South Korean media reported today that the plans for President Trump’s Asia visit in November include a stop at the Demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
The Yonhap news agency said the heavily guarded DMZ, which has separated the two Koreas since the end of their 1950-53 war, was one of the sites being presented to the White House Administration as they finalize plans for Trump’s tour of Asia. President Trump and First Lady Melania will also visit Japan, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines.
The reports come just as US military leadership flew two strategic bombers from their base in Guam over the Korean peninsula in another show of force.
The US B-1B bombers were later joined by two South Korean F-15K fighters from the South Korean military as they altogether conducted drills to show the North Korean radars what they are capable of.
Yonhap news agency also reported yesterday that a South Korean lawmaker, Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee, informed his listeners in a radio appearance of a North Korean cyber hack earlier this year where the joint South Korean US battle plans were stolen, and some 235 gigabytes of data was transferred.
Mr. Cheol-hee: “The Ministry of National Defense has yet to find out about the content of 182 gigabytes of the total (stolen) data,” meaning some 80% of the stolen data has not been decrypted yet.
Those plans apparently included a detailed wipeout of all North Korean defense forces as well as a direct hit on Pyongyang to assassinate the Kim family in a first strike.
A US military investigative team admitted a similar North Korean hack in May of this year by the disclosed the information which had been taken from them.
The North Korean news agency KNCA meanwhile said US forces had already attempted to kill their leader, so this was nothing new: “In May this year, a group of heinous terrorists who infiltrated into our country on the orders of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US and the South Korean puppet Intelligence Service with the purpose of carrying out a state-sponsored terrorism against our supreme headquarters using biological and chemical substance was caught and exposed.”