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  • A South Korean delegation asks Washington for nuclear weapons

    09/14/2017 3:54:59 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 14 Sep 2017 | Josh Rogin
    The heated debate in South Korea over redeploying U.S. nuclear weapons on its territory has now reached Washington. A senior delegation of South Korean lawmakers is in town making the case to the Trump administration and Congress that such a move is needed to confront North Koreas growing nuclear capability and place more pressure on China. We are here to ask for redeployment of tactical nuclear warheads in South Korea, Lee Cheol Woo, the head of the intelligence committee of South Koreas National Assembly, told me Thursday morning. Lee is heading a delegation of members of the Liberty Korea Party,...
  • North Korea expert: 'No way to stop' Kim Jong Un's regime

    09/14/2017 2:12:15 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Katherine Lam
    Theres no way to stop Kim Jong Uns regime and its missile and nuclear program, a North Korea expert told Fox News on Thursday, the warning coming amid Pyongyang's continued threats to sink Japan and blast the U.S. into ashes and darkness. Leading Seoul-based North Korea expert Andrei Lankov told Fox News that Kim Jong Un is accelerating his missile and nuclear program much faster than anybody expected. They want to get the point of having a sufficient number of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of destroying a sufficient number of American cities, Lankov said. The expert expressed doubt about reining...
  • Moscow analyst: Russia has made North Koreas rocket program possible

    09/11/2017 2:59:48 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 14 replies
    Euromaidan Press ^ | 2017/09/09 | Paul A. Goble
    In two articles published online this week, Moscow analyst Aleksandr Nemets details the evidence many have assembled showing that Moscow is heavily involved in both the rocket program of North Korea and Pyongyang’s “aggressive plans” to use it against other countries (see “Зато они ‘делают’ ракеты” and “Системный подход“). It is absolutely essential, he says, that South Korea, Japan and the United States understand that everything that is now brewing in the region is what Moscow or more precisely Putin wants” and not some rogue action by Kim Jong Un as many imagine. In the first of these articles, Nemets...
  • LIVE: UN Security Council to vote on North Korea sanctions (6pm on C-SPAN)

    09/11/2017 2:04:05 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | LIVE at 6pm
    U.N. Security Council Meeting on North Korea The U.N. Security Council meets to consider additional sanctions against North Korea over its ongoing testing of its nuclear program.
  • VLADIMIR PUTIN TALKS RULING THE WORLD, FUTURE WARS AND LIFE ON MARS (going full AI)

    09/01/2017 7:19:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/1/17 | DAMIEN SHARKOV
    VLADIMIR PUTIN TALKS RULING THE WORLD, FUTURE WARS AND LIFE ON MARS BY DAMIEN SHARKOV ON 9/1/17 AT 1:01 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed students back to class by imparting his wisdom on the future of war, the importance of cutting edge technology and surviving on Mars. Putin began his address to a hall of students in Yaroslavl with a pep talk for the youngsters, urging them to take the next step in Russias futurea point in a vibrant, millennia-old continuum. If we continue to exist for over a thousand years and we are actively developing, becoming stronger, then...
  • North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam After All

    08/15/2017 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Bill Chappel
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed his military's plans to rain "an enveloping fire" around the U.S. territory of Guam but opted not to fire missiles at this time, according to state media. Despite the stand-down, some Guamanians were alarmed after two radio stations aired an erroneous emergency alert Tuesday. Kim visited the Korean People's Army as the self-imposed mid-August deadline for a missile demonstration approached, the Korean Central News Agency reports. But after hearing the plan and considering it, Kim opted not to give the order to launch missiles," the report says.
  • Report: US Intel Indicates North Korea Now Has Everything It Needs To Nuke The US

    08/13/2017 6:06:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Ryan Pickrell
    A confidential Central Intelligence Agency assessment of North Koreas re-entry vehicles indicates the country has what it needs to carry out a nuclear strike on the continental U.S., sources knowledgable about the report told The Diplomat. North Korea conducted its second test of the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in late July, and while the CIA assesses that the re-entry vehicle did not survive the lofted test, it assumes that the re-entry vehicle would perform properly if the missile were fired along a normal trajectory, the sources with direct knowledge of the assessment told The Diplomat. The CIA assesses that the...
  • Path to War

    08/12/2017 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Col Vit · 27 replies
    UNTO THE BREACH ^ | August 2th 2017 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    The United States is positioned on a trajectory toward a hot war with North Korea to end that countrys nuclear intercontinental threat. To avoid a conflict, only two options are available: First, the U.S. must strongly demonstrate to China and North Korea by various military, monetary, and strategic actions that America will end North Koreas nuclear ambitions, even at the cost of a preemptive strike. The objective is to effectively persuade China to act against North Koreas nuclear intentions. The second alternative is to abandon the U.S.s stated-policy of not allowing North Korea (or Iran) the ability to threaten the...
  • There Is No Longer Any Way to Halt North Koreas Nuclear Program

    08/04/2017 4:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 4, 2017 | Kevin Drum
    I dont ordinarily do this, but I want to clear up what I said yesterday about North Korea and nukes. This time, Ill say it in the plainest language possible. Fifteen years ago, its possible that diplomacy could have stopped North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. Thats certainly what I thought. Its also possible that heavy sanctions could have done it. Its even possible that military action could have done it, though that would have been very risky for reasons that everyone knows aboutthough heres a map in case you dont: None of this is true anymore. North Korea already...
  • How isolated North Korea managed to build an ICBM that could reach Alaska

    07/08/2017 8:07:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 8, 2017 | Amanda Erickson
    North Korea is a country in isolation, a place where most citizens don't have access to the Internet or the means to travel abroad. In 2010, the New York Times described the country as a hermit kingdom, so poor that there is almost no supply of concrete, bricks or window glass. People suffer shortages of rice, gasoline and even underwear. And yet. Its been able to expand its weapons technology at an astounding rate. Earlier this week, it test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say could have reached Alaska. How has the North been able to make big...
  • Intelligence Community Leaking

    02/23/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 23, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Saboteurs in the U.S. intelligence community posing as patriots have been working hard to drive President Donald Trump from the White House. Former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and former War College professor John R. Schindler bragged on Twitter last week about the spy-led plot his friends are conducting against the president. Now we go nuclear, he tweeted. IC [intelligence community] war [is] going to new levels. Just got an [email from] senior IC friend, it began: He will die in jail.' US intelligence is not the problem here, Schindler added. The Presidents collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details,...
  • Obama pardons [Ret. Gen.] James Cartwright in leak case

    01/17/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    President Obama on Tuesday pardoned retired Gen. James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused of lying to the FBI about his conversations with reporters regarding U.S. efforts to cripple Iran's nuclear program. Cartwright pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of making false statements during the FBI's investigation into leaks about the government's role in a highly classified operation known as Operation Olympic Games. The clandestine effort -- untaken with Israel -- deployed a computer virus known as Stuxnet that destroyed Iranian centrifuges. New York Times journalist David Sanger exposed the operation in...
  • In this New Cuban Missile Crisis, Are We Already in Checkmate?

    05/06/2017 5:46:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2017 | Larry Kelly
    Dr. Peter Pry is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National Homeland Security, Chief of Staff of the Congressional EMP (Electric Magnetic Pulse) Commission, and is considered one of the countrys most knowledgeable experts on nuclear weapons technology. He is the undisputed preeminent authority on the existential threat presented by the proliferation of EMP weapons and gained national prominence in various testimonies before Congress, where he has categorically stated that the detonation of a single EMP weapon by a rogue state such as North Korea or Iran could destroy the US. In September of 2014, Peter and I...
  • You can thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for North Korea's Nukes

    04/29/2017 1:30:14 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Post Editorial Board
    Old article from last year. "North Korea’s boast that it just detonated its first hydrogen bomb met instant doubts from the White House and arms experts. If they’re right, Pyongyang “only” has plain-old atomic bombs. What a . . . relief? But, as one Chinese expert told The Wall Street Journal, the H-bomb claim still shows that tyrant Kim Jong-un is “marching in that direction.” For all this, thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. North Korea couldn’t have done it without their gullibility. Back in 1994, President Clinton prepared to confront North Korea over CIA reports it had built nuclear warheads and...
  • When Nobody Knows( The New Multipolar Proliferated World,...)

    04/19/2017 10:36:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    PJMedia ^ | APRIL 10, 2017 | RICHARD FERNANDEZ
    When Nobody Knows(The New Multipolar Proliferated World, Where Nobody Knows the Rules) After a slow start, North Korean nuclear weapons engineers seem to making definite progress. The intervals between successive nuclear tests are getting shorter while the yields obtained are becoming more consistent. Incremental improvements are also being achieved in their missile systems. /snp North Korea represents a crisis in strategy. We desire the ends but are ignorant of the means. The intellectual tools of the old bipolar world are no longer a sure guide to attaining stability. Nuclear proliferation has undermined great powers, even America's rivals, because it has...
  • Tillerson denies U.S. plan to assassinate Kim Jong Un

    04/09/2017 12:00:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 9, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday denied a report that the U.S. has drawn up plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. . . . "If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken and I think in terms of North Korea, we've been very clear that our objective is a denuclearized Korea peninsula," Tillerson said.
  • Treasury Designates Bank Melli Front Company in New York City

    12/18/2008 12:18:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 287+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp1330.htm December 17, 2008 HP-1330 Treasury Designates Bank Melli Front Company in New York City Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated ASSA CORP., a front company created and controlled by Iran's Bank Melli and domiciled in New York, and its parent organization, ASSA CO. LTD, located in the Channel Islands. "This scheme to use a front company set up by Bank Melli -- a known proliferator -- to funnel money from the United States to Iran is yet another example of Iran's duplicity," said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial...
  • U.S. slaps sanctions on Iranian bank over missile programs

    01/09/2007 6:42:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 463+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 01/09/07
    U.S. slaps sanctions on Iranian bank over missile programs (Kyodo) _ The Treasury Department said Tuesday it has cut off Iran's state-owned Bank Sepah from access to the U.S. financial system for its alleged support for developing missiles. The sanctions, issued under a presidential executive order aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters, prohibit the bank's any transactions in the United States and freeze any assets it may have under U.S. jurisdiction. "Bank Sepah is the financial linchpin of Iran's missile procurement network and has actively assisted Iran's pursuit of missiles capable...
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 3 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • Iran promises to 'surprise' Trump if he cancels nuclear deal

    01/19/2017 10:58:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    INN ^ | 01/20/17 05:35 | Elad Benari
    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump will be surprised by Iran if he annuls the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic, Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, according to the Trend news agency. As I said earlier, Trump will be surprised if he tries to renegotiate the deal, Zarif was quoted as having told the Iranian IRNA news agency. We believe that nuclear deal is an international one and we are not worried about it at all, he continued. We are not going to be wary of what Trump does and we will have our options, Zarif added, noting...