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  • North Korea Says It Has Tested ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’

    11/15/2018 8:49:21 PM PST · by bitt · 46 replies
    nyt ^ | 11/15/2018 | Choe Han Sung
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has tested a new tactical weapon, the North’s 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. Kim’s 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, the Center 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 People’s 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 North’s 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 it’s under attack. Civility is under attack,” the Oscar winner told Variety on Thursday at the Women’s Media Center Awards in New York City. “We don’t 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 Pentagon’s 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.
  • New Zimbabwe Documentary on Massacres Takes Aim at President

    10/23/2018 3:47:58 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    AP via WRAL.com ^ | October 19, 2018 | FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military … The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former leader Robert Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and resigned following military intervention in November. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe loyalist and enforcer who succeeded him, has tolerated documentaries and plays critical of the government amid promises of a "flowering of democracy." But none has taken such direct aim at Mnangagwa as the new documentary on the army operation he supported as state security minister between 1983 and 1987. "Gukurahundi genocide: 36...
  • Obama left a crisis in North Korea that Trump just might be able to clean up

    10/21/2018 1:50:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 21, 2018 | Claudia Rosett
    Whatever comes next with North Korea, President Donald Trump can hardly be accused of having neglected diplomacy. At the Singapore Summit with Kim Jong Un this past June, Trump became the first sitting American president to meet with a North Korean tyrant. He has received an envoy from Kim in the Oval Office, dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on multiple trips to Pyongyang and is talking about holding a second summit with Kim. And, with a trademark rhetorical flourish that no one should take literally, Tump recently described how Kim wrote him "beautiful letters," with the result that "we...
  • Nikki Haley hinted to China that ‘unpredictable’ Trump could invade North Korea: Report

    10/17/2018 3:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2018 | Joel Gehrke
    Ambassador Nikki Haley used the threat of a U.S. invasion of North Korea to secure a new round of sanctions against the regime last year, according to a new report. Harper’s Magazine reported that Haley raised the possibility of a U.S. invasion by telling a Chinese diplomat, “My boss is kind of unpredictable, and I don’t know what he’ll do." Haley recalled making those comments during remarks at a small gathering of people at the Council for National Policy, and as part of her effort to discourage China from vetoing additional oil sanctions on North Korea last September, following the...
  • Korean anger at Trump’s ‘approval’ comment continues

    10/15/2018 9:18:43 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Yim Hyun-su
    US President Donald Trump’s statement that Seoul would not lift sanctions on Pyongyang without America’s “approval” did not go down well in South Korea, prompting criticism from activists and politicians from across the political spectrum. A group of student activists climbed up the Statue of King Sejong in central Seoul on Friday afternoon in a protest against Trump’s speech as they flew a banner that read, “South Korea is not a US colony” and chanted, “Trump needs to apologize.” The protest, which saw six people arrested, comes after Trump said Wednesday, “They won’t do it without our approval. They do...
  • North Korea and South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid U.S. concern over easing sanctions

    10/15/2018 9:05:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2018 | Hyonshee Shin
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program. The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month. “The South and North reached the agreement after sincerely discussing action plans to develop inter-Korean relations...
  • 'Why aren't they paying?': Trump hits out at South Korea about missile defense system

    10/14/2018 9:50:04 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct 2018 | Amanda Macias
    U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Seoul on Tuesday for failing to finance the U.S. deployment of a missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula. Last year, the U.S. deployed two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, launchers to South Korea in response to North Korea's increased missile and nuclear tests. "I said, so let me get this, we have a system that's very expensive and we shoot down rockets that are shot from North Korea to South Korea," Trump said to a crowd in Council Bluffs, Iowa. "Okay, so we're protecting South Korea, right? Why aren't they paying?" Trump...
  • Newsbusters:NBC Whines and Frets About North Korea Summit, But Defends Iran’s Deal

    While broadcast networks ABC and CBS were skeptical about how the U.S.-North Korea agreement would turn out (a legitimate concern considering North Korea’s history of reneging on such deals), NBC Nightly News took a noticeably harsher tone and railed against President Trump. This decrying of Trump’s agreement comes after NBC has gone to bat time and time again for the radical Islamic regime of Iran and against our President.
  • Holy Smoke! Kim Jong-un Invites Pope to Pyongyang

    10/12/2018 8:07:08 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 19 replies
    Guardian Benjamin Hass ^ | 12 Oct 18 | hapnHAL
    The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited Pope Francis to visit his country, according to South Korean officials. Kim told his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, at a summit last month that he would “ardently welcome the pope if he visits Pyongyang”, according to a spokesman for the presidential Blue House. Moon, who is Catholic, will visit Europe for a nine-day trip beginning on 13 October. He will meet the Pope and intends to relay the invitation. The desire to welcome the leader of the Catholic church comes as Kim attempts to transform his image from paranoid head of...