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  • North Korea Expanding, Not Abandoning Missile Bases

    12/06/2018 8:07:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    That next summit meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un needs to have a few blank spots on the agenda to leave room for new items of business. One of them should be the latest satellite pictures showing that two of Kim’s missile bases up in the mountains are not only failing to be dismantled but show signs of ongoing work to expand them. The Independent has some of the photos and details this week. North Korea has reportedly expanded a long-range missile base within its mountainous interior, despite a promise from Donald Trump the country was “no longer...
  • New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

    12/05/2018 2:08:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Zachary Cohen
    New satellite images obtained exclusively by CNN reveal North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un from pursuing his promise to mass produce and deploy the existing types of nuclear warheads in his arsenal. The satellite imagery offers evidence that the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded, underscoring the reality of just how far apart Washington and Pyongyang are on the issue...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday December 5th, 2018

    12/05/2018 5:06:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/5/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "There is not a smoking gun....there is a smoking saw" That's the assessment of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham regarding the involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Graham said that the Saudi Crown Prince, commonly called "M-BS" is a:....... British Prime Minister Theresa May lost three votes in the House of Commons over Brexit Tuesday as her government was found in "contempt of Parliament"...... Nigel Farage announced Tuesday evening that he was leaving UKIP..... The French President, Emmanuel Macron, was booed and...
  • North Korea's 'pink lady' replaced by younger presenters as state TV gets makeover

    12/03/2018 11:32:00 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | Lucia Binding
    North Korea's most famous news anchor has reportedly been replaced by younger presenters as the country's state-owned broadcaster undergoes a modern makeover. Ri Chun-hee began working for North Korean TV in 1971 and became chief news presenter of KCTV in the 1980s. Nicknamed the "pink lady," she usually wears a pink Western-style suit or traditional Hanbok dress. She has been characterised by her animated announcing style, resonant voice and sometimes vitriolic tone, and was once described as "vaguely menacing". But the 75-year-old presenter - who cried onscreen when announcing the deaths of Kim II-sung and Kim Jong-il - has not...
  • The North Korean Nuclear Threat

    12/03/2018 11:28:14 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Carnegie Moscow ^ | 23.11.2018 | Andrei Lankov
    North Koreas statements of its intention to abandon nuclear weapons should not be taken too seriously: the country considers them to be the most important guarantee of the regimes preservation. For now, North Korean nuclear weapons play a primarily defensive role, but it cannot be ruled out that in the future the nuclear program will also be used for offensive purposes. In addition, their existence increases the risk of the proliferation of nuclear weapons in East Asia. Pyongyang believes that security guarantees that could theoretically be given by the U.S. government cannot be trusted, since it is very likely that...
  • Moon: Trump says likes North Korea's Kim, will fulfill his wishes

    12/03/2018 11:05:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 3, 2018
    Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfill his wishes, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has said, a day after meeting the US president at an economic summit in Argentina. Moon, who is hoping to host Kim soon on the first ever trip to Seoul by a North Korean leader as agreed earlier this year, said Trump had asked him to pass on a message. "The message is that President Trump has very favourable views toward Chairman Kim and he likes him," Moon told reporters aboard a flight from Argentina...
  • North Koreas peace gift puppies to South Korea pictured for first time

    11/28/2018 5:14:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-28-2018 | Katherine Lam
    It doesnt seem like theres a "ruff" relationship between the two Koreas at the moment. South Korean president Moon Jae-in unveiled puppies that were born from one of the dogs given to the South by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as peace gifts in September. The Pungsan dog, Gomi, gave birth to six puppies three females and three males earlier this month. The official Twitter account for South Korea's presidential Blue House tweeted on Sunday photos of Moon and his wife Kim Jong-sook playing with the furry pups at their homes courtyard. The office added the puppies...
  • North Korea's new 'tactical' weapon test highlights military modernization

    11/18/2018 3:47:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2018 | Hyonhee Shin
    North Koreas claim last week that it had tested an unidentified ultramodern tactical weapon highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program, analysts said. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un witnessed the test of a newly developed tactical weapon that could serve as a steel wall, state media reported on Friday, without giving details of the weapon. It was Kims first observation of a weapons test this year and could complicate already stalled nuclear talks with the United States, although Washington and Seoul downplayed the...
  • North Korea Says It Has Tested Ultramodern Tactical Weapon

    11/15/2018 8:49:21 PM PST · by bitt · 50 replies
    nyt ^ | 11/15/2018 | Choe Han Sung
    SEOUL, South Korea North Korea has tested a new tactical weapon, the Norths official news media said on Friday, reporting that Kim Jong-un witnessed the event in his first publicized visit to a weapons test site since the country test-launched its intercontinental ballistic missile last November. State media did not identify the weapon, and the test did not appear to violate the voluntary moratorium North Korea imposed on nuclear and long-range ballistic missile tests this year. Still, Mr. Kims renewed activities at weapons test sites could complicate the already stalled talks between North Korea and the United States over...
  • North Korea possibly hiding missile operating bases despite denuclearization pledge, think tank says

    11/12/2018 8:38:40 AM PST · by ETL · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    North Korea is conning the United States, building up secret, smaller missile bases even after publicly touting the dismantling of its main launch site, according to a new review of satellite images by a top think tank. Citing new satellite pictures, theCenter for Strategic and International Studies Beyond Parallel program identified what appears to be missile operating bases that have never been acknowledged by North Korean officials. CSIS' conclusions were not immediately independently confirmed. The report identified about 15 to 20 bases being operated by the Korean Peoples Army's Strategic Force, based on information from officials in the government, defense...
  • In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception

    11/12/2018 9:55:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | David E. Sanger and William J. Broad
    WASHINGTON North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the Norths nuclear threat. The satellite images suggest that the North has been engaged in a great deception: It has offered to dismantle a major launching site a step it began, then halted while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others that would bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads. The existence...
  • Two Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts

    11/10/2018 11:03:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CTV News ^ | November 10, 2018 | Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press
    The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to reduce tensions across the world's most fortified border, a South Korean Defence Ministry official said. South Korea says the military agreement is an important trust-building step that would help stabilize peace and advance reconciliation between the rivals. But critics say the South risks conceding some of its conventional military strength before North Korea takes any meaningful steps on denuclearization -- an anxiety that's growing as the larger nuclear negotiations between...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 11/8/2018

    11/08/2018 3:58:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning, its Thursday November 8th, 2018 The President says some foreigners are needed in the USA during his long news confernce..... President Donald Trump moved quickly after the election results came in to move forward and change the subject Wednesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions..... Controversial CNN reporter Jim Acosta had his press credentials taken away..... New during the confrontation at the news conference President Trump said this regarding foreigners entering the United States..... President Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin..... The US representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, says he hopes Russia will again allow Israel to launch air...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/5/2018

    11/05/2018 4:04:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump rallying massive crowds in Macon, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee ahead of the mid-term elections. The Republicans are planning a final rally tonight in Cape Girardeau, Missouri with talk show host Rush Limbaugh coming back to his hometown.... A very interesting political development in the UK over the weekend with Friday's revelation by London' top cop of a criminal investigation involving members of the Labor Party.... In Germany politicians in the government parties, the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, are calling for the government's domestic intelligence agency to monitor the anti-mass immigration Alternative for Germany.... In Japan the party...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/3/2018 (Newsdump Edition)

    11/03/2018 5:31:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/3/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Coverage of the 2018 Election is ahead but first. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has played his cards on the world stage pointing the finger of blame for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's October 2nd murder in Istanbul on the highest levels of the Saudi Arabian government..... Now Netanyahu has come out publicly Friday saying that the stability of Saudi Arabia must be maintained because it is important for the stability of the region and world..... New York City police says two Saudi Arabian sisters found duct taped together in the Hudson River were not involved in any act of foul...
  • US, South Korea to Launch Joint Working Group on North Korea

    11/03/2018 12:25:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Voice of America ^ | November 3, 2018 | Christy Lee and Paul Park
    The United States and South Korea have agreed to launch a joint working group to coordinate their North Korea sanctions, a move that reflects Washington’s attempt to bridge the allies’ diverging approaches to denuclearizing the Kim regime, experts said. “The two governments agreed on establishing a new working group that would further strengthen our close coordination on our diplomacy, on our denuclearization efforts, on sanctions implementations, and inter-Korean cooperation that comply with the United Nations sanctions,” Robert Palladino, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, said. “So this is an additional step that we’re taking that Special Representative (Stephen) Biegun and his...
  • Jane Fonda Compares Donald Trump to Hitler and the Third Reich

    11/02/2018 2:08:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    November 2, 2018 9:00AM PT Jane Fonda Compares Donald Trump to Hitler and the Third Reich By Elizabeth Taylor With just a few days left until midterm elections, Jane Fonda is making a final push to get out the vote. It has never been more important. Our democracy is fragile and its under attack. Civility is under attack, the Oscar winner told Variety on Thursday at the Womens Media Center Awards in New York City. We dont have to take it anymore. Voting is the way to stop it. Everybody has to vote and I think they will. Fonda had...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/2/2018

    11/02/2018 5:08:41 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/2/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    <p>President Trump was in Columbia, Missouri last night on his pre mid-term election tour speaking at an airport rally.....</p> <p>Among the other US Senate races an unusual one in Mississippi where there's an "open primary special election" being held next Tuesday. Two Democrats and two Republicans are running with the top two finishers set for a runoff three weeks later.....</p>
  • North Korea and The Commons: Blank slate for a new kind of nation?

    10/24/2018 12:55:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Asia Times ^ | October 24, 2018 | Emanuel Pastreich
    Could an emergent North Korea provide the world with a new, from-scratch benchmark of sustainable, collaborative economic and social development? With geopolitical change and emerging technologies, the idea of a national commons now looks increasingly feasible. Relations between North and South Korea are changing so rapidly, the pressing question is no longer what the next step in this process of reconciliation will be, but rather where the peninsula is heading in the political, economic and cultural senses. A door is opening for the institutional transformation of the Hermit Kingdom with new concepts and technologies. The implementation of new approaches to...
  • Report: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea prepping space-based EMP attacks against U.S.

    10/23/2018 12:53:59 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/23/18 | USA Features
    Nuclear Threat: Russia, China, North Korean, and Iran are prepping for nuclear-sourced electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks from space in any future conflict with the United States that would cripple the Pentagons ability to respond while leaving America in the dark, a recently declassified study says. The United States critical national infrastructure faces a present and continuing existential threat from combined-arms warfare, including cyber and manmade electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, and natural EMP from a solar superstorm, the report from the congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack said.