SHOTLIST:

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Pyongyang, North Korea - March 29, 2013

1. Various of rally of troops and citizens

FILE - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Location and date unknown

2. B-2 stealth bombers

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Washington - March 28, 2013

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Cedric Leighton, Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, North Korean intelligence expert:

"They are telling the North Koreans we can attack you in ways in which you can see us coming, and we can also attack you, potentially, in ways in which you cannot see us coming.

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Washington - March 28, 2013

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Cedric Leighton, Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, North Korean intelligence expert:

"They are not quite sure how to react because a B-2 deployment shows a weakness within their air defense system and their ability to really ascertain the kinds of threats that they perceive coming toward their country."

POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Arlington, VA - March 28, 2013

5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary:

" ... we will unequivocally defend, and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with South Korea as well as our other allies in that region of the world, and we will be prepared. We have to be prepared to deal with any eventuality there."

STORYLINE:

A SHOW OF FORCE ON THE STREETS OF PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA ...

THOUSANDS TURNING OUT IN SUPPORT OF THEIR LEADER'S CALL TO ARMS ... CHANTING DEATH TO U-S IMPERIALISTS, AND SWEEP AWAY THE U-S AGRESSORS.

STATE MEDIA REPORTING THAT LEADER KIM JONG UN CALLED AN EMERGENCY MILITARY MEETING ... ORDERING THE ARMY'S ROCKET UNIT TO PREPARE TO STRIKE THE U-S AND SOUTH KOREA.

THE NATION ... DECRYING A U-S DECISION TO SEND B-2 STEALTH BOMBERS INTO THE REGION FOR MILITARY DRILLS.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Cedric Leighton, Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, North Korean intelligence expert:

"They are telling the North Koreans we can attack you in ways in which you can see us coming, and we can also attack you, potentially, in ways in which you cannot see us coming.

NORTH KOREA'S LEADER ... SAYING HIS ROCKET FORCES ARE READY TO SETTLE ACCOUNTS WITH THE U-S.

BUT COULD NORTH KOREA STRIKE GUAM OR EVEN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES?

SOUNDBITE: (English) Cedric Leighton, Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, North Korean intelligence expert:

"They are not quite sure how to react because a B-2 deployment shows a weakness within their air defense system and their ability to really ascertain the kinds of threats that they perceive coming toward their country."

FOR ITS PART, THE U-S IS MAKING THIS VOW ...

SOUNDBITE: (English) Church Hagel, Defense Secretary:

" ... we will unequivocally defend, and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with South Korea as well as our other allies in that region of the world, and we will be prepared. We have to be prepared to deal with any eventuality there."

DRUMBEATS OF WARFARE ... IN A REGION WHERE NO ONE EXPECTS A FULL-BLOWN WAR TO COME.

LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

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