Tag: North Korea

North Korea travel ban to take effect next month

(CNN)The Trump administration’s ban on US citizens traveling to North Korea will take effect early next month, and include exemptions for journalists and humanitarian workers. The proposed policy is expected to post to the Federal Register on Wednesday, a State Department official tells CNN, and take effect 30 days later. A preview version of the […]

U.S., Allies Fly Bombers, Fighter Jets in Display of Force Against North Korea

The United States and its allies flew supersonic bombers and fighter jets over the Korea Peninsula on Sunday in a 10-hour show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest ICBM launch. The U.S. B-1 bombers first flew over Japanese airspace, where they were joined by two Japanese F-2 fighter jets, before flying over […]

North Korea claims all of U.S. in strike range as Trump says China has done “nothing”

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.   However, later on Saturday Trump wrote on Twitter that he was “very […]

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 that coincide with warnings by President Trump that he is considering military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons push. The Wall Street Journal, citing a review of official military and government websites and interviews with experts, reported that Beijing has built […]

How North Korea is prompting new efforts to prepare for a nuclear attack

Fleets of big black trucks, harbor boats and aircraft, equipped with radiation sensors and operated by specially trained law enforcement teams, are ready to swing into action in Los Angeles for a catastrophe that nobody even wants to think about: a North Korean nuclear attack. American cities have long prepared for a terrorist attack, even […]

Could North Korea turn America’s lights out?

Forty years ago this week, lightning struck an electrical power station, blacking out the city of New York and surrounding suburbs. Believe it or not, such a scenario is even more likely now, thanks to North Korea.   That’s because America’s electrical grid has become increasingly reliant on digital control systems since 1977, making it […]

US successfully tests THAAD missile system amid North Korean tensions

The U.S. on Tuesday test-fired its THAAD anti-ballistic missile system from Alaska that successfully intercepted a target missile launched from an Air Force Cargo plane north of Hawaii.   The drill was previously scheduled in June and comes a week after North Korea successfully test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of hitting Alaska.   THAAD […]

North Korea Warns Of Nuclear ‘Tipping Point’ Over US Bomber Drill

SEOUL:  North Korea today lashed out at a live-fire drill the US and South Korea staged in a show of force against Pyongyang, accusing Washington of pushing the peninsula to the “tipping point” of nuclear war.   The allies held the rare live-fire drill as tensions grew over the peninsula following the North’s first intercontinental […]

Trump pledges to act ‘very strongly’ on North Korea missile threat

U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to confront North Korea “very strongly” following its latest missile test and urged nations to show Pyongyang there would be consequences for its weapons program.   North Korea on Tuesday test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that some experts believe has the range to reach Alaska and Hawaii […]

‘We’re Prepared for War with North Korea’

WASHINGTON, DC – The top U.S. commander in South Korea warned North Korea that the U.S. and its South Korean ally are prepared to go to war on Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang conducted its first intercontinental ballistic missile test.   “Self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war. As this Alliance missile […]