VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday. The two women who assaulted him wiped the deadly chemical on his face as he prepared to board a plan for the Chinese territory of Macau. Continue reading
TENSIONS of global conflict have escalated after Russia and China agreed to team up to blast Trump’s lethal missile system in South Korea if he launches an attack, according to reports.
According to the Chinese state-controlled news agency Xinhua, Chinese and Russian officials agreed to safeguard their security interests by preparing a series of “countermeasures” against the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea which was originally launched to counter Kim Jong-un’s growing nuclear arsenal.
After the security meeting between Chinese and Russian officials in China, Xinhua published a statement which said the countermeasures will be prepared to achieve “strategic balance in the region.” Continue reading
President-elect also takes another swipe at China, saying Beijing ‘won’t help’ with curbing Pyongyang’s ambitions
Donald Trump insisted on Monday that North Korea will not develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States.
Trump addressed the issue Monday evening on Twitter. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Sunday in his annual New Year’s address that preparations for launching an ICBM have “reached the final stage.” He did not explicitly say a test was imminent. Continue reading
Simply put: North Korea is China’s proxy against the West. It could’ve been put down decades ago if China really wanted to.
ANY future attempt by the US to put a stop to madcap dictator Kim Jong-un’s nuclear programme could spark a catastrophic war with China, a military expert has warned.
American forces could look to launch a “surgical strike” against North Korean army installations as the reclusive rogue state gets closer to acquiring serious nuclear capabilities.
But John Delury, an expert on China, warned that Beijing would feel compelled to defend its crackpot neighbour in such a scenario even though Chinese officials have become increasingly exasperated with its insane leader.
Replace “North Korea” with “Iran” throughout the article and it’ll probably be accurate soon, too.
THE US has no hope of stopping North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un from bolstering his devastating nuclear arsenal, a US national intelligence director has warned.
James Clapper has insisted the US should give up efforts to convince North Korean to abandon its nuclear weapons programme, claiming it is “probably a lost cause”.
During a speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York on Tuesday, Mr Clapper said the best result the US could hope for was for North Korea to halt its own development of nuclear weapons.
We hear so much about China and Japan competing on and for the Korean peninsula, now and historically, that we overlook one other great Northeast Asian power.
That would be Russia, which has a 17-kilometer border with North Korea as the Tumen River flows into the sea. Continue reading
The nations of China, South Korea and the United States have a unique perspective in common in recent weeks: all of them have called for surgical military strikes on the reclusive Communist nation of North Korea, in response to their advance in nuclear buildup.
(TRUNEWS Vero Beach, FL) – Calls for “surgical strikes” against North Korean nuclear facilities have gained ground recently along with calls for more stringent sanctions, despite many observers expressing skepticism that neither South Korea nor the United States have the political will to pursue such a military option. Continue reading
Chinese scholars and policymakers have begun talking about supporting surgical strikes on North Korea and removal of leader Kim Jong-un from power as a policy option, a Chinese professor said Thursday.
Zhe Sun, China initiative director of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, made the remark during a security forum in Washington, saying debates are under way among Chinese opinion leaders about how to deal with the North. Continue reading
Just days after North Korea has accused Washington of planning a preemptive nuclear strike – following the US announcement that it would deploy its B-1 bomber in the Pacific for the first time in a decade – Japan’s increasingly militarist tone just ratcheted up to ’11’ as defense ministry officials have ordered its military to be ready at any time to shoot down any North Korean missiles that threaten to strike Japan, putting its forces on a state of alert for at least three months.
Pyongyang has repeatedly warned it may carry out preemptive nuclear strikes against South Korean and U.S. targets.The secretive state, led by supreme leader Kim Jong-un, warned Saturday it would respond to any aggression by reducing the U.S. to a “sea of flames”.
“The ever-mounting moves of the U.S. imperialists to ignite a nuclear war are pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula into the uncontrollable and catastrophic phase,” said the North Korean statement.
The Clintons transfered military tech to strenghthen America’s enemies, namely China. The Bushes got America involved in foreign wars with no end in sight. Obama purged and gutted the military. Trump will seal the deal and end American dominance by pulling troops from all over the globe, leaving a vacuum for its enemies and questionable allies to fill. Pandora’s box will be opened if he wins the election in November.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the U.S. could end up in a “massive war protecting somebody” if North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suddenly becomes “frisky.”
Once again displaying deeply negative views of U.S. security commitments to allies, Trump also said in a campaign speech Wednesday that the U.S. would find itself in “essentially World War III” if Japan comes under attack, arguing that the Asian nation does not have to do anything if the U.S. gets attacked. Continue reading
The three missiles launched on Tuesday simulated pre-emptive attacks on South Korean ports and airfields hosting US military “hardware”, the North’s official KCNA news agency said. Continue reading
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is currently suffering from insomnia, as well as diseases caused by obesity, South Korea’s intelligence agency said Friday, adding he has gained 40 kilograms over the past four years.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in its report to a meeting of the parliament’s intelligence committee that Kim is presumed to weigh 130 kilograms, a jump from 90 kilograms when he took office in 2012. Continue reading
KIM Jong-un has warned the US that North Korean missiles are now capable of hitting American territory after the rogue state conducted a “successful” weapons test.
The tubby tyrant boasted of Pyongyang’s “sure capability” to destroy US targets in the Pacific after testing a medium-range missile yesterday.
Two Musudan rockets were fired from inside the secretive nation’s borders – the first catastrophically failed, but the second flew 250 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan.
NORTH Korea could have added six nuclear weapons to its terrifying array of apocalyptic missiles in the last 18 months, researchers have warned.
The Institute for Science and International Security claims that the hermit nation’s nuclear arsenal contained between 10 and 16 weapons at the end of 2014.
And the Washington-based institute added a further chilling claim that war-crazed Kim Jong-un may not have finished amassing his haul.
The next administration will face a number of important nuclear policy decisions. On May 13, I invited Franklin Miller, a Principal in the Scowcroft Group, and a former top White House defense official, to discuss these matters before an audience of Congressional staff, senior administration defense and security officials, top staff from defense and security public policy organizations, defense media, defense industry officials and a number of allied embassy colleagues. It was interestingly the 1400th seminar I have hosted on the Hill since 1983 on key defense and national security matters.
Franklin Miller in his prepared remarks extensively addressed the nature of the current debate on future nuclear modernization and whether the US force was obsolete, unaffordable, destabilizing or an obstacle to further arms control. Those remarks were posted recently by Family Security Matters. Continue reading