Wednesday 28 September 2016

US forces on red alert as North Korea raises stakes after nuclear test

Published 11/01/2016 | 06:36

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs a document regarding the test of a hydrogen bomb, in this still image taken from KRT video and released by Yonhap on January 6, 2016. North Korea's state-run television KRT on Wednesday released still photographs of Kim ordering the conduct of a nuclear test
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs a document regarding the test of a hydrogen bomb, in this still image taken from KRT video and released by Yonhap on January 6, 2016. North Korea's state-run television KRT on Wednesday released still photographs of Kim ordering the conduct of a nuclear test
Ko Yun-hwa, The Korea Meteorological Administration Administrator briefs seismic waves that were measured in South Korean cities, at the Korea Meteorological Administration center on January 6, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea confirmed it has conducted a hydrogen bomb test after South Korea's Metrological Administration detected an 'artificial earthquake' near Punggye-ri, North Korea's main nuclear testing site on January 6, 2015

U.S. forces in South Korea were put on their highest level of alert on Monday in case of any provocation from North Korea, following North Korea's nuclear test last week

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Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander, U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea (USFK), made the order during a visit to the Osan Air Base, operated jointly by the United States and South Korea, a USFK official said.

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