Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Skeeve » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:56 pm

Meanwhile: U.S. North and South Korean begin removing guard posts at border
North and South Korea have reportedly demolished and dismantled nearly two dozen guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone.
Not much of an article, so I found another one...I never herd of this paper so, grain of salt.

2 Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts
SEOUL, South Korea —
The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to reduce tensions across the world's most fortified border, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.
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South Korea reportedly has about 60 guard posts — bunker-like concrete structures surrounded with layers of barbed-wire fences and manned by soldiers equipped with machine guns — stretched across the ironically named Demilitarized Zone.
So, it is a begining then...and a contrast to the rumour story posted by the NYT.
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:50 am

North Korea May Not Be Expanding Missile Program After All, Monitor Says Media Got It Wrong

A widely covered news story about North Korea's alleged ongoing development of ballistic missile sites misconstrued the findings of the report it was based on, according to a leading monitor.

The Stimson Center's 38 North group published a commentary Tuesday criticizing what it called a "misleading story" featured the day before in The New York Times. The newspaper cited satellite imagery analyzed by experts Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Victor Cha and Lisa Collins to argue that North Korea was continuing its ballistic missile program by working on secret launch sites despite supreme leader Kim Jong Un's public assurances to President Donald Trump.

Leon V. Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council and former Times editorial board member, argued Tuesday in a 38 North commentary that the three researchers "make no such claim." Sigal noted that the original report even mentioned that "the Sakkanmol Missile Operating Base and 15 others have long been observed by U.S. intelligence, 13 of them by Bermudez himself."

"Far from 'moving ahead with its ballistic missile program,' Bermudez notes that 'only minor infrastructure changes were observed' at this particular site since Kim Jong Un came to power in December 2011," Sigal added.
Rest of the story: https://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-ma ... ng-1214169

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Witness » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:43 am

Undeclared North Korea: The Sakkanmol Missile Operating Base

Key Findings
  • Sakkanmol (삭간몰) is an undeclared operational missile base for short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs).
  • It is one of 13, out of an estimated total of 20, undeclared North Korean missile operating bases identified by Beyond Parallel research.
  • Sakkanmol currently houses a unit equipped with SRBMs but could easily accommodate more capable medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs).
  • The base is also one of the closest to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and Seoul, giving it the shortest flight time.
  • North Korea’s decommissioning of the Sohae satellite launch facility, while gaining much media attention, obscures the military threat to U.S. forces and South Korea from this and other undeclared ballistic missile bases.
https://beyondparallel.csis.org/undecla ... ting-base/

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Re: Official North Korea Appreciation Thread

Post by Laura Bush » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:38 am

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