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  • As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchange 'nuclear' war of words, Guam posts emergency guidelines

    08/11/2017 11:52:11 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Reuters
    Guam, an unincorporated United States territory in the western Pacific Ocean, has a population of 1.6 lakh people Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the U.S. Pacific territory. Pyongyang's state-run KCNA news agency said on Thursday its army would complete plans in mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near Guam as North Korea and the United States engaged in increasingly heated rhetoric this week over the North's nuclear weapons program. North Korea did not...
  • Pak builds nuke warhead underground storage facility in Balochistan: Report

    08/10/2017 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Lalit K Jha, PTI
    Pakistan has built a 'hardened, secure, underground' complex in a remote mountainous region in the restive Balochistan province that could serve as a storage site for nuclear warheads, an American think tank said on Wednesday. The Institute for Science and International Security, a nonprofit and non-governmental institution, said its observation is based on satellite imagery and investigation. It said in a report that the underground complex in the southwestern province 'could serve as a ballistic missile and nuclear warhead storage site'. The purpose of the complex is not yet available publicly. But, the report authored by David Albright, Sarah Burkhard,...
  • VANITY: Who says their bombs have got to be delivered on missiles?

    08/10/2017 4:39:45 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8-10-2017 | Vanity
    Why couldn't they sneak one or several into various shipping containers bound for various ports in the US and elsewhere?
  • North Korea 'Will Be Handled,' Trump Declares

    08/01/2017 4:08:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    VOA News ^ | August 01, 2017 | Steve Herman
    North Korea 'Will Be Handled,' Trump Declares U.S. President Donald Trump uttered assurances during the start of his Cabinet meeting on Monday morning that the threat from North Korea will be taken care of. "We’ll handle North Korea. We’re going to be able to handle them. It will be handled. We handle everything," Trump said in response to a question from a reporter. Asked later in the day whether a U.S. response might include a first strike on North Korea, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied, "As we said many times before, the president's not going to broadcast...
  • U.S. WOULD 'UTTERLY DESTROY' NORTH KOREA MILITARY, SAYS TOP ARMY OFFICIAL

    07/28/2017 3:15:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/28/17 | SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO
    U.S. WOULD 'UTTERLY DESTROY' NORTH KOREA MILITARY, SAYS TOP ARMY OFFICIAL BY SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO ON 7/28/17 AT 4:31 AM The U.S. would “utterly destroy” the North Korean military in a war, the U.S. army’s top uniformed official said on Thursday. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley warned, however, that war in the Korean peninsula would be “highly deadly,” bearing a high cost in terms of human life, infrastructure and economic fallout. “War in the Korean peninsula would be terrible, however a nuclear weapon detonating in Los Angeles would be [even more] terrible,” Milley said in a speech to...
  • US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

    07/27/2017 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | AP
    <p>Canberra, Australia -- The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.</p>
  • China reportedly boosts defense preparations along North Korean border

    07/25/2017 9:12:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2017/07/24 | Christine Wang
    China reportedly boosts defense preparations along North Korean border •China is said to have increased its military defenses along its border with North Korea. •This comes as President Donald Trump considers a military response to Pyongyang's provocations. •Both U.S. and Chinese officials continue to push for a diplomatic solution, rather than a military one. Christine Wang China has ramped up its defenses along its border with North Korea to ready itself for a potential crisis on the peninsula, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper reported Beijing has increased surveillance of the border region as well as a "combat readiness-level...
  • How a North Korean Missile Could Accidentally Trigger a U.S.-Russia Nuclear War

    07/10/2017 4:43:49 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 1 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 07/10/2017 | J. Lewis
    You might have heard that North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile this week. Well, not in Russia! The Russian government is stubbornly insisting that the missile launched by North Korea on Tuesday morning was merely a medium-range ballistic missile, capable of traveling no more than a thousand kilometers or so. That’s what the Russian mission to the United Nations Security Council said on Thursday, anyway.
  • On North Korea, Trump’s on the Right Track

    07/10/2017 5:15:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 7, 2017 | Bret Stephens
    On North Korea, Trump’s on the Right Track Bret Stephens JULY 7, 2017 /snip The good news is that the Trump administration has picked up the theme with a new round of sanctions on Chinese entities. It shouldn’t stop there. As Anthony Ruggiero of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies notes, the goal should be to push Chinese banks and businesses to make a fundamental choice between trading with Pyongyang and having access to dollars. The market will reach its own verdict. Last month’s billion-dollar United States arms sale to Taiwan, along with United States Navy challenges to Chinese maritime...
  • US President calls emergency meeting over North Korea

    07/04/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 83 replies
    Daily mail ^ | July4th 2017 | Staff
    President Donald Trump called an emergency meeting on the Fourth of July to formulate a 'measured response' to North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears it could reach as far as Alaska. North Korea declared Tuesday that it had finally achieved its dream of building an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it would 'fundamentally put an end to the US nuclear war threat and blackmail'. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later confirmed the latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • U.S. to use all means to denuclearize Korean Peninsula: nominee for deputy secretary of state

    05/10/2017 9:32:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/05/11
    U.S. to use all means to denuclearize Korean Peninsula: nominee for deputy secretary of state WASHINGTON, May 10 (Yonhap) -- The United States will use "all the means at our disposal," while keeping military options on the table, to realize a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, the nominee to be America's No. 2 diplomat said. John Sullivan, named to be deputy secretary of state, also said during his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that the U.S. will turn up pressure on China. "Our goal is to have a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. That is our objective and we're going to use all the means...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Congressional Expert: North Korea Prepping EMP Catastrophe Aimed At U.S. Homefront

    05/08/2017 6:14:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 8, 2017 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – While the international community and news media focus on North Korean missile tests and the country’s nuclear program, one expert warned on Sunday that North Korea may be secretly assembling the capability to take out significant parts of the U.S. homeland via an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and is the chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission. Speaking on this reporter’s talk radio program, Pry pointed to two North Korean satellites that are currently orbiting the U.S. at trajectories he...
  • 'China must be prepared to TOPPLE Kim Jong-un or WE'LL do it', former US chief claims (Condi)

    05/07/2017 8:23:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 113 replies
    Express ^ | May 8, 2017 | VINCENT WOOD
    'China must be prepared to TOPPLE Kim Jong-un or WE'LL do it', former US chief claims CHINA must be prepared to destabilise North Korea and unseat Kim Jong-un – or face the consequences of American intervention, a former US foreign policy chief has claimed. By VINCENT WOOD 01:10, Mon, May 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 02:16, Mon, May 8, 2017 Condoleezza Rice, who served as Secretary of State during George W. Bush’s administration, claimed China were too concerned about causing the “collapse” of dictator Kim Jong-un. Ms Rice claimed Beijing must be prepared for “instability on their border” as the US...
  • [N. Korea] U.S. sanctions bill may lead China to review oil embargo to N.K.: experts

    05/05/2017 4:02:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/05/05
    U.S. sanctions bill may lead China to review oil embargo to N.K.: experts SEOUL, May 5 (Yonhap) -- The United States' latest drive to tighten sanctions against North Korea, heaps pressure on China to consider whether to use its last-resort punitive action, namely an oil embargo, to rein in the unruly ally, experts said Friday. The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the legislation on Thursday which authorizes sanctions on those providing North Korea with crude oil and other related products. It also requires the U.S. government to determine whether the North is a state sponsor of terrorism. The bill...
  • North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Activity Continues Throughout the Site

    05/05/2017 3:33:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    38North ^ | 02 May 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu
    North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Activity Continues Throughout the Site By 38 North 02 May 2017 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu. Commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility from April 25 indicates an apparent resumption of activity (e.g., the pumping out of water) at the North Portal—the tunnel that North Korea seems to have been preparing for a nuclear test over the past few weeks—to maintain an optimal environment for instrumentation and stemming. Several probable mining carts appear to be present, although there does not seem to have been...
  • North Korea vows to put US military bases in Japan "under radioactive clouds" and threatens another

    05/03/2017 8:39:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | 3 MAY 2017 | JOSHUA TAYLOR
    North Korea vows to put US military bases in Japan "under radioactive clouds" and threatens another Hiroshima A state newspaper in Pyongyang made the chilling threat: "Japan knows better than others how terrible the nuclear disaster is" BYJOSHUA TAYLOR North Korea has vowed to put US military bases in Japan "under radioactive clouds" if war breaks out. Kim Jong-un 's regime issued the chilling warning and reminded Japan of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. The threat comes as Japan debates whether to change its anti-war constitution as fears of a conflict between the US and...
  • China, US share goal of halting North Korean nuclear tests (China's Propaganda Outfit)

    05/03/2017 8:16:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/5/2
    China, US share goal of halting North Korean nuclear tests Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/2 23:23:39 US President Donald Trump said to the media on Monday that "If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him [Kim Jong-un], I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it." He stressed that "If it's under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that." His latest remarks have triggered great controversy in the US. White House press secretary Sean Spicer explained later that the right circumstances mean "We've got to see their provocative behavior ratcheted down immediately." But...
  • Here's what's driving North Korea's nuclear program — and it might be more than self-defense

    05/01/2017 6:04:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    LAT ^ | May 1, 2017 | Jonathan Kaiman
    Here's what's driving North Korea's nuclear program — and it might be more than self-defense /snip One longtime analyst of the secretive country’s murky ideology says it’s become clear that North Korea’s rulers have come to consider nuclear capability not just a means of defense, but the only way of achieving their most important goal: to rid South Korea of U.S. troops, and reunite the Korean peninsula on their own terms. “North Korea is a radical nationalist state and it’s committed to anything that anybody in North Korea’s position would be — which is the reunification of the [Korean] race,...
  • Russia Backs China’s Call To Stop N. Korea Nuke Tests In Exchange For Halt In US-South Korea Drills

    04/29/2017 11:51:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is the key to stopping this war. We must stop military exercises with South Korea. Then Russia and China can get North Korea in line. North Korea has not accepted these exercises from the very beginning. We have to consider this and consider it now. There is not time to wait. QUOTED FROM RT: Russia has supported a Chinese initiative in the UNSC intended to stabilize the situation on the Korean peninsula. It calls on the North to refrain from missile and nuclear testing, while the US and South Korea should halt military drills in the area. “Members of...