Allies, South Korea and Japan that United States will provide protection if any attacks and committed to maintain stability on the peninsula and in the region.

He said “Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming. North Korea continues to launch missiles, develop its nuclear weapons programme, and engage in threatening rhetoric and behaviour”.

Mad Dog’s warning come amid concern that North Korea could be ready to test a new ballistic missile, in what could be an early challenge for the President Trump’s administration. North Korea also appears to have restarted operation of a reactor at its main nuclear facility, Yongbyon, which produces plutonium for its nuclear weapons program.

In response, North Korea leader accused the U.S. and South Korea of inciting a pre-emptive nuclear attack in the region and said that the plan to deploy a missile defense system would push the region to the brink of a nuclear conflict.

Meanwhile, U.S. Pacific Command chief suggests deploying Zumwalt stealth destroyer to S. Korea While THAAD the U.S. missile defense system, is scheduled to be stationed here this year... there are emerging reports Seoul and Washington are mulling the deployment of the USS Zumwalt.

If the advanced American stealth destroyer sails to Korea, the reclusive state up North will have second thoughts about conducting any provoctive act. USS ZUMWALT in ACTION! DDG-1000 sea trials and Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) weapons featured.

South Korea's defense ministry said on Monday that the latest U.S. Zumwalt destroyer could be deployed to the Korean peninsula.

Although there hasn't been an official offer yet,... the idea of deploying the Zumwalt to South Korean waters was brought up by the chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, Jr. last month during a meeting with South Korean lawmakers at the U.S. Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii.

Arirang News reported that According to the South Korean Ministry of National Defense, the Zumwalt stealth destroyer... could be deployed near South Korea's southernmost Jeju island or the southeastern district of Jinhae, about 410 kilometers south of Seoul. "There hasn't been any official proposal from the U.S., but, if there is, we will give it consideration... in terms of how it could curb nuclear and missile threats from North Korea."

The Zumwalt multipurpose ship was unveiled by the U.S. Navy in October last year.

SGJMKV  (1).jpg SGJMKV  (3).jpg SGJMKV  (4).jpg
SGJMKV  (171).jpg SGJMKV  (172).jpg SGJMKV  (169).jpg SGJMKV  (2).jpg SGJMKV  (170).jpg

Named after legendary Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, this United States Navy guided missile destroyer is the lead in ship in her class.

Her revolutionary look has resulted from a design emphasis on stealth – with the ship’s radar cross-section having been drastically reduced; indeed it’s said that the Zumwalt appears no larger than a small fishing boat on a radar.

In addition to possessing world’s best naval stealth capability, the vessel has a hugely advanced and formidable offensive capacity – including a Vertical Launching System (RIM-66 Standard Missiles, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, RUM-139 VL-ASROC anti-submarine missiles and Tomahawk subsonic cruise missiles) AND the uniquely lethal Advanced Gun System and Long Range Land Attack Projectile.

As the leading weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin describes below:

“The 155mm LRLAP is both the most accurate and longest-range guided projectile in U.S. Navy history, with a maximum range in excess of 63 nautical miles. It’s precision and near vertical angle of fall enables the War-fighter to defeat targets in the urban canyons of coastal cities with minimal collateral damage.

The LRLAP system provides high-volume fire support at a rate of 10 rounds per minute through the depth of the magazine. It uses the world’s most advanced, g-hardened electronics—including a global positioning system and inertial measurement unit—to withstand the punishing gun-launch environment.

155mm LRLAP provides single strike lethality against a wide range of targets, with three times the lethality of traditional 5-inch naval ballistic rounds—and because it is guided, fewer rounds can produce similar or more lethal effects at less cost. LRLAP has the capability to guide multiple rounds launched from the same gun to strike single or multiple targets simultaneously, maximizing lethal effects.”

It's chances of being detected on radar is only one-50th of conventional destroyers WHICH APPRECIATE to the special paint and unique structure.

It's expected to be armed with electromagnetic railguns starting next year... in addition to the current SM-6 ship-to-air missile, the Tomahawk long-range cruise missile and numerous anti-submarine weapons.

The first in a class of three revolutionary U.S. Navy vessels, known as the DDG 1000, was underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in December 2015.

Cutting-edge technologies enable the DDG 1000’s advanced capabilities, provide the ship’s unmatched versatility and dramatically reduce manning requirements.

The Zumwalt-class destroyers Navy's features Raytheon technologies and equipment most notably the:

    Total Ship Computing Environment – a single, encrypted network that controls all shipboard computing applications, ranging from the ship’s lights and machinery control to its radars and weapon systems. The TSCE's sailor-centric interface and high degree of automation allow the ship to run more effectively and efficiently.

    Electronic Modular Enclosures – a shipbuilding innovation that packages more than 235 individual electronics cabinets into ready-to-install, “ruggedized” units for easy integration, maintenance and upgrades. Each ship carries 16 EMEs.

    Integrated Undersea Warfare System – two sonar arrays (high and medium frequencies) in one automated, hull-mounted system designed to protect the ship from enemy mines, submarines and torpedoes. Using sophisticated algorithms, the sonar better enables Zumwalt destroyers to detect, engage and defeat an enemy threat.

    MK57 Vertical Launching System – a state-of-the-art weapon launcher designed to fire missiles for sea, land and air attacks. The MK57’s modular electronic-architecture allow Zumwalt destroyers to quickly transition to new missiles systems by minimizing the need to re-qualify their launchers. The MK57 launchers are contained and protected by the Peripheral Vertical Launch System*. The PVLS’ design and positioning make the launchers – and missiles – resistant to battle damage and safely isolates them from the crew and shipboard equipment.

    Additional significant capabilities and features include the:

    • Advanced Gun System* – each ship carries two 155 mm guns capable of firing long-range projectiles that can strike a target from a distance of 63 nautical miles.

    Integrated Power System* – often called an "all-electric" ship, the quiet and economical design of the destroyers' power system generates 100 percent of the energy needed for each vessel's propulsion, electronics and weapons systems. While steaming at 20 knots, the system provides 58 MW of reserved power, allowing for inherent flexibility and ample energy to support future technologies.

    Raytheon serves as the prime mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat systems for the program Navy's most suphisticated ship requirements to life.

    During last Friday's meeting between South Korean defense minister Han Min-koo and his counterpart U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the two allies agreed to extend deterrence steps, which include deploying additional U.S. strategic military assets on the Korean peninsula.

    If the Zumwalt is deployed, Seoul believes it could have a great impact in curbing North Korea's provocations.

SGJMKV  (1).jpg SGJMKV  (10).jpg SGJMKV  (100).jpg SGJMKV  (101).jpg SGJMKV  (102).jpg
SGJMKV  (104).jpg SGJMKV  (105).jpg SGJMKV  (106).jpg SGJMKV  (107).jpg
SGJMKV  (108).jpg SGJMKV  (109).jpg SGJMKV  (11).jpg SGJMKV  (110).jpg SGJMKV  (111).jpg
SGJMKV  (112).jpg SGJMKV  (113).jpg SGJMKV  (114).jpg SGJMKV  (115).jpg SGJMKV  (116).jpg
SGJMKV  (117).jpg SGJMKV  (118).jpg SGJMKV  (119).jpg SGJMKV  (12).jpg SGJMKV  (120).jpg
SGJMKV  (121).jpg SGJMKV  (123).jpg SGJMKV  (124).jpg SGJMKV  (125).jpg
SGJMKV  (126).jpg SGJMKV  (127).jpg SGJMKV  (128).jpg SGJMKV  (129).jpg SGJMKV  (13).jpg
SGJMKV  (130).jpg SGJMKV  (131).jpg SGJMKV  (132).jpg SGJMKV  (133).jpg SGJMKV  (134).jpg
SGJMKV  (135).jpg SGJMKV  (136).jpg SGJMKV  (137).jpg SGJMKV  (138).jpg SGJMKV  (139).jpg
SGJMKV  (14).jpg SGJMKV  (140).jpg SGJMKV  (141).jpg SGJMKV  (142).jpg SGJMKV  (143).jpg
SGJMKV  (144).jpg SGJMKV  (145).jpg SGJMKV  (146).jpg SGJMKV  (147).jpg SGJMKV  (148).jpg
SGJMKV  (149).jpg SGJMKV  (15).jpg SGJMKV  (150).jpg SGJMKV  (151).jpg SGJMKV  (152).jpg
SGJMKV  (153).jpg SGJMKV  (154).jpg SGJMKV  (155).jpg SGJMKV  (156).jpg SGJMKV  (157).jpg
SGJMKV  (158).jpg SGJMKV  (159).jpg SGJMKV  (16).jpg SGJMKV  (160).jpg SGJMKV  (161).jpg
SGJMKV  (162).jpg SGJMKV  (163).jpg SGJMKV  (164).jpg SGJMKV  (165).jpg SGJMKV  (166).jpg
SGJMKV  (167).jpg SGJMKV  (168).jpg SGJMKV  (169).jpg SGJMKV  (17).jpg SGJMKV  (170).jpg
SGJMKV  (171).jpg SGJMKV  (172).jpg SGJMKV  (173).jpg SGJMKV  (18).jpg SGJMKV  (19).jpg
SGJMKV  (2).jpg SGJMKV  (20).jpg SGJMKV  (21).jpg SGJMKV  (22).jpg SGJMKV  (23).jpg
SGJMKV  (24).jpg SGJMKV  (25).jpg SGJMKV  (26).jpg SGJMKV  (27).jpg SGJMKV  (28).jpg
SGJMKV  (29).jpg SGJMKV  (3).jpg SGJMKV  (30).jpg SGJMKV  (31).jpg SGJMKV  (32).jpg
SGJMKV  (33).jpg SGJMKV  (34).jpg SGJMKV  (35).jpg SGJMKV  (36).jpg SGJMKV  (37).jpg
SGJMKV  (38).jpg SGJMKV  (39).jpg SGJMKV  (4).jpg SGJMKV  (40).jpg SGJMKV  (41).jpg
SGJMKV  (42).jpg SGJMKV  (43).jpg SGJMKV  (44).jpg SGJMKV  (45).jpg SGJMKV  (46).jpg
SGJMKV  (47).jpg SGJMKV  (48).jpg SGJMKV  (49).jpg SGJMKV  (5).jpg SGJMKV  (50).jpg
SGJMKV  (51).jpg SGJMKV  (52).jpg SGJMKV  (53).jpg SGJMKV  (54).jpg SGJMKV  (55).jpg
SGJMKV  (56).jpg SGJMKV  (57).jpg SGJMKV  (58).jpg SGJMKV  (59).jpg SGJMKV  (6).jpg
SGJMKV  (60).jpg SGJMKV  (61).jpg SGJMKV  (62).jpg SGJMKV  (63).jpg SGJMKV  (64).jpg
SGJMKV  (65).jpg SGJMKV  (66).jpg SGJMKV  (67).jpg SGJMKV  (68).jpg SGJMKV  (69).jpg
SGJMKV  (7).jpg SGJMKV  (70).jpg SGJMKV  (71).jpg SGJMKV  (72).jpg SGJMKV  (73).jpg
SGJMKV  (74).jpg SGJMKV  (75).jpg SGJMKV  (76).jpg SGJMKV  (77).jpg SGJMKV  (78).jpg
SGJMKV  (79).jpg SGJMKV  (8).jpg SGJMKV  (80).jpg SGJMKV  (81).jpg SGJMKV  (82).jpg
SGJMKV  (83).jpg SGJMKV  (84).jpg SGJMKV  (85).jpg SGJMKV  (86).jpg SGJMKV  (87).jpg
SGJMKV  (88).jpg SGJMKV  (89).jpg SGJMKV  (9).jpg SGJMKV  (90).jpg SGJMKV  (91).jpg
SGJMKV  (92).jpg SGJMKV  (93).jpg SGJMKV  (94).jpg SGJMKV  (95).jpg SGJMKV  (96).jpg
SGJMKV  (97).jpg SGJMKV  (98).jpg SGJMKV  (99).jpg

Sources: Yahoo, Youtub, Navy, Satellite News, DOD, Raytheon, Arirang News. Ultimate Military Channel , Wikipedia, February 9th, 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

U.S. Defense Chief, General Jim Mattis Warns Noth Korea: US Response Will Be “Overwhelming”

According to DOD, WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2017 — The United States will defeat any attack on the homeland or on its allies and will meet any use of nuclear weapons with an effective and overwhelming response, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today in Seoul.

Defense Chief General Mattis, on his first official visit as defense secretary to South Korea and Japan, spoke in advance of a meeting on February 3rd with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo.

In Seoul, the two leaders stood on a stage at separate podiums against a backdrop of U.S. and South Korean national flags. Mattis’s remarks were translated consecutively.

Iron-Clad Guarantees

“North Korea continues to launch missiles, develop a nuclear weapons program and engage in threatening rhetoric and behavior,” the secretary said.

“We stand with our peace-loving Republic of Korea ally to maintain stability on the peninsula and in the region. America's commitments to defending our allies and to upholding our extended deterrence guarantees remain iron clad,” he added.

North Korea’s threatening rhetoric and destabilizing behavior has prompted the United States and Korea to deploy terminal high-altitude area defense anti-ballistic missile systems, which Defense Chief, General Mattis called “highly effective,” to South Korea to protect its people and the 28,500 U.S. troops there who stand beside the U.S. allies.

According to the Missile Defense Agency’s website, THAAD is an element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System that can intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside earth’s atmosphere during the final, or terminal, phase of flight.

Mattis said the United States and South Korea also are committed to expanding trilateral venues of cooperation with Japan.

“The mutual defense of our nations is best served through teamwork,” the defense secretary said, noting that today he and Han will discuss other ways to make sure “our militaries are always ready to protect this republic.”

Trusted Bonds

On February 2nd and February 3rd, 2017 Morning, Defense Chief General Mattis met with South Korea’s acting president and prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, National Security Advisor Kim Kwan-jin and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se.

“From those meetings,” the defense secretary said, “I gained a deeper sense of the trusted bonds between our countries built on shared interests and values.”

The United States stands by its commitments and with its allies, he added.

“Our alliance is a testament to mutual commitment and respect,” Mattis said, “and it is a linchpin of peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region.”

Mattis is on a four-day trip to meet with defense leaders in Japan and South Korea. The trip underscores the U.S. commitment to its enduring alliances with the two nations and strengthens cooperation among all three.

During the meetings, ‎the Defense Secretary, General, Mattis emphasized the priority that President Donald J. Trump places on the Asia-Pacific region, and on strengthening the U.S.-South Korean alliance, Ross said. Mattis also underscored that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to defend South Korea and that the U.S. extended deterrence commitment remains ironclad, he said.

‎The South Korean officials impressed upon the defense secretary the importance of close cooperation in the face of a growing North Korea nuclear and ballistic missile threat, Ross said. The secretary responded that the alliance would continue to take defensive measures in response to this developing threat, such as the stationing of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system on the Korean Peninsula, the commander said.

Mattis relayed that he had inherited an already strong alliance, and committed to spending his tenure making it stronger than ever, Ross said

------------------------

According to Arirang News, U.S. defense chief says N. Korea's nuclear issue is Washington's top security priority.

Trump's Defense Secretary, General Mattis Warns North Korea: US Response Will Be "Overwhelming" - Here is Full Statement via Video by Sgt. Ryan Sharp American Forces Network Pacific: Youtube. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned North Korea that any use of nuclear weapons by the North on the United States or its allies would be met with what he called an "effective and overwhelming" response.

According to U.S. army Technology: The THAAD terminal (formerly theatre) high-altitude area defense missile system is an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theatre ballistic missiles at ranges of 200km and at altitudes up to 150km.

The THAAD system provides the upper tier of a 'layered defensive shield' to protect high value strategic or tactical sites such as airfields or populations centres. The THAAD missile intercepts exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric threats.

The sites would also be protected with lower and medium-tier defensive shield systems such as the Patriot PAC-3 which intercepts hostile incoming missiles at 20 to 100 times lower altitudes.

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA): conducted a successful first engagement of a ballistic missile target with the Arrow-3 interceptor.

THAAD: Therminal High Altitude Area Defense: When enemies attack, governments must be ready to defend their soldiers, citizens and infrastructure. That's where THAAD comes in one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world.

Taking the High Ground: The THAAD system provides the critical capability to defend against short and medium ranged ballistic missiles.

ABILITY TO INTERCEPT MISSILES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE ATMOSPHERE

DEFENDS POPULATION CENTERS AND HIGH VALUE INFRASTRUCTURES

INTEROPERABLE WITH OTHER BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTMES

HIGHLY MOBILE AND DEPLOYABLE WORLDWIDE

INTERCEPTING A MISSILE: The system has a track record of 100 percent mission success in flight testing since 2005:

1: Rada detects incoming threat.

2: The target is identified and engaged.

3: Interceptor is fired from truck-mounted launcher.

4: Interceptor uses kinestic energy to destroy incoming missile.

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. THAAD was developed to counter Iraq's Scud missile attacks during the Gulf War in 1991. The missile carries no warhead, but relies on the kinetic energy of impact to destroy the incoming missile. A kinetic energy hit minimizes the risk of exploding conventional warhead ballistic missiles, and nuclear tipped ballistic missiles will not detonate upon a kinetic energy hit. THAAD was designed to hit Scud missiles and similar weapons.

The THAAD system is being designed, built, and integrated by Lockheed Martin Space Systems acting as prime contractor. Key subcontractors include Raytheon, Boeing, Aerojet, Rocketdyne, Honeywell, BAE Systems, Oshkosh Defense, MiltonCAT, and the Oliver Capital Consortium.

Originally a US Army program, THAAD has come under the umbrella of the Missile Defense Agency. The Navy has a similar program, the sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, which now has a land component as well ("Aegis ashore"). THAAD was originally scheduled for deployment in 2012, but initial deployment took place May 2008.

THAAD: Therminal High Altitude Area Defense: When enemies attack, governments must be ready to defend their soldiers, citizens and infrastructure. That's where THAAD comes in one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world.

Sources: DOD, Yahoo, Youtube, Lockheed, Arirang News,, Wikipedia, Feb 3rd,. 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

Bad Ambiguity Act can be North Korea's Favor
and Danger to South Korea

On December 31st, instead celebrating the New Year’s Eve, Over 1.5 Million people gathers and shout out loud that President Park’s Impeachment nullity, which was made unfair falsification. Even during the Christmas Day they have shouted out loud for the citizens voice to let out to the ROK Government that they do not want conquered by the Communist North Korea Kim Jung Un. 1.5 Million people and citizens shouting their voice “Release President Park from the falls impeachment that they made”. The citizens will not let it happened the Unfair Falsification. There have made falls Computer PC information, that they were putting together and the ROK Government made decision by the PC falls information, which was made all falsification on purpose and made the biggest conspiracy towards President Park. But, The ministers of Church, and the citizens know that she is innocent and will continue to support for President Park who are working hard and who she devoted to protecting and defending ROK.

Republic of Korea and whom she loves her country so much. Other opposition parties and Communist are mixed in so many ways which is false manipulation like true story with framing ambiguity act and making fake movie, connecting fake stories and falls PC operation to drive action to look bad President Park and their family and it is easy to make one person in the corner with falls falsifications because wrong people made just like Jesus died with human errors yet, people respect and worship after so many years with true miracles and there is hope that they believe. According to CGTN, Live, Dated January 1st, 2017.

Kim Jong Un, Leader of North Korea says the country is close to a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Kim made the statement during a televised New Year’s Day Speech.

Research and development of cutting-edge arms equipment is actively progressing and test launch preparations for an intercontinental ballistic missile rocket is in its last stage in his speech can accuse the U.S. of invading and interfering in the Asia-pacific region through South Korea.

Ironically, North Korea Leader, Kim Jong Un also said it was necessary to smash the activities of anti unification traders referring to South Korea’s impeach president Park Geun - hae.

The North Korea has been under UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests being conducted its fifth and largest nuclear tests on September 9th, 2016. And also carried out a string a ballistic missile tests at an unprecedented rate in 2016.

According to CGTN, Live, Dated January 1st, 2017.

Kim Jong Un, Leader of North Korea says the country is close to a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Kim made the statement during a televised New Year’s Day Speech.

Research and development of cutting-edge arms equipment is actively progressing and test launch preparations for an intercontinental ballistic missile rocket is in its last stage in his speech can accuse the U.S. of invading and interfering in the Asia-pacific region through South Korea.

Ironically, North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un also said it was necessary to smash the activities of anti unification traders referring to South Korea’s impeach president Park Geun - hae.

The North Korea has been under UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests being conducted its fifth and largest nuclear tests on September 9th, 2016. And also carried out a string a ballistic missile tests at an unprecedented rate in 2016.

People says that the Ambiguity act and making fake stories let out and these reason is not safe to South Korea.

Bad Ambiguity Act can be North Korea's Favor
and Danger to South Korea

Sources: Yahoo, Youtube, CGTN, Arirang News, KBS , MBC, Wikipedia, Jan 2nd. 2017,

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

A Huge Burst of support with ROK Flags!

ROK People see the Oppositions Parties and different parities propagating the candlelight and influence the massive media and had no place and space for rights to show their voice. Finally people spoke loud with 12 millions people showed up everywhere and shown their hearts and soul to destroyers of current President Park which millions people have been shouting NO IMPEACHMENT PRESIDENT PARK KEUN HAE and they have been shouting long three weeks but, the media have shown only a few days after IMPEACHMENT HAVE VOTED with the biggest conspiracies have been applied many people have shouted throughout the Seoul which have line up so many busses and made decision BY THE OPOSITIONS AND SOME SAENURI. ALTHOUGH THE MEDIA HAVE SHOWN ONLY THE CANDLE LIGHTS DUE TO OPPOSITION PARTIES TOOK OVER THEIR OWN PEOPLE IN ORDER TO TAKE OVER CURRENT ADMINISTRATION FOR PRESIDENT PARK. Many people see that over powered to the current president Park’s administration without true legitimate reasons. South Korea now trying to put their own PRESIDENT to DESTROY. SOME SAYS NORTH KOREA LEADER KIM JONG UN CAN BE THE LEADER EVEN SOUTH KOREA AND INFLUENCING THE COMMUNIST PARTIES THROUGH OUT THE CAPITOL CITY SEOUL AND EVEN OPPOSITIONS PARITIES INSTEAD DEFENSE AND SECURING THEIR OWN COUNTRY. HOWEVER, U.S. SOUTH KOREA, CHINA, JAPAN ARE CONTINUE TO WORKING MORE STRONGER THAN EVER TO PROTECTING THE PEOPLE IN SOUTH KOREA AND NEIGHBORS AROUND THE WORLD.

NORTH KOREA CONTINUE TO SHOW UP THEIR OVER POWERING NUCLEAR POWER ALTHOUGH 3 PARITES AND GLOBAL PROTECTORS CAN BE DESTROYED NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR POWER WITH CAREFULLY STRUCTURED SYSTEM AND HIGH TECH.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARNING PROBLEM IS COMING FROM NUCLEAR TEST AND TEST AFTER THEIR SPREAD WILL BE HARMING AROUND THE WORLD BY THE NORTH KOREA’S IRREGULAR SYSTEMS

THE NORTH KOREA THINKING THE SKY IS UNLIMITED BUT, THE SKY IS LIMITED BY THE POLUSION SPREAD WHEN THEY HAVING TEST AFTER TEST AND EXPLOSION OF POISON GAS AND NUCLEAR EVEN SPREADING INTO the SKY and THE OCEAN.

THE SKY IS ONLY ONE WITHIN ONE EARTH THAT WE HAVE WHAT GOD CREATED. THE HUMAN IS SPREADING THE POISON AND DESTROY which WILL MAKE WORST land, occures earthquake, landslide, birth defact, strange desease, shrinking the ocean, also causes FOG AROUND THE WORLD from the nuclear test from North Korea and even propaganda effect. THAT IS WHY KEEPING EARTH FRESH AND CLEAN AIR IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP HUMAN LIFE AND ANNIMALS LIFE ALIVE further keeping safe homeland in South Korea and Global world safe.

MANY PEOPLE, around the world and Many God believers hoping that South Korea is not becoming the communist parties….. Hoping The own flag of Republic of Korea(Tae Guk Ki ) fly high instead candle lights of danger propaganda and destroying the beautiful South Korea environment.

US Remains Strong support for any Circumstances

Arirang News dated Dec. 8th, 2016 reports that The U.S. State Department says Washington's alliance with South Korea remains strong and the result will not affect their relationship.

State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said Thursday, local time,... that the political crisis in Korea is an internal matter for the Korean people.

When asked about how the corruption scandal could affect talks on North Korea,... Trudeau said the alliance's position of denuclearizing North Korea remains unchanged.

Park Jong-hong, Arirang News.

The U.S. says the impeachment vote will not sway its bilateral alliance with South Korea.

The State Department said the relationship is "strong," "deep" and "solid" despite the leadership crisis in Seoul and predicts the outcome will not have any impact on the two countries' ties.

State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau made the comments Thursday at a regular briefing.

Asked if the South's political situation could affect the North Korean nuclear issue, Trudeau said the U.S. position on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is well known and the position has not changed.

The Current situation of South Korea and having so many complicated environment which The North Korea is looking for more confusion and bad environment within Korean Government and people. That is the most venerable situation what North Korea is looking for.

President Park has been keeping strong Defense program and continue to working hard what South Korea should have been in order to keeping South Korea peace and secure. South Korea has been more strong defense homeland security. North Korea is looking for more mass environment and fighting each other and complicated situation for Government but, it is very important concentrate and protecting the country and stay strong. South Korea should continue what the country needs for more secure land and keeping together world peace with embracing what has working together.

Chinese diplomat: Jieyi Liu says that Since the beginning of this year North Korea (DPRK) has conducted two nuclear tests and multiple ballistic missile tests. On the other hand certain parties have kept strengthening military deployment, increasing military presence, and scaling up military exercises. As a result the confrontation on the Peninsula has intensified, plunging into a vicious circle. This situation must be changed.

The familiar system should be kept until the term is completed and the responsible should be completed with their strong relationship without the complication for foreign diplomat and homeland security. Hope President Park her endurance will continue to serve for her country and keeping peace homeland that she loves. We are all human and no one is expected perfect behavior except our God and there is forgiveness within human needs like your own family is forgiving as necessary.

Meanwhile U.S. and other nations are continue to working hard to protect South Korea in order to save human lives and preventing from the Nuclear danger situations. When North Korea explored Nuclear without the regulation procedures and exposed worst environment; i.e.,, earthquack, mud slide, exposing radiation, birth defect, pollution, Disabling fuctions and bodys, and unknown disasters will happen which we cannot handle by human, and it will be too late situation. Concentrating home land and global security is much needed at this critical time now.

Sources: Yahoo, Youtube, Arirang News,world KBS , Wikipedia, Dec 2nd. 2016

catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

UN Security Council imposes
"tough
est" sanctions on
DPRK nuclear weapons programme

RSUN3221 (19).jpg

RSUN3221 (23).jpg

RSUN3221 (20).jpg

RSUN3221 (21).jpg

RSUN3221 (22).jpg

 

    According to UN's Report dated November 30th, 2016

    The UN Security Council unanimously voted today, 30 November 2016, to impose the “toughest and most comprehensive sanctions regime ever” on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its nuclear weapons programme. Reacting to the Council's vote, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the resolution “sends an unequivocal message that the DPRK must cease further provocative actions and comply fully with its international obligations.”

    The UN security Council today(30 nov) unanimously voted the“toughest and most comprehensive sanctions regime ever” imposed by the Council on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(DPRK) over its nuclear weapons programme.

    RSUN3221 (1).jpg

    RSUN3221 (10).jpg

    RSUN3221 (7).jpg

    RSUN3221 (12).jpg

    RSUN3221 (13).jpg

    RSUN3221 (2).jpg

    RSUN3221 (24).jpg

    RSUN3221 (25).jpg

    RSUN3221 (26).jpg

    RSUN3221 (27).jpg

    RSUN3221 (28).jpg

    RSUN3221 (3).jpg

    RSUN3221 (4).jpg

    RSUN3221 (5).jpg

    RSUN3221 (14).jpg

    RSUN3221 (8).jpg

    RSUN3221 (9).jpg

    RSUN3221 (6).jpg

    Secretary of General Ban Gi Moon: Today’s resolution includes the toughest and most comprehensive sanctions regime ever imposed by the Security Council.

    It sends an unequivocal message that the DPRK must cease further provocative actions and comply fully with its international obligations. Targeted sanctions matter.

    United State Ambassador to UN, Samantha Power: The door remains open for the DPRK to choose a different path; to choose the path of negotiations toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization. When the DPRK makes this choice, the United States, and I know this Council, will be ready to engage.

    China: Jieyi Liu: Since the beginning of this year DPRK has conducted two nuclear tests and multiple ballistic missile tests. On the other hand certain parties have kept strengthening military deployment, increasing military presence, and scaling up military exercises. As a result the confrontation on the Peninsula has intensified, plunging into a vicious circle. This situation must be changed.

    Liu Jieyi (Chinese is a Chinese diplomat. Since 2013, he has been China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in New York. In 2013, Liu succeeded Li Baodong as China's Permanent Representative to the UN in New York. During November 2013, Liu was the President of the UN Security Council.

    November 30, 2016: Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2321 on Sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

    It sends an unequivocal message that the DPRK must cease further provocative actions and comply fully with its international obligations. Targeted sanctions matter.

    United State Ambassador to UN, Samantha Power: The door remains open for the DPRK to choose a different path; to choose the path of negotiations toward complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization.

    Permanent Representative of the United State to the United Nations

    When the DPRK makes this choice, the United States, and I know this Council, will be ready to engage.

    When the DPRK makes this choice, the United States, and I know this Council, will be ready to engage. China: Jieyi Liu: Since the beginning of this year DPRK has conducted two nuclear tests and multiple ballistic missile tests. On the other hand certain parties have kept strengthening military deployment, increasing military presence, and scaling up military exercises. As a result the confrontation on the Peninsula has intensified, plunging into a vicious circle. This situation must be changed.

    Liu Jieyi (Chinese is a Chinese diplomat. Since 2013, he has been China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in New York. In 2013, Liu succeeded Li Baodong as China's Permanent Representative to the UN in New York. During November 2013, Liu was the President of the UN Security Council.

    On a Same Day, November 30, 2016: Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. to the United Nations, at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2321 on Sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

    The Security Council Resolution 2321 on Sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) respond to...

    FACT SHEET: Resolution 2321 (2016) Strengthening Sanctions on the DPRK

      Sources: United Nation, Yahoo, Youtube, Arirang News,world , Wikipedia, WSJ Live
      Dec 2nd, 2016

      catch4all.com, Sandra Englund

     


Remarks by Secretary Carter and Minister Han
in a Press Conference in the Pentagon Briefing

    Press Operations

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter; Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Han Min Koo

    Oct. 20, 2016 First, we discussed the continued threat from North Korea. Indeed, North Korea's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches, like the one that failed last evening, threaten the stability of the Korean Peninsula and the broader Asia-Pacific region. As with previous tests, we strongly condemn last night's attempt, which even in failing, violated several U.N. Security Council resolutions, and affirm that this latest provocation only strengthens our resolve to work together with our Republic of Korea allies to maintain stability on the peninsula. Indeed, the United States remains committed to defending our allies against any threat with the full spectrum of American military might. That's why we're adapting our force structure on the peninsula, most recently by agreeing as allies to deploy THAAD to defend against North Korean missile threats. And that's why we're ensuring we remain ready to, as we say, "fight tonight." And we're working together to achieve a conditions-based transfer of wartime operational control.

    And that's why the United States is reaffirming its ironclad commitment to defend South Korea with our extended deterrence capabilities. We agreed yesterday to establish the Extended Deterrent Strategy and Consultation Group through which we will discuss further steps we can take.

    Make no mistake, any attack on America or our allies will not only be defeated, but any use of nuclear weapons will be met with an overwhelming and effective response.

    According to South China Morning Post: PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 October, 2016, 4:38pm UPDATED : Monday, 24 October, 2016, 10:51pm China's coal imports from North Korea fall amid calls for tougher sanctions over nuclear tests Beijing announced in April it would ban North Korean coal imports, but has previously made exemptions for deliveries intended for ‘livelihood purposes’ China’s coal imports from North Korea in September fell by more than a quarter from August, customs data showed, after a push from the United States last month to punish North Korea for its recent nuclear test with a tougher ban on its coal exports. Data from the General Administration of Customs released on Monday showed China imported 1.8 million tonnes of anthracite coal from North Korea last month. That was 27 per cent below the 2.465 million tonnes imported in August, which was the highest since at least the start of 2016.

    The United States and Japan have been holding talks in Tokyo on North Korea's nuclear and missile threats,... and other issues of mutual interest. South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam and his U.S. and Japanese counterparts Tony Blinken and Shinsuke Sugiyama were said to have discussed additional sanctions on Pyongyang,... with heightened tensions since the regime conducted its fifth nuclear test in September. The talks are the fifth of their kind since the first gathering held in Washington in April 2015. On Wednesday,... Lim and Blinken, as well as Lim and Sugiyama held separate bilateral talks,... during which they agreed to work together to strengthen punitive measures on North Korea.


North Korea Threat South Korea Ash land When It’s Defends Nuclear Warhead Weapon by THAAD
THAAD PROVIDES EFFECTIVE DEFENSE
AGAINST TBM THREATS