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  • U.S. May Not Be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles, Say Experts

    04/19/2017 12:15:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    NBC ^ | April 19, 2017 | KEN DILANIAN
    Top generals have been insisting for years that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, the U.S military would be able to shoot it down. But that is a highly questionable assertion, according to independent scientists and government investigators. In making it, the generals fail to acknowledge huge questions about the effectiveness of the $40 billion missile defense system they rely on to stop a potential nuclear-armed ballistic missile fired by North Korean or Iran, according to a series of outside reviews. "They are leading political leaders to believe that they have a military capability that they...
  • Uh-oh. Looks like Bowl Cut Jr. just assassinated his half-brother

    02/14/2017 9:45:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Robert Laurie
    Erratic escalation? Kim Jong-Un is often said to be a sadistic monster, and his propensity for creative, painful, and brutal executions In an attack that sounds like something out of a Bond movie, the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia. The method? Two female killers carrying either poison needles or a mysterious spray aerosol.
  • Philippines impounds North Korean ship under UN sanctions

    03/05/2016 4:49:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The Philippines said on Saturday it had impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang's recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The 6,830-tonne cargo ship Jin Teng will not be allowed to leave Subic port, northeast of the capital Manila, where it had been docked for three days and its crew will be deported, presidential spokesman Manolo Quezon said on state-run radio station Radyo ng Bayan. It was the first reported case of the sanctions -- the toughest to date, which were adopted late Wednesday by the UN Security Council...
  • Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band

    12/13/2015 11:26:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2015/12/14 | Victoria Ho
    Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band By Victoria Ho 19 minutes ago After the Moranbong Band's abrupt cancelation of their performances in Beijing over the weekend, it appears Chinese censors went to work deleting speculation and chatter about the North Korean girl band on mainland sites. The Moranbong Band, whose members were said to be handpicked by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, were on a goodwill mission to Beijing and were set to perform three concerts starting Saturday night. But just hours before the first, they abruptly canceled the gig and headed home on...
  • North Korean officials visit London hair salon about Kim Jong Un 'bad hair day' ad

    04/16/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi ^ | April 15, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    LONDON, North Korean embassy officials visited a London hair salon after the business put up a poster with leader Kim Jong Un's face on it offering discount haircuts. The M&M Hair Academy posted Jong Un's picture accompanied by the phrase, "Bad Hair Day?" “We put up posters for an offer for men's hair cuts through the month of April. Obviously in the current news there has been this story that North Korean men are only allowed one haircut,” barber Karim Nabbach told the BBC. After embassy officials contacted the police, they paid a brief visit to the salon before being...
  • Jang's execution bodes ill for China (Torn apart by starving dogs)

    01/03/2014 5:46:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ching Cheong
    THE execution of Jang Song Thaek, the No. 2 man in North Korea, took Beijing by surprise and will adversely affect bilateral relations.Beijing's displeasure is expressed through the publication of a detailed account of Jang's brutal execution in Wen Wei Po, its official mouthpiece, in Hong Kong, on Dec 12.According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were...
  • N. Korean general says Pyongyang has nuke-tipped ICBMs on standby

    03/07/2013 8:11:31 PM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 125 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2-8-13 | NA
    Brief excerpt; The paper said the general made clear at a speech given at a rally in Pyongyang that intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other rockets capable of attacking pre-set targets have been armed with various types of atomic warheads.
  • NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

    04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News. U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.
  • Kim Jong-il is dead [Main Thread]

    12/18/2011 7:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 959 replies · 2+ views
    Kim Jong-il is dead
  • US Report: 'Shoot-to-Kill' Orders on North Korean Border

    04/08/2011 5:16:13 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | April 8, 2011
    The United States on Friday reported dire human rights abuses in North Korea, including infanticide, and said that border guards appeared to have shoot-to-kill orders against fleeing refugees. The State Department’s annual human rights survey pointed to problems across the board in the rigidly controlled communist state, although it acknowledged it was mostly relying on second-hand accounts due to a lack of US access. The report cited reports that North Korea had a policy of executing anyone who leaves the impoverished country -- generally, by sneaking into neighboring China -- but said it could not verify whether or how many...
  • Low-Key U.S. Reaction to Uranium Enrichment Revelations May Have Prompted North Korean Aggression...

    11/26/2010 11:09:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 24, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    Low-Key U.S. Reaction to Uranium Enrichment Revelations May Have Prompted North Korean Aggression, Analysts SayPondering possible reasons for North Korea’s deadly artillery attack on its southern neighbor, some Pyongyang-watchers in South Korea believe the regime is trying to prod the U.S. into talks after its most recent provocation – the unveiling of previously-undisclosed uranium enrichment facilities – failed to generate the desired response. Other proffered theories include a show of strength to quell any suggestion of internal instability surrounding North Korea’s succession process. Although North Korean forces have occasionally caused provocations near the land and maritime borders Tuesday’s attack on...
  • Russia says it tracked hijacked Arctic Sea all along, but questions grow over cargo(NK twist)

    08/26/2009 10:35:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 08/26/09 | Tony Halpin
    Russia says it tracked hijacked Arctic Sea all along, but questions grow over cargo Tony Halpin in Moscow Russia’s top general hinted today that the ship allegedly hijacked by pirates earlier this month may have been carrying a secret cargo, as it emerged that the country’s Navy tracked the vessel throughout its journey. President Medvedev sent the Russian Navy to find the Arctic Sea after it apparently disappeared while passing through the English Channel en route to Algeria from Finland. However, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow now says that Russian and international agencies had monitored the ship throughout its strange...
  • N. Koreans Let American Scientist Hold Lump of Plutonium

    03/19/2010 12:20:56 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies · 957+ views
    Livescience.com ^ | 2/22/2010 | Phillip F. Schewe
    Siegfried Hecker, sitting in a cold conference room, was asked by his North Korean hosts if he would like to see their "product." "Yes," Dr. Hecker replied. "Do you mean plutonium?" Hecker, former director of the U.S. weapons lab at Los Alamos and familiar with the hazardous properties of plutonium, was surprised when two technicians carried a small red metal box into the room. Inside was a white wooden box containing two glass jars -- they looked like marmalade jars -- one containing a piece of plutonium metal, the other plutonium powder. He later asked if he could hold the...
  • NKorean cargo ship could test new UN sanctions

    06/23/2009 12:01:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies · 491+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6/23/09 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    An American destroyer tailed a North Korean ship Tuesday as it sailed along China's coast, U.S. officials said, amid concerns the vessel is carrying illicit arms destined for Myanmar.
  • N. Korean Missile Launch Would be ‘Counterproductive,’ Official Says (Chia-Pet Alert)

    04/03/2009 3:48:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 129+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2009 – A potential North Korean test launch of a three-stage missile would have a negative impact on efforts to lessen tensions in the region, a U.S. State Department official told reporters here yesterday. Senior U.S. diplomats have urged North Korea “to desist from launching any type of missile,” spokesman Robert Wood said at a news conference. The North Koreans insist that their Taepodong 2 missile that is expected to be launched in the coming days is carrying a communications satellite for peaceful purposes. North Korea’s neighbors South Korea and Japan are alarmed at the possible launch....
  • Iranian missile experts in N. Korea

    03/29/2009 11:08:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 363+ views
    AFP ^ | March 29, 2009
    TOKYO (AFP) — A group of Iranian missile experts is in North Korea to help Pyongyang prepare for a rocket launch, Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported on Sunday. North Korea has said it will launch a communications satellite over northern Japan between April 4 and 8, and the report said the 15-strong Iranian delegation had been in the country since the beginning of this month. It includes senior officials with Iranian rocket and satellite producer Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, the daily said, quoting unnamed sources.
  • Diplomats: NKorea bans UN staff from nuke complex

    10/09/2008 5:28:26 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies · 321+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | Oct 9, 2008 | GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press Writer
    VIENNA, Austria - Diplomats say that North Korea has made all of its Yongbyon nuclear facilities off limits to international inspectors.
  • New AF Dress Coat Left Flapping in the Wind

    09/28/2008 7:09:24 PM PDT · by hattend · 43 replies · 2,117+ views
    Defense Tech Website ^ | Sept 18, 2008 | Bryant Jordan
    New AF Dress Coat Left Flapping in the Wind It could just be that the Air Force is entering an era that, in part, will be defined by what will not be a hot-button issue: uniforms. "First things first," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz responded Sept. 17 when asked by Military.com whether uniforms -- new ones or modifications to current dress -- will be relegated to the back burner during his tenure. Schwartz, who had just listened as his major command chiefs offered up a list of things the Air Force needs today-right-now-thank-you-very much -- including new...
  • With U.S. Navy Help, Ship Crew Defeats Pirates

    10/31/2007 5:53:04 AM PDT · by RDTF · 35 replies · 57+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | Oct 31, 2007 | Ap
    NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. sailors brought injured North Koreans aboard their destroyer for medical treatment after the Koreans were shot and wounded in a battle with pirates off the coast of Somalia, the Navy said Wednesday. The destroyer USS James E. Williams assisted Korean sailors who retook control of their North Korean-flagged vessel Tuesday in a deadly battle with Somali pirates who had hijacked the boat late Monday. Lt. John Gay, deputy spokesman for the U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain, told The Associated Press that pirate attacks are not rare in U.S. Navy's area of operations and that "it's our...
  • Crew of North Korean Pirated Vessel Regains Control

    10/30/2007 6:23:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 636+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- The crew of a North Korean cargo vessel, Dai Hong Dan, regained control of their vessel Oct. 30, after fighting with the pirates who had taken over their ship sometime Monday. The crew was able to control the steering and engineering spaces of the ship, while the pirates had seized the bridge. The ship is approximately 60 nautical miles northeast of Mogadishu. Three corpsmen from USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), an Arleigh-Burke-class destroyer operating as part of the maritime coalition, along with a boarding team, provided medical assistance and other support as needed to the...