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SEOUL, South Korea — The Latest on North Korea’s nuclear test and the world reaction (all times local):

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South Korea’s navy has conducted a live-fire exercise in waters off the country’s eastern coast as Seoul continued its displays of military capability following North Korea’s latest nuclear test.

Seoul’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that warships including a 2,500-ton frigate, a 1000-ton patrol ship and 400-ton guided-missile vessels participated in drills aimed at retaliating against potential North Korean provocations.

Seoul says more naval drills are planned from Wednesday to Saturday in the country’s southern seas.

The South’s army and air force on Monday conducted a joint drill involving F-15 fighter jets and land-based ballistic missiles that simulated an attack on North Korea’s nuclear test site to “strongly warn” Pyongyang over its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.
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Australia’s prime minister says a war with North Korea would be a catastrophe as he urged China to help bring the regime “to their senses.”

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Nova 96.9 radio in Sydney: “It would be so damaging to the world, to the region, to the global economy. It would be a catastrophe.”

Turnbull added: “That is why everybody that has leverage over North Korea should use it now to bring them to their senses.”

China is the North’s closest ally and commercial partner. The comments follow North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Sunday.
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the United States will circulate a draft resolution this week pushing further sanctions against North Korea.

Haley made the comments Monday at the end of an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting during which members condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test.

“I think that North Korea basically has slapped everyone in the face in the international community that has asked them to stop,” Haley said. She added that she was aiming to put the resolution to a vote next Monday.
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However, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters after the meeting that sanctions alone will not solve the issue, and there need to be negotiations too. WTF?
The emergency session was called after North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground on Sunday.

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I think it is all too clear which side Russia is on.
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I see no reason for China to kiss North Korea's ass other than because it thinks it has a chance to scam America for more money.
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Granny says, "Dat's right - time fer regime change in No. Korea...

Pentagon: Invasion Only Way to Destroy North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal
November 05, 2017 - The only way for the U.S. to discover the extent of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and destroy it is through a ground invasion.
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The Pentagon made that assertion in a letter to lawmakers who wanted to know about the logistics and human cost of any conflict with North Korea. The letter from Rear Admiral Michael J. Dumont of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the lawmakers that a classified briefing “would be the best place to discuss in detail the capability of the U.S. and its allies to counter North Korea’s ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and eliminate North Korea’s nuclear weapons located in deeply buried, underground facilities.”


South Korean Army K1A1 and U.S. Army M1A2 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea

House members Ted Lieu of California and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, both Democrats, requested the information. On Saturday, 15 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican issued a statement in response to Dumont’s missive, also released Saturday, saying that they found the measures needed to destroy the North’s arsenal “deeply disturbing” and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop making cavalier remarks about the tense situation in North Korea.

Lieu told The Washington Post “it’s important for people to understand what a war with a nuclear power would look like.” He said of the 300,000 people who could potentially die in the initial days, more than 100,000 could be Americans. Gallego said the lawmakers “want to make sure that there is full transparency and information out there about what can occur if our civilian leaders make wrong calculations.”

https://www.voanews.com/a/pentagon-s...l/4101380.html
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Invasion ‘only way’ to destroy NK’s nukes
Mon, Nov 06, 2017 - The only way to locate and destroy with complete certainty all components of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is through a ground invasion. That blunt assessment from the Pentagon is in response to a letter from two Democratic congressmen asking about casualty assessments in a conflict with North Korea.
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Rear Admiral Michael Dumont of the Joint Staff Chiefs of Staff offered the assessment in response to a letter from US representatives Ted Lieu and Ruben Gallego. Dumont said that the US is evaluating North Korea’s ability to target heavily populated areas of South Korea with long-range artillery, rockets and ballistic missiles. The amount of casualties would differ depending on the advance warning and the ability of US and South Korea forces to counter these attacks, he said.

“A classified briefing would be the best place to discuss in detail the capability of the US and its allies to discuss capabilities to counter North Korea’s ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and eliminate North Korea’s nuclear weapons located in deeply buried, underground facilities,” he said. He also mentioned the possibility that chemical and biological weapons might be used by the North in case of a conflict. Military officials would be happy to join “the intelligence community to address these issues in a classified briefing,” he said.

In a statement issued on Saturday, 15 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican— all military veterans — called the assessment that a ground invasion would be required to destroy the North’s nuclear arsenal “deeply disturbing” and that such an action “could result in hundreds of thousands, or even millions of deaths in just the first few days of fighting.” “It is our intent to have a full public accounting of the potential cost of war, so the American people understand the commitment we would be making as a nation if we were to pursue military action,” they said, adding that the Trump administration “has failed to articulate any plans to prevent the military conflict from expanding beyond the Korean Peninsula and to manage what happens after the conflict is over.” “With that in mind, the thought of sending troops into harm’s way and expending resources on another potentially unwinnable war is chilling. The president needs to stop making provocative statements that hinder diplomatic options and put American troops further at risk,” they said.

Invasion ?only way? to destroy NK?s nukes - Taipei Times
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