North Korea ready to sink US aircraft carrier; detains an US citizen

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North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party commented that their forces are combat-ready to sink a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike. It said that that such a strike will be an actual example to show its military’s force. The commentary was carried on page three of the newspaper, after a two-page feature about leader Kim Jong Un inspecting pig farm.

North Korea also detained a man named Tony Kim, a US citizen who has been in North Korea for a month teaching accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology according to the institution’s chancellor Chan-Mo Park. Tony was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country.

North Korea will mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People’s Army on Tuesday, and might test some of its weapons as has been the tradition.

Currently, USS Carl Vinson along with Japanese warships Samidare and Ashigara are spread in the waters around the Korean Peninsula to strike the North if it test any nuclear missiles.

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Things are heating up in the Korean Peninsula. What will be Kim Jong Un’s move now!?

Beijing outflanking US?

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US aircrafft carrier Carl Vinson has been patrolling the South China Sea since the last week. It is just the kind of display of Washington’s power and global reach that the US Navy excels at – both to reassure allies and, in this case, send a message to potential foes.

Military experts project that within a decade, China might have more warships than US because military buildup is part of the strategy to dominate many disputed territories in the Southern China Sea. The strategy includes new weapons systems, considerable conventional naval expansion but also a host of other tactics including building naval bases, floating power stations and artificial islands.

In 1995, when the Chinese fired several missiles and conducted military maneuvers around Taiwan, President Bill Clinton ordered two aircraft carriers to patrol the waters between Taiwan and China, a move that Beijing’s military could do little to stop without sparking a war it knew it would not win.

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