U.S., South Korean militaries launched ballistic missiles into sea matching North Korean missile display a day earlier

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Important Takeaways:

  • The tit-for-tat missile launches were aimed at demonstrating the ability to respond swiftly and accurately to North Korean attacks
  • South Korean and U.S. officials also say North Korea is preparing to conduct its first nuclear test since September 2017
  • The United States has vowed to push for additional international sanctions if North Korea conducts a nuclear test
  • Nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled since 2019 over disagreements in exchanging the release of crippling U.S.-led sanctions for the North’s disarmament steps

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As Biden prepares to travel to Asia intel agency says NK is preparing to launch a missile

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • US assesses North Korea preparing for possible long range missile test within days as Biden prepares to travel to Asia
  • Biden and Yoon will discuss the most effective measures for deterring North Korean nuclear missiles along with other global issues, including issues in the Indo-Pacific and economic security, according to Kim.
  • North Korea appears to be preparing for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile test within the next 48 to 96 hours, just as President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Asia, according to a US official familiar with the latest intelligence assessment.
  • “The things we have noticed in the past for a launch are the things we are noticing now,” the official said. The launch site under satellite observation is located near Pyongyang. The official would not detail specifics of the current imagery, but typically, intelligence analysts look for signs of scaffolding or other launcher equipment, fueling, vehicles and personnel.
  • The US now believes that a North Korean missile launch on May 4 was a failed ICBM that exploded shortly after launch.

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North Korea confirms launch of three ballistic missiles and first case of Covid-19

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak
  • North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korea’s military said, in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year that came just hours after it confirmed its first case of the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
  • South Korea’s military has boosted its readiness and surveillance while maintaining close coordination with the United States.
  • Earlier Thursday, North Korean state media confirmed the country’s first COVID-19 infections as Kim ordered nationwide lockdowns to slow the spread of the virus. Kim also ordered officials to bolster the country’s defense posture to avoid any security vacuum.

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14th missile launch from N.K

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Amid Rising Animosities
  • North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to speed up the development of his nuclear weapons “at the fastest possible pace” and threatened to use them against rivals.
  • The launch, the North’s 14th round of weapons firing this year, also came six days before a new conservative South Korean president takes office for a single five-year term.
  • Japanese Vice Defense Minister Makoto Oniki said that the missile was believed to have landed in waters outside of the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone.

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N.K. parades weapons and warns any foe that it would be met with nuclear force

What appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) flies in an undisclosed location in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 2, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Korean leader vows to ‘preemptively’ contain nuclear threats by hostile forces
  • He [Kim] met with top military commanders who organized a massive street parade in Pyongyang earlier this week, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
  • Kim was quoted as calling on his military commanders to maintain the “absolute superiority” of the armed forces and constantly develop in order to “preemptively and thoroughly contain and frustrate all dangerous attempts and threatening moves, including ever-escalating nuclear threats from hostile forces, if necessary.”
  • The parade was held in the North’s capital Monday to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army
  • At the parade, Kim vowed to further strengthen his regime’s nuclear capabilities and warned any forces that seek to violate the “fundamental interests” of the North will be met with the country’s nuclear forces.

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North Korea steps it up by parading new Hypersonic Nuke

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • KIM GOES HYPER Kim Jong-un parades ‘hypersonic nukes that can hit US bases in MINUTES’ and vows to build arsenal at ‘fastest pace’
  • It comes as Pyongyang has stepped up weapons tests and displays of military power amid stalled denuclearization talks with the United States and an incoming conservative administration in South Korea.
  • “The nuclear forces of our Republic should be fully prepared to fulfil their responsible mission and put their unique deterrent in motion at any time,” Kim told the parade, according to state news agency KCNA.
  • The fundamental mission of the North’s nuclear force is to “deter war,” but its use “can never be confined to the single mission,” he added.
  • “If any forces try to violate the fundamental interests of our state, our nuclear forces will have to decisively accomplish its unexpected second mission,” Kim said.

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N.K. test fires largest Missile standing 82 feet as Kim hits ten years in office next month

Revelations 6:3-4 “ when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea test fires its biggest ICBM yet — and it could apparently reach the entire U.S.
  • The launch extended a barrage of weapons demonstrations this year that analysts say are aimed at forcing the United States to accept the idea of North Korea as a nuclear power and remove crippling sanctions
  • CBS News’ Lucy Craft observes that Kim officially marks ten years in power next month, and observers expect his fast and furious pace of weapons development will mean more major missile and nuclear tests in the coming weeks and months.
  • The Hwasong-17, which was fired at a high angle to avoid the territorial waters of neighbors, reached a maximum altitude of 3,880 miles and traveled 680 miles during a 67-minute flight before landing in waters between North Korea and Japan

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South Korea Fires Multiple Missiles After Alleged N.K. Launch

Revelations 6:3-4 “ when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • South Korea ‘Fires Multiple Ballistic and Guided Missiles’ Following Alleged ICBM Launch by DPRK
  • South Korea’s military said it fired “several ballistic and guided missiles” after North Korea’s ICBM launch.
  • It added that it is “ready and capable” of precision strikes against North Korea’s missile launch locations and control systems “if needed”.
  • The launch was also condemned by Japan, with Tokyo sending a protest note to Pyongyang. Emergency headquarters were established by Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to gather and analyses information about North Korea’s alleged missile launch
  • The US has also criticized North Korea’s actions, urging Pyongyang not to destabilize the situation further
  • Should the infraction be confirmed, it will be North Korea’s 11th launch this year

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South Korea Warns: Be prepared for N.K to test a full scale ICBM very soon

FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Picture

Revelations 6:3-4 “ when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea may be gearing up for a full ICBM test, just when U.S. attention is focused elsewhere
  • Pyongyang is showing mounting signs it may be gearing up for a major weapons test – potentially its first since 2017 of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could threaten U.S. cities.
  • South Korea, meanwhile, is planning its own solid-fuel space rocket test this month, in line with its plans to develop military satellites, which would be used to monitor North Korea.
  • The next few months may lay the foundation for rocky inter-Korean relations during a time when U.S. attention is focused on the Russian invasion, with fewer resources to divert elsewhere.
  • More than four years have passed since Pyongyang tested an ICBM capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. Since then, Kim Jong Un’s regime has shifted his focus to building a range of short- to intermediate-range missiles that can strike U.S. allies in the region.

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U.S. Intelligence Community warned of N.K. escalating ICBM capability

Revelations 6:3-4 “ when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea plans ‘monster’ missile launch by April
  • North Korea has been using satellite subterfuge to test parts of a so-called “monster” missile, analysts say, as it gears up for a sanctions-shattering launch ahead of a key domestic anniversary.
  • Pyongyang has conducted a record nine weapons tests so far this year
  • Experts see as an effort to work through a laundry list of strategic weapons set out by leader Kim Jong Un.
  • North Korea has been observing a self-imposed moratorium on testing long range and nuclear weapons, but with talks stalled and sanctions still in place, it seems close to tearing it up.
  • “I think the moratorium is as good as over. We should expect to see a return to ICBM testing,” said US-based security analyst Ankit Panda.

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