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US and S. Korea send out over 3 dozen warships to prepare for N. Korean missile launch

The U.S. and South Korea have sent over three dozen warships to the coast of N. Korea to prepare for a missile launch:<p>U.S. Warships Launch Joint …

U.S. will continue talks with North Korea 'until the first bomb drops,' Tillerson says

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising …

This Weapon from North Korea Could Kill Up to 90 percent of Americans, Experts Warn Congress

At a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on October 12th, experts warned that the greatest existential threat to the country may come from the …

North Korea Says It Will 'Settle the Final Score' Against President Trump With a 'Hail of Fire'

(MOSCOW) — U.S. President Donald Trump has “lit the wick of war” with North Korea and his country will be made to pay with “a hail of fire,” a …

U.S. Military Flies Bombers in Night-Time Drills over Korean Peninsula as Trump is Briefed on War Options

Two U.S. Air Force bombers flew over the Korean peninsula in joint nighttime drills with Japanese and South Korean fighter jets.<p>The B-1B Lancers flew …

Trump reportedly asked for a tenfold increase in US nukes before Tillerson called him a 'moron'

So, over the summer, he asked instead for a tenfold increase in the US's nuclear weapons, NBC News reported on Wednesday, adding that the request startled his advisers and was followed soon after with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling him a "moron."<p>Trump on Wednesday morning called the story …

Failure to check North Korea's nuclear ambitions could embolden other nations

The result would be an increase in the proliferation of nuclear weapons and diminution of the credibility of agreements preventing the spread of …

Pentagon says operational plans secure amid report of N.K. hack

WASHINGTON. Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it is aware of reports that North Korea stole wartime operational plans of the United …

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U.N. bans four ships over North Korea coal, U.S. delays four more | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council has banned four ships from ports globally for carrying coal from North Korea, including one vessel that also had ammunition, but the United States postponed a bid to blacklist four others pending further investigation.<p>The flag of North …

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On North Korea, Mattis Stresses Diplomacy, But Advises Army to Be Ready

U.S. defense chief tells gathering of soldiers that emphasis is for now on peaceful measures to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear program.<p>WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. is using diplomacy and economic pressure to turn back North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, but cautioned a …

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How North Korea Would Start a War

<i>This is the best case for North Korea, but it is important to recall that most analysts judge North Korea's military as insufficient to defeat the</i> …

South Korea developing graphite 'blackout bombs' to paralyse North's electrical grid

South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs - also known as "blackout bombs" - that will paralyse North Korea's electrical power plants in the event of war breaking out on the peninsula.<p>Blackout bombs were first used by the United States in Iraq in the 1990 Gulf War and work by releasing a cloud …

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Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Americas13 hours agoAmerica’s Ups and Downs: Iran Heats Up As North Korea Cools Americas15 hours agoNew Poll Shows Republicans Losing …

Trump says 'only one thing will work' with North Korea | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results.<p>“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and …

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The US and North Korea are stumbling into a second Cold War, whether they want to or not

Could a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea actually break out? As comforting as it is to think that responsible decision-makers …

Questions arise on China's plans as N. Korea war talk rises

next<p>prev<p>Analysts say the security of North Korea's missiles and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons would be a chief priority for China in the event of a major crisis involving its communist neighbor.<p>China is mum on any contingency plans, but questions are being raised with U.S. and North …

The case for brinksmanship with North Korea

When President Trump publicly slapped down his beleaguered secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, last weekend, tweeting that America’s top diplomat was “wasting his time” trying to talk to North Korea about its nuclear and missile program, establishment types greeted the president with the usual yelps …

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Japan Rises as a Free-Trade Leader as the U.S. Sinks

The nation is pursuing America's traditional agenda, though the results will be different.<p>Back in the 1980s or 1990s, few would have predicted that Japan would become the standard-bearer of free trade. This is, after all, the country that once tried to ban foreign-made skis by claiming that …

Trump's overhaul of US nuclear weapons policy may make nuclear war more likely

The US's last nuclear posture review, carried out under former President Barack Obama in 2010, was "explicit about its objective," Robert Joseph, a senior scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy told Air Force Magazine in September.<p>Essentially, under Obama, the US prioritized stopping …

U.S. Prepares New Missiles for Japan After North Korea Threatens Nuclear War

The U.S. has moved closer to selling dozens of state-of-the-art missiles to Japan as part of President Donald Trump's pledge to boost military …

Donald Trump can’t be trusted on foreign policy – and his top team know it

While the focus was on the terrible massacre in Las Vegas, some remarkable developments were taking place involving the President’s senior men in …

A Hypothetical Nuclear Attack on Seoul and Tokyo

The Human Cost of War on the Korean Peninsula<p>This article appeared originally at <b>38 North</b>.<p>At various times over the past few weeks, US President …

Against North Korea, Deterrence Of A Different Kind

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>Since the turn of the millennium, war between nuclear powers has never loomed so near. As North Korea sprints toward the finish line in its race to build a credible nuclear deterrent, the window of opportunity to stop it is shrinking. With time …

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The horrific cost to human life if North Korea launched nuclear weapons

A military attack by the US on North Korea could trigger a retaliatory nuclear attack on Seoul and Tokyo that would cause as many as 2.1 million …

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Circus

Another day, another embarrassing foreign policy circus in the nation’s capital that can only further erode trust in American leadership at home and abroad. At its center is Rex Tillerson, who traded his job as top dog at the oil giant ExxonMobil to become secretary of state, only to find himself …

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South Korea says after U.S. talks recognises need to amend trade pact

© Reuters. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer addresses the media to close the second round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, …

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