BREAKING: NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES SHORT-RANGE MISSILES ON EAST COAST

March 15,

NORTH KOREA HAS FIRED TWO SHORT-RANGE TACTICAL

MISSILES OFF ITS EAST COAST

A Whole Range of Missiles

BREAKING: North Korea Launches Short-Range Missiles on East Coast
 March 15, 2013

SEOUL – North Korea has tested short-range missiles in the Sea of Japan (known as the East Sea in Korea), in an apparent attempt to counter-act joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

“North Korea test-launched a short-range missile in the East Sea [Sea of Japan] this afternoon, amid the ongoing security crisis on the Korean peninsula following Pyongyang’s third nuclear test last month,” Yonhap news said.

The source, Yonhap said, was a military source within the South Korean government. The North Korean military launched two KN-02 short-range missiles into international waters, the report said.

Graphic: BBC News

KN-02 missiles are mobile missiles. Based on the Soviet-era OTR-21 Tochka, they are launched from the back of SCUD-like trucks (see above headline image) and, of all North Korean missiles, they have the shortest range, as the above BBC infographic shows.

The short-range missile is a domestic variant of the Syrian ‘Scarab A’ missile, and has a range of 120-140km. It is usually used to take out large building targets and, when miniaturized, can carry a small, tactical, nuclear load.

John Swenson-Wright senior lecturer in East Asian International Relations at the University of Cambridge told NK NEWS  earlier today “the danger of uncontrolled escalation in this situation seems real and therefore something to be managed very very carefully.”

“The real problem is one of miscalculation and misjudgement by either side – with the North believing it can risk a provocation comparable to the 2010 Yeonpyeong shelling, and the South determined to respond decisively.”

March 14,

NORTH KOREA HOLDS LIVE FIRE DRILLS NEAR

DISPUTED MARITIME BORDER

SIMULTANEOUS TO REPORTS, REPUBLIC OF KOREA PRIME MINISTER VISITS YEONPYEONG ISLAND TO INSPECT EVACUATION FACILITIES.
North Korea Holds Live Fire Drills Near Disputed Maritime Border

WASHINGTON D.C. – Kim Jong Un supervised a live artillery drill close to a disputed maritime border with South Korea, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported Thursday morning.

On the same day, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won flew to Yeonpyeong island, just a few miles south from where North Korean drills had taken place, to inspect evacuation facilities and a Marine Corps office.

KCNA said today that the purpose of the latest drill was to “examine the real war fighting capabilities of artillery sub-units in the hotspots whose mission is to strike Taeyonphyong and Paekryong Islands.”   South Korea refers to the same islands as Yeonpyeong (an island shelled in a November 2010 attack that killed four ROK citizens) and Baengnyeong.

http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/north-korea-holds-live-fire-drills-near-disputed-maritime-border/

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15 thoughts on “BREAKING: NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES SHORT-RANGE MISSILES ON EAST COAST

      • Anything for fright taitngs on these websites huh? Now we’re to believe that a 5th world destitute slum is a threat on par with old Soviet Union? Shame on you fearmongers who scream and wail and yet forever hide the real truth of what we need fear- and that is ISRAEL and their infiltration and treaon inside our society.

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  2. The regime is in alignment with the NWO, this could easily be dealt with. Our soldiers, or should I say our special ops, they are capable of taking out the short fat dictator. Although he is not in charge, another puppet like our own dictator. But they wont do it, they have agendas and this North korea fiasco is another ace up the sleeve of the NWO elitest that are controlling all of the current wars and skirmishes. They are planning a third world war, they want to kill billions of people. They use our ignorance to get what they want. They will go into their bunkers before setting it off. Leaving the rest of us who are out of their loop to die off. Then they will emerge from below and bring in their own world order with themselves at the helm and a chosen one that they will claim to be the God of all. Then they will force those that are left to serve them and become their slaves. Bigger players are behind all of this. Be ready, it is coming!

  3. If fishing is one of their biggest industries for domestic food supply, they really should understand how contaminated they are making the oceans.
    I think about USA in the fifties and the dead zones they created by these same types of tests.

    It really is a shame.

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  5. This is all propaganda, N Korea’s military are good for killing dogs and small children , thats it , just like China . It’s all about the FEAR, this is what they feed on. Like ALL Governments. FEAR is there weapon. When the people are finally fed up then the demons will be asking God for protection from us.

  6. Sadam Hussein had one of the largest armies of all times also and you see how that worked out for him. The only thing N.Korea will have going for them is China’s willingness to keep them as a buffer, the last thing they want is a democratic society sharing a border with them that is friendly to the U.S.and willing to let us set up a base in thier “back yard”. China will supply the most advanced weapons to N.Korea to keep this scenario from happening, OR will see the ouster of Kim Jong Un and set up a ruling party similar to thiers for N.Korea but they will not tolerate S. Korea from taking over the whole pennisula, mark my words, they will not tolerate it and will do eveything they can to prevent it.

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