North Korea fires on South Korea

Obama stresses that Seoul has ‘unshakable’ U.S. backing

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The North deploys approximately 65 percent of its military units, and up to 80 percent of its estimated aggregate firepower, within 60 miles of the demilitarized zone (DMZ), according to an estimate by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

House Speaker-designate John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said in a statement that North Korea is an “unstable, aggressive regime” and he joined Mr. Obama in condemning the attack by the North.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


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