North Korea Removes Missiles

    North Korean soldiers tour the park surrounding Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum where the bodies of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed, in Pyongyang on Thursday, April 25, 2013. North Korea on Thursday marked the 81st anniversary of the founding of its military, which began as an anti-Japanese militia and now has an estimated 1.2-million troops. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    N. Korean soldiers in Pyongyang on April 25. (David Guttenfelder/AP)

    So here’s some good news. North Korea removed two missiles from a launch site on the coast, an indication that there is no longer an immediate threat of a launch, a U.S. official said Monday. Pentagon spokesman George Little called the movement a “provocation pause,” and said it was “obviously beneficial” to normalizing relations on the Korean peninsula. South Korean president Park Geun-hye will be holding talks with U.S. President Obama on Tuesday, and Park will address U.S. Congress on Wednesday. But the move comes just a few days after North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen to 15 years in a hard labor camp for murky charges.

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