On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that if North Korea continued to develop its nuclear weapons program that military action against the dictatorial nation would be “on the table.” “If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action then that option is on the table,” Tillerson said during a press conference in South Korea, during his first trip to Asia as Secretary. He added that we certainly “do not want for things to get to a military conflict,” but “if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces then that would be met with an appropriate

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On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that if North Korea continued to develop its nuclear weapons program that military action against the dictatorial nation would be “on the table.” “If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action then that option is on the table,” Tillerson said during a press conference in South Korea, during his first trip to Asia as Secretary. He added that we certainly “do not want for things to get to a military conflict,” but “if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces then that would be met with an appropriate

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On Tuesday, North Korea sent a threat to the United States and South Korea through their state-run news agency that they would “launch merciless ultra-precision strikes” against the two nations. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement from the government of North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and criticized the U.S. and South Korean joint exercise meant to simulate “incapacitating North Korea.” “If they infringe on the DPRK’s sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater,” the KCNA reported, according to Reuters. “On March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-based aircraft flew along a course near territorial air and

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On Tuesday, North Korea sent a threat to the United States and South Korea through their state-run news agency that they would “launch merciless ultra-precision strikes” against the two nations. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement from the government of North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and criticized the U.S. and South Korean joint exercise meant to simulate “incapacitating North Korea.” “If they infringe on the DPRK’s sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater,” the KCNA reported, according to Reuters. “On March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-based aircraft flew along a course near territorial air and

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On Monday, Yonhap, a South Korean news agency reported that U.S. and South Korean troops will be taking part in a joint military exercise “to practice incapacitating North Korean leadership in the case of conflict.” The joint forces team, which includes U.S. forces such as SEAL Team Six, will participate in “Foal Eagle and Key Resolve” exercises, which includes the “Soaring Eagle” exercise aimed at enhancing “the ability to shoot down enemy missiles and strike core military facilities in North Korea.” “The U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six will join the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises between the two allies for the first time, along with the Army’s Rangers, Delta Force

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On Monday, Yonhap, a South Korean news agency reported that U.S. and South Korean troops will be taking part in a joint military exercise “to practice incapacitating North Korean leadership in the case of conflict.” The joint forces team, which includes U.S. forces such as SEAL Team Six, will participate in “Foal Eagle and Key Resolve” exercises, which includes the “Soaring Eagle” exercise aimed at enhancing “the ability to shoot down enemy missiles and strike core military facilities in North Korea.” “The U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six will join the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises between the two allies for the first time, along with the Army’s Rangers, Delta Force

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All opinion articles are the opinion of the author and not necessarily of American Military News. If you are interested in submitting an op-ed please email info@AmericanMilitaryNews.com North Korea’s successful simultaneous firing of four of its long-range missile arsenal at the beginning of the annual Allied military exercises in South Korea makes it clear that the Allies are in critical need of decisive action to strengthen deterrence efforts against the North Koreans. I was on the Joint Staff working in nuclear operations and I remember the moment we realized that our attempt to prevent nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula had failed and the North had produced enough fissile material for several

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All opinion articles are the opinion of the author and not necessarily of American Military News. If you are interested in submitting an op-ed please email info@AmericanMilitaryNews.com North Korea’s successful simultaneous firing of four of its long-range missile arsenal at the beginning of the annual Allied military exercises in South Korea makes it clear that the Allies are in critical need of decisive action to strengthen deterrence efforts against the North Koreans. I was on the Joint Staff working in nuclear operations and I remember the moment we realized that our attempt to prevent nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula had failed and the North had produced enough fissile material for several

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On Monday, a U.S. military spokesman said that the United States has started deploying attack drones, Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), to South Korea as another strategy to protect against North Korea’s “continued provocative actions.” United States Forces Korea spokesman Christopher Bush said in a statement that the Republic of Korea Armed Forces and the U.S. Air Force have begun coordinating to permanently station a UAS company at Kunsan Air Base. “The stationing of this company, which will be assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, directly supports the U.S. Army’s strategic plan to add one Gray Eagle company to each division in the Army,” Bush

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On Monday, a U.S. military spokesman said that the United States has started deploying attack drones, Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), to South Korea as another strategy to protect against North Korea’s “continued provocative actions.” United States Forces Korea spokesman Christopher Bush said in a statement that the Republic of Korea Armed Forces and the U.S. Air Force have begun coordinating to permanently station a UAS company at Kunsan Air Base. “The stationing of this company, which will be assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, directly supports the U.S. Army’s strategic plan to add one Gray Eagle company to each division in the Army,” Bush

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Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a U.S. Army anti-ballistic missile system which is designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase by using a hit-to-kill approach. The system has been in the middle of a fierce debate recently due the recent to the deployment of the first elements of the advanced anti-missile defense system to South Korea in response to North Korea’s test of four ballistic missiles, despite angry opposition from China. Even though South Korea and United States authorities have said that the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations, China has objected

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Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a U.S. Army anti-ballistic missile system which is designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase by using a hit-to-kill approach. The system has been in the middle of a fierce debate recently due the recent to the deployment of the first elements of the advanced anti-missile defense system to South Korea in response to North Korea’s test of four ballistic missiles, despite angry opposition from China. Even though South Korea and United States authorities have said that the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations, China has objected

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Just one day after North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrived in South Korea. The video released by the Department of Defense shows two of the truck-mounted launchers arriving at Osan Air Base in South Korea after being carried by a C-17 Globemaster. Plans to deploy THAAD have become controversial as China, Russia and North Korea have voiced their opposition to the system’s placement, which they see as a threat to their national security. China believes THAAD’s advanced radar system could be used to spy on their country.

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Just one day after North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrived in South Korea. The video released by the Department of Defense shows two of the truck-mounted launchers arriving at Osan Air Base in South Korea after being carried by a C-17 Globemaster. Plans to deploy THAAD have become controversial as China, Russia and North Korea have voiced their opposition to the system’s placement, which they see as a threat to their national security. China believes THAAD’s advanced radar system could be used to spy on their country.

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According to a U.N. report released this month, North Korea attempted to sell a form of lithium metal to unidentified international buyers last year. The specific material is a key component used for developing miniaturized nuclear weapons, and the attempts to sell the material were discovered by investigators tracking Kim Jong Un’s weapons of mass destruction programs. Republican Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, said that the U.N. report on North Korea “provides further evidence that North Korea will stop at nothing to advance its illicit nuclear and missile programs.” The enriched lithium, known as lithium-6, has been produced by North Korea and is seen by nuclear experts as evidence that the country is accelerating its efforts to miniaturize

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According to a U.N. report released this month, North Korea attempted to sell a form of lithium metal to unidentified international buyers last year. The specific material is a key component used for developing miniaturized nuclear weapons, and the attempts to sell the material were discovered by investigators tracking Kim Jong Un’s weapons of mass destruction programs. Republican Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, said that the U.N. report on North Korea “provides further evidence that North Korea will stop at nothing to advance its illicit nuclear and missile programs.” The enriched lithium, known as lithium-6, has been produced by North Korea and is seen by nuclear experts as evidence that the country is accelerating its efforts to miniaturize

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We don’t speak Korean but we particularly like the sharpshooter wearing everyday reading glasses. Watch this “behind the scenes” North Korean military video. What is even better about it is that there are two parts to it. Absolutely hilarious. And check out this great “camo, plant net.” So innovative…It only gets worse from there. What’s even more crazy is that they consider what they are doing to be a sign of power with many of the people being interviewed in the video raising their fists and raising their voices with great emphasis. It seems that they also took some grass and leaves from their backyard and glued a small portion of it

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We don’t speak Korean but we particularly like the sharpshooter wearing everyday reading glasses. Watch this “behind the scenes” North Korean military video. What is even better about it is that there are two parts to it. Absolutely hilarious. And check out this great “camo, plant net.” So innovative…It only gets worse from there. What’s even more crazy is that they consider what they are doing to be a sign of power with many of the people being interviewed in the video raising their fists and raising their voices with great emphasis. It seems that they also took some grass and leaves from their backyard and glued a small portion of it

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On Tuesday, North Korea announced that their launch on Monday that resulted in four missiles landing in the Sea of Japan was a training exercise to practice hitting U.S. bases in Japan. North’s official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim Jong Un called for the drills and that the military units involved in carrying it out are “tasked to strike the bases of the US imperialist aggressor forces in Japan in contingency.” “Feasting his eyes on the trails of ballistic rockets” the KCNA said of Kim Jong Un, praising the Hwasong artillery unit responsible for the test launch. KCNA also reported that Kim Jong Un said that the “four ballistic rockets launched simultaneously are so accurate that

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On Tuesday, North Korea announced that their launch on Monday that resulted in four missiles landing in the Sea of Japan was a training exercise to practice hitting U.S. bases in Japan. North’s official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim Jong Un called for the drills and that the military units involved in carrying it out are “tasked to strike the bases of the US imperialist aggressor forces in Japan in contingency.” “Feasting his eyes on the trails of ballistic rockets” the KCNA said of Kim Jong Un, praising the Hwasong artillery unit responsible for the test launch. KCNA also reported that Kim Jong Un said that the “four ballistic rockets launched simultaneously are so accurate that

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