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U.S. military told to get ready in Korea standoff

Obama orders commanders to prepare 'to deter future aggression'

Lee Sang-hak / AP

South Korean soldiers check fences set up along the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea, in Yanggu, South Korea, on Monday.

msnbc.com staff and news service reports

updated 1 hour, 37 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama "fully supports" the South Korean president and his response to the torpedo attack by North Korea that sank a South Korean naval ship.

In a statement, the White House said Seoul can continue to count on the full backing of the United States and said U.S. military commanders had been told to work with their South Korean counterparts "to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression."

The administration said it endorsed President Lee Myung-bak's demand that "North Korea immediately apologize and punish those responsible for the attack, and, most importantly, stop its belligerent and threatening behavior."

Late last week, a team of international investigators accused North Korea of torpedoing the Cheonan corvette in March, killing 46 sailors in one of the deadliest clashes between the two since the 1950-53 Korean War.

The United States still has about 28,000 troops in South Korea to provide military support. The two Koreas, still technically at war, have more than 1 million troops near their border.

"U.S. support for South Korea's defense is unequivocal, and the President has directed his military commanders to coordinate closely with their Republic of Korea counterparts to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression," the statement said.

"We will build on an already strong foundation of excellent cooperation between our militaries and explore further enhancements to our joint posture on the Peninsula as part of our ongoing dialogue," it said.

"The U.S. will continue to work with the Republic of Korea and other allies and partners to reduce the threat that North Korea poses to regional stability," the statement added.

Lee said Monday that South Korea would no longer tolerate the North's "brutality" and said the repressive communist regime would pay for the surprise March 26 torpedo attack.

He also vowed to cut off all trade with the North and take Pyongyang to the U.N. Security Council for punishment over the sinking of the warship Cheonan.

Speaking earlier in Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the North must be held accountable and she is pushing to get the support of China, North Korea's top ally, for diplomatic action.

Clinton warned of a "highly precarious" security situation in the region, and said North Korea's neighbors, including Pyongyang ally China, understood the seriousness of the matter.

Clinton would not say whether such action would include new international sanctions against the North, and said she was engaged in intense consultations with China and other nations about the next step.

"We are working hard to avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation," Clinton said.

So far, China has refrained from criticizing the North, which it supplied with troops during the Korean War

Obama and Lee have agreed to meet at the G20 summit in Canada next month, the statement said.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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I just think America and South Korea have North Korea on watch big time. If they were to try anything they would be just asking to be blown to the stone age. I don't think they'd be alone though. You know Iran would be in it too. If Iran gets in it you know Israel could. It's just a bad scenario over all.

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Same old, same old from the little troll in North Korea. He likes to rattle his saber but always comes up short in the follow-through. The Chinese will keep him in check.

BTW Julian, your act is stale. Step it up.

He sunk a SK war ship - that's a serious matter. He may have already gone too far. SK isn't going to just let this go.

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I just think America and South Korea have North Korea on watch big time. If they were to try anything they would be just asking to be blown to the stone age. I don't think they'd be alone though. You know Iran would be in it too. If Iran gets in it you know Israel could. It's just a bad scenario over all.

What the **** does Iran have to do with NK? Do they have a secret "Axis of Evil" red telephone or something?

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Let's just go ahead and bomb the **** out of NK.........conventional of course....we can do it from long range, with no troops on the ground...Bomb them for days,weeks, if necessary. China won't say anything, Russia will, but fugg Russia...

Iran will be pissed, with the cutoff of weapons from NK........

Let's end it........now.

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Let's just go ahead and bomb the **** out of NK.........conventional of course....we can do it from long range, with no troops on the ground...Bomb them for days,weeks, if necessary. China won't say anything, Russia will, but fugg Russia...

Iran will be pissed, with the cutoff of weapons from NK........

Let's end it........now.

You really believe conventional long-range bombing will "end it?"

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Iran is just looking for a reason to fight the U.S. and it's allies, they're also buddies with N.Korea.

You really think that? Why would they want to fight us?

I think Achmedinejad (sp?) just postures with the hardline rhetoric for all the religious crazies in his country. He knows **** well they don't stand a chance against us in a war.

The reason they want a nuke, IMO, is to protect themselves from invasion (or liberation, or regime change, or whatever you want to call it). And it's pretty solid logic on their part- countries with nuclear arsenals don't get invaded.

I just have a hard time getting behind the idea that an entire nation's govt is suicidal and wants to build a nuke just to use it so they can, in turn, be annihilated.

And they sure as **** wouldn't stick their neck out for poor little NK on the other side of Asia.

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You really believe conventional long-range bombing will "end it?"

With our weapons technology...yes......

Send a wave of B52s from Guam and it's over.....China might watch and let the U.S. do what we always do......fight the wars for other countries.

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With our weapons technology...yes......

Send a wave of B52s from Guam and it's over.....China might watch and let the U.S. do what we always do......fight the wars for other countries.

So your solution to fighting a country who's leadership clearly doesn't care about the millions of starving citizens is to bomb the starving citizens and hope the leaders "give up?"

When has our weapons technology ever allowed us to just sit back, send out long range strikes, and just end it?

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You really think that? Why would they want to fight us?

I think Achmedinejad (sp?) just postures with the hardline rhetoric for all the religious crazies in his country. He knows **** well they don't stand a chance against us in a war.

The reason they want a nuke, IMO, is to protect themselves from invasion (or liberation, or regime change, or whatever you want to call it). And it's pretty solid logic on their part- countries with nuclear arsenals don't get invaded.

I just have a hard time getting behind the idea that an entire nation's govt is suicidal and wants to build a nuke just to use it so they can, in turn, be annihilated.

And they sure as **** wouldn't stick their neck out for poor little NK on the other side of Asia.

That's a fair assessment, on my end I've heard things from folks that work in the DC area that think that Iran is a loose cannon.

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So your solution to fighting a country who's leadership clearly doesn't care about the millions of starving citizens is to bomb the starving citizens and hope the leaders "give up?"

When has our weapons technology ever allowed us to just sit back, send out long range strikes, and just end it?

You are without a doubt lost when it comes to smart bombs....drones, Tomahawk missles...

Those millions you speak of don't live anywhere near the wacked out powers in NK....

Let's take a stand, and kick some azz, or hide out in the U.S. and wait for the missles on radar........

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