USA MOVES DESTROYER OFF NKOREA CHINESE TROOPS MOBILIZE NEARBY China Yuan Hits Record High Against the Dollar Kim Jong-un targets American soldiers in latest vid

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China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea
 

AP

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April 1, 2013 2:30 pm

China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said.

Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea.

According to the officials, the PLA has stepped up military mobilization in the border region with North Korea since mid-March, including troop movements and warplane activity.

China’s navy also conducted live-firing naval drills by warships in the Yellow Sea that were set to end Monday near the Korean peninsula, in apparent support of North Korea, which was angered by ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills that are set to continue throughout April.

North Korea, meanwhile, is mobilizing missile forces, including road-mobile short- and medium-range missiles, according to officials familiar with satellite imagery of missile bases.

The missile activity is believed to be North Korea’s response to the ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises that last week included highly publicized flights by two B-2 strategic nuclear bombers near North Korean territory as part of annual military exercises.

North Korea’s government announced last week that since March 26 its missile and artillery forces have been placed on the highest alert status.

Specifically, Nodong medium-range missiles and their mobile launchers were spotted in satellite imagery, the officials said.

There are also indications North Korea will soon conduct a flight test of its new KN-08 road-mobile ICBM or its intermediate-range Musudan mobile missile. Test preparations had been detected in the past, the officials said.

A military provocation by North Korean forces against the South is not expected while the current war games are underway in South Korea, officials said.

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China Yuan Hits Record High Against the Dollar

China’s yuan reached a record high against the U.S. dollar late Monday after the central bank guided it stronger via a reference exchange rate.

The dollar was at CNY6.2080 around 0830 GMT on the over-the-counter market, the lowest close since the launch of the modern Chinese currency trading system in 1994. It spent Monday moving between CNY6.2073 …

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US Navy shifts destroyer in wake of North Korea missile threats

Most people in Seoul, South Korea think North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is bluffing, but the question is “why?” Experts say Jong-un is in the process of consolidating power and planning to eliminate his rivals. NBC’s Richard Engel reports from Seoul, South Korea.

By Jim Miklaszewski, and Courtney Kube, NBC News

The U.S. Navy is shifting 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 USS McCain is capable of intercepting and destroying a missile, should North Korea decide to fire one off, the officials said.

Still, U.S. defense officials insist that there is nothing to indicate that North Korea is on the verge of another launch.

The White House on Monday said the United States hasn’t seen large-scale movements from North Korean military forces in the aftermath of harsh rhetoric from the reclusive government.

Crackpot Kim Jong-un targets American soldiers in latest vid

Crackpot Kim Jong-un targets American soldiers in latest vid

Targeted ... North Koreans fired at American targets in latest film

Targeted … North Koreans fired at American targets in latest film
By VINCE SOODIN
Published: 01st April 2013

NORTH Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un has stoked further tensions with the US – releasing disturbing footage of live-firing exercises using cut-outs of American soldiers as targets.

The video from state TV emerged days after the country warned it was in a “state of war” with the South.

Soldiers can be seen letting off a volley of bullets at the targets which are left riddled with holes.

It’s the latest provocative film released by communist nation led by crackpot dictator Kim Jong-un.

North Korea war training shown off in video

SOLDIERS in the secretive country practise shooting at mocked up Americans and South Koreans in a video released by state media

Pyongyang has voiced anger over joint US-South Korean military drills south of the border.

Kim Jong-Un vowed to bolster its nuclear capability and described atomic weapons as “a national treasure”.

He has been in an escalating war of words with the US in recent weeks.

Dictator ... Kim Jong-un

Dictator … Kim Jong-un

It has included him threatening to launch missile attacks on American targets in the region.

South Korea’s president Park Geun-Hye has promised a strong military response to any North Korean provocation.

The US has deployed stealth fighters to the South as part of its on-going military exercises.

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