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U.S. official: Warlike rhetoric of North Korea ‘perfectly predictable’

With tensions on the Korean peninsula soaring to include threats of nuclear war, frustration is mounting at what US policy experts see as the failure of all efforts to rein in North Korea. Decades of threats have waxed and waned despite myriad attempts to reach out for talks or punish…

South Korea says North’s missile launch may be imminent

A top South Korean security official said Sunday that North Korea may test-launch a missile this week, as the United States delayed its own missile test due to soaring tensions on the peninsula. Kim Jang-Soo, chief national security adviser to President Park Geun-Hye, said a test-launch or other provocation could…

Hagel delays U.S. missile test amid rising tensions with North Korea

The Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test due to take place in California next week amid soaring nuclear tensions with North Korea, an official said. The defense official told AFP that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel decided to to reschedule the Minuteman 3 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base…

Evacuation warnings, missile fears stoke North Korea crisis

Foreign diplomats in Pyongyang huddled on Saturday to discuss a North Korean evacuation advisory as concerns grew that the isolated state was preparing a missile launch at a time of soaring nuclear tensions. The heads of all EU missions had agreed to meet to hammer out a common position after…

U.S. official: We are ‘not on the brink of war’ with North Korea

After weeks of intensifying warnings from Washington and threats by Pyongyang, US policymakers are hoping to stop the crisis from spiraling into war while still standing firm on North Korea. North Korea is famous for its shrill proclamations but it has sent shudders in the United States, South Korea and…

U.S. taking ‘necessary precautions’ on North Korea

The United States is taking “all the necessary precautions” in the face of escalating threats from North Korea, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday. “What we’re seeing now is a familiar pattern of behavior… regrettable but familiar,” Carney said aboard Air Force One as President Barack Obama returned to…

CNN previews how war with North Korea would play out

CNN brought retired General James Marks into their studio on Wednesday afternoon to explain the military strategies North Korea and the United States would likely employ in a conflict. Assuming North Korea struck first, the country would begin firing artillery into South Korea while deploying special operation forces along the…

Think tank: North Korea has already restarted plutonium reactor

North Korea has already begun work to restart a plutonium production reactor in a sign that its confrontational rhetoric may not all be bluster, a US think tank said Wednesday. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said that a satellite photograph seen on March 27 indicated construction at the…

Rick Perry: North Korea wants to blow up Texas to stop my awesome awesomeness

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes that his success as governor has made Texas a target for attack by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Following the news that a North Korean government photo had revealed plans to strike cities in the United States, many were confused about why Austin made…

Bomb test secrecy stirs suspicions on North Korea’s advanced nuclear capabilities: Washington Post

North Korea likely took meticulous steps to conceal any residue from its February nuclear weapon test, fueling suspicions that it is using a new bomb design with highly enriched uranium at its core, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Citing unnamed US officials and weapons experts, the newspaper said the effects…

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