North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the construction of more rockets after visiting a military facility. Pictures of the leader inspecting the work of the country’s Chemical Material Institute of Academy of Defense Science appeared on the front page of the state-controlled newspaper Rodong...
Yesterday, the Trump administration slapped a new round of sanctions on Chinese and Russian entities accused of aiding the North Korean nuclear program. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said it would targetShow More Summary
North Korean state media released new images on Wednesday, and one photo appears to show new missile designs hanging on the wall. Read more...
"The US action will not help the solution of the problem as well as the mutual trust and cooperation with China," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing. "We urge the US side to stop this wrongdoing and correct it." [ more › ]
The diagrams were spotted on a wall behind Kim Jong Un as he visited a weapons factory.
South Korea held civil defense drills Wednesday to practice what to do in in a North Korean attack. But people, who are used to the threat, weren't much interested.
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media said on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programs amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of the drama easing. Show More Summary
President Donald Trump reflected on his recent verbal jousts with North Korea during a campaign rally in Arizona on Tuesday, claiming that the country's bellicose leader was "starting to respect" the United States. "And you see what's going on in North Korea," Trump said. Show More Summary
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips, the North's official media said on Wednesday in a report otherwise lacking threats against Washington after weeks of heightened tension.
"It is unacceptable for individuals and companies in China, Russia, and elsewhere to enable North Korea to generate income used to develop weapons of mass destruction and destabilize the region," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. [ more › ]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to have gone silent for a couple weeks after a ballistic missile test in late July. Read more...
Grant Newsham Security, Asia Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has helped shift the national psychology about regional risk and defense. Not many years ago in Japan, the Korean peninsula and North Korea were considered America’s problem and even America’s fault. The routinely heard complaint was the US military presence might drag Japan into America’s wars. Show More Summary
My latest at the National Interest examined the role played by the Iowa-class battleships in the Korean War: The ferocity and efficiency of the North Korean offensive of June 1950 into South Korea took everyone, including the U.S. Navy, by surprise. Nevertheless, local forces quickly responded, including the Oregon City-class heavy cruiser USS Rochester, which used […]
Was it the January introduction of Lightnings that perhaps bugged the blustery North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to rein in his threats of nuclear annihilation for possible targets ranging from Seoul to San Francisco? I refer to the deployment of a squadron of Marine F-35B aircraft from Yuma Marine Corps Air Station in Arizona to […]
Security council reportedly investigating suspected chemical and conventional arms cooperation between two countries Two shipments from North Korea destined for the Syrian government agency responsible for chemical weapons have beenShow More Summary
WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The United States is imposing sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for supporting North Korean weapons programs, including those dealing in Pyongyang's energy trade and helping North Korean entities gain access to the U.S. Show More Summary
New video is the latest in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
Two U.S. Navy ships, previously tasked with patrolling the Pacific are now out of commission. What does this mean for our missile defense capability? Continue reading ? The post Do U.S. Navy collisions weaken our defense against a North Korean missile attack? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
North Korean shipments of chemical weapons bound for Syria were intercepted just months after the regime of Bashar Al-Assad killed at least 90 people in a sarin gas attack, a confidential U.N. report has outlined. The report, by a panel of U.N. experts into sanctions violations by North Korea and...
President Donald Trump is planning a massive troop surge to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. Sen. Rand Paul: "The mission in Afghanistan has lost its purpose and I think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops into that war." President Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign-style rally today in Phoenix, Arizona. According to a U.N. Show More Summary