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(Worthy News) - North Korea has deployed 70 percent of its submarine force and doubled its artillery strength near the South Korean border since Aug. 21, according to Seoul's defense ministry.
The two Koreas continued talks on Aug. 23 to end tensions that began with North Korea firing a rocket into the South and Seoul retaliating with artillery fire. There was no report of progress in the talks between top advisers of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the border outpost of Panmunjom.
A spokesman for South Korea's military criticized North Korea’s move to deploy most of its submarines as a "two-faced" effort to increase pressure on Seoul.
South Korean intelligence believes Pyongyang has about 70 Romeo-class submarines that are based on 1950s-era Soviet technology. [ Source ]
One Million Volunteers Pledge to Defend Nation against South Korea
One million people have volunteered to defend North Korea if war breaks out with South Korea.
According to the country’s state media "young people across the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are turning out in the sacred war for defending the country with their faith and will to annihilate the enemies". [ Source ]
North Korean Underground Missile Complex Detected
North Korea has developed an elaborate underground missile complex at its Sohae missile and space launch facility near the northwestern border with China, according to U.S. officials. The underground complex includes both facilities for preparing missiles for launch and storage areas that are connected by rail lines, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports of the complex.
The secret facility took over a decade to build and is an example of Pyongyang’s capability at tunneling and building secret below-ground military facilities. [ Source ]