Military escalation in Korea

North Korea has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from their position on the country's east coast, U.S. officials told Reuters Monday. This development followed weeks of concern that Pyongyang was poised for a test-launch.

North Korea's continuing development of nuclear technology and long-range ballistic missiles will move it closer to its stated goal of being able to hit the United States with an atomic weapon, a new Pentagon report to Congress said on Thursday.

An American man detained in North Korea since last November has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. This was reported by North Korean state news Thursday.