Joseph Lawrence Rankin

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North Korea Puts Its Rockets On Standby For Fire After US Show Of Force

According to Reuters, North Korea has readied its rockets to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific Ocean after the US made a show …

Russia Urges Restraint On North Korea's Threats

* Moscow urges parties not to "cross the point of no return"<p>* Senior diplomat says war is unacceptable<p>* Moscow says U.S. statements are "a bit reassuring" (Adds diplomat's quotes)<p>SCOW, March 30 (Reuters) - Moscow urged restraint in the Korean peninsular on Saturday, after North Korea said it was …

North Korea Threatens To Shut Down Its One Remaining Link With The South

However, as Adam Pasnick of Quartz notes, there is one bright spot. The Kaesong industrial park, which sits in the North just above of the DMZ, is still open. The facility is run by South Korea, and vital for the North's economic interests.<p>Today North Korean state news agency KNCA has published an …

North Korea Just Aimed Its Rockets at U.S. Bases

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Hours after the chest-thumping Air Force leaders flew stealth bombers over South Korea, Kim Jong-Un …

US deploys bombers amid Korea tensions

The United States has deployed two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over South Korea as part of a "deterrence" mission over the Korean peninsula.<p>The deployment of B-2 bombers on Thursday followed North Korea's decision to cut a military hotline with the South, breaking the last direct communication …

North Korea Is Ready for Combat

North Korea Is Now Pointing Artillery At 'Guam, Hawaii And Mainland America'

Pyongyang has issued stern admonitions and threats on an almost daily basis since the UN security council tightened sanctions over its latest nuclear test and the US and South Korea began joint military drills.<p>"From this moment, the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army will be putting into …

North Korea cuts mobile Internet access for foreign visitors

Less than a month after allowing foreign visitors to access 3G wireless networks, North Korea has reportedly severed tourists' connection to the mobile Internet.<p>The reclusive country announced last month that it would soon relax restrictions on visitors' access to the Internet via mobile devices …

South Korea

US And South Korea Sign New Pact To Retaliate Against North Korean Aggression

The contingency plan signed in the wake of escalating provocations from the North Korea, gives the U.S. troops expanded role in protecting the South Korean interests, Voice of America reported.<p>The agreement was signed Friday by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Jung Seun-jo and …

North Korea Threatens To Strike US Bases In Japan

The North Korean army on Thursday threatened a possible strike against US military bases in Japan, in response to the use of nuclear-armed US B-52 bombers in joint military drills with South Korea.<p>The threat came a day after Pyongyang condemned the B-52 flights as an "unpardonable provocation" and …

N Korea threatens strike on US airbases

North Korea has threatened to attack US military bases in Japan in response to the use of nuclear-armed US B-52 bombers in joint military drills with South Korea.<p>The threat on Thursday came a day after Pyongyang condemned the B-52 flights as an "unpardonable provocation" and threatened military …

B-52 Bombers Are Flying In South Korea As Show Of Force Against The North

On Mar. 8, a B-52 bomber based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, flew a mission over South Korea as part of Exercise Foal Eagle.<p>Although Foal Eagle is an annual exercise involving U.S. and South Korean forces, this time the sortie flown by the nuclear bomber (that, obviously, was not armed with …

North Korea Appears To Be Running A Trade Surplus, And That's Troubling News

Marcus Noland and Stephen Haggard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics have been studying North Korea's economy for a book tentatively titled "Hard Target: Sanctions, Inducements, and the North Korea Problem".<p>Their research appears to have revealed something unusual — North Korea, …

N. Korea accuses U.S., S. Korea of cyberattacks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday blamed South Korea and the United States for cyberattacks that temporarily shut down websites this week at a time of elevated tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. Experts, however, indicated it could take months to determine what happened and …

US to deploy more ground-based missile interceptors as North Korea steps up threats

The U.S. is deploying 14 new ground-based missile interceptors in Alaska to counter renewed nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.<p>The new interceptors will be based at Fort Greely, an Army launch site about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, and …

N. Korea says it is in a state of war with S. Korea

The warning is likely meant to coerce South Korea into softening its policies.<p>BEIJING –North Korea declared Saturday it has entered "a state of war" with South Korea in the latest of a string of threats that have raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula.<p>North Korea's government, parties and …

North Korea Threats Cause U.S. To Bolster Missile Defenses

By Phil Stewart and David Alexander<p>WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to a growing nuclear threat from North Korea, adding 14 interceptors to a missile defense site in Alaska by 2017 and deploying a …

North Korea Complains of Cyberattacks From the U.S.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the ongoing international spat over which country deploys the most evil cyber hackers, North …

U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday the Pentagon would bolster missile defense of the U.S. homeland with the addition of 14 interceptor missiles in the face of a growing threat from North Korea.<p>The additional 30 missiles will bring to 44 the number of interceptors defending the …

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un points at things

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