North Korea this week tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could potentially travel as far as Alaska, and the United States and neighboring countries are now left in the wake of the real possibility of North Korea’s future “gifts” to the world. (Twitter) In response to the Hwasgon-14 ICBM, which was fired Monday night local time off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. on Tuesday fired “deep strike” precision missiles into South Korean territorial waters, as part of a joint exercise with South Korea, according to the Associated Press. This was said to be a show of force and a sign of solidarity among the U.S. and South Korea.

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North Korea this week tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could potentially travel as far as Alaska, and the United States and neighboring countries are now left in the wake of the real possibility of North Korea’s future “gifts” to the world. (Twitter) In response to the Hwasgon-14 ICBM, which was fired Monday night local time off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. on Tuesday fired “deep strike” precision missiles into South Korean territorial waters, as part of a joint exercise with South Korea, according to the Associated Press. This was said to be a show of force and a sign of solidarity among the U.S. and South Korea.

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This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile into waters east of the Korean Peninsula, according to South Korea, Fox News reported Tuesday night. (Twitter) The Yonhap News Agency reported that the missile launched near the border North Korea shares with China, Fox reported. “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of Banghyon, North Pyongan Province, at around 9:40 a.m. [local time],” the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, Fox reported. The missile might have landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, about 200 nautical miles from its coast, according to

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This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile into waters east of the Korean Peninsula, according to South Korea, Fox News reported Tuesday night. (Twitter) The Yonhap News Agency reported that the missile launched near the border North Korea shares with China, Fox reported. “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of Banghyon, North Pyongan Province, at around 9:40 a.m. [local time],” the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, Fox reported. The missile might have landed in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, about 200 nautical miles from its coast, according to

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North Korea has spent decades developing nuclear devices and the missiles to launch them while threatening to flatten cities in the US, Australia, and Asia. Though experts in the past could credibly dismiss those threats as fantasy, North Korea has recently made swift progress toward that end. “I wouldn’t be incredibly surprised if it happened in the next few months,” Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Business Insider in May of the potential for a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test. “They have a higher tolerance for risk. If it fails, it fails. I don’t think that greatly concerns them. They’re

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North Korea has spent decades developing nuclear devices and the missiles to launch them while threatening to flatten cities in the US, Australia, and Asia. Though experts in the past could credibly dismiss those threats as fantasy, North Korea has recently made swift progress toward that end. “I wouldn’t be incredibly surprised if it happened in the next few months,” Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Business Insider in May of the potential for a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test. “They have a higher tolerance for risk. If it fails, it fails. I don’t think that greatly concerns them. They’re

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After US spy satellites picked up a rush of activity around North Korea’s underground nuclear testing site, the US military has prepared a new set of options for President Donald Trump on how to deal with the burgeoning nuclear power, two military officials told CNN. Trump will receive the options if North Korea carries out another nuclear test or tests a missile that could hit the US mainland, the officials said. “What we have to do is prepare all options because the President has made clear to us that he will not accept a nuclear power in North Korea and a threat that can target the United States and target the American population,” National

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After US spy satellites picked up a rush of activity around North Korea’s underground nuclear testing site, the US military has prepared a new set of options for President Donald Trump on how to deal with the burgeoning nuclear power, two military officials told CNN. Trump will receive the options if North Korea carries out another nuclear test or tests a missile that could hit the US mainland, the officials said. “What we have to do is prepare all options because the President has made clear to us that he will not accept a nuclear power in North Korea and a threat that can target the United States and target the American population,” National

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US F-16s in South Korea and Japanese F-35s are both set to get long-range missiles that are ideal for striking North Korean mobile missile launchers. The US Air Force in South Korea recently increased the range and strength of its aircraft with 10 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, that can hit Pyongyang with 2,000 pounds of explosives from almost 200 miles away, according to Yonhap News and other South Korean media reports. The JASSM allows US F-16s to safely strike nuclear infrastructure and targets deep into North Korea from secure locations near Seoul. The munition isn’t the only signal that the US is ramping up its response to North Korea. A defense official told Yonhap that US military leaders

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US F-16s in South Korea and Japanese F-35s are both set to get long-range missiles that are ideal for striking North Korean mobile missile launchers. The US Air Force in South Korea recently increased the range and strength of its aircraft with 10 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, that can hit Pyongyang with 2,000 pounds of explosives from almost 200 miles away, according to Yonhap News and other South Korean media reports. The JASSM allows US F-16s to safely strike nuclear infrastructure and targets deep into North Korea from secure locations near Seoul. The munition isn’t the only signal that the US is ramping up its response to North Korea. A defense official told Yonhap that US military leaders

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People in Japan have been rushing to buy nuclear bomb shelters and air purifiers because of a fear that North Korea may launch a missile attack without notice. Now the country’s suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand, forcing people onto a waiting list. “It takes time and money to build a shelter,” Nobuko Oribe, director of Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, the company that supplies most of Japan’s shelters and purifiers, told Reuters. In a typical year, the company receives six shelter orders. It received eight in April of this year alone. Oribe’s company has also been getting non-stop orders for the purifiers in the last few months. North Korea’s test launches have been getting more

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People in Japan have been rushing to buy nuclear bomb shelters and air purifiers because of a fear that North Korea may launch a missile attack without notice. Now the country’s suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand, forcing people onto a waiting list. “It takes time and money to build a shelter,” Nobuko Oribe, director of Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, the company that supplies most of Japan’s shelters and purifiers, told Reuters. In a typical year, the company receives six shelter orders. It received eight in April of this year alone. Oribe’s company has also been getting non-stop orders for the purifiers in the last few months. North Korea’s test launches have been getting more

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South Korea’s sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, suggested that North Korea host some events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games in an attempt to engage Kim Jong Un and promote peace, the Guardian reports. The idea reflects a larger effort by South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in, who seeks to revive the old “sunshine policy” whereby South Korea makes overtures of friendship and unity to the North to ease military tensions. Moon has also pushed for both Koreas to host the 2030 World Cup, saying “if the neighbouring countries in north-east Asia, including North and South Korea, can host the World Cup together, it would help to create peace.” North Korean

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South Korea’s sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, suggested that North Korea host some events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games in an attempt to engage Kim Jong Un and promote peace, the Guardian reports. The idea reflects a larger effort by South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in, who seeks to revive the old “sunshine policy” whereby South Korea makes overtures of friendship and unity to the North to ease military tensions. Moon has also pushed for both Koreas to host the 2030 World Cup, saying “if the neighbouring countries in north-east Asia, including North and South Korea, can host the World Cup together, it would help to create peace.” North Korean

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Otto Warmbier, the American college student who had been detained by North Korea and in a coma for 15 of his 17 months there, was likely tortured through repeated use of a drug that used to given to administer lethal injections, according to a retired Army colonel. “He was tortured not so much [by way of] pulling fingernails out with tools but by repeated drugging – sodium pentothal,” Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox Business on Wednesday. North Korea likely gave Warmbier the drugs repeatedly to try and figure out if he was a spy, Shaffer told Fox. Sodium pentothal used to be the first of the three drugs given during

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Otto Warmbier, the American college student who had been detained by North Korea and in a coma for 15 of his 17 months there, was likely tortured through repeated use of a drug that used to given to administer lethal injections, according to a retired Army colonel. “He was tortured not so much [by way of] pulling fingernails out with tools but by repeated drugging – sodium pentothal,” Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox Business on Wednesday. North Korea likely gave Warmbier the drugs repeatedly to try and figure out if he was a spy, Shaffer told Fox. Sodium pentothal used to be the first of the three drugs given during

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Kim Jong Un might fire off missiles on a whim, but the North Korean leader lives in fear – of his own assassination. South Korean’s intelligence agency told lawmakers last week that the communist leader feels “extremely nervous” about possible plots to eliminate him, according to a report in the Korea Herald. (Twitter) South Korean National Intelligence Services told a private session of parliament that Un now prefers to use “subordinates’ cars, such as a Lexus car,” and not his personal Mercedes-Benz 600, said Rep. Lee Cheol-woo of the main opposition Liberty Party of Korea, who attended the meeting. It has been reported that some nations want to establish a team to

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Kim Jong Un might fire off missiles on a whim, but the North Korean leader lives in fear – of his own assassination. South Korean’s intelligence agency told lawmakers last week that the communist leader feels “extremely nervous” about possible plots to eliminate him, according to a report in the Korea Herald. (Twitter) South Korean National Intelligence Services told a private session of parliament that Un now prefers to use “subordinates’ cars, such as a Lexus car,” and not his personal Mercedes-Benz 600, said Rep. Lee Cheol-woo of the main opposition Liberty Party of Korea, who attended the meeting. It has been reported that some nations want to establish a team to

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One day after the death Otto Warmbier, an American college student detained in North Korea for more than 17 months, the United States sent a pair of supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said, according to Fox News. Two U.S. Rockwell B-1 Lancer supersonic heavy bombers took part in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets in an effort to deter North Korean aggression. The two bombers conducted separate drills with Japanese and South Korean air forces, according to the U.S. Military. B-1B bombers have been sent over North Korea previously, such as when North Korea conducted ballistic missile tests that violated United

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One day after the death Otto Warmbier, an American college student detained in North Korea for more than 17 months, the United States sent a pair of supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said, according to Fox News. Two U.S. Rockwell B-1 Lancer supersonic heavy bombers took part in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets in an effort to deter North Korean aggression. The two bombers conducted separate drills with Japanese and South Korean air forces, according to the U.S. Military. B-1B bombers have been sent over North Korea previously, such as when North Korea conducted ballistic missile tests that violated United

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