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North Korea claims to have test-launched its first ICBM

North Korea claimed to have successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile in a launch Tuesday, though U.S. and South Korean officials earlier said it had an intermediate range. A test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, if confirmed, would be a game-changing development in the North’s push to militarily challenge Washington and a step forward

North Korea threat: US official warns ‘inevitable’ regime develops ICBM

A U.S. defense official said Tuesday that– if left unchecked– it is “inevitable” that North Korea will develop a nuclear device that has intercontinental capabilities.  Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said at a Senate hearing that North Korea is working to produce a device that can be transported on

In this New Cuban Missile Crisis, Are We Already in Checkmate?

Larry Kelley, Dr. Peter Pry is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National Homeland Security, Chief of Staff of the Congressional EMP (Electric Magnetic Pulse) Commission, and is considered one of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on nuclear weapons technology. He is the undisputed preeminent authority on the existential threat presented by the

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,”

Nuclear, missile tests show ‘qualitative’ improvement in North Korea capabilities

The United States said on Thursday North Korea had demonstrated a “qualitative” improvement in its nuclear and missile capabilities after an unprecedented level of tests last year, showing the needed to sustain pressure on Pyongyang to bring it back to disarmament negotiations. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a joint news conference after

Trump aware of ‘urgency’ of North Korea nuclear threat

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “clear warning” to North Korea shows he is aware of the urgency of the threat posed by its nuclear program and will not waver from a policy of sanctions against the isolated country, South Korea said on Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was

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

Beware Iran and ICBM Rocket Engines

Robert Bunn, As the US Congress struggles to bring another wobbly appropriations year to close, the furthest thing from most minds is likely Iran.  Instead, adds to that mega-bill are likely to include bite-sized favors and odd treats tied to the election and domestic politics.  But beyond the fray, rails rumble.  More specifically, missile launches

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