Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers recently flew from South Dakota to Guam for a 10-hour mission meant to show North Korea that the U.S. and its allies are ready in the Pacific Theater. S. Dakota #Airmen arrive on Guam; conduct #bilateral missions w/Japan & ROK–U.S. ready to #fighttonight https://t.co/DhOTTdNT19 pic.twitter.com/HSOkYKHPQ4 — PACAF (@PACAF) August 8, 2017 The two B-1B Lancers, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, and flew from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam for a 10-hour mission. They flew in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea and the Korean peninsula this week. A U.S. Air

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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers recently flew from South Dakota to Guam for a 10-hour mission meant to show North Korea that the U.S. and its allies are ready in the Pacific Theater. S. Dakota #Airmen arrive on Guam; conduct #bilateral missions w/Japan & ROK–U.S. ready to #fighttonight https://t.co/DhOTTdNT19 pic.twitter.com/HSOkYKHPQ4 — PACAF (@PACAF) August 8, 2017 The two B-1B Lancers, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, and flew from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam for a 10-hour mission. They flew in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea and the Korean peninsula this week. A U.S. Air

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North Korea said this week it is considering bombing Guam, the U.S. territory in the Western Pacific that is home to a U.S. Air Force Base and U.S. nuclear assets. North Korea’s military said yesterday it is seriously considering striking Guam with intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missiles. (Twitter) In a video statement, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said: “A threat or attack on Guam, is a threat or attack on the United States.” “A threat or attack on Guam, is a threat or attack on the United States,” said Guam’s Governor Eddie Calvo in an address to residents: pic.twitter.com/kNlCxUoZA4 — NBC News (@NBCNews) August 9, 2017 The boding statement from the country’s state-run media, the Korean Central

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North Korea said this week it is considering bombing Guam, the U.S. territory in the Western Pacific that is home to a U.S. Air Force Base and U.S. nuclear assets. North Korea’s military said yesterday it is seriously considering striking Guam with intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missiles. (Twitter) In a video statement, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said: “A threat or attack on Guam, is a threat or attack on the United States.” “A threat or attack on Guam, is a threat or attack on the United States,” said Guam’s Governor Eddie Calvo in an address to residents: pic.twitter.com/kNlCxUoZA4 — NBC News (@NBCNews) August 9, 2017 The boding statement from the country’s state-run media, the Korean Central

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A confidential US intelligence report reviewed by The Washington Post assessed that North Korea has made a breakthrough and can now build nuclear bombs small enough to fit on missiles. The intelligence community “assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” a portion of the assessment read. Additionally the report states that the US calculates North Korea has 60 nuclear devices, a huge increase compared to what experts previously assessed. In the event of a military conflict, the US would attempt to destroy or seize all North Korean weapons, so 60 targets represents an incredibly difficult task. Analysts have long suspected North Korea could achieve a small-enough

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A confidential US intelligence report reviewed by The Washington Post assessed that North Korea has made a breakthrough and can now build nuclear bombs small enough to fit on missiles. The intelligence community “assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” a portion of the assessment read. Additionally the report states that the US calculates North Korea has 60 nuclear devices, a huge increase compared to what experts previously assessed. In the event of a military conflict, the US would attempt to destroy or seize all North Korean weapons, so 60 targets represents an incredibly difficult task. Analysts have long suspected North Korea could achieve a small-enough

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President Donald Trump has sent a stern waning to North Korea if it continues to threaten the United States. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said Tuesday. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” “He [Kim Jong Un] has been very threatening – beyond a normal statement – and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which the world has never seen before,” Trump added. The United Nations Security Council over the weekend voted unanimously to sanction North Korea where it hurts. The sanctions would cut North Korea’s

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President Donald Trump has sent a stern waning to North Korea if it continues to threaten the United States. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said Tuesday. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” “He [Kim Jong Un] has been very threatening – beyond a normal statement – and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which the world has never seen before,” Trump added. The United Nations Security Council over the weekend voted unanimously to sanction North Korea where it hurts. The sanctions would cut North Korea’s

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These days, North Korea is seen as a top threat to the world, and now more than ever, most Americans would supporting sending U.S. troops to North Korea to defend South Korea. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently found that about 75 percent of Americans think North Korea’s nuclear program is a critical threat facing the U.S., according to the 2017 Chicago Council Survey. This concern has jumped 15 percent since last year, and is up 20 percent from 2015, when about 55 percent of Americans were concerned about North Korea’s nuclear program. The Council pointed out that this is “the largest increase in any of the potential threats included in

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These days, North Korea is seen as a top threat to the world, and now more than ever, most Americans would supporting sending U.S. troops to North Korea to defend South Korea. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently found that about 75 percent of Americans think North Korea’s nuclear program is a critical threat facing the U.S., according to the 2017 Chicago Council Survey. This concern has jumped 15 percent since last year, and is up 20 percent from 2015, when about 55 percent of Americans were concerned about North Korea’s nuclear program. The Council pointed out that this is “the largest increase in any of the potential threats included in

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Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s supreme leader, may preside over the most propaganda-inundated, oppressed, and ruthless country on earth, but he’s not crazy. In fact, under the Kim dynasty, North Korea has time and time again shown strategic thinking and cunning, essentially staying one step ahead of international efforts to curb the regime’s power. North Korea has for decades gotten its way without a major military campaign, and without a single attack on Americans on US soil. North Korea will continue to get what it wants in a broad sense, though sanctions and isolation will slow it down. North Korea is getting what it wants, growth, and regime security, without firing a

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Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s supreme leader, may preside over the most propaganda-inundated, oppressed, and ruthless country on earth, but he’s not crazy. In fact, under the Kim dynasty, North Korea has time and time again shown strategic thinking and cunning, essentially staying one step ahead of international efforts to curb the regime’s power. North Korea has for decades gotten its way without a major military campaign, and without a single attack on Americans on US soil. North Korea will continue to get what it wants in a broad sense, though sanctions and isolation will slow it down. North Korea is getting what it wants, growth, and regime security, without firing a

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The United Nations Security Council over the weekend voted unanimously to sanction North Korea where it hurts – on their export trade – and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said this means “we’re not playing anymore.” “They’re going to get hit very, very hard,” Haley told Fox News over the weekend. “We gave them basically a kick in the gut with a billion dollars worth of sanctions that they’re going to start to feel right away. They’re [the sanctions] going to be very strong.” The sanctions would cut North Korea’s export revenue by $1 billion, or about a third. The sanctions ban North Korea from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore

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The United Nations Security Council over the weekend voted unanimously to sanction North Korea where it hurts – on their export trade – and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said this means “we’re not playing anymore.” “They’re going to get hit very, very hard,” Haley told Fox News over the weekend. “We gave them basically a kick in the gut with a billion dollars worth of sanctions that they’re going to start to feel right away. They’re [the sanctions] going to be very strong.” The sanctions would cut North Korea’s export revenue by $1 billion, or about a third. The sanctions ban North Korea from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has threatened “thousands-fold” revenge on the United States following United Nations sanctions on its exports. The North Korean state-run media agency out of Pyongyang has vowed to attack the United States following a United Nations sanction that would cut North Korea’s export revenue by $1 billion, or about a third. The sanctions ban North Korea from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. “We are ready to retaliate with far bigger actions to make the U.S. pay a price for its crime against our country and people,” North Korea said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), adding that it would

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has threatened “thousands-fold” revenge on the United States following United Nations sanctions on its exports. The North Korean state-run media agency out of Pyongyang has vowed to attack the United States following a United Nations sanction that would cut North Korea’s export revenue by $1 billion, or about a third. The sanctions ban North Korea from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. “We are ready to retaliate with far bigger actions to make the U.S. pay a price for its crime against our country and people,” North Korea said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), adding that it would

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North Korea’s latest long-range missile tests have all shared a common factor — they’re shot nearly straight up in the air to avoid flying over any neighboring countries. But according to Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, if North Korea wants a truly reliable intercontinental ballistic missile, it will have to eventually fire one at or over another country. When a missile fires almost vertically, the missile’s warhead, or reentry vehicle, enters the earth at an angle almost perpendicular to the earth’s surface. Elleman says this provides a symmetrical distribution of heat and pressure on the vehicle, which travels at many times the

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North Korea’s latest long-range missile tests have all shared a common factor — they’re shot nearly straight up in the air to avoid flying over any neighboring countries. But according to Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, if North Korea wants a truly reliable intercontinental ballistic missile, it will have to eventually fire one at or over another country. When a missile fires almost vertically, the missile’s warhead, or reentry vehicle, enters the earth at an angle almost perpendicular to the earth’s surface. Elleman says this provides a symmetrical distribution of heat and pressure on the vehicle, which travels at many times the

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Following news that the North Korean regime had conducted a test of what appears to be an intercontinental ballistic missile the United States military quickly responded with its own test to show that they could strike “deep in the heart” of the North Korean regime; the Air Force buzzed the regime with supersonic bombers; and the Missile Defense Agency conducted (pre-scheduled) test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system off the coast of Alaska. About 10:40 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, North Korea launched a Hwasong-14 missile from Mupyong-ni that traveled “1,000km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan,” according to  U.S. military spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis. The

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Following news that the North Korean regime had conducted a test of what appears to be an intercontinental ballistic missile the United States military quickly responded with its own test to show that they could strike “deep in the heart” of the North Korean regime; the Air Force buzzed the regime with supersonic bombers; and the Missile Defense Agency conducted (pre-scheduled) test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system off the coast of Alaska. About 10:40 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, North Korea launched a Hwasong-14 missile from Mupyong-ni that traveled “1,000km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan,” according to  U.S. military spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis. The

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