North Korea first acknowledged U.S. intelligence community has been able to implement long-range nuclear strike
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newspaper correspondent Li Meng
11-day code-named” critical decision “of the South Korea military exercises on March 10 ended. Although North Korea said it would through the exercise before the nuclear attack and missile attacks to “defensive back”, but so far, the DPRK did not have abnormal movements. “Key decision” based on computer war games to military exercise-based “vulture” exercise to continue until April 30, and “Ronald Reagan” aircraft will also participate. However, due to the earthquake and tsunami emergency in Japan, South Korea’s coastal waters to participate in military exercises scheduled to move into the “Reagan” has arrived in Japanese waters to commence relief operations.
U.S. recognition of North Korea has nuclear first-strike capability
United States, “Defense News” Web site on March 11 that shelling Yin Ping Island North Korea after three months, both from South Korea began on 28 February at the “key decisions” and “vulture” exercise, the former computer-based war games, ended on March 10; the latter is military exercise and continued until 4 30. In the “vulture” exercise, there are 13,000 U.S. troops and 200,000 Han Jun involved, and “Ronald Reagan” aircraft will be participating. However, the U.S. and South Korea were not disclosed whether the aircraft carrier into the Yellow Sea.
South Korean media reported North Korea’s threats, and will be launched with what provocation.
secure connection sites worldwide United States 11 reported that the U.S. defense intelligence chief, Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the disclosure of intelligence that North Korea has produced 6 pieces of a plutonium bomb, and has been able to make it smaller, so that by ballistic missiles or bombers, nuclear strike on distant targets. This is the first time the U.S. intelligence community has acknowledged the Korean long-range nuclear strike capability. In the second North Korean nuclear test (May 2009) after quite a long time, the U.S. intelligence community and think tanks believe that North Korea can not make a nuclear device small and loaded into the implementation of long-range missiles or nuclear bombers blow up. Burgess said: “Although the DPRK expressed its willingness to improve through the nuclear relationship between the U.S. and the DPRK, Pyongyang will not give up nuclear weapons, but they want to keep nuclear weapons to the international community recognized that it is nuclear, and to obtain security guarantees from Washington and economic assistance . “Intrinsic U.S. National Intelligence Director James Rapp also agree with Burgess’s point of view, Clapp said:” The retention of nuclear weapons is the only heavyweight in the hands of Korean brand. “
According to South Korea,” Korea Daily “reported that North Korea South Korea 4 to the northwest metropolitan area of ??satellite navigation systems (GPS) was radio interference, place the same day the South Korean government websites have been hacked by the Department of Pyongyang. South Korea’s Sejong Institute Song Dasheng said that if North Korea carried out last year, sank “day” ship and shelling taeyonpyong other military provocation, this year they are likely to use electronic warfare and psychological warfare and other “unconventional tactics.” Hanguo An insurance policy researcher at the Institute Liudong Lie said that North Korea might use the “e-bomb” or “email bomb” (repeated by a machine to the same address to send bulk e-mail to the recipient network run out of resources) and other attacks. E-bomb is a high-energy microwave weapons, though not hurt, but it can within a certain range of all computer systems and communications equipment damage.
U.S. focus on military ships to help rescue Japan
3 11, the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan (see the 24th edition of the newspaper reports related to ). Request of the Government of Japan, the U.S. Navy and Air Force in the Western Pacific, Japan is actively assisting the disaster relief. U.S. “Stars and Stripes” on the 12th, the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet spokesman, said Davis, “Reagan” aircraft carrier arrived in Japan on Sunday in eastern Kyushu, where support for the U.S. military relief operations in the region. The aircraft was originally to be heading for South Korean waters in order to participate in the US-ROK “vulture” exercise.
Seventh Fleet destroyers, “Michael Campbell” and “Curtis Weber,” sailed from the waters of the Boso Peninsula, Miyagi Prefecture, the Japanese authorities to assist in search and rescue operations at sea. Another destroyer, “Mastin” has left Yokosuka to the disaster area. U.S. “tortuga” amphibious landing ship has left the port of Pohang, South Korea, Monday arrived in the eastern waters of Kyushu, the ship carrying the heavy-lift helicopters can play an active role in search and rescue operations. Seventh Fleet flagship “Blue Ridge” amphibious command ship loaded with relief supplies on the 11th marched out of Singapore in Japan.
At the same time, loaded with medicines and relief supplies the U.S. military planes flew from Iwakuni Air Station in Okinawa, including the four “Sea King” helicopter and four C-130J transport aircraft.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan ordered 50 000 SDF personnel to move into disaster areas to help rescue Japan’s defense ministry said in the press, has asked the U.S. military assistance to 900 SDF personnel and 250 vehicles sent to the most affected serious. While in Japan, ROK and the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, were not disclosed in the relief of the total number of U.S. troops and equipment, but Meifang Zhang Gates 11, said, “to do our best to provide all assistance.”