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.Read more at CNSNews