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South Korea Businessmen Protest Over Kaesong

South Korea Businessmen Protest Over Kaesong

President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that policies under previous US administrations have failed to contain the North Korean nuclear threat.

Worries about a possible military clash between North Korea and the United States have grown recently among many in South Korea and elsewhere, with U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trading insults and threats of attack over the North's nuclear weapon and missile programs.

A U-2S high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft has been deployed by the U.S. Air Force to monitor potential military movements by the North.

The four aircraft then flew across the peninsula and staged another round of a firing exercise over the Yellow Sea before the two B-IBs returned home, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

The B-1Bs also conducted exercises with Japan's Air Force in what the U.S. statement called a "sequenced bilateral mission".

The briefing by his defence secretary James Mattis and top military officer General Joseph Dunford "focussed on a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons", according to a brief statement from the White House.




In May, an investigative team inside the defence ministry announced the hack had been carried out by North Korea, but did not disclose what kind of information had been taken.

The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea and also include reports to the allies' senior commanders, Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker was quoted as saying BBC Tuesday.

He said in October that "only one thing will work" in relation to North Korea.

South Korea can short-circuit the North's electrical grid in the event of a nuclear war by spreading chemically treated carbon graphite filaments over electric facilities.

China's influential Global Times tabloid expressed alarm at how far the rhetoric on both sides had gone and how it had increased the risk of a "fatal misjudgement". "Policy didn't work!" the US president said in a Twitter post on Monday. Businessmen who ran souvenir shops and restaurants in the zone lost their assets to North Korea.