March 28, 2013 - SOUTH KOREA
United States sends B2 Bombers to South Korea
US B2 Bombers Test Fire in Korean Peninsula
"If [the D.P.R.K.] wants to have support from the international community economically, in terms of supporting its people, it’s got to come back into compliance with its international obligations," the United States State Department said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the United States air force's nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bomber carried out its first firing drill over the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, a military source in Seoul said, sending another strong signal of warning to North Korea threatening a preemptive nuclear attack on the U.S. and the South.
NEWS UPDATE - MONDAY April 1, 2013 -- The U.S. Navy is shifting the USS Fitzgerald, a guided-missile destroyer in the Pacific, to waters off the Korean peninsula in the wake of ongoing rhetoric from North Korea, U.S. defense officials said.
The destroyer is capable of intercepting missiles fired by North Korea.
USS Fitzgerald Firing Missiles
On Sunday, The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea as part of military exercises.
President Park Geun-hye of South Korea ordered the country's military on Monday to deliver a strong and immediate response to any North Korean provocation.
China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country and has conducted live fire exercises off the pacific.
North Korea said on Tuesday that it will both restart its old nuclear reactor, which had provided plutonium fuel for its nuclear weapons until it was mothballed in 2007, and rev up its uranium enrichment.
U.S. sends in $900M anti-missile radar array as North Korea vows to fire up nuclear reactor.
North Korea refused to allow South Koreans to travel to a jointly run industrial park inside the North on Wednesday, in what appeared to be a new form of pressure from Pyongyang as relations between the two nations remain tense.
The latest statement from Pyongyang "formally informs" the Pentagon it has "ratified" a possible nuclear strike.
South Korea's defense minister says North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, but says it is not capable of hitting the United States.
The North Korean government said it would not be able to guarantee the safety of embassies from April 10. The foreign ministry on Friday gave ambassadors in Pyongyang until Wednesday to say if they needed help with closing their missions and evacuating staff.
The U.S. military exercises codenamed Foal Eagle began on March 1 and will end on April 30.
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Kim Jong Un was promoted to the rank of marshal of the DPRK in the Korean People's Army on 18 July 2012, consolidating his position as the supreme commander of the armed forces.
North Korea is showing signs it could be preparing to carry out a new nuclear test, South Korea's Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae said Monday, according to the semi-official South Korean news agency Yonhap.
U.S. intelligence community now throwing everything they have at figuring out North Korea's next move. North Korea may test fire missiles on it's east coast this week.
Japan has installed PAC-3 patriot missiles in anticipation of a possible launch from North Korea.
South Korean capital prepares for aggression from North by preparing parking structures for use as urban bunkers.
North Koreans have told all foreign diplomats they should leave by Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
President Park has stated that South Korea will not accept an attack from North Korea without retaliation.
"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermonuclear war due to the evermore undisguised hostile actions of the United States and the south Korean puppet warmongers and their moves for a war against the DPRK," said North Korea News Agency in a statement.
NEWS UPDATE Thursday, April 11, 2013 -- In the U.S., the Pentagon now believes that North Korea possesses a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. A Pentagon spy agency has concluded with "moderate confidence" that North Korea has developed ballistic nuclear weapons.