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Better defences needed to ward off North Korea, US expert warns Australia

29 Setiembre 2017, 08:39 | Bibiana Flor

Better defences needed to ward off North Korea, US expert warns Australia

Better defences needed to ward off North Korea, US expert warns Australia

According to a report in Milliyet, Givens, who has worked for four years in South Korea, also stressed that this count does not add to possibility of using nuclear weapons. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country", he told reporters in NY on Monday, where he had been attending the annual United Nations General Assembly.

The talk of increased U.S. firepower in South Korea comes after North Korea interpreted some of President Donald Trump's tweets as a declaration of war, and announced it would try to shoot down USA bombers flying anywhere near its airspace.

Air Force B-1B bombers from Andersen Air Force base in Guam and Marine Corps F-35B fighters from Iwakuni, Japan, have been dropping bombs on a training range in South Korea, just a few dozen miles from border with the North.

The North Koreans have an extensive chemical weapons stockpile.

Lamrani said that North Korea has a few variants of older Soviet-made jets and some "knock-off" Soviet air defenses, such as the KN-06 surface-to-air missile battery that mimics Russia's S-300 system.

Dr Roberts said it was very clear separating USA allies from the United States and from each other was central to Mr Kim's strategy.

The National Assembly Intelligence Committee received a report from the head of the NIS's North Korea bureau on September 26 in the form of a roundtable with party secretaries.

Fears of a clash were sharpened after U.S. bombers flew off the coast of North Korea on Saturday - going further north of the demilitarised zone than any United States aircraft has flown this century. When the South has wartime operation control, the North will fear us more, and the people will trust our armed forces more.

It's also unclear if North Korea could shoot down United States jets with surface-to-air missiles.

"The president handpicked the venue because it was a symbolic place for the Cheonan's sinking and Yeonpyeong sea skirmish", said a senior Blue House official, referring to two deadly naval incidents involving North Korea. In 1969, a North Korean fighter jet shot down an unarmed US reconnaissance plane and killed all 31 crewmembers on board.

While some of the finer points of the nuclear fission techniques needed to build a hydrogen bomb are classified, a Pakistani physicist, AQ Khan, is alleged to have sold the secrets of the atom bomb to both Iran and North Korea in the early 2000s.

South Korea has blamed the North for a series of hacking attempts in the last few years, including a 2013 cyber attack against South Korean banks and broadcasters that froze computer systems for more than a week. "There was no specific response from North Korea when the B-1Bs entered [its airspace]", the NIS declared at the meeting.

China, the North's neighbour and only major ally, warned yesterday that any conflict would have "no winners".

Hong Jun-pyo, the head of the Liberty Korea Party, recently said the "Return of OPCON is basically disbanding the Korea-US military alliance". This is when it will set up a new joint command headed by a Korean general rather than the chief of the U.S. Forces Korea.

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