This could be the latest reaction of Kim Jong Un against the allies for the arrival of a US-based submarine and the confinement of a soldier from the US army.
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A battle of cruise missiles was fired by North Korea into the Yellow Sea at 4 am Saturday, considered as a “retaliation” over the protest of the arrival of a nuclear US submarine at a South Korean port- between China and the Korean Peninsula, says the South Korean Chief of Staffs.
“Our military has bolstered surveillance and vigilance while closely cooperating with the United States and maintaining a firm readiness posture,” the JCS said, in the report of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
This was the second attempt while adding to its bombardment of missile launches in recent months. The first missile attempt flew over Japan before crashing into the country’s East Coast. When questioned about the fate of the detained US soldier Travis King, North Korea maintained “public silence,” while the US authorities claimed he “willfully” crossed the North Korean border.
On Wednesday, North Korea shot two short-range ballistic missiles from an area near its capital, Pyongyang, and hovered for about 550 kilometers, prior to touchdown in the waters of the east Korean Peninsula.
The flight distance of these missiles approximately matched the distance between Pyongyang and the South Korean port city of Busan, where the USS Kentucky on Tuesday made the first visit by a US explosive, armed with nuclear energy submarine to South Korea since the 1980s.
Ahead of the submarine’s arrival, a North Korean Defence Ministry spokesperson had notified that the categorization of nuclear assets to the Korean Peninsula “may incite the worst crisis of nuclear conflict in practice.”
North Korea’s Defence Minister Kang Sun-nam said the Ohio-class submarine’s categorisation “may have fallen under the conditions of the use of nuclear weapons specified in the DPRK law on the nuclear force policy,” using an abbreviation for North Korea’s official name.
The Evolution of the Allies
The United States and South Korea have been expanding their combined military exercises and have agreed to increase the regional categorisation of US calculated assets like bombers, aircraft carriers, and submarines in a show of power against North Korea and has conducted about 100 missiles since the beginning of 2022.https://tdznkwjt9mxt6p1p8657.cleaver.live/north-korea-tests-ballistic-missiles-in-sea-of-japan/
Diplomatic relations between Pyongyang and Seoul have reached a deadlock and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for stepping up weapons development, which include tactical nukes.
In response, Seoul and Washington have conducted focused armed forces drills with advanced Stealth jets and US strategic assets, while an American nuclear-armed submarine this week made a home [ South Korean] holler for the first time in decades.
The allies have scheduled new rounds of nuclear contingency planning meetings that are partially focused at easing fears among the South Korean public on the North’s growing nuclear threat, domination and suppressing voices within the country.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY9VLCAfAvY
The launches were the latest in a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang in response to persisting provocations by joint US-South Korea war games in the region as well as an agreement by the two allies to deploy nuclear assets to the South.
Battle of Missiles – Threatening The South and Response
North Korea’s Defence minister issued a disguised threat on Thursday hinting that the docking of Kentucky in South Korea could be the base for a nuclear attack by the North and has used such boasts before, but the comments reinforced how the relations are unnatural now.
South Korea’s Defense Ministry, on Friday, described the deployment of Kentucky and the nuclear contingency planning meetings between Washington and Seoul as “defensive response measures” to counter the North Korean threat and claimed it “strongly warns” that any nuclear attack by the North on the allies would face an “immediate, overwhelming and decisive response … that would bring an end to the North Korean regime.”
“We will make it impossible for North Korea to ever think of a nuclear provocation, and have clearly warned that if it does, it will lead to the end of its regime,” Yoon Suk Yeol said in a speech.
Complex situations have arisen when a US soldier, Private Second Class, Travis King, is claimed to be in North Korean custody after wrenching away from a tour group visiting the Demilitarized Zone. The US has expressed deep concerns about this prevailing situation and an international community remains on high alert closely keeping track of the ongoing situation and the prevalence with respect to global security and stability.https://www.wionews.com/videos/us-army-perturbed-about-soldiers-treatment-in-north-korea-617992
North Korea under threat from US and South Korea started firing missiles in a display of power domination and the mysterious detainment of Travis King comes as a question.