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This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

North Korea restarts nuclear fuel reactor

North Korea says its main reactor used for fuel for nuclear weapons is once more fully operational.<p>The Yongbyon plant was shut down in 2007 as part of a confidence-building exercise with the West.<p>An official says they are ready “at any time” to use nuclear weapons against hostile countries.<p>State …

Death of New Labour as Jeremy Corbyn's socialist party begins a period of civil war

Labour was plunged into crisis after the Left-wing radical Jeremy Corbyn stormed to a landslide victory in the party’s leadership election.<p>Leading Blairites warned the party is now “fighting for its life” as eight shadow ministers resigned from Labour’s front bench within minutes of Mr Corbyn’s …

Ask a North Korean: what's life like in the army?

In an ongoing series, NK News poses a reader’s question to a defector. This week, enduring military service on an empty stomach<p>In North Korea, men serve in the military for 10 years and women for seven. The special unit working as Kim Jong-un’s personal bodyguards serve for 13.<p>Military service is …

North Koreans Mark 67th Anniversary of Nation's Founding

The strange case of North Korean defector Kim Ryen-hei

The division of the Korean peninsula has spawned no dearth of sad, tragic, and often tearful stories.<p>Of all, the most heartwrenching stories would be those of hundreds of thousands of families torn apart in the wake of the 1950-1953 war.<p>On Monday, representatives from South Korea and North Korea …

Why Kanye West would be the best president in US history (seriously)

The rapper’s lyrics reveal a wholly sound political platform from which the progressive Chicago native could run in 2020<p>If the lead actor in 1954 classic Cattle Queen of Montana can go on to become commander-in-chief, and The Terminator can be elected to run the eighth largest economy in the world, …

Carter: North Korea has no chance of victory against the U.S.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Tuesday that if North Korea attacks South Korea, the U.S. will respond and that North Korea would have no chance of victory.<p>"We need to make sure that the North Koreans always understand that any provocation with them will be dealt with and …

Hillary Clinton just held an uncomfortable press conference where she dismissed a question about Bill and North Korea

She didn't appear to enjoy the experience.<p>When Fox News' Ed Henry asked Clinton multiple questions, for example, she told him he was only "entitled" to one.<p>"Well, let me answer one of your questions because I think that is what you are entitled to," she said, speaking in Minneapolis, Minnesota, …

South Korea plans 'decapitation' strike against North's leadership if nuclear war is likely

Seoul plans pre-emptive attack on Kim Jong-un and senior leaders if Pyongyang makes moves towards nuclear launch<p>South Korea is drawing up plans to "decapitate" the top leadership in North Korea in the event that a new crisis between the two countries looks like it is descending into nuclear …

Soviet myths about World War II and their role in contemporary Russian propaganda

Article by: Volodymyr Viatrovych<p>This article is from the proceedings of the conference <i>Usage of the topic of WWII in the Russian political discourse</i>, …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Might Sealed Deal With South

POCHEON, South Korea — Nuclear weapons secured the deal with South Korea and ended a dangerous military standoff, according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>Putting his own spin on the accord reached Monday after marathon all-night talks, the pact "was by no means something achieved on the …

North Korea prepared to risk 'all-out war' as Kim Jong-un puts troops on alert

Tensions have flared on the Korean peninsula following propaganda broadcasts across the border from the South and an exchange of artillery fire<p>North Korea warned it was prepared to risk “all-out war” as leader Kim Jong-un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for …

We may see a nasty surprise if the world ignores North Korea’s nuclear progression

This is why there are serious worries about uranium mining and milling in North Korea as described in a new report from Jeffrey Lewis of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.<p>Analyzing satellite photographs and other …

Why the French Army Collapsed at Waterloo

After the two sides had been nearly equal for most of the day at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon ordered his elite Imperial Guard to charge, and, shortly afterward, the French front abruptly collapsed, with a completeness that was unprecedented on any side in the Napoleonic Wars and perhaps in the …

North Korea accuses US of targeting it with anthrax and asks UN for help

North Korea’s UN ambassador claims that US is trying to use ‘biological warfare’ against them but US state department calls the allegations ‘ridiculous’<p>North Korea has accused the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the UN Security Council to look into they called America’s …

North Korean nuclear, missile experts visit Iran-dissidents

PARIS (Reuters) - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday that a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance at …

Jim Sciutto Reddit AMA: U.S. military wants China to know they are losing patience

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>CNN's Jim Sciutto recently got exclusive access</i> <i>to a U.S. Navy surveillance plane on a secret mission near China, where they flew over a string of man-made islands. China's Navy issued eight warnings to the plane and told it to leave the area. On Tuesday, Jim answered questions</i> …

Regrading the Boston Red Sox's Offseason Acquisitions

With roughly 30 percent of the 2015 MLB season completed, it's time to re-evaluate the Boston Red Sox's offseason acquisitions.<p>In assessing each of Boston's new players, a number of factors may be taken into account. Both their performances so far, as well as how those performances compare to …

Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics wiz John Chayka as assistant GM

Unlike many analytics gurus, John Chayka has an Internet Hockey Database player page. It’s not exactly a storied career – 101 games with the …

Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs, sparking international outcry

<b>(CNN) —</b> Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'<p>And those who work for such organizations could be sentenced to as much as six years in …

North Korea threatens strikes on South's navy in sea dispute

Military command says South Korean ships have been violating North’s territorial waters off west coast in dispute that has previously resulted in deadly clashes<p>North Korea’s military has warned of “unannounced targeted strikes” against South Korea’s navy – accusing the South of violating its …

Did North Korea Conduct a Secret Nuclear Test in 2010?

<i>North Korea continues to</i> <i>rattle the nuclear saber</i> <i>. Just how potent is the DPRK’s nuclear arsenal? Can North Korea hit the United States with a nuclear</i> …

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The danger next door

By Editorial Board<p>CHINA IS becoming more assertive abroad, taking aggressive measures to enforce its broad maritime claims, founding a new $100 billion Asian infrastructure investment bank, and boosting its defense spending year after year. While this could be worrisome, there is one way in which …

North Korean leader ordered aunt to be poisoned, defector says

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> Mr. Park shifts uncomfortably in his seat. As one of the most senior North Korean officials to ever defect, he was preparing to tell the ugly truth about the regime he served faithfully for decades.<p>This is not his real name; he wants his identity hidden for fear of …

S Korea vows 'merciless' response to North's missiles

Seoul defence official says Pyongyang could develop a fully operational submarine with ballistic missiles in two years.<p>South Korea has said that North Korea's recent test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine was "very serious and concerning", and that it will respond "mercilessly" to the …

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Feds shift on impact of North Korea leak

Federal prosecutors have retreated after telling a federal judge last week that a high-profile leak case involving a Fox News reporter and North Korea's nuclear weapons program did not reveal any ongoing intelligence effort.<p>The statement and the subsequent withdrawal of that statement came in …