U.S. Navy positions ships to monitor North Korea launch
File photo of the USS Benfold. Photo/DVIDS
December 6th, 2012
09:39 AM ET

U.S. Navy positions ships to monitor North Korea launch

Editor's Note: The sourcing in the story was changed to Department of Defense officials. The original story did not accurately describe the source.

By Barbara Starr

The Navy is moving some warships into position to monitor a possible upcoming North Korean launch of a long-range ballistic missile, U.S. Department of Defense officials said Thursday.

The USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald - both guided missile destroyers - are moving into positions, although the Navy declined to give their exact location. They are being sent to monitor for a possible launch and "provide reassurance to allies," according two Defense Department officials.

It's possible two additional ships will be sent in the next few days, the officials added.

North Korea appears to be working toward its goal of launching a rocket later this month, with a recent satellite image showing preparations continuing around the site.

The December 4 image provided to CNN by satellite imagery company GeoEye shows increased activity by workers on the launch pad, an imagery analyst told CNN.com's Security Clearance. The launch pad activity was not evident in an image from DigitalGlobe taken three days earlier.

The U.S. is also, “rapidly moving assets to pacific region because of the ballistic missile threat in the region,” the Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Thursday morning in reference to the North Korean threat.

"I don't believe that a launch is imminently imminent, but what we are seeing is sort of what they call the beginning of the end of launch preparations," Allison Puccioni, an analyst with Jane's IHS who writes about North Korean imagery for Jane's Defense Weekly, said last week. "Prior to this, we had not seen much in the way of rocket launch pad activity, but now we are seeing some significant stuff happening," such as additional work on the rocket launch tower, she said.

North Korea says it intends to launch a rocket it claims is for science and research purposes sometime between December 10 and December 22. The United States has condemned the test because the launch employs the same technology that would be used in a test of ballistic missiles. The launch would also be a violation of two separate resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council.

"We believe it is still in contradictory to the U.N. Security Council resolutions that because of the nature of the type of missile that they'll be firing and the implications it has for ballistic missile type of activity somewhere down the road and the destabilizing impact that will have on the security environment throughout the region, not just on the peninsula," Adm. Locklear said.

soundoff (452 Responses)
  1. reextDev

    viagra online us pharmacy all in one pharmacy specialty rx pharmacy

    June 9, 2021 at 4:17 am | Reply
  2. reextAni

    free online pharmacy technician practice test canadian association of pharmacies mark marine pharmacy canada

    June 8, 2021 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  3. reextDev

    online pharmacy pain medication canadian online pharmacies prescription drugs canadian pharmacies for cialis

    June 8, 2021 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  4. buy cialis usa

    tadalafil daily online generic cialis tadalafil cost

    June 8, 2021 at 4:48 am | Reply
  5. reextHtf

    best price on cialis 20mg cialis and melanoma cialis high blood pressure

    June 8, 2021 at 3:43 am | Reply
  6. VelmSwa

    cialis capsules canada viagra cialis when does cialis patent expire

    June 7, 2021 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  7. reextGtv

    mckesson pharmacy rx free pharmacy tech training online world pharmacy rx

    June 7, 2021 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  8. fipleVed

    does cialis raise blood pressure viagra o cialis how long does cialis 20mg last

    June 7, 2021 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  9. fipleloh

    does cialis cause high blood pressure viagra no prescription cialis cialis online no prescription

    June 5, 2021 at 4:50 am | Reply
  10. reextAni

    chinese online pharmacy erectile dysfunction pills walmart grocery store pharmacy hours

    June 5, 2021 at 3:03 am | Reply
  11. clupsAsd

    buy cialis with dapoxetine buy cialis without prescription cialis 100 mg usa

    June 5, 2021 at 2:53 am | Reply
  12. clupsAsd

    cialis generic dapoxetine where to buy cialis cheap cialis on line paypal payment

    June 4, 2021 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  13. fipleloh

    what is better cialis or viagra does cialis viagra cialis levitra comparison

    June 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  14. fipleVed

    is generic cialis available in the us cost of cialis at walmart cialis street price

    June 4, 2021 at 5:53 am | Reply
  15. reextHtf

    cialis 5mg price cialis off patent date acquistare cialis online

    June 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  16. VelmSwa

    cialis uk online pharmacy for cialis cialis india

    June 2, 2021 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  17. reextGtv

    is it legal to buy drugs from canada rx warehouse pharmacy health canada drugs and health products

    June 2, 2021 at 4:22 am | Reply
  18. reextDev

    pharmacy prescription pharmacy website no prescription canadian pharmacies

    June 2, 2021 at 2:02 am | Reply
  19. reextAni

    accredited online pharmacy tech programs pharmacies canadian big sky pharmacy canada

    June 1, 2021 at 6:23 pm | Reply
  20. reextDev

    diovan canadian pharmacy what are the best online canadian pharmacies online canadian pharmacy store

    June 1, 2021 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  21. reextHtf

    buy cialis 36 hour cialis online cialis funny commercial

    June 1, 2021 at 5:03 am | Reply
  22. reextGtv

    canada drugstore pharmacy rx canadian pharmacy viagra 50 mg best pet rx pharmacy

    May 31, 2021 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  23. fipleVed

    free cialis coupon 2019 how long for cialis to kick in generic cialis australia

    May 31, 2021 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  24. fipleloh

    cialis powder for sale https://rcialisgl.com/ – when cialis patent expires cialis over the counter

    May 30, 2021 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  25. clupsAsd

    rhino laboratories cialis https://cialisjla.com/ – buy original cialis cialis professional 20 lowest price

    May 30, 2021 at 7:57 am | Reply
  26. clupsAsd

    curved penis and cialis https://cialisjla.com/ – cialis 20mg overnight cialis online

    May 30, 2021 at 12:27 am | Reply
  27. reextAni

    peoples pharmacy austin store hours https://pharmacyken.com/ – non prescription medicine pharmacy coop pharmacy store locator

    May 29, 2021 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  28. fipleVed

    viagra no prescription cialis https://krocialis.com/ – viagra cialis levitra trial pack cialis online without a prescription

    May 29, 2021 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  29. reextGtv

    mailing prescription drugs ups pharmacy job canada prednisone canada pharmacy

    May 28, 2021 at 1:49 am | Reply
  30. reextHtf

    cialis coupon 2019 https://cialishav.com/ – cialis for daily use coupon 36 hour cialis

    May 27, 2021 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  31. reextDev

    publix online pharmacy online canadian pharmacy cialis how to dispose of prescription drugs walgreens

    May 27, 2021 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  32. VelmSwa

    cialis without prescription,bc https://ckacialis.com/ – canadian pharmacy cialis cialis buy online canada

    May 27, 2021 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  33. reextDev

    methylcobalamin injections canadian pharmacy the drug store pharmacy columbus ohio viagra 100mg canadian pharmacy

    May 27, 2021 at 3:30 am | Reply
  34. reextAni

    accurate rx pharmacy columbia mo https://pharmacyken.com/ – rx pharmacy discount card sildenafil citrate online pharmacy

    May 26, 2021 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  35. reextHtf

    cialis natural alternative https://cialishav.com/ – canada viagra cialis buy cialis online overnight shipping

    May 26, 2021 at 7:51 am | Reply
  36. reextGtv

    Toradol canada pet pharmacy best online canadian pharmacy review

    May 26, 2021 at 2:10 am | Reply
  37. fipleVed

    free cialis coupon 2018 https://krocialis.com/ – what is cialis super active does cialis cause high blood pressure

    May 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  38. Lebnreext

    pharmaceuticals online australia https://xlnpharmacy.com/ no prescription needed pharmacy

    May 25, 2021 at 4:49 am | Reply
  39. Lebnreext

    pharmacy canadian superstore https://xlnpharmacy.com/ mexican pharmacies online

    May 24, 2021 at 9:08 am | Reply
  40. Gtnbclups

    using viagra https://jokviagra.com/ lemonaid health viagra reviews

    May 24, 2021 at 3:32 am | Reply
  41. Fmrfreext

    cialis 20mg overnight http://cialisee.com/ cialis professionals

    May 23, 2021 at 7:05 pm | Reply
  42. Jebgreext

    Cialis with Dapoxetine https://pharmacylo.com/ top 10 pharmacy websites

    May 23, 2021 at 7:10 am | Reply
  43. Lbsofiple

    cheap viagra and cialis in australia http://ucialisdas.com/ – buy cialis cheap fast delivery cialis buy without

    May 23, 2021 at 1:51 am | Reply
  44. Anooreext

    quando o viagra nao funciona https://llviagra.com/ viagra sore jaw

    May 22, 2021 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  45. Fmrfreext

    cialis super active vs cialis http://cialisee.com/ – generic cialis 30 pills 20mg cialis for daily use disount

    May 22, 2021 at 3:27 am | Reply
  46. Rebffiple

    online cialis no prescription http://rcialisgl.com/ – cialis and viagra taken together viagra/cialis

    May 22, 2021 at 1:20 am | Reply
  47. BbshVelm

    is viagra a blood thinner http://loxviagra.com/ how much does viagra cost

    May 21, 2021 at 10:22 am | Reply
  48. Rebffiple

    is cialis as effective as viagra https://rcialisgl.com/ – cialis no prescription overnight delivery black cialis overnight

    May 21, 2021 at 5:47 am | Reply
  49. Lbsofiple

    cialis and dapoxetine canada http://ucialisdas.com/ cialis w/dapoxetine

    May 21, 2021 at 2:42 am | Reply
  50. Jebgreext

    prescription drug http://pharmacylo.com/ Super P-Force

    May 19, 2021 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  51. Lebnreext

    viagra professional pharmacy online prescription reputable online pharmacy no prescription

    May 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm | Reply
  52. private investigators bilbao

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

    I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of
    that, this is magnificent blog. A great read.
    I'll definitely be back.

    Here is my web blog; private investigators bilbao

    May 19, 2021 at 7:19 am | Reply
  53. Lebnreext

    Aspirin https://xlnpharmacy.com/ shoppers drug mart pharmacy

    May 18, 2021 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  54. Anooreext

    womens viagra stories http://llviagra.com/ watermelon new viagra

    May 18, 2021 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  55. Fmrfreext

    genericcialis https://cialisee.com/ ebay cialis

    May 18, 2021 at 3:21 am | Reply
  56. Jebgreext

    canadian pharmacy 1 internet online drugstore https://pharmacylo.com/ Flagyl

    May 18, 2021 at 1:54 am | Reply
  57. BbshVelm

    female viagra amazon http://loxviagra.com/ viagra reddit

    May 17, 2021 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  58. Lbsofiple

    cialis canadian https://ucialisdas.com/ cialis by mail

    May 17, 2021 at 12:46 am | Reply
  59. Gtnbclups

    viagra dosage https://jokviagra.com/ womens viagra pill

    May 16, 2021 at 9:11 am | Reply
  60. Anooreext

    viagra online at boots http://llviagra.com/ – viagra aviax indicaciones para viagra

    May 16, 2021 at 5:09 am | Reply
  61. Rebffiple

    cialis generic china http://rcialisgl.com/ generic cialis pills us online pharmacy

    May 16, 2021 at 2:50 am | Reply
  62. Gtnbclups

    cialis vs viagra cost http://jokviagra.com/ – viagra uk viagra walmart

    May 15, 2021 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  63. Rebffiple

    20mg cialis https://rcialisgl.com/ – cialis australia no prescription cialis black 800mg reviews

    May 15, 2021 at 3:45 am | Reply
  64. Lbsofiple

    buy cialis blog usa http://ucialisdas.com/ how to cut 20mg. cialis

    May 14, 2021 at 11:16 pm | Reply
  65. Jebgreext

    Imodium http://pharmacylo.com/ pharmacy coupons

    May 14, 2021 at 6:47 am | Reply
  66. Lebnreext

    pharma online drugstore cheap canadian pharmacy

    May 14, 2021 at 3:32 am | Reply
  67. Fmrfreext

    cialis store in philippines http://cialisee.com/ i need cialis overnight

    May 13, 2021 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  68. Lebnreext

    Premarin https://xlnpharmacy.com/ compare rx prices

    May 13, 2021 at 7:10 am | Reply
  69. BbshVelm

    off brand viagra https://loxviagra.com/ can you buy viagra over the counter?

    May 12, 2021 at 7:12 pm | Reply
  70. Anooreext

    cortar efeito do viagra https://llviagra.com/ – viagra legal kaufen generic viagra sildenafil citrate

    May 12, 2021 at 5:38 am | Reply
  71. Fmrfreext

    generic cialis (tadalafil) 20mg 30 http://cialisee.com/ – best cialis online cialis delivered in 24 hours

    May 11, 2021 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  72. Jebgreext

    legitimate online pharmacy usa http://pharmacylo.com/ international pharmacy no prescription

    May 10, 2021 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  73. Lbsofiple

    buy some cialis http://ucialisdas.com/ generic cialis pills us online pharmacy

    May 10, 2021 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  74. BbshVelm

    viagra boys http://loxviagra.com/ – best online pharmacy for viagra how much does generic viagra cost

    May 9, 2021 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  75. Anooreext

    viagra eye vision https://llviagra.com/ – emotional side effects of viagra can viagra be taken with norvasc

    May 9, 2021 at 12:53 pm | Reply
  76. Rebffiple

    buy cialis online in usa http://rcialisgl.com/ cialis sell on internet by australia company

    May 9, 2021 at 1:03 am | Reply
  77. Gtnbclups

    viagra connect walgreens https://jokviagra.com/ viagra generic date

    May 8, 2021 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  78. Gtnbclups

    best viagra pills http://jokviagra.com/ viagra otc

    May 8, 2021 at 7:58 am | Reply
  79. Rebffiple

    generic cialis no prescription australia http://rcialisgl.com/ – black cialis sale cialis no prescription

    May 8, 2021 at 12:19 am | Reply
  80. была объявлена тут

    Отзыв дополнительно на на этот вопрос наверное необыкновенно
    незамысловатым: несомненно же, на том
    web-сайте, какой может предложить это конечно произвести.
    Всё же все подлинно несложно с одной стороны и также в разы сложнее, нежели показалось, с иной.

    Загодя в общем потребно подбирать интернет-страницы не без отличной выборкой секс видео
    – это дает удобный случай каждый раз сортировать те
    видео, то или иное обзаводит и еще каковое появляется
    желание смотреть. В таком случае что если уж на интернет-ресурсе всего разнообразного пару десятков видео роликов, тогда больше всего-навсего
    на долгое время всего этого еще не
    Ещё крайне очень важно наблюдать данные обновлений –
    все они обязаны являться довольно-таки частыми,
    в совершенстве – повседневными.

    Данное обеспечивает пользователю любезный свободное время и также рассказывает о таком,
    что редакция сайтов воистину о нем заботится,
    подобно как беспокоится и конечно о собственных юзерах.

    Особенно, подбирая, где рассматривать порно
    online, требуется всматриваться и конечно на жанровое
    различие. Такое все-таки абсолютно
    не собственная коллекция, так что случилось там должен
    стать представлено все, что в основном можно себе представить
    – и, естественно же, то, что вообразить нереально.

    была объявлена тут

    May 7, 2021 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  81. Lbsofiple

    generic vs brand name cialis http://ucialisdas.com/ cialis on line new zealand

    May 7, 2021 at 7:53 pm | Reply
  82. Fmrfreext

    price comparison cialis https://cialisee.com/ generic cialis fast delivery

    May 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  83. Jebgreext

    canadian pharmacy com https://pharmacylo.com/ specialty pharmacy

    May 6, 2021 at 5:56 am | Reply
  84. Lebnreext

    canadian online pharmacies legitimate Apcalis SX web medical information

    May 5, 2021 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  85. lamivudin

    Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from
    somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would
    really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your theme.


    May 5, 2021 at 11:52 am | Reply
  86. BbshVelm

    vietnamese viagra 5 foods http://loxviagra.com/ how long do the effects of viagra last

    May 5, 2021 at 8:02 am | Reply
  87. Anooreext

    dangers du faux viagra http://llviagra.com/ viagra prostatacancer

    May 5, 2021 at 2:04 am | Reply
  88. Lebnreext

    online pharmacies canada https://xlnpharmacy.com/ canadian online pharmacies

    May 5, 2021 at 12:02 am | Reply
  89. Fmrfreext

    30 day free trial cialis http://cialisee.com/ generic cialis from india safe

    May 4, 2021 at 9:43 am | Reply
  90. Jebgreext

    prescription drugs from canada online Grifulvin V no rx pharmacy

    May 4, 2021 at 2:01 am | Reply
  91. Lbsofiple

    cialis generic shopping https://ucialisdas.com/ which is better viagra cialis or levitra

    May 3, 2021 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  92. Jbsdreext

    diuretics canadian pharmacies top best Terramycin

    May 2, 2021 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  93. Lrbsreext

    generic viagra cialis levitra https://uslevitraanna.com/ levitra 60 mg

    May 2, 2021 at 2:46 pm | Reply
  94. Abdgreext

    pharmacy canada http://canadianeve21.com/ Zoloft

    May 2, 2021 at 1:37 am | Reply
  95. Lrbsreext

    viagra levitra cialis apcalis regalis zenegra http://uslevitraanna.com/ viagra vs levitra

    May 1, 2021 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  96. Fbsfreext

    Viagra http://uspharmus.com/ 24 hour pharmacy

    May 1, 2021 at 10:42 am | Reply
  97. Jbsdreext

    panacea pharmacy http://onlinecanda21.com/ cialis super active

    April 30, 2021 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  98. Gvdbclups

    buy tadalafil 40 mg https://boxtadafil.com/ – tadalafil buy tadalafil 40 mg

    April 29, 2021 at 7:03 am | Reply
  99. Lhdvfiple

    cialis daily pricing https://asciled.com/ – generic cialis online overnight cialis in egypt

    April 28, 2021 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  100. Gvdbclups

    tadalafil no prescription http://boxtadafil.com/ – maxim peptide tadalafil tadacip tadalafil

    April 28, 2021 at 6:21 pm | Reply
1 2 3 4

Leave a Reply to Fbshreext


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.