"The first casualty of war is truth." -- Rudyard Kipling

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You don’t need to be an expert on Asian economic and security issues to know that if Japan and Korea want to avoid war and to make a lot of money, they should pivot away from America completely and line up with the Chinese. This is very obvious.

It’s unclear if the Japanese and Koreans are so driven by Poland-style hatred that they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to pursue an anti-China agenda, or if they are looking for an exit strategy.

The US plans to expand the production of 30,000-pound bombs designed to penetrate deeply buried nuclear facilities believed to exist in the DPRK and Iran, as reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday.

According to the report, the expansion initiative will take place at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, situated in southeast Oklahoma.

This expansion aims to significantly ramp up the monthly production of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator bombs, also referred to as bunker-penetrators.

North Korea will equip its military with a new 240mm multiple rocket launcher this year, state-run media said on Saturday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw on Friday a live-fire test of the "technically updated" version rocket system, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

The updated rocket launcher will be "deployed to units of the Korean People's Army as replacement equipment from 2024 to 2026.”

The KCNA said Kim also discussed ways to raise production of the new rocket launcher system and shells to "the highest level."

A U.S. soldier was detained in Russia last week, a U.S. Army spokesperson said in a statement.

The soldier, Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, had been stationed in South Korea and traveled to Russia on his own, not on official business, according to four U.S. officials.

On April 22 the Korean People’s Army conducted its first ever known drills simulating a nuclear counterattacks and the use of the country’s “system of command, management, control and operation of the whole nuclear force,” which included the country’s nuclear launch trigger the “Haekbangashoe.” The exercises involved the country’s KN-25 rocket artillery systems that can be fitted with nuclear warheads.

 The Imperial Shrine of Yasukuni in Chiyoda, Tokyo, is a beautiful spiritual place to remember those who died in the service of Japan. About 24 lakh men, women, children and even various animals are present here. These people (and animals) lost their lives in numerous conflicts involving Japan for nearly a hundred years – from the Boshin War of 1868–1869 to World War II, including the First Indochina War of 1946–1954.


 

South Korea has followed through on its pledge to provide more aid to Ukraine, signing a framework agreement that clears the way to give Kiev $2.1 billion in low-interest loans to help shore up its finances. 

South Korean Finance Minister Choi Sang-mok and his Ukrainian counterpart, Sergey Marchenko, signed the deal on Friday in Washington, where both men had traveled to attend G7, IMF and World Bank meetings. Seoul previously gave Ukraine $200 million in humanitarian aid amid its conflict with Russia and promised to provide an additional $2.1 billion through long-term loans.

Webmaster addition: After all the propaganda about how North Koreans are starving, and we see a clear sign with this housing project that their economy appears to be doing better than our own, at least in terms of dealing with homelessness!

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