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Monday, 09 October 2017 20:37

North Korea Closely Watched as Key Anniversary Marked; Mattis Says Duty of US Army to ‘Stand Ready’

Written by  Patrick Goodenough

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. and its allies in north-east Asia are keeping a close eye on North Korea on Tuesday, in case the Stalinist regime marks an important anniversary with a new nuclear, missile or military provocation.

The ruling Workers’ Party of Korea’s founding day is being celebrated in Pyongyang at a time of growing concern that tensions on the peninsula could spark a conflict. The regime in previous years has marked October 10 with shows of military might, and its first-ever nuclear test occurred on the eve of the holiday in 2006.

A South Korean military official told Seoul’s Yonhap news agency that the allies have a broad range of surveillance assets in play including reconnaissance aircraft, land-based radar, and a warship equipped with Aegis missile defense systems.

The official said no signs of provocations have yet been detected.

Kim Jong-un has in recent months stepped up threats to target the U.S. and its South Korean and Japanese allies with ballistic missiles, and to shoot down U.S. aircraft should they approach North Korean territory – as U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers did in a patrol off the country’s east coast late last month.

The regime also warned it may carry out a nuclear test in the Pacific.

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Last modified on Monday, 09 October 2017 22:06

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If President Trump is smart he will put RUFF RUFF, Davis and Webster in N Korea!! When those three are on their knees for Fat Boy Rocket man he will light them up and do the whole world a favor!!!!

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Nuke 'em, Danno !

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Jackson Brannon Written by Jackson Brannon
October 10, 2017
Please see my above comment!! I agree but honestly think we can kill 4 birds with one Nuke!!!
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October 11, 2017


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