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North Korea threatens to strike US aircraft carrier to show ‘military’s force’

North Korea threatened Sunday to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military prowess as two Japanese Navy ships joined a U.S. strike group for exercises in the Philippine Sea. “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” according to North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s

McFarland ‘no comment’ on reports US sabotaged North Korea missile launch

Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland on Sunday declined to say whether the U.S. cyber-sabotaged North Korea’s failed missile launch, saying only that it was “a fizzle.” “You know we can’t talk about secret intelligence and things that might have been done, covert operations,” McFarland told “Fox News Sunday.” “I really have no comment.” Still,

North Korea missile test: Latest launch ‘blew up almost immediately’

A North Korean missile fired from the east coast of the country Sunday “blew up almost immediately,” officials said. The U.S. Pacific Command said the missile, which came near the city of Sinpo, “blew up almost immediately,” but the type of missile was still being assessed. The failure came one day after Pyongyang celebrated one

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Seems Ready, U.S. Institute Says

North Korea’s nuclear test site appears “primed and ready” to conduct a trial, according to analysis by a U.S. research institute. Commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri site from April 12 shows continued activity around the north portal, new activity in the main administrative area, and a few personnel around the site’s command center, analysts

Ancient Laws, Modern Wars

Victor Davis Hanson,   The most dangerous moments in foreign affairs often come after a major power seeks to reassert its lost deterrence. The United States may be entering just such a perilous transitional period. Rightly or wrongly, China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Middle East-based terrorists concluded after 2009 that the U.S. saw itself