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A Global meeting after North Korean missile launch

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that the United States and Canada will co-host a meeting focused on finding a non-military solution to the situation in North Korea after Pyongyang fired its latest ballistic missile. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the international meeting in a statement after the ballistic missile launch, saying that diplomatic options with North Korea “remain

North Korea threat: Japan’s Abe says he and Trump agree to take further action

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he and President Donald Trump agreed to take further action against North Korea following its latest missile launch. Abe told reporters after the call that Trump pledged to “take all necessary measures to protect” Japan and that Abe praised his commitment to do so. He also called on China and

US aircraft carriers join Japanese forces off North Korean coast for military training

United States aircraft carriers joined Japanese forces in the Sea of Japan on Thursday for training exercises, creating the largest display of naval power near the peninsula since North Korea’s recent successful missile tests.  USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson strike groups trained with 10 other warships, including two carrier air wings, in the

Did The U.S. Military Infiltrate North Korean Defense Networks?

Mac Slavo | SHTFplan.com, According to Reuters, Associated Press and other Western media agencies, a North Korean missile test on Tuesday “did not go off normally.” The test, reportedly aimed in the direction of Japan, failed just seconds after launch according to U.S. Pacific Command: “U.S. Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch attempt… in

Trump says North Korea dictator ‘is acting very, very badly’ #KimJongUn

President Trump told reporters Sunday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was “acting very, very badly” hours after the rogue state test-fired a new type of high-thrust rocket engine.  The president made the remark on board Air Force One as he prepared to return to Washington from a weekend at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago.

Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, refused to rule out increased weaponization and even nuclearization of America’s East Asian allies to deter North Korean aggression. “We’re exchanging views,” Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint Security

Tillerson calls for ‘new approach’ to North Korea threat

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the escalating threat from North Korea’s nuclear program showed a clear need for a “new approach,” although he stopped short of detailing what steps the Trump administration will pursue. Tillerson was speaking at a news conference following talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in

North Korea threat lingers at start of Tillerson’s first Asia trip

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to begin his first trip to Asia in his new role and will attempt to forge cooperation with important U.S. allies in the region, while downplaying fears that the U.S. is looking to isolate itself diplomatically. Tillerson will find shared anxiety at the North’s saber-rattling but less agreement

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: From punchline to world menace

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, once a source of global ridicule, is no longer being treated as a joke now that the Hermit Kingdom’s destructive power can match his increasing belligerance. The 33-year-old, third-generation strongman has long been a punchline for everything from his “dangerous obsession with cheese” to his prodigious girth in a