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  1. by T. Hoffman May 5th, 2015 North Korean, South Korean and Allied negotiators will soon meet to discuss a peaceful resolution to this conflict, said the North Korean state news agency today. The broadcast came after a devastating series of raids against high-profile North Korean targets, which Allied officials say have significantly hampered the North's ability to wage war. Although Pyongyang has not issued any official statement on their goals for the talks, some United States negotiators suggest that Pyongyang will have little choice but to either accept the Allied terms of Surrender or walk away from the negotiations altogether. China’s Xi Jingping has declared a halt to the supply of weapons and military aid to North Korea after an alleged chemical weapons attack against Allied troops in the region, according to the Xinhua state news agency. The attack drew broad criticism from the international community last Saturday, which was largely decried as a violation of human rights and international law. According to one top Canadian diplomat, the Chinese decision comes after ‘tremendous’ international pressure on China to punish North Korea for the attack. The conflict in North Korea has been raging for around two months, and taken a devastating toll on the Korean people. The destruction has been mostly limited to the north of the peninsula, but the already suffering economy and low levels of functioning industry mean that any accurate estimates of the civilian death toll will most likely never be known.
  2. North Korea Used Chemical Weapons, say Allies By K. McCalmont 3rd May, 2015 A joint statement released by Allied Command today accuses North Korea of using chemical weapons on advancing Allied troops in the peninsula. North Korea allegedly deployed chemical weapons against a U.S. ranger regiment during an assault on a North Korean airbase surrounded by civilian villages. North Korea has not responded to this statement, but in the past has denied using chemical weapons in violation of international norms. The statement suggests the attack was not highly effective, due to previous knowledge of North Korean chemical weapons and sufficient preparation by the Allied regiments to combat the threat. Although international law does not prohibit nations from utilizing chemical weapons in cases of self-defense, the use of chemical weapons nearby to or on civilians is a clear violation of the Geneva Convention and international law.
  3. Reports this morning are emerging of North Korea's secretive Chemical Weapons Program. Code-named “Red Yankee”, a source in the Pentagon says that the US military has evidence that shows North Korea is developing chemical weapons in the dense jungle covering the south-western coast of North Korea. Large parts of this area remain under enemy control despite a multi-national attempt to remove all enemy forces in the area. A chemical attack on a US Marines base has now been confirmed by the Department of Defence. No Marines were killed and only minor injuries were reported. A raid on the source of the attack has revealed a significant testing and development base. Specialist chemical warfare soldiers are on the scene, and the US expects to have international inspectors on site within hours. The development and use of chemical weapons signify a significant escalation in North Korean tactics, which have so far been only conventional. A Spokesperson for the Department of Defense declined to comment any further.
  4. by Chris Uhlmann Canberra - The Australian Government announced today that it was increasing the number of troops deployed to the conflict in North Korea. An extra 300 special forces will join the 150 currently deployed inside the country. In addition, the RAAF has deployed 6 of the 12 FA/18 Growler electronic attack aircraft to the country. These fighters are expected to take part in operations as soon as tomorrow, utilising their electronic attack capabilities in support of US and allied forces on the ground. Prime Minister Tony Abbot said in a press conference today “This deployment of our Growler electronic warfare jets indicates a marked increase in the ADF’s capability in North Korea. Following a successful Exercise Red Flag with the United States in January, we feel it is time to put these aircraft to good use.” In a statement, the Pentagon welcomed the news. “The electronic warfare aircraft from Australia will perform a critical support role for our airborne operations. We are looking forward to working closely with the RAAF to ensure these aircraft are utilised effectively.”
  5. By Kristie Lu Stout April 11th, 2018 In what is quickly developing into a major diplomatic incident, it appears that United States soldiers massacred unarmed Chinese soldiers while protecting the town of Taechon against a North Korean attack. Members of the 75th Ranger Regiment are implicated in this killing, and according to reports given by Chinese survivors the army “Attacked after the soldiers had clearly identified they were unarmed”, according to China’s Xinhua state news agency. The U.S. army pushed back early this morning, alleging that the soldiers had identified the troops had been carrying weapons such as grenades and knives. Additionally, it appears that the Chinese soldiers were followed closely by North Korean soldiers, who may have been using them as human shields, as shown in U.S. army photographs taken at the scene of the massacre. This event may have drastic ramifications for U.S.-Chinese relations, as tensions over the Korean peninsula escalate to a point not seen since the Korean War. Both powers have deployed significant aid and troops to bolster their allies in the conflict, and the risk of an all out war seems to be increasing quickly.