Hackers linked to North Korea reportedly targeted USA electric power companies, according to a leading cybersecurity firm.
The bilateral training mission between the U.S. B-1B bombers and South Korean F-15K fighter jets on Tuesday night followed a September 23 mission in which US bombers and fighter escorts used pre-dawn hours to fly to the farthest point of the border between North and South Korea by any USA aircraft this century.
A Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Robert Manning, said he was aware of the report, but declined to confirm or deny any aspect of it."I can assure you that we are confident in the security of our operations plans and our ability to deal with any threat from North Korea", Manning said."I am not going to address whether or not that [hack] has occurred".
The regime allegedly breached South Korean defense systems late a year ago and stole classified military documents, including allied war plans for a renewed military conflict on the Korean Peninsula and South Korean wartime defense plans. Joined by South Korean F-15K fighters, the B-1Bs simulated air to ground missile firing over the East Sea.
The South Korean Foreign Ministry said the upcoming meeting would prepare for U.S. President Donald Trump's scheduled visit to South Korea in November, while consulting on major issues of the two countries, including the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the bombers flew from Anderson Air Force base in Guam and entered the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone at around 8:50 p.m.
Chicago's soda tax repealed, in blow to 'nanny-state crusade'
David Goldenberg, a spokesman for the industry-funded Can the Tax Coalition said that Consumer indignation is off the charts. The measure likely to be endorsed by the county board's finance committee Tuesday would end the tax on December 1.
If the United States and North Korea went to war, what kinds of targets would Pyongyang want to strike with its nuclear arsenal?
In an obvious show of force over the continued missile activities of North Korea, led by Kim Jong Un, the U.S. military has flown two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula.
Outside governments and global human rights organizations say Kim rules as a tyrant over a largely malnourished and abused population while enjoying a luxurious lifestyle backed up by a weapons program almost advanced enough to viably target the USA mainland with nuclear-tipped missiles.
The North reacted furiously when the United Nations approved the new measures, saying its response would make the United States suffer "the greatest pain it has ever experienced in its history".