As the U.S. and South Korea prepare its annual war games, North Korea threatens war. FOX News reports North Korea shut their borders and have said they are fully combat ready.

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North Korean News Agency KCNA reports North Korea perceives the joint training between the U.S. and it’s southern neighbor as a serious threat.

“The large-scale joint military exercises against fellow countrymen staged by [South Korea] together with foreign forces can never be tolerated in the least as they are a treacherous crime of going against the trend of the times toward independent reunification.” (KCNA)

There are widespread reports North Korea is planning to launch a satellite soon, but as FOX News reports the launch may actually be a show of military strength.

“The United States says that the ‘satellite’ is most likely a missile, that could hit Alaska in theory.” (FOX News)

However, South Korean newspaper Korea Herald urged North Korea to cease its satellite testing plans.

“The display of massive military power… should convince the North Koreans of the futility of their attempt to force concessions from the United States with its rudimentary nuclear and missile programs.” (Korea Herald)

FOX News points out that North Korea’s threats are routine....

“If they do launch a missile, that is in violation of a treaty. Also, we’ve already said that we’re not going to shoot that missile down, so we’re not going to provoke a crisis. Another thing is, we have an exercise with South Korea every year. Every year North Korea complains.”
(FOX News)

MSNBC discusses the U.S.’s capability of shooting down hostile missiles if indeed North Korea fires one.

“Admiral Keating in the Pacific Command said recently that the U.S. does have the ability to shoot down a North Korea missiles if in fact they test it. This was not a threat, but he was just speaking technically about the ability for the U.S. to do that.” (MSNBC)

However, Russia Today provides a different view, saying that North Korea has reasons to be alarmed about remarks from the Pentagon.

“Some Russian analysts say that it’s the U.S., not Pyongyang, that’s going over the top. We have no proof that it’s a ballistic missile. North K. clearly says that it’s a satellite, and shooting it down will be a very unpleasant international incident.” (Russia Today)


So do you think North Korea’s threats are cause for worry? Do you think North Korea is intending to launch a missile? We’d love to hear your comments, and please be sure to check out our sources.

I’m Charlotte Bellis for newsy.com, where multiple perspectives help provide the real story.

War Games or Real War?

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Mar 10, 2009

War Games or Real War?

As the U.S. and South Korea prepare its annual war games, North Korea threatens war. FOX News reports North Korea shut their borders and have said they are fully combat ready.

Hello I’m Charlotte Bellis and you’re watching newsy.com.
North Korean News Agency KCNA reports North Korea perceives the joint training between the U.S. and it’s southern neighbor as a serious threat.

“The large-scale joint military exercises against fellow countrymen staged by [South Korea] together with foreign forces can never be tolerated in the least as they are a treacherous crime of going against the trend of the times toward independent reunification.” (KCNA)

There are widespread reports North Korea is planning to launch a satellite soon, but as FOX News reports the launch may actually be a show of military strength.

“The United States says that the ‘satellite’ is most likely a missile, that could hit Alaska in theory.” (FOX News)

However, South Korean newspaper Korea Herald urged North Korea to cease its satellite testing plans.

“The display of massive military power… should convince the North Koreans of the futility of their attempt to force concessions from the United States with its rudimentary nuclear and missile programs.” (Korea Herald)

FOX News points out that North Korea’s threats are routine....

“If they do launch a missile, that is in violation of a treaty. Also, we’ve already said that we’re not going to shoot that missile down, so we’re not going to provoke a crisis. Another thing is, we have an exercise with South Korea every year. Every year North Korea complains.”
(FOX News)

MSNBC discusses the U.S.’s capability of shooting down hostile missiles if indeed North Korea fires one.

“Admiral Keating in the Pacific Command said recently that the U.S. does have the ability to shoot down a North Korea missiles if in fact they test it. This was not a threat, but he was just speaking technically about the ability for the U.S. to do that.” (MSNBC)

However, Russia Today provides a different view, saying that North Korea has reasons to be alarmed about remarks from the Pentagon.

“Some Russian analysts say that it’s the U.S., not Pyongyang, that’s going over the top. We have no proof that it’s a ballistic missile. North K. clearly says that it’s a satellite, and shooting it down will be a very unpleasant international incident.” (Russia Today)


So do you think North Korea’s threats are cause for worry? Do you think North Korea is intending to launch a missile? We’d love to hear your comments, and please be sure to check out our sources.

I’m Charlotte Bellis for newsy.com, where multiple perspectives help provide the real story.

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