Originally posted on National Post | News:

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. announced on Thursday that two of its nuclear-capable B-2 bombers dropped dummy munitions on a South Korean island as part of joint military drills.

The move is a show of force following weeks of provocation from North Korea, and is likely to further enrage Pyongyang. North Korea has already issued a flood of ominous statements to highlight displeasure over the drills and U.N. sanctions over its nuclear test last month. A Wednesday statement from North Korea’s state-run news agency, KCNA, said that “the hearts of all service personnel and people of the DPRK are burning with hatred for the enemies” and spoke of “madcap nuclear war drills.” But there were signs Thursday that it is willing to go only so far.

A North Korean industrial plant operated with South Korean know-how was running normally, despite the North’s shutdown a day earlier of communication lines ordinarily used…

View original 1,117 more words

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s