President Donald Trump is working to ensure that the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula does not escalate further, especially on the eve of the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea. Trump has told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that the U.S. would be open to talks with North Korea “at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances,” the White House said Wednesday, Reuters reported. President Trump is open to talks with North Korea. (Twitter) Moon spoke to Trump on the phone following historic talks between North and South Korea on Tuesday – the first time delegates from the Koreas have talked in more than two years. Download our FREE

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President Donald Trump is working to ensure that the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula does not escalate further, especially on the eve of the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea. Trump has told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that the U.S. would be open to talks with North Korea “at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances,” the White House said Wednesday, Reuters reported. President Trump is open to talks with North Korea. (Twitter) Moon spoke to Trump on the phone following historic talks between North and South Korea on Tuesday – the first time delegates from the Koreas have talked in more than two years. Download our FREE

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South Korea will try to use talks with North Korea about its possible Olympic participation to jumpstart a broader process of engagement between the longtime adversaries, officials said Monday. The statements reflect hopes that the dialogue [that was] held Tuesday in the truce village of Panmunjom will give momentum to efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis over the North’s banned nuclear weapons program. President Donald Trump also said he “would love” to see the two sides discuss more than just the Olympics, adding that he would be willing to speak by phone with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Republican president has previously dismissed talks with Pyongyang as a waste

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South Korea will try to use talks with North Korea about its possible Olympic participation to jumpstart a broader process of engagement between the longtime adversaries, officials said Monday. The statements reflect hopes that the dialogue [that was] held Tuesday in the truce village of Panmunjom will give momentum to efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis over the North’s banned nuclear weapons program. President Donald Trump also said he “would love” to see the two sides discuss more than just the Olympics, adding that he would be willing to speak by phone with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Republican president has previously dismissed talks with Pyongyang as a waste

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With a minor change, South Korea could turn its next small helicopter destroyer into a full-fledged aircraft carrier with a few F-35Bs. The F-35B would provide unprecedented sea power. South Korea would possibly have the ability to shoot down ballistic missile launches. As tensions between the US, North Korea, and South Korea reach a fever pitch, military planners in Seoul are considering turning one of their small Dokdo-class helicopter carriers into an F-35B carrier. “The military top brass have recently discussed whether they can introduce a small number of F-35B fighters” to new South Korean helicopter carrier ships, a military source told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. South Korea operates a small

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With a minor change, South Korea could turn its next small helicopter destroyer into a full-fledged aircraft carrier with a few F-35Bs. The F-35B would provide unprecedented sea power. South Korea would possibly have the ability to shoot down ballistic missile launches. As tensions between the US, North Korea, and South Korea reach a fever pitch, military planners in Seoul are considering turning one of their small Dokdo-class helicopter carriers into an F-35B carrier. “The military top brass have recently discussed whether they can introduce a small number of F-35B fighters” to new South Korean helicopter carrier ships, a military source told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. South Korea operates a small

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North Korea has agreed to send athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, as well as hold military talks, following a historic discussion that took place Tuesday in the “truce village” of Panmunjom in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries. Delegates from North Korea and South Korea held talks for the first time in two years. Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea had said it would temporarily lift sanctions on North Korea so that they could participate in the Olympic Games. South Korea also proposed that North Korean athletes should march with South Korean athletes during the Winter Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies.   Download our FREE Mobile

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North Korea has agreed to send athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, as well as hold military talks, following a historic discussion that took place Tuesday in the “truce village” of Panmunjom in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries. Delegates from North Korea and South Korea held talks for the first time in two years. Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea had said it would temporarily lift sanctions on North Korea so that they could participate in the Olympic Games. South Korea also proposed that North Korean athletes should march with South Korean athletes during the Winter Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies.   Download our FREE Mobile

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This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Negotiators from North and South Korea have begun high-level discussions at the Peace House in the heavily guarded “truce village” of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries. The Koreas have begun discussions in the Peace House, located in the “truce village” in the Demilitarized Zone. (Twitter) Talks began at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, or 10 a.m. local time in Korea on Tuesday. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! This is the first time North and South Korea have had talks in more than two years,

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This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Negotiators from North and South Korea have begun high-level discussions at the Peace House in the heavily guarded “truce village” of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries. The Koreas have begun discussions in the Peace House, located in the “truce village” in the Demilitarized Zone. (Twitter) Talks began at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, or 10 a.m. local time in Korea on Tuesday. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! This is the first time North and South Korea have had talks in more than two years,

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis voiced his concerns for 2018 when speaking with reporters on Friday. When asked by a reporter what his military concerns are for 2018, Mattis turned the question on the reporter and replied: “I don’t have concerns. I create them.” Marcus Weisgerber (Twitter) Mattis is known for turning questions on people who ask him about America’s enemies. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! Last year, during an interview with CBS host John Dickerson, Dickerson asked Mattis: “What keeps you awake at night?” The question posed was meant to reference all of America’s enemies, including those through situations in Iran,

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis voiced his concerns for 2018 when speaking with reporters on Friday. When asked by a reporter what his military concerns are for 2018, Mattis turned the question on the reporter and replied: “I don’t have concerns. I create them.” Marcus Weisgerber (Twitter) Mattis is known for turning questions on people who ask him about America’s enemies. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in the World! Last year, during an interview with CBS host John Dickerson, Dickerson asked Mattis: “What keeps you awake at night?” The question posed was meant to reference all of America’s enemies, including those through situations in Iran,

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South Korean officials will face a challenge as tough as any Olympic feat this week: drawing the North Koreans back to talks without undermining the U.S.’s hard line against Kim Jong Un. The neighboring nations are scheduled to hold their first high-level meeting in more than two years Tuesday at a border village. The talks — ostensibly focused on North Korea joining next month’s Winter Olympics in nearby Pyeongchang — are the best chance to resurrect negotiations on Kim’s nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump took office. They also represent a moment of risk for an alliance that has endured since the Korean War in the 1950s. While President Moon

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South Korean officials will face a challenge as tough as any Olympic feat this week: drawing the North Koreans back to talks without undermining the U.S.’s hard line against Kim Jong Un. The neighboring nations are scheduled to hold their first high-level meeting in more than two years Tuesday at a border village. The talks — ostensibly focused on North Korea joining next month’s Winter Olympics in nearby Pyeongchang — are the best chance to resurrect negotiations on Kim’s nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump took office. They also represent a moment of risk for an alliance that has endured since the Korean War in the 1950s. While President Moon

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More than 10 stray rounds from an Army training area have been found at a South Korean base near the Demilitarized Zone, according to officials from the country’s defense ministry. The bullets, which the officials say are .50-caliber rounds, were discovered at a small base in Pocheon, just a few miles from Rodriguez Live Fire Range – a 3,390-acre U.S. complex near the heavily fortified border with North Korea. A joint investigation into the incident between the defense ministry and the U.S. military was underway on Friday. 8th Army spokeswoman Christina Wright confirmed the investigation to Stars and Stripes in an email Thursday, but said no other information was available. Last

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More than 10 stray rounds from an Army training area have been found at a South Korean base near the Demilitarized Zone, according to officials from the country’s defense ministry. The bullets, which the officials say are .50-caliber rounds, were discovered at a small base in Pocheon, just a few miles from Rodriguez Live Fire Range – a 3,390-acre U.S. complex near the heavily fortified border with North Korea. A joint investigation into the incident between the defense ministry and the U.S. military was underway on Friday. 8th Army spokeswoman Christina Wright confirmed the investigation to Stars and Stripes in an email Thursday, but said no other information was available. Last

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President Donald Trump said Saturday said he is open to talking to North Korea but not without preconditions. Trump said, “Absolutely, I would do that. I have no problem with that at all.” at an impromptu press briefing at Camp David, Maryland when asked a question about whether he’d speak with Kim Jong-un. This comes on the heels of North Korea expressing a desire to attend the 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang and the North and South having an unexpected 20 minute phone call reopening the cross-border hotline ahead of an upcoming meeting between the two nations to discuss the Olympics. The US and South Korea also agreed not to hold military exercises

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President Donald Trump said Saturday said he is open to talking to North Korea but not without preconditions. Trump said, “Absolutely, I would do that. I have no problem with that at all.” at an impromptu press briefing at Camp David, Maryland when asked a question about whether he’d speak with Kim Jong-un. This comes on the heels of North Korea expressing a desire to attend the 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang and the North and South having an unexpected 20 minute phone call reopening the cross-border hotline ahead of an upcoming meeting between the two nations to discuss the Olympics. The US and South Korea also agreed not to hold military exercises

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President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to delay scheduled joint military exercises during the Winter Olympics next month, South Korea’s presidential office said on Thursday. Associated Press (Twitter) During a telephone conversation between Trump and Jae-in, the South Korean leader made the request to delay the drills, according to Reuters. “I believe it would greatly help ensure the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games if you could express an intention to delay joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises during the Olympics in case the North does not make any more provocations,” Moon was quoted as telling Trump, Yonhap News Agency reported. Download our FREE Mobile App – The

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President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to delay scheduled joint military exercises during the Winter Olympics next month, South Korea’s presidential office said on Thursday. Associated Press (Twitter) During a telephone conversation between Trump and Jae-in, the South Korean leader made the request to delay the drills, according to Reuters. “I believe it would greatly help ensure the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games if you could express an intention to delay joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises during the Olympics in case the North does not make any more provocations,” Moon was quoted as telling Trump, Yonhap News Agency reported. Download our FREE Mobile App – The

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