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North Korean Paranoia is Well-Founded

North Korea is depicted across US and European media as a backward nation run by a despotic, delusional leader encircled by advisers suffering from irrational, militant paranoia. The nation is also depicted as a prominent security threat in Asia-Pacific despite North Korea waging no wars in the region since an armistice in 1953 effectively ended … Continue reading North Korean Paranoia is Well-Founded

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 30, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA

North Korea to Test ICBM: War Looms Large in Pacific

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in a televised new year’s address that he was prepared to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). On January 8, the country’s leader stated the ICBM will be launched anytime and anywhere. The statements fueled speculation that Pyongyang will test a missile around the time of Trump’s inauguration. In response, President-Elect Donald Trump has … Continue reading North Korea to Test ICBM: War Looms Large in Pacific

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Talk Grows in U.S. of Possibility of Military Strikes on North Korea

Talk is growing in the United States of the possibility of using military strikes to take out North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities after the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, threatened he’s close to testing a long-range missile apparently capable of hitting the U.S. Kim said in his New Year’s Day address that the communist nation … Continue reading Talk Grows in U.S. of Possibility of Military Strikes on North Korea

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Here’s North Korea’s Totalitarian Android Tablet

When you think of North Korea, the first thing that springs to mind is probably not a well-featured tablet PC. But that's just what researchers at the Chaos Communication Congress hacking festival revealed on Tuesday. Called Woolim, this tablet is designed to limit the distribution of contraband media, track its users, and generally act as … Continue reading Here’s North Korea’s Totalitarian Android Tablet

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Washington’s Dangerous Drums of War on North Korea

The drums of war are starting to beat in Washington over North Korea. On Dec. 1, retired Gen. Walter Sharp, former commander of U.S. Forces Korea, said that President-elect Donald Trump’s administration must be ready to launch a pre-emptive strike on North Korean missile sites the next time Pyongyang is preparing to conduct a test … Continue reading Washington’s Dangerous Drums of War on North Korea

Sea-based X band (SBX) radar. © United States Missile Defense Agency / Wikipedia

US Floating SBX Radar Spent Month Spying on N.Korea Nukes

A floating US radar station has returned to its home port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, after reportedly carrying out a surveillance mission near the Korean Peninsula for the past month. “The US sea-based X-Band (SBX) radar was sent to an undisclosed location off the Korean Peninsula for a one-month deployment after departing Hawaii in … Continue reading US Floating SBX Radar Spent Month Spying on N.Korea Nukes

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US deploys 3,500-Strong Armored Brigade to S. Korea Amid Mounting Tensions with North

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, one of the oldest tank units in the US Army, will move to South Korea for a nine-month “rotational deployment.” It comes just one day after the Pentagon threatened an “overwhelming response” to any attack on Seoul. The US Army said on Wednesday that it had begun the “rotational … Continue reading US deploys 3,500-Strong Armored Brigade to S. Korea Amid Mounting Tensions with North

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Whoops: North Korea Accidentally Let the World See Its Internet — And It Only Has 28 Sites

It seems that a technical error in the hosting of the reclusive hermit kingdom allowed the world to have a glimpse at the never-before-seen world of the Internet — North Korea-style. Based on what was captured, and subsequently revealed via Github, it seems that Kim Jong Un’s regime has allowed all of 28 websites to … Continue reading Whoops: North Korea Accidentally Let the World See Its Internet — And It Only Has 28 Sites

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2 US Supersonic Bombers Fly Over South Korea in Warning to Kim Jong-un

The US Air Force has flown two supersonic bombers over South Korea in a show of force towards North Korea. This is the second time in just over a week that the B-1B Lancer bombers have flown over the South’s airspace. One of the aircraft landed at the Osan Airbase, which is around 40km south … Continue reading 2 US Supersonic Bombers Fly Over South Korea in Warning to Kim Jong-un