YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - A defiant flash of North Korean artillery within sight of the island that it attacked this week sent a warning signal to Seoul and Washington: The North is not backing down.
The apparent military drill Friday came as the top U.S. commander in South Korea toured Yeonpyeong island to survey the wreckage from the rain of artillery three days earlier. As a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier headed toward the Yellow Sea for exercises next week with South Korea, the North warned that the joint maneuvers will push the Korean peninsula to the "brink of war."
South Korea's government, meanwhile, struggled to recoup from the surprise attacks that killed four people, including two civilians, and forced its beleaguered defense minister to resign Thursday. President Lee Myung-bak on Friday named a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the post.
Tensions have soared between the Koreas since the North's strike Tuesday destroyed large parts of Yeonpyeong in a major escalation of their sporadic skirmishes along the disputed sea border.
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Friday, November 26, 2010
For a very limited time you can "intercept" an advanced copy of "The Interceptors Club & The Secret of the Black Manta" by Steve Douglass for only 99 centsI
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Think "Sneakers" meets "The Hardy Boys", Static and his rag-tag gang of teen techies are tricked into hacking into and stealing the prototype of an unmanned stealth warplane.
Somewhere in the wilds of New Mexico, at a secret air base, they have built the ultimate unmanned stealth warplane.
It embodies artificial intelligence.
It is invisible on radar.
It can fly rings around any fighter jet.
It can fly above Mach 6.
It is armed with exotic pulse-weaponry...
... and it is in the hands of a spy who wants to sell it to North Korea.
It is the Interceptors Club mission to get "The Black Manta" back.
That's the premise behind my novel, The Interceptors Club and the Secret of The Black Manta, a work of fiction, loosely based on my many years of actual experience "stealth chasing" for publications such as Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine, Popular Science and Aircraft Illustrated.
From young readers and adults, no matter your age, you will like The Interceptors Club & the Secret of the Black Manta.
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Posted by Steve Douglass at 8:21 AM