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‘Vastly outnumbered’ US forces would struggle to win war with North Korea – former general

The United States would struggle to win if a war broke out with North Korea, as tensions over the country’s nuclear ambitions continue to mount on the peninsula. That’s according to a retired US general with years of experience in the region. Now retired, Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas gave his views on a possible conflict with North Korea in a ...

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Hawaii adopts nuclear attack warning signal amid North Korea tensions

The US State of Hawaii is preparing to introduce a new ‘attack warning’ signal that would notify the islanders of a potential nuclear strike threat emanating from North Korea. “Starting December 1, a second tool – the attack warning signal will be added” to its emergency response system, Hawaii Emergency Management Administrator Vern Miyagi announced Wednesday.“The attack warning signal advises ...

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Trump to North Korea: ‘Do not try us or interpret our past restraint as weakness’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 02:55 Edited time: 8 Nov, 2017 03:50 In his address to South Korea’s national assembly, President Donald Trump said that he hoped to “speak for all civilized nations,” in telling North Korea, “do not underestimate us and do not try us.” North Korea “interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness,” Trump said, calling that a “fatal ...

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South Korea wants to purchase nuclear-powered submarines from US to deter Pyongyang – reports

South Korea reportedly seeks to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of its plan to purchase billions of dollars worth of American military hardware. Seoul also eyes removing the limit on its ballistic missiles’ payload to deter North Korea. The US and South Korea reached an agreement on developing a joint deterrence mechanism against Pyongyang during a meeting between visiting US ...

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Trump happy with S. Korea buying more US arms as he fuels North nuke scare

President Donald Trump is acting as a door-to-door salesman for US defense producers, pitching contracts to Japan and South Korea by talking up the bogeyman of Pyongyang’s nukes. During his ongoing visit to Seoul on Tuesday, Trump welcomed South Korea’s plans to purchase billions of dollars’ worth of American military hardware. The visiting president said he learned from his aides ...

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Trump stepped ‘over the line,’ gave N. Korea justification to pursue nuclear deterrent – John Kerry

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 04:52 Donald Trump’s belligerent rhetoric towards Pyongyang has given North Korean leader Kim Jong-un every reason and justification to arm his country with nuclear weapons, citing the need to protect itself from the US, former Secretary of State John Kerry has warned. Amid the rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, President Donald Trump arrived in ...

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Trump asks for another $4bn to ‘detect, defeat, & defend’ against North Korea

President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to give the Pentagon an additional $ 4 billion for “urgent” missile defense improvements against North Korea and nearly $ 2 billion more to increase troop levels in Afghanistan by 3,500 and repair damaged naval ships. In a letter sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) on Monday, Trump asked Congress to consider budget amendments ...

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N. Korea won’t think twice about ‘pressing button’ if US strikes, defector and former diplomat warns

Pyongyang will not hesitate to strike South Korea if Washington launches an attack on its territory, a former North Korean diplomat and defector from the state’s regime has warned. Read more While the US has not ruled out a military option against North Korea amid heightened tensions in the peninsula, one of the highest-ranking North Korean defectors, Thae Yong-ho, has ...

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Blumenthal: Will US lawmakers give Trump blank check to nuke North Korea?

With the White House asking Congress for a renewed and unrestricted Authorization for Use of Military Force, author and journalist Max Blumenthal wonders whether US lawmakers would give President Trump authority to annihilate North Korea. On Monday, State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the scope of US deployments in ...

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North Korea calls Trump ‘mentally ill’ in propaganda leaflets dropped over Seoul (IMAGES)

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 22:31 North Korea has dropped insulting messages about US President Donald Trump over the South Korean capital, Seoul. The fliers were stuffed into balloons and contained notes branding the US president as “mentally ill” and a “dotard,” meaning someone who is weak or senile. The insults appear to be Kim Jong-un’s response to comments delivered ...

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