National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster brought a hard-line message to global leaders here Saturday, saying the international community must do more to isolate North Korea and Iran and must be prepared to take action against Syria for the continued use of chemical weapons. “It is time for all nations to hold the Syrian regime and its sponsors accountable for its actions,” McMaster said during a speech at the annual Munich Security Conference. McMaster took shots at Russia when he referred to Friday’s U.S. federal indictment against 13 Russian nationals, saying the evidence of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election was “incontrovertible.” When asked about the indictments during the conference, Russian

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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster brought a hard-line message to global leaders here Saturday, saying the international community must do more to isolate North Korea and Iran and must be prepared to take action against Syria for the continued use of chemical weapons. “It is time for all nations to hold the Syrian regime and its sponsors accountable for its actions,” McMaster said during a speech at the annual Munich Security Conference. McMaster took shots at Russia when he referred to Friday’s U.S. federal indictment against 13 Russian nationals, saying the evidence of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election was “incontrovertible.” When asked about the indictments during the conference, Russian

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One of the highest-ever ranked defectors from North Korea has said that Kim Jong Un is now engaging in diplomacy with South Korea because he fears a US military strike on North Korea. The defector also said that international sanctions are crushing Kim’s economy, and that now he wants to buy time to complete his nuclear arsenal. North Korea is under international pressure like never before, and the new US commander in the Pacific has taken a hawkish tone against the Kim regime. One of the highest-ever ranked defectors from North Korea said Wednesday that Kim Jong Un is now engaging in diplomacy with South Korea because he fears a US

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One of the highest-ever ranked defectors from North Korea has said that Kim Jong Un is now engaging in diplomacy with South Korea because he fears a US military strike on North Korea. The defector also said that international sanctions are crushing Kim’s economy, and that now he wants to buy time to complete his nuclear arsenal. North Korea is under international pressure like never before, and the new US commander in the Pacific has taken a hawkish tone against the Kim regime. One of the highest-ever ranked defectors from North Korea said Wednesday that Kim Jong Un is now engaging in diplomacy with South Korea because he fears a US

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South Korea agreed Wednesday to pay $2.6 million for North Korea’s participation in the Olympics, saying the money was well spent as a way to ease tensions and “open the door for peace on the Korean Peninsula.” The Unification Ministry said the funds will come from the government budget for inter-Korean cooperation and will cover housing and food for the cheering squad, orchestra, taekwondo athletes, journalists and other members of the more than 400-strong delegation. The cost for hosting Kim Yo Jong – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister – and other high-level delegates was paid separately from the government budget because their visit was seen as part of inter-Korean

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South Korea agreed Wednesday to pay $2.6 million for North Korea’s participation in the Olympics, saying the money was well spent as a way to ease tensions and “open the door for peace on the Korean Peninsula.” The Unification Ministry said the funds will come from the government budget for inter-Korean cooperation and will cover housing and food for the cheering squad, orchestra, taekwondo athletes, journalists and other members of the more than 400-strong delegation. The cost for hosting Kim Yo Jong – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister – and other high-level delegates was paid separately from the government budget because their visit was seen as part of inter-Korean

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is skeptical that the Korean alliance during the Olympics will result in a long-term ease of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, according to Defense News. (Twitter) “Clearly, it’s too early to say if using the Olympics in a way to reduce tensions, if that is going to have any traction once the Olympics are over,” Mattis said. Experts are concerned that North Korea’s “charm offensive” could drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States. Weakening relations between the two counties has been one of North Korea’s goals since the Korean Armistice Agreement in the early 1950s. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is skeptical that the Korean alliance during the Olympics will result in a long-term ease of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, according to Defense News. (Twitter) “Clearly, it’s too early to say if using the Olympics in a way to reduce tensions, if that is going to have any traction once the Olympics are over,” Mattis said. Experts are concerned that North Korea’s “charm offensive” could drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States. Weakening relations between the two counties has been one of North Korea’s goals since the Korean Armistice Agreement in the early 1950s. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest

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A majority of Americans would be in favor of placing American nuclear warheads in Japan and South Korea to counter North Korea, according to a Critical Issues Poll conducted in November by the University of Maryland. Presented at a panel on “Confronting North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs” at the Brookings Institution on Jan. 8, researchers found that 52 percent of respondents would support a move by the U.S. to implement nuclear warheads in countries neighboring North Korea. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continues to try and beef up Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal while ignoring sanctions and defying the international community’s requests to cease those efforts. This has led some U.S.

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A majority of Americans would be in favor of placing American nuclear warheads in Japan and South Korea to counter North Korea, according to a Critical Issues Poll conducted in November by the University of Maryland. Presented at a panel on “Confronting North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs” at the Brookings Institution on Jan. 8, researchers found that 52 percent of respondents would support a move by the U.S. to implement nuclear warheads in countries neighboring North Korea. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continues to try and beef up Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal while ignoring sanctions and defying the international community’s requests to cease those efforts. This has led some U.S.

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Iran recently revealed new nuclear-capable, medium-range ballistic missiles during military parades over the weekend. Experts say the missiles share similarities to technology coming out of North Korea and its missile program, The Washington Free Beacon reported. Iran held a military parade wherein they unveiled a new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. https://t.co/BAO7O0u84V — UANI (@UANI) February 13, 2018 The missiles can reportedly strike Israel even if they are fired from Iran. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! Fars News Agency, Iran’s unofficial state-run media, reported that Qadr and Fajr 5 missiles were displayed in Tehran, as well as the newer, short-range anti-armor Toufan

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Iran recently revealed new nuclear-capable, medium-range ballistic missiles during military parades over the weekend. Experts say the missiles share similarities to technology coming out of North Korea and its missile program, The Washington Free Beacon reported. Iran held a military parade wherein they unveiled a new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. https://t.co/BAO7O0u84V — UANI (@UANI) February 13, 2018 The missiles can reportedly strike Israel even if they are fired from Iran. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! Fars News Agency, Iran’s unofficial state-run media, reported that Qadr and Fajr 5 missiles were displayed in Tehran, as well as the newer, short-range anti-armor Toufan

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister joined South Korea’s president at a concert Sunday as she wound up a whirlwind round of Olympic diplomacy capped by an invitation to hold the first summit between the two adversaries in more than a decade. While the two Koreas were all smiles during meetings on the sidelines of the Winter Games, Vice President Mike Pence vowed to maintain the administration’s policy of “maximum diplomatic and economic pressure” against the North. He also insisted that Washington was on the same page with its allies, saying “there is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan on the need to continue

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister joined South Korea’s president at a concert Sunday as she wound up a whirlwind round of Olympic diplomacy capped by an invitation to hold the first summit between the two adversaries in more than a decade. While the two Koreas were all smiles during meetings on the sidelines of the Winter Games, Vice President Mike Pence vowed to maintain the administration’s policy of “maximum diplomatic and economic pressure” against the North. He also insisted that Washington was on the same page with its allies, saying “there is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan on the need to continue

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korea’s president to a summit in Pyongyang, officials said Saturday, his latest move in a flurry of diplomacy that saw athletes from both countries march together under a unified flag in the Olympics opening ceremony the day before. President Moon Jae-in responded by calling on the North to “create the environment for that to be able to happen,” and to resume dialogue with the United States. Washington, which has struck a hard line against the North’s nuclear weapon program, had no immediate reaction to the overture. It would be the first summit between the two countries, which are divided by one of the

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korea’s president to a summit in Pyongyang, officials said Saturday, his latest move in a flurry of diplomacy that saw athletes from both countries march together under a unified flag in the Olympics opening ceremony the day before. President Moon Jae-in responded by calling on the North to “create the environment for that to be able to happen,” and to resume dialogue with the United States. Washington, which has struck a hard line against the North’s nuclear weapon program, had no immediate reaction to the overture. It would be the first summit between the two countries, which are divided by one of the

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Vice President Mike Pence slammed North Korea for human-rights abuses and touted American military strength during a speech to troops Thursday at the home of U.S. Forces Japan and the 5th Air Force in western Tokyo. Flanked by a pair of F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters inside one of Yokota’s massive hangars, Pence got a warm welcome to the stage from U.S. Forces Japan commander Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez and 374th Airlift Wing commander Col. Kenneth Moss. A day earlier, after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the vice president had warned that “the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions” would soon be imposed on North Korea. On Thursday,

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Vice President Mike Pence slammed North Korea for human-rights abuses and touted American military strength during a speech to troops Thursday at the home of U.S. Forces Japan and the 5th Air Force in western Tokyo. Flanked by a pair of F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters inside one of Yokota’s massive hangars, Pence got a warm welcome to the stage from U.S. Forces Japan commander Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez and 374th Airlift Wing commander Col. Kenneth Moss. A day earlier, after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the vice president had warned that “the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions” would soon be imposed on North Korea. On Thursday,

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North Korea said it has “no intention” to meet with Vice President Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics, putting a damper on South Korean hopes it could use the Winter Games as a springboard to get the two sides to the table. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister and two other high-level officials will travel to the South on Friday for the opening ceremony after agreeing to participate in the games, providing a respite to months of rising tension on the divided peninsula. Kim Yo Jong will be the first member of the ruling family to visit South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Pence, who spoke

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North Korea said it has “no intention” to meet with Vice President Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics, putting a damper on South Korean hopes it could use the Winter Games as a springboard to get the two sides to the table. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister and two other high-level officials will travel to the South on Friday for the opening ceremony after agreeing to participate in the games, providing a respite to months of rising tension on the divided peninsula. Kim Yo Jong will be the first member of the ruling family to visit South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Pence, who spoke

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