Amid ongoing inter-Korean talks, 20 nations including South Korea and the US agreed Wednesday to beef up sanctions on North Korea to pressure the country to give up its nuclear and missile programs during a summit in Vancouver. South Korea, the US and their allies also vowed to support ongoing dialogue between the two Koreas “in hopes that it leads to sustained easing of tensions” and “diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea” during the meeting co-hosted by the US and Canada. But the countries warned against the North’s peace offensive, calling for “unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang that go beyond those required by UN Security Council resolutions” in a joint statement. The

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Amid ongoing inter-Korean talks, 20 nations including South Korea and the US agreed Wednesday to beef up sanctions on North Korea to pressure the country to give up its nuclear and missile programs during a summit in Vancouver. South Korea, the US and their allies also vowed to support ongoing dialogue between the two Koreas “in hopes that it leads to sustained easing of tensions” and “diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea” during the meeting co-hosted by the US and Canada. But the countries warned against the North’s peace offensive, calling for “unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang that go beyond those required by UN Security Council resolutions” in a joint statement. The

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The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that it has deployed six of its powerful B-52 strategic bombers to Guam amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. The six planes, accompanied by 300 airmen, join three of the air force’s B-2 stealth bombers that were also recently dispatched to the U.S. island territory, home to Andersen Air Force Base, a key American outpost in the Pacific. The base is also currently hosting several B-1B heavy bombers. While both the B-52 and B-2 are capable of carrying nuclear payloads, the B-1B has been modified to carry conventional ordinance only. The deployment, conducted “in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence mission,” according

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The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that it has deployed six of its powerful B-52 strategic bombers to Guam amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. The six planes, accompanied by 300 airmen, join three of the air force’s B-2 stealth bombers that were also recently dispatched to the U.S. island territory, home to Andersen Air Force Base, a key American outpost in the Pacific. The base is also currently hosting several B-1B heavy bombers. While both the B-52 and B-2 are capable of carrying nuclear payloads, the B-1B has been modified to carry conventional ordinance only. The deployment, conducted “in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence mission,” according

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President Donald Trump said Russia is supplying North Korea and helping the country get around international sanctions that were put in place to restrict North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump told Reuters during an Oval Office interview. “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.” Reuters Top News (Twitter) Trump’s praise of China comes at the same time the country has restricted oil and coal supplies to North Korea, while there are reports that Russia supplied oil to North Korea in violation of United

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President Donald Trump said Russia is supplying North Korea and helping the country get around international sanctions that were put in place to restrict North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” Trump told Reuters during an Oval Office interview. “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.” Reuters Top News (Twitter) Trump’s praise of China comes at the same time the country has restricted oil and coal supplies to North Korea, while there are reports that Russia supplied oil to North Korea in violation of United

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North and South Korea have decided to march together, unified under one flag, during the Opening Ceremony of the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea this February. The South Korean Unification Ministry announced the decision in a statement Wednesday, adding that the two Koreas will also form a unified women’s hockey team. North and South Korea will march together under one unified flag at the Winter Olympics. (Twitter) This announcement comes after delegates from the two countries met for the third time in about a week. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! North Korea recently announced it would send athletes to the

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North and South Korea have decided to march together, unified under one flag, during the Opening Ceremony of the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea this February. The South Korean Unification Ministry announced the decision in a statement Wednesday, adding that the two Koreas will also form a unified women’s hockey team. North and South Korea will march together under one unified flag at the Winter Olympics. (Twitter) This announcement comes after delegates from the two countries met for the third time in about a week. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! North Korea recently announced it would send athletes to the

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While North and South Korea take steps toward détente, the U.S. military has sent nuclear-capable stealth bombers and warships to the region ahead of next month’s Olympics. The deployments send a clear signal that Washington isn’t letting down its guard despite an agreement to postpone U.S.-South Korean military exercises on the divided peninsula until after the Winter Games. The two Koreas began their first formal negotiations in more than two years last week, leading to an agreement for the North to participate in the Olympics, which begin on Feb. 9 in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang. Another round of talks is scheduled for Wednesday in the heavily fortified border

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While North and South Korea take steps toward détente, the U.S. military has sent nuclear-capable stealth bombers and warships to the region ahead of next month’s Olympics. The deployments send a clear signal that Washington isn’t letting down its guard despite an agreement to postpone U.S.-South Korean military exercises on the divided peninsula until after the Winter Games. The two Koreas began their first formal negotiations in more than two years last week, leading to an agreement for the North to participate in the Olympics, which begin on Feb. 9 in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang. Another round of talks is scheduled for Wednesday in the heavily fortified border

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Jeffrey Lewis, a top expert on North Korea, wrote a column published over the weekend suggesting the US should bomb Kim Jong Un’s personal toilet to put the fear in him. Lewis’ suggestion, while tongue-in-cheek, shows the kind of thinking needed to properly calibrate a “bloody nose” strike, which the US is reportedly considering. Lewis and others have found Kim has a personal port-a-potty brought with him to missile launches, and the US could demonstrate its precision and skill by striking it. A top authority on North Korea has jokingly suggested the US launch an unorthodox attack on the country’s leader. Jeffrey Lewis, the founding publisher of Arms Control Wonk and

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Jeffrey Lewis, a top expert on North Korea, wrote a column published over the weekend suggesting the US should bomb Kim Jong Un’s personal toilet to put the fear in him. Lewis’ suggestion, while tongue-in-cheek, shows the kind of thinking needed to properly calibrate a “bloody nose” strike, which the US is reportedly considering. Lewis and others have found Kim has a personal port-a-potty brought with him to missile launches, and the US could demonstrate its precision and skill by striking it. A top authority on North Korea has jokingly suggested the US launch an unorthodox attack on the country’s leader. Jeffrey Lewis, the founding publisher of Arms Control Wonk and

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North Korea did not react to the accidental emergency alert sent by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency warning of a ballistic missile strike on Saturday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told NBC News. “No. There is no information like that that I have,” Mattis told NBC News when asked if North Korea had a reaction toward the false emergency missile alert. NBC News (Twitter) Mattis said that North and South Korea did not use their recently reinstated hotline for communications to confirm that North Korea did not fire a ballistic missile at Hawaii on Saturday. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! Earlier this

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North Korea did not react to the accidental emergency alert sent by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency warning of a ballistic missile strike on Saturday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told NBC News. “No. There is no information like that that I have,” Mattis told NBC News when asked if North Korea had a reaction toward the false emergency missile alert. NBC News (Twitter) Mattis said that North and South Korea did not use their recently reinstated hotline for communications to confirm that North Korea did not fire a ballistic missile at Hawaii on Saturday. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! Earlier this

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North Korean state-run media has criticized President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric about nuclear buttons. On Tuesday, the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun published an editorial piece that called Trump’s comments “the spasm of a lunatic.” On Jan. 2, Trump had tweeted: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the’Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” North Korea has lashed out in response. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military

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North Korean state-run media has criticized President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric about nuclear buttons. On Tuesday, the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun published an editorial piece that called Trump’s comments “the spasm of a lunatic.” On Jan. 2, Trump had tweeted: “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the’Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” North Korea has lashed out in response. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military

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The State Department is warning all Americans who want to visit North Korea or other high-risk areas that they are risking the safety of their own lives and should have all their affairs in order before visiting the country. According to the State Department’s new travel advisories for U.S. travelers, dated Jan. 10, Americans should not visit North Korea  “due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals.” North Korea is designated by the State Department as having a level four “Do Not Travel” advice rating. “This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks,” the travel advisory reads. “During an emergency, the

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The State Department is warning all Americans who want to visit North Korea or other high-risk areas that they are risking the safety of their own lives and should have all their affairs in order before visiting the country. According to the State Department’s new travel advisories for U.S. travelers, dated Jan. 10, Americans should not visit North Korea  “due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals.” North Korea is designated by the State Department as having a level four “Do Not Travel” advice rating. “This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks,” the travel advisory reads. “During an emergency, the

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“Significant” tunneling work has been detected at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to a Washington-based think tank that monitors the communist state’s activities. A report issued Thursday by 38 North says the activity — spotted in satellite images taken last month — underscores Pyongyang’s efforts to maintain the site despite news that tunnel collapses killed several hundred people there after its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3. While work remains dormant at the “North Portal,” which is the site of the past five underground blasts, the satellite images show that excavation work at the “West Portal” has been “stepped up,” said 38 North, which is run

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“Significant” tunneling work has been detected at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to a Washington-based think tank that monitors the communist state’s activities. A report issued Thursday by 38 North says the activity — spotted in satellite images taken last month — underscores Pyongyang’s efforts to maintain the site despite news that tunnel collapses killed several hundred people there after its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3. While work remains dormant at the “North Portal,” which is the site of the past five underground blasts, the satellite images show that excavation work at the “West Portal” has been “stepped up,” said 38 North, which is run

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