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  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • An American GI defected to North Korea. Now his sons are propaganda stars

    05/25/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born. But theyre speaking perfect North Korean and wearing badges of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the first two leaders of North Korea, over their hearts. Oh, and the younger one, James, is a captain in the North Korean army. Theyre the Pyongyang-born sons of James Joseph Dresnok, the former American GI who defected to North Korea in 1962 when he was stationed in South Korea after the war. And...
  • North Korean diplomat who negotiated '94 deal with US dies

    05/20/2016 8:09:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:35 PM EDT | Kim Tong-Hyung
    A top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid has died of cancer, the countrys state media said Saturday. The Norths Korean Central News Agency said Kang Sok Ju, a trustworthy revolutionary comrade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and an excellent son of the countrys ruling party, died of esophageal cancer Friday afternoon at the age of 76.
  • The Iran Scam Continues

    01/24/2014 9:06:19 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Neither the November 24th P5+1 "deal" nor the White House summary of the subsequent agreement to continue the process deals effectively with Iran's efforts to have nuclear weapons. NOTE: I tried to address much of what follows whenwriting earlier about the Iran Scam and have difficulty understanding why there is very little public or even official interest in the problems the deal raises. Please let me to elaborate here a bit more on why the P5+1 "deal" is a scam, why it matters and to offer some hypotheses about the lack of interest.The text of the English language version of...
  • The next US Secretary of State?

    03/31/2016 7:50:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/31/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Say it isn't so. Could this actually be the next US Secretary of State (Hat Tip: Barak Ravid)? Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met during his visit to Washington Wendy Sherman, an adviser to the US Democratic Party's presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton, the foreign affairs ministry announced on Thursday. The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that during the meeting Sherman listened to Shoukry's evaluations of political and economic developments taking place in Egypt, the country's regional and international relations, as well as the country's efforts to fight terrorism. "The meeting reflected the mutual wish to...
  • Photo of North Korean Restaurant Defectors Published

    05/14/2016 11:51:31 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo (English Edition) ^ | May 13, 2016 09:58 KST | Staff Report
    CNN on Thursday released a group photo of the staff of a North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China who made headlines by defecting en masse to South Korea last month. Family members of three of the workers who defected made the photo public on Wednesday, apparently under pressure from North Korean propaganda authorities. "I curse and condemn the South Korean puppet forces who allured and abducted our daughters," one of them said. "When I think of that I lie awake frightened and cannot sleep... Those South Korean puppet criminals, I want to tear them to pieces!" Intelligence authorities here declined...
  • Starting to get a little worried...

    05/13/2016 9:05:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    DPRK news svc ^ | 05.13.2016 | Twitter
    Might agree with a few of their tweets.
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight Americas commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • As North Koreas Nuclear Program Advances, U.S. Strategy Is Tested

    05/06/2016 7:30:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea After years of trying to separate fact from propaganda about North Koreas nuclear program, American and South Korean intelligence officials say they have concluded that the country can now mount a small nuclear warhead on short- and medium-range missiles capable of hitting much of Japan and South Korea. The United States and its allies have sought for nearly a decade to prevent the North from gaining such capabilities, ever since it detonated its first atomic device a decade ago. Their failure is likely to raise new questions about the effectiveness of the policy toward North Korea,...
  • GAO Report: US Still Not Prepared for Possible EMP Attack

    05/04/2016 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Two weeks after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the federal government has still not implemented all of the recommendations made eight years ago to prevent catastrophic blackouts caused by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The recommendations were made in 2008 by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electro-Magnetic Pulse Attack (EMP Commission). Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have taken actions to prepare against an EMP attack, they have not established a coordinated approach to identifying...
  • North Korea accuses U.S. soldiers of provoking border troops

    04/30/2016 2:24:36 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 29 April 2016 | Hyung-jin Kim
    A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called "hooliganism" at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom or they'll meet a "dog's death any time and any place." It said U.S. troops pointed their fingers at North Korean soldiers and made strange noises and unspecified "disgusting" facial expressions. It also said that American troops encouraged South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. A statement from Christopher Bush, a spokesman for the U.N. command, said they looked into the allegations and determined they were unsubstantiated. North Korea occasionally accuses South Korean and U.S....
  • Kim Jong Un's doppelganger is a hit in South Korea

    04/29/2016 1:26:44 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Steve Boro
    All eyes in the crowd fell on the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army. He emerged from the subway in one of this city's busiest nightlife areas with his trademark black suit and closely cropped hair. He hadn't lost any weight. "That's Kim Jong Un!" somebody shouted. Not quite. The reviled North Korean dictator, it turns out, has a doppelganger. He was soon surrounded by Friday night revelers holding up their smartphones and giggling in disbelief. Several rubbed his belly as they posed for their friends.
  • Second North Korean missile launch ends in failure

    04/28/2016 5:52:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2016 | Rick Moran
    he South Korean defense ministry announced that an attempted test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea ended when it exploded almost immediately after liftoff. The launch was the second test of the Musudan intermediate range missile in the last few days that ended in failure. The South Koreans believe that the test was rushed in order to have some sort of technological success prior to a rare meeting of the Party Congress on May 6. From Reuters: "They are in a rush to show anything that is successful, to meet the schedule of a political event, the party...
  • North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says

    04/23/2016 5:39:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2016 | Don Melvin
    North Korea has fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday. The missile was fired at 6:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET), South Korean officials said.
  • North Korea can learn from Iran nuclear deal, U.S. says

    04/19/2016 9:45:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    North Korea, which conducted a fourth nuclear test in January in contravention of U.N. Security Council resolutions, can learn from a deal struck between Iran and world powers to freeze its nuclear program, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. North Korea, which regularly threatens the United States and rich, democratic South Korea, also conducted a long-range rocket launch in February, defying U.N. sanctions. The Security Council last month expanded those sanctions aimed at starving North Korea of funds for its weapons program on a resolution drafted by the United States and China. ... "It's our hope...
  • North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch

    04/16/2016 8:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jacob J
    North Korea gearing up for another 'nuclear test' after failed missile launch April 16, 2016 08:27 SGT By Jacob J North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suffered a double whammy as a medium-range rocket launch failed and ally China castigated the reclusive regime for its military misadventures. However, the setback will only spur the dictator to adopt a tougher posturing in a bid to shore up power and Pyongyang was more likely than not to carry out a fifth nuclear test, observers have said. South Korean officials and international experts said the chances of North Korea conducting another nuclear test were...
  • Sacred Volcano in North Korea May Be Waiting to Blow

    04/16/2016 7:48:13 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 11 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 4/15/2016 | Nadia Drake
    An enigmatic and dangerous giant sleeps on the border between China and North Korea. Its quiet now, but a millennium ago, the volcano called Mount Paektu exploded with a fury rivaling the largest eruptions in recorded human history, hurling crackling rocks and ash as far away as Japan Despite that violent outburst, Mount Paektuor Changbai, as its called in Chineseremains fundamentally mysterious. Few outside the region are even aware it exists. And no one knows if, or when, the 9,000-foot-tall (2,740-meter-tall) peak might erupt again. Now, armed with an array of seismometers and almost unprecedented access to North Korea, an...
  • Kim Jong-Uns missile suffers catastrophic failure, explodes prematurely

    04/15/2016 2:05:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2016 | John Sexton
    U.S. and South Korean authorities say a North Korean attempt to launch a missile failed catastrophically Friday. The AP reports: “It was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch that was unsuccessful,” said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. He said U.S. officials are still assessing, but it was likely a road-mobile missile, given that it was launched from a location not usually used for ballistic missile launches, on the country’s east coast.[…]U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters during a stop on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, said that while...
  • North Korean ships with corpses on board have been washing ashore in Japan

    04/12/2016 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    latimes ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jonathan Kaiman
    Shizuo Kakutani sees no great mystery in the things that wash ashore in Monzen, his quiet fishing village on the Sea of Japan the fishing boats ravaged by fierce winter storms, the Chinese garbage carried to land by the strong winds, the occasional body that drifts in from Yaseno, the nearby cliffs notorious for suicides. The ghost ships, however, are harder to explain. On an early morning in November, the 71-year-old retired fisherman received a call from his colleagues at the town's civilian coast guard. A black mass bobbling in the water most likely a boat had...
  • Two 'would-be hitmen' arrested on Chinese border entering North Korea to kill Kim Jong-Un

    04/11/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jenny Stanton
    * Hitmen 'planning to kill' Kim Jong-un have been arrested, it is claimed * They were reportedly arrested near Tumen River at the border with China * North Korean guards who detained them were apparently rewarded * One suspect is said to be a defector and at least one is a Chinese national ___________________________________________ Hitmen who were planning to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been detained, according to reports. At least two people - one of whom is believed to be a North Korean defector, and at least one Chinese national - were arrested near Tumen River at...
  • High Ranking Defectors may be sign of North Korean regime instability

    04/11/2016 8:14:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Kim Jong-un’s succession to the throne (is there another more proper term for it?) of North Korea has not been greeted with universal acclaim in that country.  After executing his own uncle and conducting sweeping purges intended to solidify his control, it appears that his hold on power remains uncertain.  Now, with a very high-ranking defector reported to have fled to South Korea and numerous lower-ranking defectors fearing purges also jumping ship, the world’s only three-generation hereditary communist dynasty may be seeing its last days. Fox News reports: A high-ranking officer from North Korea's military intelligence agency fled to...
  • Saudi Arabia passes Russia as worlds third biggest military spender

    04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
  • 'Suspicious activity' at N. Korea's nuclear complex

    04/04/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Yonhap ^ | April 4th, 2016 | By Chang Jae-soon
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (Yonhap) -- Recent satellite imagery shows "suspicious activity" at North Korea's nuclear complex in what could be a sign that Pyongyang might be trying to harvest weapons-grade plutonium from spent nuclear fuel, a U.S. website monitoring the North said Monday. The website 38 North said in a report that the satellite imagery has shown "exhaust plumes" from a thermal plant used to heat the Yongbyon nuclear complex's Radiochemical Laboratory, where spent nuclear fuel rods are reprocessed to extract plutonium. "During the past five weeks, exhaust plumes on two, possibly three, occasions were observed at the Radiochemical Laboratory's...
  • The Oasis of CHRIST [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/01/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The JoshuaChronicles,Bible ^ | 4-1-16 | bible,Jesus
    Dormant places are about to come alive ! Blessings being held back about to arrive , Water in arrid places and streams where there had been none , Now the Glory of God arrive upon his daughters and sons , Making a way in the desert places "The Oasis of Christ", Prayers being answered not once but twice , Behold a double portion each time you pray , For each time you lift up JESUS he will make a way ! Isaiah 41:18 18 I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I...
  • WPK lays out scathing new approach in relations with China (North Korea threatens China)

    03/31/2016 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 3/31/2016 | Kim Ga Young
    The Workers Party of North Korea has recently issued a document from Pyongyang to provincial bodies that condemns Beijing for taking part in UN sanctions against the North and openly rallies Party members toward nuclear conflict with China. Daily NK has obtained a copy of one of the mass-delivered documents published by the Central Party and circulated to provincial Party committees via Sino-North Korea relations expert Lee Young Hwa, a professor at Kansai University, earlier this week. The document appears to outline a new doctrine on policies toward China and is dated March 10, 2016. The Central Committee of the...
  • North Korea threatens China with a 'nuclear storm'

    03/31/2016 4:00:20 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | March 31, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    The United Nations' recently implemented sanctions against North Korea are already driving a wedge between longtime allies North Korea and China, a document from the Workers' Party of North Korea reveals. In the document, the Workers' Party condemns Beijing for partaking in the sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear program and urges its people to confront China with a "nuclear storm" for its alleged "betrayal of socialism," Daily NK reports.
  • Russian snub mars Obamas nuclear summit amid Islamic State fears

    03/30/2016 6:41:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    With fears rising that the Islamic State is trying to obtain nuclear weapons, resident Obama will convene a global summit in Washington Thursday hampered by no-show Russia, a key target in the U.S. effort to lock down vulnerable atomic materials. ... Pakistan, another nuclear power causing major proliferation concerns for the U.S., is sending a lower-level representative after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif canceled his attendance to grapple with a horrific terrorist attack targeting Christians on Easter Sunday. Iran, which has challenged the U.S. with a string of missile tests in recent months despite inking last years deal designed to curb...
  • North Korea Tells its People to Prepare For Famine

    03/30/2016 6:19:42 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    US News ^ | 3/30 | Rachel Dicker
    North Korea is telling its citizens to prepare for famine. State-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun published an editorial Monday telling the people of North Korea that food shortages and economic hardship are on the horizon, Time reports. The news comes less than a month after the United Nations Security Council handed down harsh sanctions for North Korea continuing its nuclear and missile programs. The sanctions, targeted at the nation's elite and their assets, prohibit certain luxury items and ban exports of resources being used to finance the country's weapons pursuit. A result of this struggle, the editorial says, "We may have...
  • Frank Gaffney on the electric Grid: Jacki Daily Show

    03/30/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 3/27/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki also talks with Frank Gaffney, @SecureFreedom , @frankgaffney the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, about threats to the electric grid.
  • Bowl Cut Jr. to his nation: Please gnaw on roots to survive the coming famine

    03/30/2016 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hungry, hungry, hungry. Ahhh North Korea - that glorious land of rice, jungle, James Franco comedies, and possible nuclear weapons. It truly is the kind of paradise that only the twin boogeymen of dictatorship and communism could create. Unless, of course, you get hungry. If you live under the thumb of fearless leader Kim Jong Un, and youre a human being who requires food to survive, you have a problem. Famine is coming and, while he likes Katy Perry, margaritas, building WMDs, and threatening the west, Supreme Leader isnt particularly interested in feeding his people. Special: As the Daily Meal...
  • North Korea: We Are Ready for Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike on U.S.

    03/30/2016 2:02:22 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2016 | Frances Martel
    North Korea has once again asserted that it will use its nuclear weapons arsenal against the United States. Unlike previous statements, however, a note from the rogue states foreign minister on Monday insisted that North Korea is fully equipped and ready to use a nuclear weapon on the United States, not just willing to do so.
  • North Korea warns citizens to prepare for famine

    03/29/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 60 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 3/29/2016 | Nash Jenkins
    North Korea instructed the country Monday to brace itself for possible famine and severe economic hardship but not to despair, because the road to revolution is long and arduous, according to an editorial in the state-run newspaper. The article, published in Rodong Sinmun the print mouthpiece of the North Korean government comes less than a month after the U.N. Security Council voted in favor of slapping the Hermit Kingdom with tougher sanctions, after the country teased its potential nuclear and military capabilities earlier this year. The editorial stated that hardships to come might evoke another arduous march...
  • Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? Its not as far-fetched as it sounds.

    03/26/2016 5:41:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 25, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? Its not as far-fetched as it sounds. By Adam Taylor March 25 This week, representatives of Western-backed Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva told Russian state media that President Bashar al-Assad had a surprising new ally on the Syrian battlefield: militia units from North Korea. "Two North Korean units are there, which are Chalma-1 and Chalma-7," Asaad az-Zoubi, head of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to Syrian peace talks in the Swiss city, reportedly told Tass news agency on Tuesday. In any other context, the presence of soldiers from the internationally isolated and geographically distant...
  • North Korea Nukes US In Propaganda Video

    03/26/2016 5:27:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 26, 2016
    North Korea Nukes US In Propaganda Video Kim Jong-Un lays waste to Washington with a submarine-launched nuclear missile in Pyongyang's latest menacing video. 10:20, UK, Saturday 26 March 2016 North Korea has threatened to lay waste to Washington with a submarine-launched nuclear missile in a menacing propaganda video. The four-minute film - titled Last Chance - runs through the history of US-Korea relations, including images of US prisoners of war on Korean soil. It ends with a digitally-enhanced sequence showing a missile emerging from the clouds and slamming into the road in front of the Lincoln Memorial - sending a...
  • Late-term abortions academically

    03/22/2016 6:13:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Of three professors who recently testified before a congressional hearing on late-term abortions, two actually looked at it from the baby's perspective. "There is no reason to believe that a born infant would feel pain any differently than that same infant would, were he or she still in utero," Colleen A. Malloy, an associate professor in the Division of Neonatology at the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern stated to the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee. "The difference between fetal and neonatal pain is simply the locale in which the pain occurs," she explained to the senators. "The receiver's experience of...
  • North Koreans Can Either Work 70 Days Straight or Pay to Take a Day Off

    03/19/2016 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Time ^ | March 14, 2016 | Rishi Iyengar
    Grappling with an intensification of global sanctions over its nuclear-weapons program, North Korea recently ordered its working population to toil nonstop for 70 days in a bid to boost production and demonstrate loyalty. Citizens of the authoritarian nation can, however, buy vacation days from the government during the 10-week period, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.
  • North Korea releases video it says shows crime that led American student to be sentenced 15 years

    03/18/2016 10:11:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2016 | Neil Connor, Telegraph
    North Korea has released a grainy video that it claims shows American student Otto Warmbier attempting to steal a propaganda banner from a hotel an accusation for which he received 15 years of hard labor. The short clip at the Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang shows an unidentifiable figure removing a sign from a wall before placing it on the floor. The banner in the hotel apparently says: "Let's arm ourselves strongly with Kim Jong Il patriotism," referring to the isolated state's leader who died in 2011. The short security-camera footage could not be verified, and the clip shows...
  • North Korea conducts yet another missile test

    03/17/2016 6:05:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    North Korea on Friday morning (local time) fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its eastern coast Friday, just days after its leader Kim Jong-Un ordered further nuclear warhead and missile tests, AFP reports. The report was based on South Korea's defense ministry, whose spokesman said the missile was launched from Sukchon in the country's southwest and flew 800 kilometers (500 miles) into the East Sea, also called the Sea of Japan. The spokesman did not confirm the type of missile, but South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited military sources as saying it was a Rodong missile, a scaled...
  • US general says we could be screwed in a war against China or Russia

    03/16/2016 7:36:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 16, 2016
    The Armys top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley ... a great power war against one or two of four countries China, Russia, Iran and North Korea .. the Armys readiness is not at a level that is appropriate for what the American people expect to defend them.
  • North Korea court sentences U.S. student to 15 years hard labor

    03/15/2016 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 94 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 03/16/2016 | Reuters
    North Korea's supreme court sentenced American student Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor for crimes against the state, China's Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was detained by the North in January for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang and had confessed to crimes against the state, North Korean media said previously.
  • North Korea claims it could 'burn down' Manhattan with a H-bomb

    03/15/2016 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | staff reporter
    Another day, another veiled threat from North Korea. Unlike most, this one was very specific. State-run television in the Peoples Republic reported on Sunday that Pyongyangs arsenal of deadly weapons now includes a hydrogen bomb that could wipe out New York City and kill everybody who lives there. Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union, DPRK Today reported, citing nuclear scientist Cho Hyong Il.
  • North Korea Threatens Hydrogen Bomb Attack on Manhattan

    03/14/2016 3:00:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 3/14/16 | Frances Martel
    In a state-controlled outlet, the North Korean government threatened Sunday to use its new alleged hydrogen bomb technology to reduce Manhattan, New York, to rubble, warning that itsnuclear weapon is much bigger than Soviet weaponry.The Washington Post has translatedparts of the article inDPRK Today, a publication rarely used for the purpose of military bluster. When North Korean officials seek to announce military developments or threaten other countries, it usually turns to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) or theRodong Sinmun, the state newspaper. Both outlets have online English versions, making them more accessible to international media.TheDPRK Todayarticlerun with the...
  • North Korean Submarine Reportedly Missing at Sea

    03/14/2016 10:29:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 55 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 3/14 | Eric Limer
    North Korea has lost contact with one of its submarines, U.S. officials tell CNN. The submarine, apparently on some sort of exercise earlier this week, was being tracked by the U.S. military when it suddenly stopped. The fate of the sub is unknown, but U.S. forces have observed North Korea's attempts to find the missing craft. U.S. officials believe the submarine experienced some sort of failure, and the U.S. military has been monitoring the subsequent search and rescue mission via spy satellites, aircraft, and ships. The incident is taking place at a time of particular high tension in the area,...
  • UN rights expert: North Korean leader should be prosecuted

    03/14/2016 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    GENEVA -- A U.N. expert on human rights in North Korea said Monday supreme leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, asking a key rights body to authorize three experts to look into the legal aspects of criminal accountability. Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Marzuki Darusman said international criminal law holds military and civilian leaders responsible for failing to prevent or repress crimes against humanity by those under their authority. He said that offers a "plausible theory" to hold Kim and other leaders "individually culpable." "It is now time for...
  • In Hail of Bullets and Fire, North Korea Killed Official Who Wanted Reform (Likes Country Music)

    03/14/2016 10:31:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 12, 2016 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    n late 2013, Jang Song-thaek, an uncle of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was taken to the Gang Gun Military Academy in a Pyongyang suburb. Hundreds of officials were gathered there to witness the execution of Mr. Jangs two trusted deputies in the administrative department of the ruling Workers Party. The two men, Ri Ryong-ha and Jang Su-gil, were torn apart by antiaircraft machine guns, according to South Koreas National Intelligence Service. The executioners then incinerated their bodies with flamethrowers. SNIP In his memoir, a Japanese sushi chef for Kim Jong-il from 1988 to 2001 who goes by the...
  • [VANITY] NORTH KOREA MISSILE

    03/11/2016 5:18:23 PM PST · by Spunky · 206 replies
    Fox Online | 3-11-16 | Self
    I WAS JUST WATCHING FOX NEWS ONLINE ABOUT TRUMPS RALLY BEING CANCELLED AND THEY BROKE IN FOR AN EMERGENCY BROADCAST. THEY SAID NORTH KOREA LAUNCHED A NUCLEAR MISSILE AT 3:45? AND IT IS DUE TO HIT THE LOS ANGELES AREA IN ABOUT 3 HOURS. IT SAID OBAMA WILL BE GIVING A SPEACH ON REGULAR NEWS SHORTLY. THEY SAID TO SHELTER IN PLACE. NOW I WAS WATCHING A STREAMING ONLINE OF FOX NEWS SO I HOPE IT WASN'T SOME NUT WHO BROKE IN AND DID THIS. KEEP LISTENING FOR MORE NEWS.DID ANYONE ELSE HERE THIS?
  • U.S. says North Korean submarine missing

    03/11/2016 1:15:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/11/2016 | By Barbara Starr
    The North Korean regime lost contact with one of its submarines earlier this week, three U.S. officials familiar with the latest information told CNN. U.S. spy satellites, aircraft and ships have been secretly watching for days as the North Korean navy searched for the missing sub. The U.S. is unsure if the missing vessel is adrift under the sea or whether it has sunk, the officials said, but believes it suffered some type of failure during an exercise.
  • We spent a day with worlds most advanced missile system that has China and North Korea spooked

    03/11/2016 8:11:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/11/2016 | Amanda Macias
    MCGREGOR RANGE, New Mexico The most advanced missile system on the planet can hunt and blast incoming missiles right out of the sky with a 100% success rate and we got to spend a day with it. Meet the US's THAAD system. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is a unique missile-defense system with unmatched precision, capable of countering threats around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement. "It is the most technically advanced missile-defense system in the world," US Army Col. Alan Wiernicki, commander of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, told Business Insider in...
  • North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

    03/09/2016 9:56:26 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Stella Kim
    North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday morning, a South Korean military official said, in the latest controversial move amid U.S.-South Korean military drills that have angered the rogue state. The two missiles flew about 310 miles at about 5:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. Wednesday ET) and were fired from North Korea's northern shore, the military official said. Analysts said they were Scud-type missiles. The apparent launch comes after heated rhetoric from North Korea in recent days that has included threats of a preemptive nuclear strike.
  • US sending B-2 bombers to Asia amid NKorea tension

    03/09/2016 7:25:13 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 9, 2016 | Associated Press
    NKorea tension Published March 09, 2016 Associated Press Facebook7 Twitter0 Email Print WASHINGTON The U.S. says it has dispatched three B-2 stealth bombers on a training mission to the Asia-Pacific region amid growing tensions with North Korea. The deployment was announced Wednesday by U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for U.S. nuclear forces. B-2 bombers are capable of launching nuclear as well as conventional weapons. They are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Strategic Command said the bombers will conduct training with the Australian military during the deployment, which amounts to a show of force at a...