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Thousands of N. Koreans toil in US-allied Gulf nations.

DUBAI -- As pressure over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme grows, America's most valued Arab allies host thousands of its labourers, whose wages help Pyongyang evade sanctions and build the missiles now threatening the US and its Asian partners, officials and analysts say.

- BangkokPost - TH

Trump Is Determined to Blow Up the Iran Deal.

John Glaser Security, Middle East Will the Trump adminstration try to falsely depict Iran as violating the nuclear deal? What many observers have been nervously suspecting for months is now clear: President Donald Trump is intent on eviscerating the Iran nuclear deal, irrespective of the overwhelming evidence that it is ...

- The National Interest - US

Alt-Left Insanity: Monkeying with Copyright to Give Apes Selfie Rights.

Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. Take your stinkin’ paws off my photo you damn dirty ape. OK, it’s not exactly Charlton Heston, but the war between Peta and a photographer isn’t Planet of the Apes either. It’s still a struggle of man vs. ape. In the original movie, apes took ...

- NewsBusters - US

Iran rocket test breaches UN resolution: U.S.

A State Department spokeswoman said the launch violated a resolution that calls upon Iran not to undertake activities related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such technology

- The Globe and Mail - CA

USAF, USN still considering nuclear weapons commonality, but cautiously.

The US Air Force and US Navy are still mulling ways to make their nuclear-armed missiles more common, but are wary of creating single points of failure, according to Pentagon's top nuclear officer. USAF-USN nuclear weapons commonality is certainly not probably as visible

- Jane’s - US

Trump is working to find 'foolproof intelligence' to find Tehran in violation of the Iran deal.

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad BernoWASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said. The inspections are one element ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S. seeks to test Iran nuclear deal with more inspections: sources.

Inspections part of plan to take more aggressive approach to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon

- The Globe and Mail - CA

AP Sources: US Seeks to Test Iran Deal With More Inspections.

The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said. The inspections are one element of what is designed to be a more aggressive approach to preventing ...

- Voice of America - US

I mulled using nukes against India: Musharraf.

Musharraf said he mulled use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but feared retaliation. Musharraf also said, however, that at the time, neither India nor Pakistan had nuclear warheads on their missiles in launch-ready positions.

- Times Of India - IN

AP Sources: US Seeks to Test Iran Deal With More inspections.

The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said. The inspections are one element of what is designed to be a more aggressive approach to preventing ...

- Voice of America - US

I mulled using nukes against India: Musharraf.

Dubai, July 27 Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said he considered using nuclear weapons against India after a terror attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001 dramatically peaked India-Pakistan tensions. In an interview to the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun, Musharraf said that when tensions were high after ...

- Yahoo! News - US

WH Seeks To Test Iran Nuclear Deal With More Inspections Of Military Sites

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wants to cancel, senior U.S. officials said. The inspections are one element of what is designed to be a more aggressive ...

- TPM News - US

The Surprisingly Simple Reason North Korea Has Nuclear Weapons

Robert E Kelly Security, Asia Pyongyang knows there is no way to use their weapons for gain that would not immediately provoke massive counter-costs. Since the launch of a North Korean medium- to long-range intercontinental missile this month, there has been much anxiety about Pyongyang's ability to strike U.S. cities. It ...

- The National Interest - US

Everything we know about North Korea's bioweapons program

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images North Korea's successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4 heightened global fears about the deadly threat of nuclear war. But nuclear weapons are not the only weapons of mass destruction that experts think North Korea is developing. They warn that the secretive state also ...

- Business Insider - US

North Korea could have an intercontinental missile by next year

Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year.         

- USA TODAY - US

U.S. officials now believe North Korea will have ICBM capable of carrying nuclear warhead by next year

Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Philippines: N. Korea diplomat to rejoin ARF talks

MANILA -- North Korea's top diplomat will attend an annual Asian security conference next week in Manila, where concern over the North's nuclear weapons program is expected to be high on the agenda, Philippine officials said.

- BangkokPost - TH

North Korean missile worries grow on eve of armistice anniversary

Concern about North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program rose Wednesday as officials prepared to mark the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Philippines: N. Korea's top diplomat to join security summit

Philippine officials say North Korea's top diplomat will be attending an annual Asian security conference next week in Manila where concern over the North's nuclear weapons program is expected to be high on the agenda.

- FOX News - US

Vatican conference aims to build momentum for nuclear disarmament

Vatican City, Jul 25, 2017 / 08:53 pm .- Nuclear disarmament will be the focus of a Vatican conference this Nov. 10-11, following recent progress toward international bans on nuclear weapons. Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi told CNA that “the Holy See is working to create a public opinion convinced that the world is ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

'US should help build Indian Navy to force China back down'

A former Republican senator has suggested that the US strengthen the Indian Navy by outfitting it with nuclear weapons to send a "devastating" message to China and force it to back down from its "antagonistic stance" in the Asia-Pacific region.Larry Pressle, who represented South Dakota in the Senate from 1979-96, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

When Will S.Koreans Wake up to the N.Korean Nuclear Threat?

The U.S. state of Hawaii has decided to resume evacuation drills every month starting in November in case of a North Korean missile attack. The drills are based on the assumption that a 15 kt nuclear weapon detonates 300 m above Honolulu. They could put a dampener on the state's crucial tourism reve...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

North Korea Could Hit US With Nuke Sooner Than Expected

North Korea could be able to strike the US with nuclear weapons a whole lot sooner than previously believed, the Washington Post reports. The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency in a confidential assessment concluded North Korea could have a "reliable, nuclear-capable ICBM" in 2018. Officials say North Korea is only a...

- Newser - US

North Korea could have intercontinental missile by next year: report

Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a report published Tuesday

- Global News - CA

North Korea Could Have an Intercontinental Nuclear Missile as Early as Next Year, Report Says

A new confidential assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency trims two years off the timeline for when North Korea could strike North American cities with atomic weapons

- TIME Magazine - US

U.S. intel officials now believe North Korea will have nuke warhead-capable ICBM by next year

Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

North Korea making ‘alarming progress’ and could strike US with nuclear-capable ICBM by end of 2018

North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, US officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons. The new assessment by the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Could North Korea have intercontinental nuclear missiles next year?

A confidential assessment cuts about two years off the estimate for when Pyongyang could reach U.S. cities with atomic weapons.         

- USA TODAY - US

How Not to Talk About Nuclear Weapons

For India and Pakistan, two states with roughly equal amounts of nuclear arsenals, words matter.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

North Korea advances rapidly in its ability to strike U.S., experts warn

North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons. The...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Confrontation in the Himalayas

The distrust and the ensuing competition between Asia's two largest nations , both armed with nuclear weapons , must be contained.

- The Japan Times - JP

China should plan for crisis on North Korea border, experts warn

China needs to start preparing for a possible crisis if tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme escalate into a military conflict, experts have warned. The stark assessment comes as hopes of a diplomatic solution to North Korea’s missile tests remain bleak and fears increase of a military showdown ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Here is how Russia won the nuclear arms race against the US

How Russia Won the Nuclear Arms Race Against the U.S. Newsweek published this story under the headline of “The Russian Bear Redux?' on January 10, 1977. In light of recent events, Newsweek is republishing the story. Nearly twenty years ago, a panel of prominent scientists and businessmen start...

- The Raw Story - US

China reportedly preps for crisis along border with North Korea

The Chinese military has reportedly been building up defenses along its border with North Korea, coinciding with warnings by President Trump that he is considering military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons push.

- FOX News - US

Ten Lessons from North Korea's Nuclear Program

Many governments are now debating how to prevent or slow further advances in North Korea's capacity to produce and deliver nuclear weapons, and what should be done if such efforts fail. But while these are obviously important questions, they are not the only ones.

- Project Syndicate - US

Gen. Dunford On North Korea: We Can Protect the American People Today

Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford explains how North Korea is progressing toward a nuclear weapon but stresses the U.S. is more than capable of handling that threat.

- Yahoo! News - US

Everything You Need to Know about North Korea's Navy

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia It might be old but it can kill. The Korean People's Navy—what North Korea calls its naval force—is one of the most unusual navies in Asia. Starved of funds by Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, the country's conventional forces have taken a backseat to the dream of an nuclear-tipped ...

- The National Interest - US

North Korea Missile Threat ‘Unlikely,’ But Hawaii Prepares

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state’s Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management officials to update Cold War-era plans for ...

- Voice of America - US

The long-kept secret behind primitive North Korea's modern nuclear weaponry

The success of North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, possibly capable of reaching the US state of Alaska, has sparked speculation over how the isolated country managed to advance the technology so much faster than expected. Experts said available images of Pyongyang’s missiles showed obvious ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Imagine This: The Air Force Considered Turing the A-10 Warthog into a Nuclear Bomber

Joseph Trevithick Security, Well, at least briefly.  Fast-moving fighter jets would have trouble escaping the aftermath of these massive explosions. On a nuclear mission, the Air Force expected its fighter pilots to fly toward their targets at altitudes greater than 30,000 feet before lobbing bombs at the enemy. With the ...

- The National Interest - US

Veterans Call on US To Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty

Written by Brian Trautman, Gerry Condon, and Samantha Ferguson On July 7th, 2017, the United Nations , in a historic decision, approved a legally binding instrument to ban nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Months of negotiations involving over 130 countries began in March of this year, ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Billions Could Die If India and Pakistan Start a Nuclear War

Zachary Keck Security, Asia Forget North Korea. This is the real nuclear threat. With the world's attention firmly fixated on North Korea, the greatest possibility of nuclear war is in fact on the other side of Asia. That place is what could be called the nuclear triangle of Pakistan, India and China. Although Chinese and ...

- The National Interest - US

Hawaii dusts off cold war safety kits as it become first US state to prepare for North Korean missile attack

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state’s Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management officials to update cold war-era plans for ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

The Wall Street Journal: Hawaii adopts emergency plan for North Korea missile attack

Hawaiian officials adopt the motto of better safe than sorry when it comes to the threat of a nuclear weapons attack.

- Marketwatch - US

3 reasons why America's massive nuclear arsenal actually makes the world safer

Department of Defense via Federation of American Scientists As a father of two young children, I am often perplexed when I hear senior leaders from the Department of Defense speak before civilian and military audiences and say something like, “If I could uninvent nuclear weapons, I would. But since we can’t put ...

- Business Insider - US

NKorea 2016 Economic Growth at 17-Year High Despite Sanctions

North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. Gross domestic product in North Korea...

- Newsmax - US

North Korea: Economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions - S. Korea

NORTH Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. The post North Korea: Economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions - S. Korea appeared first ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

N.Korea 2016 Economic Growth at 17-yr High Despite Sanctions

North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. Gross domestic product in North Korea...

- Newsmax - US

North Korea's Nukes Will Only Go If Kim Gets to Stay

Roger Cliff Security, Asia Keep the Kims. Ditch the nukes. Time is running short if the United States wishes to prevent North Korea from acquiring the ability to attack the United States with a nuclear weapon. Recognizing this, the administration and outside advisors are floating a range of options to put pressure on ...

- The National Interest - US

Get Ready, North Korea: This Is How America's Defenses Against ICBMs Could Improve

Kris Osborn Security, Northrop Grumman is working with the Missile Defense Agency to refine new command and control systems able to exchange time-sensitive information with an interceptor kill vehicle. The Pentagon's next intercept test will incorporate new missile defense technology engineered to improve the likelihood ...

- The National Interest - US

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