U.S. Not Moving More Troops To Korean Peninsula

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says the U.S. hasn't moved any additional U.S. assets to the area around the Korean peninsula as a result of today's confrontation between North and South Korea.
A spokesman says it's "premature" to say whether the U.S. is considering any response.
At least two South Korean marines were killed when North Korea shelled an island where military exercises were taking place.
The White House is condeming the attack -- the latest in a series of provocations that have revived concerns about the threat posed by North Korea. President Barack Obama was awakened early today and briefed on the developments.
Although the White House had strong words for North Korea -- demanding that it stop its "belligerent action" -- the administration is tempering Obama's direct involvement by planning a written statement from him, instead of public remarks.

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  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Dec 2, 2010 at 09:37 AM
    I sure wish people would see this for what it really is. China and Russia are using their puppet, North Korea, to test the Obama Administration; and so far, they're getting the results they had hoped for. History tells them that a liberal in the White House means they have lots of time to do as they please, while Washington wrings their hands and has lots of meetings to discuss how best to handle the problem, but never taking any action; while a conservative in the White House would have meant an immediate thumping (the source of those missiles would have been taken out within 24 hours, sending the necessary warning to the puppetmasters that aggression toward one of our allies will not be tolerated). Talk to any Korean Conflict veteran, and they will tell you of the roles China and Russia played then and continue to play today.
  • by david Location: charlotte on Nov 26, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    nuke the pig
  • by Anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 at 06:23 AM
    Why are we speanding money on this problem? Why doesn't the US work on thier own problems.
  • by Greg Location: Lansing on Nov 24, 2010 at 05:05 AM
    Unfortunately, with or without the USA help, the world knows the USA backs the South Koreans. The probably is this, Pyongyang's vision of military success whether is a small victory or not. He is extremely old, and has an agenda before he dies. He wants to leave a legacy behind regardless of the cost. The larger problem here, how China will respond? China is the big brother here and already has the North's back. So no one wants to provoke WWIII or a little incident. It would be like burning down a forrest to kill one bug. Some group needs to surgically remove Pyongyang from the North. I'm sure after yesterday he isn't going to be seen outside anytime soon. He's probably deep inside a bunker planning his next move.
  • by mike Location: lansing on Nov 23, 2010 at 12:40 PM
    We should stay out of it,I'am sure the south can kick their butt, they have the military to do it,We have enough going on without taking on more.
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