WAR DRUMS: China Deploys 150,000 Troops to North Korea BorderDonald Trump‘s missile strike on Syria on Friday was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea. And now China,left shocked by the air strikes, has deployed medical and backup units from the People’s Liberation Army forces to the Yalu River, Korea’s Chosun.com reported.
The troops have been dispatched to handle North Korean refugees and ‘unforeseen circumstances’, such as the prospect of preemptive attacks on North Korea, the news agency said. Meanwhile, the US Navy has moved the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group from Singapore to North Korea after the country conducted more missile testing. MORE
One of the problems facing an American-led operation to hit Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-Un is the intricate tunnel network under the capital. War-planners have had difficulty mapping out the subterranean complex and believe there are hundreds of underground artillery and airplane sites. McMaster described the decision to redeploy the USS Carl Vinson to the Sea of Japan as ‘prudent’ given North Korea’s ‘pattern of provocative behavior.’ READ MORE
A government statement to North Korea’s state-controlled news agency said: “This goes to prove that the US reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase. “The DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US.” This morning the President kept up the pressure – and urged China to take his side to win better trade with the US. MORE