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2009-07-31 02:32:00

BARKING SANDS, KAUAI, Hawaii, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 30th, off the north west coast, a few hundred miles from Kauai on a breezy warm afternoon, the USS Hopper ( DDG 70 ) destroyer successfully tracked, discriminated and intercepted an ARAV ballistic missile target in its ascent phase. Time of interception was at 5:43 pm HST, 3 minutes after the target missile was launched from the Pacific Test Range Facility (PRMF) located on Barking Sands, Kauai. The target missile...

2009-07-15 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, President and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, distributed a White Paper on the need for the continued deployment of our nation's ground-based interceptors (GBIs). He explains the threats from Iran and North Korea, he elaborates on the Shot Doctrine of "look-shoot-look" and he calls for action by the Congress to move forward on reducing the risk to our national security...

2009-07-12 07:00:00

A South Korean news report said on Saturday that North Korea's military is behind a series of cyber attacks against South Korean and U.S. websites, which slowed down or disabled access by saturating the sites with traffic. The attacks were on dozens of South Korean and American government and business sites and have left hundreds of personal computers crippled. North Korea has been seen as the prime suspect of the attacks. "The No. 110 lab of the North's Ministry of People's Armed Forces,...

2009-07-08 13:05:00

A widespread cyber attack that shut down U.S. and South Korean official websites might have come from North Korea or its sympathizers, according to South Korean security agency probes on Wednesday, AFP reported. A joint effort by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and other security authorities conducted several investigations into the breach. The NIS said in a statement that the recent infiltration was not a simple attack by individuals, but rather appeared to have been elaborately...

2009-07-06 16:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org explains why the actions of North Korea on July 4th dictate the need for our nation to have a strong missile defense program, and that the ballistic missile tests by North Korea send a strong message to our nation about the need for missile defense. His comments are as follows: "Seven North Korean ballistic missiles were fired on...

2009-07-02 12:10:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- STEWART and PARTNERS today released a survey which reports more than half of Americans (57%) think global security is currently unstable. In addition, Americans are most likely to point to North Korea (44%) as the country posing the greatest threat to global security, doubling those who cite Iran (22%). China was viewed as the greatest threat by 9% of those surveyed, ranking a distant third behind North Korea and Iran. Still, China was cited by...

2009-06-22 17:23:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, announced today to the MDAA members that the United States is prepared to fully and completely defend Hawaii if the expected ballistic missile test by North Korea overflies Hawaii later this month or the first part of July. He gives credit to the last Administration for the deployment of assets, and he applauds the Administration of...

2009-05-26 16:17:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org went on record calling for expedient and definitive action by our nation as we were surprised by the underground nuclear test by North Korea. Ellison's remarks to the MDAA members are as follows: "North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb for the second time with complete disregard to international law, UN Security Council resolutions, and...

2009-05-16 16:11:28

South Korean officials said Saturday they will continue efforts to hold talks with North Korea on the fate of their troubled joint industrial complex. Officials want to press ahead for discussions despite North Korea's move to unilaterally void existing wage and rent contracts at Kaesong, Yonhap News Agency reported. Given the analysis of the contents of North Korea's letter (to the South) and attitude, North Korea seems to be moving to shut down the Kaesong industrial zone, but not...

2009-04-22 13:00:00

A government official said Wednesday, Japan is mulling an early warning satellite that can detect missile launches amid worries about North Korea's missile power. On April 5, Pyongynag launched a rocket that Japan saw as a disguised missile test.  The launch has sparked calls for Japan to consider possessing an early warning satellite and churning up a missile shield. Kei Oguro, an official at the government's Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy said, after being asked whether Japan...

Latest North Korea Reference Libraries

2007-07-17 11:33:40

The Chinese Goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus), is a species of wild goat found in the mountains of eastern and northern Asia. A population of this subspecies exists in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, near the tracks of the Donghae Bukbu Line. The species is classified as endangered in South Korea, with an estimated population of less than 250.

2007-01-10 12:49:37

The Eurasian Water Shrew, known in British English as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew. It is up to 3.94 inches (100 mm) long, with a tail up to three-quarters as long again. It has short dark fur, often with a few white tufts. It has a few stiff hairs around the feet and tail that act as a keel in the water. Its fur traps bubbles of air in the water that greatly aids its buoyancy, but requires it to anchor itself if it wishes to remain underwater for more than the briefest of...

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