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North Korea Warns of Possible Retaliation for South Korea Exercise

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s military warned Sunday that it will retaliate if an upcoming South Korean firing drill violates the North’s territorial waters. A notice carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency warned residents of five islands near the sea border in the Yellow Sea to evacuate before the drills start Monday morning. However, South […]

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N. Korea Blasts Seoul For Military Exercise

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has sharply criticized South Korea for conducting military exercises Wednesday near an island just south of the contested Yellow Sea border. North Korean state media quoted the country’s supreme military command as saying the major drill represented a new political and military provocation. It threatened a “sea of fire” in Seoul if any […]

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South Korea Announces Plan for Major Military Drill

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has announced plans for a major nationwide military exercise aimed at sharpening combat capabilities against any future North Korean provocations. The military said Thursday the seven-day annual exercise will begin next week and involve all branches of the South Korean services. The program will include a joint drill with U.S. forces. South Korean […]

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Outgoing US Commander Recalls Response to North Korean Attack

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 5:03 am (UTC-5)
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An outgoing U.S. military commander in South Korea says U.S. forces had aircraft in the air and launchers ready to fire in the hours after a North Korean attack on the South last year. The U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes quotes Major General Michael Tucker describing the action at a ceremony Tuesday in South […]

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Verbal Sparring Between Koreas Follows Artillery Exchange

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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North and South Korea traded verbal volleys Thursday, a day after an artillery exchange in waters near their Yellow Sea border caused tensions to spike. North Korea, in a statement released on its official news agency, flatly denied South Korean charges that it fired off a handful of artillery shells, sparking Wednesday’s exchange. It said […]

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North Korea Denies Shelling Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has denied shelling near South Korea’s border and accuses Seoul of war mongering. The state-run Korea Central News Agency carried a report Wednesday denying any firing in the waters near the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong in the Yellow Sea. Earlier in the day, South Korean news media said the two sides had […]

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Koreas Exchange Artillery Fire Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Seoul say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near their tense maritime border in the Yellow Sea. A defense ministry official in Seoul said all shells fell into the sea and there were no reports of damage or injuries on Yeonpyeong island, where a North Korean artillery attack […]

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South Korea Reports Artillery Exchange With North Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near their tense maritime border in the Yellow Sea. A defense ministry official in Seoul said all the shots fell into the sea and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The exchange took place near Yeonpyeong island, where […]

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South Korea Reports Artillery Exchange With North Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near their tense maritime border in the Yellow Sea. A defense ministry said all the shots fell into the sea and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The exchange took place near Yeonpyeong island, where a North Korean […]

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South Korea Reports Artillery Exchange With North Near Border Island

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Wednesday in an area near the tense border with North Korea. Initial reports said three shells were fired on either side and most appear to have landed in the sea short of the border. There was no immediate evidence of damage or injuries. South […]

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