North Korea Moves Missile as Nuclear Crisis Escalates
North Korea Moves Missile as Nuclear Crisis Escalates
North Korea is moving a medium-range missile to a site in the east of the country, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday as tensions with the nuclear-armed state continued to escalate.
The official declined to say where the Musudan missile was headed, but the North has used a site near the Russian border on the coast for its missile tests in the past.
In response to North Korea's announcement that they will be deploying small, light nuclear strikes, the Pentagon has announced it is sending an anti-ballistic missile system to Guam. NBC's Richard Engel reports.
South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told lawmakers Thursday that the missile had considerable range but not enough to hit the U.S. mainland, according to The Associated Press.
The news came hours after North Korea's military warned that it had been authorized to attack the U.S. using smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear weapons -- the latest in a string of war cries against America in recent weeks.
The moment of explosion is approaching fast,” the military statement said.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula rose in December when the North test-fired a rocket and increased again when it tested a nuclear bomb in February.
Russia joined the ranks of countries voicing concern at the escalating crisis, saying the North's disregard for United Nations’ restrictions was unacceptable.
The U.S. is sending an advanced anti-ballistic missile system to Guam to protect American military sites, officials said Wednesday.
The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system is expected to arrive at the U.S. territory in the Pacific within two weeks.
U.S. officials tell NBC News they believe North Korea does have the capability to put a nuclear weapon on a missile and that they have missile deliverable nukes. Those missiles, however, cannot go more than 1000 miles. NBC's Richard Engel reports.
We are doing everything we can ... to defuse that situation on the peninsula, Hagel said after a speech Wednesday at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.
I hope the North will ratchet this very dangerous rhetoric down, he said, adding that there is a pathway to peace but only if Pyongyang decides to be a responsible member of the world community.
On Thursday, North Korea warned its military had been authorized to carry out cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strikes to protect itself against the United States.
The moment of explosion is approaching fast. No one can say a war will break out in Korea or not and whether it will break out today or tomorrow, read the statement of an unnamed military spokesman.
If North Korea were to employ nuclear weapons, it would impact U.S. troops and pressure Japan and South Korea to also consider obtaining nuclear weapons – something that could lead to an all-out arms race. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
The U.S. high-handed hostile policy toward the DPRK aimed to encroach upon its sovereignty and the dignity of its supreme leadership and bring down its social system is being implemented through actual military actions without hesitation, the North’s statement read.
Meanwhile, a former U.N. official who visited North Korea last year reported that officials there said they could restart the Yongbyon reactor in three months. That is significantly quicker than many U.S. nuclear experts believe a restart would take.
U.S. officials said they did not believe the operation would be a huge engineering challenge.
A restart would, however, be significant, as it would give North Korea the capability to make weapons-grade plutonium again. The reactor was shut down in 2007.
North Korea's assertion that it intends to bring Yongbyon back online can't be easily written off as an insurmountable hurdle, one U.S. official said.
Author:Dorothy Lee Phone: 615-973-6363 Dated: April 4th 2013 Views: 512 About Dorothy: Dorothy Lee’s 18+ years extensive knowledge and experience in Real Estate provides her a unique v...
View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access.
At Exit Realty of the South, we are committed to providing you with up-to-date information, comprehensive resources and the highest possible level of customer service in order to meet or exceed your real estate goals and objectives. Guided by honesty and integrity as a professional standard throughout the company, we are devoted to your total satisfaction as the benchmark of our success. The recipe for our success is an extensive support team that is second-to-none and passionate real estate professionals who invest numerous hours of continuing education to remain on top of their field.
Above and beyond having the desire, knowledge and ability to manage a real estate transaction, we employ innovative tools and systems that allow us to be most effective and efficient in serving you. From our computers to web-based real estate software and many other innovative techniques, we are driven to stay at the leading edge of technology to better serve you.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality Realtor services. At Exit Realty of the South we strive to provide the most knowledgeable and savvy real estate agents in the market. Whether you are buying or selling, an Exit Realty of the South sales representative has the skills to serve you above the rest.
Part of the job of a REALTOR® is keeping up with what is happeni
"Dorothy was personable, professional, and wonderful to work with. She had great ideas on how to sell my home. Dorothy used her many years of experience to help me set my price, negotiate counter offers and close the deal. She actually had two offers within 4 days of it being on the market a and ultimately had my house sold and closed within 25 days. "