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1.2 Million Casualties: If North Korea Attacked Los Angeles with a Nuclear Weapon.

Daniel R. DePetris Security, North America All the more reason why there should never be a second Korean War.  What would an actual nuclear exchange between the United States and North Korea look like? How many civilians would be killed? How much of Pyongyang or Los Angeles would be pulverized in a nuclear ash cloud? And ...

- The National Interest - US

8 Men Found in Japan, Claim to be North Korean Fishermen.

Police in northern Japan have found eight men near a boat at a seaside marina who said they were from North Korea. They appear to be fishermen whose vessel ran into trouble, rather than defectors, a police official said Friday. The incident comes at a time of rising tension over North Korea’s nuclear arms and missile ...

- Voice of America - US

North Korea and Cuba revive friendship against Trump.

Cuba signaled support for North Korea in an escalating feud between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un over the country's nuclear weapons program and accusations of state-sponsored terrorism. The foreign ministers for Cuba and North Korea met Wednesday to reinforce an alliance between thei...

- The Raw Story - US

8 Million People Could Die in a Nuclear War with North Korea.

Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia And that is just for starters.  The last war game, however, was the most shocking of them all. We assumed a similar scenario, with allied forces preparing for a possible invasion, but this time Kim decides to launch a preemptive attack on the U.S. homeland—to take as many people to the ...

- The National Interest - US

The US Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms, and the Cost Is Astonishing.

Overwhelmed with stories of high-level indictments, intrigues, investigations, and scandals, the American public can be forgiven for missing revelations about an issue of some importance: our nuclear weapons. Thanks to an October 31 report by the Congressional Budget Office , we now have a 30-year outline of both the kinds ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Cuba, N Korea reject 'unilateral and arbitrary' US demands.

Cubas foreign minister and his North Korean counterpart rejected the United States "unilateral and arbitrary" demands on Wednesday while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, the ministry said. North Korea is searching for support amid unprecedented pressure from the United States and the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Japan held drills with nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber in August.

The United States flew two B-52 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons for a rare joint mission with Japan's Air Self-Defense Force in the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Kim Jong-Un bans 'festive celebrations' in North Korea in wake of UN sanctions.

As revealed by South Korea's National Intelligence Service , the restrictive measure comes in an effort to stifle the impact of United Nations sanctions over the country's ongoing missile and nuclear weapons tests. The post Kim Jong-Un bans 'festive celebrations' in North Korea in wake of UN sanctions appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

On the bright side, at least Trump has moved onto insulting American citizens instead of hostile dictators with nuclear weapons.

In the year 2017, it's hard to come by a piece of good news. In fact, it's almost impossible. The year, thus far, has been a political and cultural nightmare, fueled by nonstop, almost unimaginable Bond Villain-esque evil. It seems like bright spots are few and far between, with every day birthing a new unimaginable ...

- Mashable! - US

North Korea blasts US terrorism blacklisting.

Pyongyang pledges to further enhance its nuclear arms programme after being re-listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Pakistan, EU discuss non-proliferation, peaceful use of nuclear arms.

Regional and global security situation also discussed during the third round of Pakistan-EU dialogue on nuclear energy The post Pakistan, EU discuss non-proliferation, peaceful use of nuclear arms appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

North Korea denounces US relisting the country as a state sponsor of terrorism

North Korea on Wednesday called US President Donald Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a “serious provocation” that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. In the country’s first public response to its return to the American blacklist, the official Korean Central News ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

North Korea 'full of rage, anger' over name being put on US 'wretched' terror list

'More should be done' Belligerent rhetoric North Korea on Wednesday condemned its US terror listing as a serious provocation', warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.The response came shortly after China, the North's sole ally, also rejected the new US sanctions that targeted ...

- DAWN - PK

North Korea criticizes U.S. over designation as terror sponsor

North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. In the country's first public response to its return to the American blacklist, the official Korean Central...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Why North Korea Is Destined to Test More ICBMs and Nuclear Weapons

Asia Times Security, Asia The next step for the Kim regime is to test its ICBMs further, as the Hwasong-14 has only undergone one ballistic launch and is pending a full-scale, full-range test to ensure its reliability. The North Korean regime seems to have been unusually quiet lately, as it has been more than two months ...

- The National Interest - US

North Korea Calls US 'Gangsters,' Says It Doesn't Care About Terrorism Label

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a “serious provocation” that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.In the country's first public response to its return to the American blacklist, the official ...

- TPM News - US

Japan held drills with nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber in August

The United States flew two B-52 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons for a rare mission with the Air Self-Defense in the skies near ...

- The Japan Times - JP

The Latest: N.Korea slams US over terror sponsor designation

The Latest on North Korean tensions : 7 p.m. North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.

- FOX News - US

N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.

- FOX News - US

N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.

- Stars and Stripes - US

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

- FOX News - US

Air China suspends flights between Beijing, Pyongyang

Air China has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. An official in the company’s Beijing-based press office, who did not give his full name, said on Wednesday that ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China takes aim at US sanctions on Chinese and North Korean companies

China has lashed out at the United States for slapping sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organisations for supporting Pyongyang, labelling Washington’s action a wrong move. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in Beijing on Wednesday that China opposed unilateral action on North Korea’s nuclear ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

- Billings Gazette - US

Russia's Army Just Upgraded Some of Its 'Big Guns' That Once Fired Nuclear Weapons

Dave Majumdar Security, Should NATO be worried?  The Russian Ground Forces have taken delivery of the first batch of modernized 2C4 Tulip self-propelled 240mm mortars. The 1960s-era weapons were upgraded with new datalinks, communications gear and fire control systems. Russia eventually hopes to modernize all 500 of the ...

- The National Interest - US

Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea

On August 8th Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." He ordered the Pentagon to prepare for all military options. In the interim, he has ordered mock invasion war games with South Korea on North Korea's borders and coasts, sent nuclear weapons-capable bombers to fly over the ...

- Antiwar.com - US

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

WASHINGTON, DC, USA , The Trump Administration imposed new sanctions yesterday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies, in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

TAIPEI/BEIJING - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

- Reuters - US

Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang amid nuclear threats from North Korea

Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

- Zee News - IN

U.S. slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

- The Daily Star - LB

Lawmakers Fear President Trump's Authority To Launch Nuclear Weapons

Some lawmakers and experts are raising concerns about the president's unilateral authority to launch nuclear weapons as tensions with North Korea continue to escalate.

- NPR - US

US imposes fresh sanctions on Chinese and North Korean companies

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies on Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a North Korean corporation involved in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

U.S. sanctions one person, 13 entities under North Korea sanctions authority

WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a Chinese person, 13 entities including four Chinese trading companies, and 20 vessels to pressure North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missiles programs.

- Reuters - US

America is building a massive arsenal of crazy new superweapons

On Tuesday, Reuters published a report on the modernization of the United States' nuclear weapons arsenals and frankly, it's pretty terrifying. In 2011, Russia and the U.S. signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty to mutually reduce their nuclear weapons stockpile to 1,550 warheads by 2018 — but soon after, both ...

- The Week - US

South Korea, Japan Welcome U.S. Relisting North Korea as Sponsor of Terrorism

South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons, Reuters writes. The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose ...

- Novinite - BG

Trump To Announce New Sanctions On North Korea Tuesday

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on the terror blacklist, a largely symbolic step as the administration ...

- TPM News - US

Trump declares N Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions

President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs.

- BDNews24 - BD

Despite Trump lobby, only 'some' leaders condemn Pyongyang

Despite President Donald Trump's lobby for stronger punitive actions against North Korea, only "some" Asia-Pacific leaders condemned Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles when they gathered for an annual summit in Manila last week.

- FOX News - US

South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

SEOUL - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons.

- Reuters - US

Trump's Pentagon Wants to Make Nuclear Weapons More 'Usable'

Michael T. Klare That sounds like a good idea. The post Trump's Pentagon Wants to Make Nuclear Weapons More 'Usable' appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

The U.S. Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms, and the Cost Is Astonishing

We're spending $1.2 trillion on weapons that invariably make the world a more dangerous place.

- FPIF - US

Despite Trump lobby, only 'some' leaders condemn Pyongyang

Despite President Donald Trump's lobby for stronger punitive actions against North Korea, only "some" Asia-Pacific leaders condemned Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles when they gathered for an … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The B-21 Stealth Bomber: The U.S. Military's Biggest Secret?

Kris Osborn Security, And most powerful weapon?  The new aircraft will be designed to have global reach, in part by incorporating a large arsenal of long-range weapons. The B-21 is being engineered to carry existing weapons as well as nuclear bombs and emerging and future weapons, Air Force officials explained. It if's ...

- The National Interest - US

The Real Reason Russia Wants New Missiles and Hypersonic Weapons

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe And it involves nuclear weapons.  Russia is starting to move away from relying on its non-strategic nuclear weapons as it starts to field new long-range precision guided weapons such as the Kalibr cruise missile. Eventually, the Russians hope to use long-range hypersonic weapons for ...

- The National Interest - US

North Korea may develop an ICBM capable of reaching US mainland this year, warns Seoul

Despite the UN Security Council sanctions, North Korea continues to develop its nuclear weapons and missile programme.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

US Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism

The symbolic move is aimed at putting additional pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

- The Diplomat - US

Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

WASHINGTON – President Trump said Monday he plans to declare Kim Jong Un's government a state sponsor of terrorism, as he seeks to ratchet up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. “The North Korean regime must be lawful. It must end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development, ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Trump puts North Korea back on list of 'state sponsors of terrorism'

President Trump put North Korea back on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism' Monday, a largely symbolic move that administration officials said will increase pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons arsenal. Trump said the designation will be followed Tuesday by a new round...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terror; new sanctions expected

The U.S. President said the designation was long overdue, and promised a new wave of sanctions as part of a 'maximum pressure campaign' over North Korea's development of nuclear weapons

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trump reinstates NKorea terrorism designation

President Donald Trump Monday put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs.

- The Daily Star - LB

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