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'This is no longer something that can be easily dismissed:' Satellite imagery shows North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test

On October 9, 2006, North Korea became the eighth nation to join the world's nuclear weapons club with its testing of a nuclear device in the North Hamgyong Province.<p>The underground detonation was largely viewed as a failure due to its low yield of about one kiloton of energy followed by a …

10 Great Stocks for the Next 10 Years

Warren Buffett aims to hold stocks “forever.” We’re a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking …

Russia Says It’s Joining China to Counter U.S. Missile Defense

Russia said it’s working with China to counter U.S. plans to expand its missile-defense network, which the two nations see as targeting their …

North Korea

The U.S. Air Force Wants to Build Killer 'Swarms'

The Air Force's Small UAS Roadmap is expected to increase use of small drones as explosives to attack enemy targets.<p>The Air Force is advancing plans …

7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE.<p>He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE.<p>This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman …

World History

In Case You Missed It, U.S. Navy Ships Were Fired on Last Weekend

This is not something to ignore.<p>Shooting at American ships has a reputation as a <i>causus belli</i>. (See: Gulf, Tonkin.) In all the hoopla this past Sunday, both anticipating and then analyzing the presidential debate shenanigans, one story that should have made headlines quietly slipped beneath the …

Military

Putin could be readying for war, calls Russians back to Motherland

Russian President Vladimir Putin could be prepping for global war, in the wake of deteriorating relations with the United States and other Western …

'This is obviously a huge deal': US Navy destroyers just had to fend off missiles fired from Yemen

At around 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, a US Navy destroyer detected an incoming missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, a Pentagon statement said.<p>The USS Mason, which was accompanying the USS Ponce, an …

ISIS Is Now Using Hobby Drones to Kill People

Drone warfare has long been one of the United States’ key weapons in the War on Terror, but the Islamic State recently managed to carry out a drone …

US and South Korea 'join forces for drills' aimed at taking out North Korea's Kim Jong-un

US military forces have reportedly taken part in a series of drills to practice taking out North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in the event of an attack …