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  • S. Korean military: No signs of N. Korea's imminent missile launch

    01/03/2018 6:46:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 1/4/18
    South Korea's defense authorities said Thursday there has been no indication of an imminent missile test by North Korea, responding to U.S. news reports that the secretive nation appears to be preparing to fire another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). "There is no activity that would lead to an assessment that a missile provocation by North Korea is imminent," Army Col. Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a press briefing. He pointed out, however, that it's possible for the North to press ahead with a missile provocation anytime, adding South Korea and the United States are...
  • Mattis defends U.S. efforts to prevent civilian casualties in Yemen

    01/01/2018 11:24:00 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 29th 2017 | Dan Lamothe
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave a full-throated defense Friday of U.S. efforts to prevent civilian casualties in the conflict in Yemen, making the case that without American involvement, there would be more. Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, said that “it’s a tragedy every time” a civilian dies, but that the United States is held to a high standard when it comes to preventing civilian fatalities. “We are being held to a standard – ‘we’ being us and anyone associated with us – that has never been achieved before in warfare,” he said. The comments came after two separate...
  • The Christmas Truce Miracle of World War I

    12/25/2017 2:08:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Gillian Brockell
    On a frosty, starlit night, a miracle took place. In 1914, a melody drifted over the darkness of No Man’s Land. First “O, Holy Night,” then “God Save the King.” Peeking over their trenches for what must have been the first time in weeks, British soldiers were surprised to see Christmas trees lit with candles on the parapets of the enemy’s trenches. Then a shout: “You no shoot, we no shoot!” The Christmas Truce was a brief, spontaneous cease-fire that spread up and down the western front of World War I. It’s also a symbol of the peace on Earth...
  • Pakistan Opens Fire Along Border Killing Indian Troops, Warns "Nuclear War Cannot Be Ruled Out"

    12/24/2017 4:52:01 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Capitol Zero ^ | 12-24-2017
    With most of the Western hemisphere on holiday, another crisis appears to be developing on the India–Pakistan border known as the Line of Control (LoC). The incident started on Saturday, where at least four Indian soldiers were killed, in an exchange of fire with the Pakistani Army on the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, ABC News reported. The two sides reportedly exchanged heavy fire in the Keri sector of the Rajouri district, about 222 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The skirmish started when Pakistani troops used automatic weapons,...
  • Worst Battle Ever For US Troops? Marine Corp. Trapped? God Bless Those Who Fought At Chosin.

    12/23/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 34 replies
    PBS ^ | 2016 | PBS
    “The Battle of Chosin INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS. UNFORGIVING CONDITIONS. UNYIELDING COURAGE. Film Description On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea. U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals, even to those on the front lines. Hopes were high that everyone would be home by Christmas. But soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People's Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War. Twelve thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few...
  • Exclusive: US Making Plans For 'Bloody Nose’ Military Attack On North Korea

    12/20/2017 3:58:31 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-20-2017 | Ben Riley-Smith
    America is drawing up plans for a “bloody nose” military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme, The Telegraph understands. The White House has “dramatically” stepped up preparation for a military solution in recent months amid fears diplomacy is not working, well-placed sources said. One option is destroying a launch site before it is used by the regime for a new missile test. Stockpiles of weapons could also be targeted. The hope is that military force would show Kim Jong-un that America is “serious” about stopping further nuclear development and trigger negotiations. Three sources - two former...
  • The US And China Are Preparing For All Hell To Break Loose In North Korea

    12/20/2017 7:02:19 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-20-2017 | Alex Lockie
    As tensions rise to historic heights on the Korean Peninsula, both the US and China have begun taking unprecedented steps to prepare for the worst-case scenario. Across North Korea's border in China's Jilin province, state-run media ran a full-page instructional package on how to survive a nuclear blast. The page doesn't mention North Korea, but it doesn't need to. Also new in Jilin, are five new refugee camps built "because the situation on the China-North Korea border has intensified lately," a leaked document seen by the New York Times read. The camps can potentially accommodate thousands of North Koreans pouring...
  • ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war

    12/16/2017 7:51:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    SCMP ^ | 16 December, 2017 | Wendy Wu
    ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war The risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula is the highest its been in decades and Beijing must mobilise resources for fallout, observers say PUBLISHED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 10:03pm UPDATED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 11:26pm China must be ready for a war on the Korean peninsula, with the risk of conflict higher than ever before, Chinese government advisers and a retired senior military officer warned on Saturday. Beijing, once seen as Pyongyang’s key ally with sway over its neighbour, was losing control of...
  • Experts: China Must Prepare for War With North Korea

    12/16/2017 4:18:20 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/16/2017 | Christina Silver
    It's not just the United States that could soon see itself engaged in a deadly conflict with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. China is also at risk of an imminent war with North Korea, warned some of China's most prestigious national security experts at a conference in Beijing this week. “Conditions on the peninsula now make for the biggest risk of a war in decades,” said Shi Yinhong, director of the Center on American Studies at Renmin University of China in Beijing and an adviser to the State Council of China on diplomacy issues since February 2011, during the...
  • Amir discusses the past week in current events, some important developments, Dec. 16

    12/16/2017 2:05:24 PM PST · by firebrand · 8 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Although I strongly recommend that you watch from the beginning, the new and most momentous events are described from about the 9-minute mark on. Putin shows that he owns Syria, while taking Russian troops out and talking peace to get ready for his reelection in March. Rockets are being fired from the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians ally themselves with Turkey, and there will soon be a break in Israeli/Turkish relations. Erdogan makes a shocking statement about Israel, quoting the Hadith. Current events the way you hear them nowhere else. God bless Amir and all those who follow his teachings.
  • Korean Battle Flags with Links to Kim Jong Un Found at Naval Academy

    12/15/2017 8:52:15 AM PST · by Saint X · 22 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 12/15/17 | U.S. Naval institute
    Long forgotten flags captured by U.S. forces during an obscure 19th-century military action in Korea were uncovered during restoration work at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis last week. The well-preserved flags were rediscovered in the academy’s Mahan Hall when British ensigns seized as trophies during the War of 1812 were removed from their display cases.
  • Russia Sharply Expanding Nuclear Arsenal, Upgrading Underground Facilities

    12/13/2017 5:19:08 PM PST · by familyop · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Pentagon to boost U.S. weapons under nuclear posture review Russia is aggressively building up its nuclear forces and is expected to deploy a total force of 8,000 warheads by 2026 along with modernizing deep underground bunkers, according to Pentagon officials. The 8,000 warheads will include both large strategic warheads and thousands of new low-yield and very low-yield warheads to circumvent arms treaty limits and support Moscow's new doctrine of using nuclear arms early in any conflict. In addition to expanding its warheads, Russia also is fortifying underground facilities for command and control during a nuclear conflict. One official said the...
  • Qassem Soleimani’s (Iran) Letter To The US: Leave Syria Or Else! Could 2018 Become Beirut 1983?

    Well informed sources have said the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Brigadier General Haj Qassem Soleimani sent a verbal letter, via Russia, to the head of the US forces commander in Syria, advising him to pull out all US forces to the last soldier “or the doors of hell will open up”. “My message to the US military command: when the battle against ISIS (the Islamic State group) will end, no American soldier will be tolerated in Syria. I advise you to leave by your own will or you will be forced to it”, said Soleimani to a...
  • Iraq says its war against ISIS has ended (Trump “Bombed the Hell out of ISIS”)

    12/09/2017 5:42:37 AM PST · by nhwingut · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 12/09/17 | Wire
    BAGHDAD -- Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.
  • Google not acknowledging anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

    12/07/2017 12:49:33 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 28 replies
    Unless I'm missing something Google appears to be ignoring the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At least the Bing search engine by Microsoft does.
  • The very latest on the events around Israel; weapons will be moved to Damascus

    12/05/2017 10:13:30 AM PST · by firebrand · 9 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    The true details of Israel's recent strikes on Iranian military in Syria, including the important news that Iran will be moving its weapons to inside Damascus itself, in possibly a forerunner to Isaiah 17.More on moving the embassy, which Amir says will not happen.
  • The F-35 Can Now Fight a Ground War

    12/04/2017 5:40:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 3, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    The United States Air Force is adding the ability to attack moving targets to its new Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter with the addition of the 500lbs Raytheon GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II laser-guided bomb. "Fielding the GBU-49 for use on the F-35A is a key milestone in delivering combat capability to the warfighter," Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, director of the Air Force F-35 Integration Office, said in a statement.
  • North Korea Has Already Hinted At Another Test Much More Dangerous Than An ICBM

    11/30/2017 2:36:03 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-29-2017 | Alex Lockie
    North Korea launched its most capable missile on Tuesday, displaying a range that could most likely reach the US mainland — but the country has already hinted at a more dangerous test. In its state media, North Korea routinely swears to conduct missile tests and complete a missile program that can strike the US with nuclear weapons. But after US President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in a speech to the UN this summer, Pyongyang laid out another goal. North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, said in September that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, could...
  • Chinese State Media on North Korea Missile Launch: Trump ‘Has Failed’

    11/29/2017 9:49:12 PM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-29-2017
    The Chinese state outlet, Global Times, which typically takes an aggressive tone in covering the United States, declared on Wednesday that President Donald Trump and the U.S. policy on North Korea had “failed,” citing Pyongyang’s latest missile test.(At press time, the article is not available at its original Global Times link, though it remains accessible in Google’s cache history.) North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced late Tuesday that dictator Kim Jong-un had personally directed the launching of a new model of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), named Hwasong-15, and that he declared the test a success. China is North...
  • South Korea: North Korea violated ceasefire agreement

    11/26/2017 11:43:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/17
    South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo said North Korea violated the ceasefire agreement between the two countries when North Korean soldiers fired at a defector who fled through the demilitarized zone...