The shifting of the USS Fitzgerald was “a prudent move” meant to offer “greater missile defense options should that become necessary,” the unnamed official added.
On Sunday, the United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea as part of military exercises with the South Asian country.
On Saturday, Pyongyang announced that it is in a “state of war” with South Korea, warning that any provocation by Seoul and Washington will trigger an all-out nuclear war.
Pyongyang said henceforth “the North-South relations will be entering a state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly."
"The long-standing situation of the Korean Peninsula being neither at peace nor at war is finally over," said a statement issued jointly by the government, political parties and other organizations.
Pyongyang also warned that if Washington and Seoul launched a preemptive attack, the conflict "will not be limited to a local war, but develop into an all-out war, a nuclear war."
Last week, North Korea said that its military should be prepared to attack "all US military bases in the Asia-Pacific region, including the US mainland, Hawaii, and Guam" and South Korea.
British tour operator in North Korea warned to stay away, 'outbreak of war hours away' ~ link ~ If war does break out on the Korean Peninsula it is apt to take millions of lives in the first day or two!!! Stirling
South Korea vows 'strong response' to attack from North Korea, as US boosts military presence off peninsula ~ link ~ South Korea has changed its rules of engagement ordering its troops to immediately respond to provocations from the North. Following the deployment of F-22
"If there is any provocation against South Korea and its people, there should be a strong response in initial combat without any political considerations," Park Geun-hye, South Korean President, is cited as saying by Reuters.
North Korea expands nuclear weapons program ~ link ~ On Sunday the Workers'
A presidential spokesman told Yonhap that Park had emphasised the need for “strong preparedness” in a special video call to the commander of the South Korean navy’s second fleet, which is based in the Yellow Sea, where disputed maritime boundaries have led to clashes in the past.
The lawyer Kevyn Orr took power as dictator of Detroit on Monday, March 25, 2013. He is expected to begin voiding labor contracts, imposing unilateral sacrifices on city workers, autocratically cutting the Detroit city budget, selling off city assets to Governor Snyder’s cronies and backers at bargain basement prices, and privatizing or simply terminating city services. Orr has signaled that one of his priorities will be to renege on Detroit’s pension and healthcare commitments to retired policemen, firemen, teachers, and other municipal workers. He does not rule out a haircut for the bondholders, but this must be considered window dressing unless and until it occurs.
Apricot seed cyanide controversy foolishly obscures an effective alternative cancer cure ~ link ~ Check this one out at the link. Stirling
Caroline Kennedy will be the next American Ambassador to Japan ~ link ~ Americans have a special feeling of affection towards her and her late brother, John. Stirling
Italy: Caretaker PM also sworn in as intern Foreign Minister ~ link ~ Italian caretaker premier Mario Monti was sworn in as temporary Foreign minister, after ex-minister Giulio Terzi stepped down over a furore due to the handling of two Italian marines charged with killing two fishermen on an anti-piracy mission off the coast of India last year. Terzi stunned parliament Tuesday by saying he was quitting because Monti sent the marines back to trial in India against his wishes.
Chicago flashmob-style teenage criminal attacks ~ link ~ This shows just how sick we have allowed certain trashy elements of modern society to become. Stirling
Just imagine the hidden solution to the high unemployment economy is staring in our faces without even a hint of public reaction. The ultimate entrepreneurial partnership allows for corporate security firms to house government dissenters or rebellious non-conformers.