May 7, 2013

Tensions ease as North Korea removes missiles from launch site

North Korea has moved two missiles from launch sites on the country’s eastern coast, U.S. officials revealed Monday, signaling lowered tensions following worries Pyongyang was ready to test-fire the weapons. The Musudan missiles had been ready to launch at any moment, but “they moved ...

As U.S.-South drills finish, tensions ease

May 1, 2013

As U.S.-South drills finish, tensions ease

The United States and South Korea on Tuesday wrapped up military drills at the center of soaring tensions with North Korea, as Pyongyang ignored a new overture over a flagship joint industrial zone. The two-month-long “Foal Eagle” air, ground and naval field training exercise ...

Apr 19, 2013

Abe calls for cranking up political pressure on North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for ratcheting up international pressure on North Korea in light of escalating provocations by Pyongyang, which include threats of military action. “The most important thing is to strengthen pressure and economic sanctions on North Korea and get ...

Yeonpyeong attack raised South Korea's resolve

Apr 16, 2013

Yeonpyeong attack raised South Korea's resolve


North Korea’s fatal artillery attack on the border island of Yeonpyeong over two years ago uprooted old wooden houses from their foundations. One shell punctured the concrete side of a soccer stadium, another struck a rooftop oil tank. Residents rushed to underground bunkers, and ...