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  • If North Korea gets ready to test a nuclear missile in the Pacific Ocean destroy it first

    09/24/2017 5:39:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/09/23
    If North Korea gets ready to test a nuclear missile in the Pacific Ocean destroy it first By Harry J. Kazianis, Fox News If U.S. intelligence discovers that North Korea has a nuclear tipped, long-range missile getting ready to fire into the South Pacific with the goal of detonating it—to prove to the world it is a nuclear power—there is only one thing President Trump should do: destroy it before it ever goes into the air. And that could mean war with North Korea—a war that I have waged many times in computer simulations and in tabletop exercises and it...
  • North Korea May Fire Another ICBM This Weekend, South Warns

    09/07/2017 7:05:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    NBC ^ | SEP 7 2017 | STELLA KIM and ALEXANDER SMITH
    North Korea May Fire Another ICBM This Weekend, South Warns by STELLA KIM and ALEXANDER SMITH SEOUL, South Korea — Less than one week after North Korea appeared to carry out its sixth nuclear test, South Korea warned Thursday that its neighbor may fire an intercontinental ballistic missile this weekend. South Korea's prime minister, Lee Nak-yon, suggested that Kim Jong Un, the North's leader, could order a launch on Saturday, the 64th anniversary of the totalitarian regime's founding. "There is speculation that there could be an additional provocation of firing an ICBM at a normal angle on [Sept.] 9," Lee...
  • N.Korea ‘secretly moving ballistic missile to west coast’ threatens America ‘final miserable end’

    09/05/2017 2:11:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 09-05-2017 | By Maryse Godden
    Full Title: LOCK AND LOADEDNorth Korea ‘secretly moving ballistic missile towards west coast’ and threatens America with the ‘final miserable end’ after US warns Kim Jong-un is begging for war ===================================================================================== NORTH Korea has reportedly moved an intercontinental ballistic missile towards its west coast - as the US declared Kim Jong-Un is “begging for war”. South Korea’s Asia Business Daily cited an intelligence source saying the rocket was spotted moving on Monday - just a day after North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test. North Korea, which has launch facilities for its missile program on its west coast, reportedly launched...
  • North Korea seen moving ICBM-grade rocket towards west coast - media

    09/04/2017 8:18:26 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 116 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 4, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    Headline Only, story at source.
  • (URGENT) N.K. might fire ICBM toward Pacific: Seoul spy agency [N. Korea]

    09/04/2017 12:10:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 187 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/09/04
    Headline only so far.
  • N. Korea announces the complete success of hydrogen bomb for ICBM

    09/02/2017 11:35:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 156 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/09/03
    Head line only.
  • North Korea says it has developed advanced hydrogen bomb ready for ICBM

    09/02/2017 6:48:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 | Jack Kim, Soyoung Kim
    North Korea says it has developed advanced hydrogen bomb ready for ICBM Jack Kim, Soyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it has developed a more advanced thermonuclear weapon that possesses “great destructive power” and will be loaded on a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that experts believe has the range to hit much of the United States. The report by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency comes amid heightened regional tension following Pyongyang’s two tests of ICBM missiles in July that potentially could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the mainland United...
  • South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a “red line”

    08/17/2017 8:38:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2017
    South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a “red line” White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he was pushing the U.S. administration to take a harder line on China trade and not put complaints against its trade practices in the backseat in hope that Beijing would help restrain leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea would be “crossing a red line” if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea’s president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul’s approval before taking any military action. North Korea’s rapid...
  • North Korea likely can make missile engines without imports: U.S.

    08/16/2017 1:45:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 16, 2017 | Jonathan Landay
    North Korea likely can make missile engines without imports: U.S. Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea likely has the ability to produce its own missile engines and intelligence suggests it does not need to rely on imports, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The assessment disputes a new study by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies that said that the engines for a nuclear missile North Korea is developing to hit the United States likely were made in factories in Ukraine or Russia and probably obtained via black market networks. The New York Times cited the study on...
  • North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

    08/14/2017 8:16:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | AUG. 14, 2017 | WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER
    North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia’s missile program, according to an expert analysis being published Monday and classified assessments by American intelligence agencies. The studies may solve the mystery of how North Korea began succeeding so suddenly after a string of fiery missile failures, some of which may have been caused by American sabotage of its supply chains...
  • What the US Knew About North Korea's Second ICBM Launch Before It Happened

    08/03/2017 4:57:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 31, 2017 | Ankit Panda
    What the US Knew About North Korea's Second ICBM Launch Before It Happened U.S. military intelligence observed North Korea’s preparation for a second ICBM test from Mupyong-ni. By Ankit Panda July 31, 2017 The United States had anticipated North Korea’s July 28 test launch of the Hwasong-14/KN20 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Mupyong-ni and also detected the launch pad used that day, The Diplomat has learned. According to a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat, the United States had been watching the site “for weeks and saw some of the preparations...
  • N. Korea's Rodong Sinmun "U.S. Mainland in Crisis of Life and Death; Wave your White Flag"

    08/03/2017 12:20:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2017.08.03 | Kwon Soon-wan
    /begin my translation N. Korea's Rodong Sinmun "U.S. Mainland in Crisis of Life and Death; Wave your White Flag" Kwon Soon-wan 2017.08.03 11:34 On Aug. 3, N. Korean media threatened U.S., saying, “Every minute and every second, the new reality that U.S. mainland is on the knife's edge of life and death is forcing U.S. administration to wave a white flag and fundamentally change her N. Korea policy.” Rodong Sinmun, the ruling party's newspaper, carried an individual column titled "Heed the Warning of Juche Korea." The column claimed, "It is not the denuclearization of N. Korea but the security of...
  • U.S. test-launches ICBM off California to show ability to 'defend against attacks'

    08/02/2017 9:06:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/02/2017 | Veronica Rocha
    An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Wednesday to test the weapon’s reliability to “defend against attacks on the United States and its allies,” the Air Force said. The Minuteman III missile was fired at 2:10 a.m. from the base northwest of Santa Barbara, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command. The missile, equipped with a single test reentry vehicle, traveled 4,200 miles to a test range near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The strike command said the test was “not a response to recent North Korean actions.” Rather the launch...
  • US successfully conducts THAAD missile defense system test in Alaska

    08/02/2017 9:02:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    112 International ^ | 08/01/2017
    The United States conducted test of THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense unit in Alaska, the NBC television channel said on Sunday referring to military officials, Interfax reports. "The anti-missile defense agency and the 11th anti-aircraft artillery brigade from Fort Bliss (Texas) conducted a successful missile test using the THAAD system," the MDA said in a statement. It is noted that the launch of a ballistic missile was made by one of the US Air Force aircrafts, it was intercepted by the ABM system. At the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the test was called "successful." As reported, South Korea is deploying 4...
  • The surprise location of North Korea’s latest missile test is making the US and China nervous

    08/02/2017 5:27:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    Quartz ^ | August 02, 2017 | Steve Mollman
    The surprise location of North Korea’s latest missile test is making the US and China nervous When North Korea launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week, of immediate concern was how far the missile traveled, and where it could have reached had it been sent on a lower trajectory (most of the US, as it turns out). But the launch location mattered, too. In a first, the missile took off from the northern Chagang province. Geolocation wizards quickly found the precise coordinates. That location will bother both the US and China. In a straight line on the map,...
  • North Korea Says Successful ICBM Test Shows U.S. Is In Striking Distance

    07/28/2017 6:31:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 78 replies
    npr ^ | July 28, 201711:48 AM ET | colin dwyer
    The U.S. Department of Defense says the missile, which launched just before midnight local time, traveled roughly 620 miles — from the country's northern province of Jagang to the Sea of Japan, where it finally splashed into the waters off Japan's west coast. There have been no immediate reports of damage, and Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis says the North American Aerospace Defense Command "determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America." In response to the launch, the Pentagon announced that it had conducted a precision missile firing exercise with South Korea. President...
  • More than half the continental US is within range of latest North Korean missile test, ..

    07/28/2017 6:30:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2017/07/28 | Michael Sheetz
    More than half the continental US is within range of latest North Korean missile test, defense experts say North Korea on Friday tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan. Defense experts say New York City and Boston could now be in range of North Korea's missile. "More of the continental U.S." is at risk, former CIA Korea branch chief Bruce Klingner said. Michael Sheetz | Jeff Daniels North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday, which defense experts say could reach as far as New York or other U.S. East Coast cities. The most recent...
  • U.S. WOULD 'UTTERLY DESTROY' NORTH KOREA MILITARY, SAYS TOP ARMY OFFICIAL

    07/28/2017 3:15:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/28/17 | SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO
    U.S. WOULD 'UTTERLY DESTROY' NORTH KOREA MILITARY, SAYS TOP ARMY OFFICIAL BY SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO ON 7/28/17 AT 4:31 AM The U.S. would “utterly destroy” the North Korean military in a war, the U.S. army’s top uniformed official said on Thursday. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley warned, however, that war in the Korean peninsula would be “highly deadly,” bearing a high cost in terms of human life, infrastructure and economic fallout. “War in the Korean peninsula would be terrible, however a nuclear weapon detonating in Los Angeles would be [even more] terrible,” Milley said in a speech to...
  • Iran will soon have ICBMs armed with nukes by way of North Korea. Team Trump must act now

    07/24/2017 6:44:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2017 | Harry J. Kazianis
    Iran will soon have ICBMs armed with nukes by way of North Korea. Team Trump must act now By Harry J. Kazianis Published July 22, 2017 Fox News Here’s a prediction by yours truly that you can take to the bank: In just a few years Iran will have intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, that can attack targets all over the Middle East, Europe and the United States. And it might all be thanks to the rogue state the Trump administration has labelled the biggest national security threat of our time: North Korea. Oh, and to twist the knife...
  • North Korea’s July 4 ICBM Test: Propaganda Ploy or the Real Deal?

    07/24/2017 6:16:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | July 21, 2017 | Uzi Rubin
    North Korea’s July 4 ICBM Test: Propaganda Ploy or the Real Deal? By Uzi Rubin July 21, 2017 It would be more prudent, and more realistic, to treat the DPRK's claims as advertised The Hwasong-14 missile that arched over North Korea on July 4 was hailed by its leader as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), “capable of reaching anywhere in the world.” The announcement sparked headlines across the world, prompting frantic diplomatic activity and launching a flood of comment and analysis. This should not be surprising: while most of Kim Jong Un’s missile tests in the last couple of years...