>WW4 File: Russia’s military on combat alert, monitoring Korean situation; NK FM in Moscow, justifies nuke deterrent; Japan deploys Patriots

>Pictured here: Tourists look toward North Korea from an observation post, just south of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Goseong, about 205 miles northeast of Seoul, on December 14, 2010. South Korea believes that the North has been secretly enriching uranium at new locations outside its main nuclear site.

News Updates

– On Tuesday, Russian news agency Interfax quoted Russia’s top general, Nikolai Makarov, as saying about political tensions on the Korean Peninsula: “Without a doubt, we have taken measures to increase the combat-readiness of our forces. The [Russian] military is continuing to monitor the situation.” (source)

Ten Japanese fighter jets intercept two Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers on December 14, as Russian aircraft completed 12-hour flight over Sea of Japan and Pacific Ocean. (source)

– Over the weekend, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, in a terse one-sentence news flash, reported that Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun had left for Russia. (source)

– NK FM boasts of Pyongyang’s nuclear deterrent in interview with Interfax: “We once again feel convinced that we have made the right choice in strengthening our defenses with the nuclear deterrent.”

– On Monday, in a meeting with Pak, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov condemns NK shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island on November 23, killing four, including two marines.

– Under new defense policy guidelines, Tokyo plans to boost its deployment of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor missiles at air bases to counter the threat of NK’s ballistic missiles. (source)

One response to “>WW4 File: Russia’s military on combat alert, monitoring Korean situation; NK FM in Moscow, justifies nuke deterrent; Japan deploys Patriots

  1. mah29001 December 15, 2010 at 12:58 am

    >Sounds like Russia and China are ready to allow the demise of Crazy Kim's regime. I wonder if Crazy Kim may end up dead like Bennito Mussolini who was hanged by really Italian Communist partisians.There are allegations that the Red Chinese allegedly control an underground North Korean "dissident" movement since they obviously don't want U.S. troops near their own borders. Perhaps a coup probably given by the green light of the Kremlin and Beijing?

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