North Korea detains American citizen as Japanese ships join US war games

IMG_0166University teacher Tony Kim held at airport while trying to leave country North Korea says its forces are ready to sink US aircraft carrier. Amid rising tensions between North Korea and the US, Pyongyang has detained a US citizen, officials said on Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held in the country. As two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, North Korea also said it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier in order to demonstrate its military might. “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ party, said in a commentary. The paper likened the aircraft carrier to a “gross animal” and said a strike on it would be “an actual example to show our military’s force”……Read More