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Japan's North Korea Warning Would Be 10 Minutes, Max

Japanese government admits there wouldn't be much time to seek shelter

(Newser) - If the Japanese ever receive word that North Korea has launched a missile toward them, they better find shelter quickly—because the government estimates any warning will be 10 minutes at most, the Japan Times reports. The Japanese seem to be on edge in the wake of chatter that Pyongyang... More »

Seoul, US Start War Games

So far, North Korea's response is muted

(Newser) - North Korea formerly threatened to cancel the long-awaited family reunions between the two Koreas if South Korea went ahead with its annual joint military drills with the US. But as it stands, both events are happening simultaneously. As the six-day reunion continued today, the military drills began, the BBC reports;... More »

US, South Korea Wrap Up War Games

Just 7 South Koreans still at Kaesong

(Newser) - The US and South Korea have finished up their yearly joint military drills —or, as the North calls them, "attack rehearsals"—that have been going on since February. The "Foal Eagle" drills, which involved some 10,000 US troops, are "over, but the South Korean... More »

North Korea Holds Artillery Drills Near Border

Kim Jong Un supervises as shells hit 'imaginary targets': state news

(Newser) - Under Kim Jong Un's supervision, North Korea has conducted live artillery drills near a contested sea border with the South, state news reported. The drills reportedly hit the "biggest hotspots in the southwestern sector of the front." It's not clear exactly when the drills, serving as... More »

North Korea Scraps Armistice, Cuts Hotline as War Games Begin

UN will today look at North Korea's appalling human rights record

(Newser) - North Korea today "completely scrapped" the armistice that held a tenuous peace on the peninsula for six decades, reports the Washington Post , even as American and South Korean troops began the large-scale military drills Pyongyang had warned them to abandon. The North is playing up its unpredictability, saying in... More »

N. Korea Threatens to Kill Korean War Ceasefire

As US-China proposal on new sanctions goes to UN today

(Newser) - The US and China have settled on a new round of sanctions against North Korea, and Pyongyang is responding by ratcheting up its usual bluster, threatening to cancel the 1953 ceasefire that ended the Korean War if sanctions go forward and US-South Korean military drills that began March 1 continue.... More »

North Korea: US 'Well Within' Nuclear Range

Pyongyang propaganda also warns Korean peninsula near 'explosion'

(Newser) - Pyongyang has a message for the US: North Korea has become a "fully-independent rocket and nuclear weapons state," according to an official website—and America "should be acutely aware that the US mainland is now well within the range of our strategic rockets and nuclear weapons."... More »

Iran Kicks Off Massive War Drills

Calls air drills its biggest ever

(Newser) - Days after Iran fired on a US drone , the country is launching vast military drills today—including what local reports call the biggest air drills the Islamic Republic has ever conducted. The drills will blanket about half the country and involve 8,000 soldiers; officials will also test missiles, artillery,... More »

North Korea: We're Ready to Use Nukes in 'Holy War'

Armed forces minister issues new threat

(Newser) - North Korea is ready to use nuclear weapons in its "holy war" against South Korea, warned Pyongyang's minister of armed forces today. Minister Kim Yong-chun repeated North Korea's earlier charges that military drills in the South were the beginnings of a planned assault on his nation, reports Reuters . He... More »

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