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North Korean official vows frequent missile tests as tensions escalate

North Korea will continue to test missiles despite the growing tensions between the U.S. and its allies and Pyongyang, a senior North Korea official said Monday. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told BBC, adding that “all-out war” would occur if the

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

A North Korean official said Friday that President Trump was building up a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and that his “aggressive” tweeting was “making trouble.” North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible

John McCain, North Korea in war of words over ‘crazy fat kid’ crack

Sen. John McCain went nuclear against North Korea, in a manner of speaking. The Arizona Republican’s verbal put-down of dictator Kim Jong Un earlier this month – “this crazy fat kid” – was met with a stiff, angry response from the communist regime, which warned McCain of dire consequences to follow. “As such guys as

North Korea’s missile testing ‘serious threat’ to U.S.: defense secretary

North Korea’s nuclear weapons capabilities and ballistic missile defense programs constitute a “serious threat” to the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday. The United States is prepared to shoot down a North Korean missile launch or test “if it were coming towards our territory or the territory of our friends and allies,”

North Korea’s Kim says close to test launch of ICBM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday that the isolated, nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). North Korea tested ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate during 2016, although some experts have said it is years away from developing an ICBM fitted with a nuclear warhead capable of reaching

South Korea reveals it has a plan to assassinate Kim Jong Un

South Korea has elite troops on standby ready to assassinate Kim Jong Un if the country feels threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons, the country’s defense minister revealed this week.   Asked in parliament Wednesday if there was a special forces unit already assembled that could eliminate North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, Han Min-koo

Declassified: Secretive North Korea lifts veil on arms program

Ahead of a rare ruling party Congress next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despite international sanctions. Until recently, information on the North’s weapons program was hard to come by, with foreign governments and experts relying on

North Korea to pursue nuclear and missile programs

North Korea will pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile program in defiance of the United States and its allies, a top Pyongyang envoy said on Friday, adding that a state of “semi-war” now existed on the divided Korean peninsula. So Se Pyong, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, denounced the huge joint

Obama Pentagon Bungling Shipments for Our Troops

Ken Blackwell  Once again, Barack Obama is showing his lack of serious concern for the military. Instead of court martialing Bowe Bergdahl, who presumably went AWOL in Afghanistan, Obama traded five high-level Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, for his release. The President used military pay and pensions as a political football during recent budget debates.

North Korea tells world ‘wait and see’ on new nuclear test

 North Korea said on Friday that the world would have to “wait and see” when asked for details of “a new form” of nuclear test it threatened to carry out after the United Nations Security Council condemned Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missile launch. North Korea fired two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the sea on March