DRPK summer 2018

Reports on current military activity
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Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:04 pm

The Trump administration has presented North Korea with a formal timeline for starting the process of denuclearization — and Pyongyang has rejected it several times. It shows that even after months of talks, Washington and Pyongyang have made little progress toward ending the North Korean nuclear threat.
The details of the US-proposed timeline, which have not previously been reported, are as follows: North Korea hands over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear warheads within six to eight months; the US or a third party — likely another country — takes possession of them and removes them from North Korea. It’s unclear what concessions, if any, the US would offer in exchange beyond sanctions relief or removing North Korea from the state sponsors of terrorism list.

According to two people familiar with the discussions, this is the plan that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has presented to North Korean negotiators multiple times over the past two months. But each time, the North Korean negotiators, led by Kim Yong Chol — a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — have turned down Pompeo’s proposal.

Further complicating matters, North Korea hasn’t yet disclosed to the United States exactly how many nuclear bombs it even has.

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/8 ... ssion=true

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Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates a low level of activity at North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard, where North Korea’s only experimental ballistic missile submarine (SSBA) is berthed. Movement of parts and equipment consistent with a shipbuilding campaign first observed last year appear to be ongoing. However, there is no conclusive evidence that a new submarine is being built or if so, what type of ship is under construction
https://www.38north.org/2018/08/sinpo08162018/

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Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:31 am

Special Ops activity continues around the Korean Peninsula: Seawolf-class nuke submarine USS Connecticut docks in Yokosuka while Ohio-class USS Michigan is in and out of Okinawa and Yokosuka in apparent coordinated maneuvers with C-146A Wolfhound planes
https://t.co/deHlScyB5K https://t.co/yaEOUrFJwl

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Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:31 pm

The U.S. is found to have proposed that North Korea ship 50 percent of its nuclear warheads to the United Kingdom. Britain is known for its expertise in nuclear weapons dismantlement

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:54 pm

What about the other 50%?

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:06 pm

The other 50% stay in North Korea so Kim does not experience the same fate as Saddam & Gadaffi.

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:39 pm

Silent wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:06 pm
The other 50% stay in North Korea so Kim does not experience the same fate as Saddam & Gadaffi.
I'm pretty certain the same outcome is desirable ...

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:19 pm

The commander of United States Forces Korea (USFK) minimized the impact of suspended U.S.-South Korea military exercises on troop readiness on Wednesday, and said the joint drills in recent years were used to pressure North Korea to engage in diplomatic talks.

“Our military actions can be used to increase pressure or decrease pressure. We are an agile instrument in the hands of our political leaders,” said General Vincent Brooks, the Commander of the USFK, the United Nations Command and the Combined Forces Command; the integrated military structure in South Korea that has been in place since the Korean War.

In the past, U.S. military officials insisted that these joint drills were intended to maintain force readiness, and were defensive in nature to deter a possible North Korean attack.
https://www.voanews.com/amp/us-south-ko ... ssion=true

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:21 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed Wednesday they will continue to work together toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

During their phone talks, Abe and Trump discussed the latest situation surrounding North Korea and coordinated their policies in dealing with the country, Abe told reporters.

The telephone conversation comes ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected visit to Pyongyang, which would be his fourth, as Washington has been trying to push North Korea into taking concrete action to achieve the denuclearization goal.

Abe also said he was reassured by Trump that Washington will provide support to Tokyo in resolving the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. The Japanese prime minister has described the resolution as one of his administration's top priorities.
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2018 ... ource.html

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Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:27 pm

6400 khz Radio Pyongyang sends coded message
https://twitter.com/Spy_Stations/status ... 02560?s=19

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