Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency released an ominous statement on how to survive and proceed in the event of a nuclear attack. Citizens of Hawaii are advised to look out for emergency sirens, alerts, wireless notifications, or flashes of “brilliant white light” that will indicate that a nuclear detonation is incoming or underway. From there, the agency instructs citizens to get indoors, stay indoors, and stay tuned via radio as “cell phone, television, radio and internet services will be severely disrupted or unavailable.” Instead, expect only local radio stations to survive and function. If indoors, citizens should avoid windows. If driving, citizens should pull off the road to allow emergency vehicles access to population

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Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency released an ominous statement on how to survive and proceed in the event of a nuclear attack. Citizens of Hawaii are advised to look out for emergency sirens, alerts, wireless notifications, or flashes of “brilliant white light” that will indicate that a nuclear detonation is incoming or underway. From there, the agency instructs citizens to get indoors, stay indoors, and stay tuned via radio as “cell phone, television, radio and internet services will be severely disrupted or unavailable.” Instead, expect only local radio stations to survive and function. If indoors, citizens should avoid windows. If driving, citizens should pull off the road to allow emergency vehicles access to population

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. government will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea due to “the serious risk of arrest” after an American student was jailed while on a tour and later died, the State Department said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson authorized a “Geographical Travel Restriction” on all Americans’ use of a passport to the country, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “Once in effect, U.S. passports will be invalid for travel to, through and in North Korea, and individuals will be required to obtain a passport with a special validation in order to travel to or within North Korea,” Nauert said. The move was due to “mounting

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. government will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea due to “the serious risk of arrest” after an American student was jailed while on a tour and later died, the State Department said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson authorized a “Geographical Travel Restriction” on all Americans’ use of a passport to the country, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “Once in effect, U.S. passports will be invalid for travel to, through and in North Korea, and individuals will be required to obtain a passport with a special validation in order to travel to or within North Korea,” Nauert said. The move was due to “mounting

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By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation’s quality of life. Money well spent? Leader Kim Jong Un seems to think so. In this July 27, 2013, file photo, North Korean soldiers turn and look towards leader Kim Jong Un as they carry packs marked with the nuclear symbol during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have without doubt come at a severe cost. Even so, the North has

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By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation’s quality of life. Money well spent? Leader Kim Jong Un seems to think so. In this July 27, 2013, file photo, North Korean soldiers turn and look towards leader Kim Jong Un as they carry packs marked with the nuclear symbol during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have without doubt come at a severe cost. Even so, the North has

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North Korea is carrying out public executions of “criminals” who were found guilty of stealing items such as rice, corn and copper, as well as organizing prostitution and distributing media from South Korea, according to a recently released report. The report, released by the Transnational Justice Working Group in South Korea, said that public executions were carried out at sports stadiums, markets and on school grounds as a way of inciting fear. “Many interviewees said that the final decision for a public execution was often influenced by individuals having a ‘bad’ family background in addition to the crime they were alleged to have committed,” the report said. The report was based

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North Korea is carrying out public executions of “criminals” who were found guilty of stealing items such as rice, corn and copper, as well as organizing prostitution and distributing media from South Korea, according to a recently released report. The report, released by the Transnational Justice Working Group in South Korea, said that public executions were carried out at sports stadiums, markets and on school grounds as a way of inciting fear. “Many interviewees said that the final decision for a public execution was often influenced by individuals having a ‘bad’ family background in addition to the crime they were alleged to have committed,” the report said. The report was based

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North Korea celebrated decades of hard work on its first-ever intercontinental ballistic missile with a giant concert complete with pyrotechnics, an orchestra, and a simulation video of its missile destroying the entire US mainland. The concert not only featured the simulation video, but photos of the real missile tested by the North Koreans, providing missile analysts in the US and elsewhere tons of hidden details to study. Because North Korea remains one of the most closed-off nations on earth, the imagery it posts of its missiles is an excellent source of intelligence for civilian and military analysts alike. Watch the clip below: USA is destroyed by an HS-14- as seen at the triumph

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North Korea celebrated decades of hard work on its first-ever intercontinental ballistic missile with a giant concert complete with pyrotechnics, an orchestra, and a simulation video of its missile destroying the entire US mainland. The concert not only featured the simulation video, but photos of the real missile tested by the North Koreans, providing missile analysts in the US and elsewhere tons of hidden details to study. Because North Korea remains one of the most closed-off nations on earth, the imagery it posts of its missiles is an excellent source of intelligence for civilian and military analysts alike. Watch the clip below: USA is destroyed by an HS-14- as seen at the triumph

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday considered tougher sanctions on North Korea over its first intercontinental ballistic missile test to prevent the isolated country from funding further nuclear weapons development. And the EU nations insisted North Korea shouldn’t expect the 28-nation bloc to make any early concessions. “There are some people who think we should engage early with Pyongyang. We absolutely disagree. They got to make a serious move towards denuclearizing their country,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said. In a statement Monday, the EU foreign ministers condemned the test earlier this month as a “serious threat to international peace and security” and urged an end to such actions.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday considered tougher sanctions on North Korea over its first intercontinental ballistic missile test to prevent the isolated country from funding further nuclear weapons development. And the EU nations insisted North Korea shouldn’t expect the 28-nation bloc to make any early concessions. “There are some people who think we should engage early with Pyongyang. We absolutely disagree. They got to make a serious move towards denuclearizing their country,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said. In a statement Monday, the EU foreign ministers condemned the test earlier this month as a “serious threat to international peace and security” and urged an end to such actions.

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BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it shouldn’t be held responsible alone for solving the North Korean nuclear standoff, and accused other countries of shirking their responsibilities in the effort to reduce tensions. The complaints, made in unusually strident language, follow a phone conversation between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this month in which the Chinese leader warned of “some negative factors” that were harming China-U.S. relations, indicating relations between the two countries had hit a rough patch after some initial optimism. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Tuesday that China was upholding its obligations under United Nations resolutions on North Korea, while other countries

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BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it shouldn’t be held responsible alone for solving the North Korean nuclear standoff, and accused other countries of shirking their responsibilities in the effort to reduce tensions. The complaints, made in unusually strident language, follow a phone conversation between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this month in which the Chinese leader warned of “some negative factors” that were harming China-U.S. relations, indicating relations between the two countries had hit a rough patch after some initial optimism. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Tuesday that China was upholding its obligations under United Nations resolutions on North Korea, while other countries

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North Korea conducted its first ever intercontinental-ballistic-missile test last week, which experts have said could reach Alaska. In 2017 alone, North Korea has carried out 12 missile launches — eight successfully and four unsuccessfully. Still, this is far fewer than the last three years. North Korea attempted 24 missile launches in 2016, 15 in 2015, and 19 in 2014. The graphic below shows the number of missile launches conducted by Pyongyang since 1984: Mike Nudelman/Business Insider More from Business Insider: Photos show the moment President George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks The 30 most anticipated movies for the rest of 2017 Jaguar is releasing its Tesla rival in 2018 — and

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North Korea conducted its first ever intercontinental-ballistic-missile test last week, which experts have said could reach Alaska. In 2017 alone, North Korea has carried out 12 missile launches — eight successfully and four unsuccessfully. Still, this is far fewer than the last three years. North Korea attempted 24 missile launches in 2016, 15 in 2015, and 19 in 2014. The graphic below shows the number of missile launches conducted by Pyongyang since 1984: Mike Nudelman/Business Insider More from Business Insider: Photos show the moment President George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks The 30 most anticipated movies for the rest of 2017 Jaguar is releasing its Tesla rival in 2018 — and

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The U.S. Air Force on Saturday sent a pair of B-1 bombers near the North Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force after North Korea last week fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could reach Alaska, and North Korean state media has since complained and accused the United States of “reckless military provocations.” North Korea said the move could provoke nuclear war, the Korean Central News Agency said, reporting its commentary in English, according to a report in Fox News. (Twitter) The U.S. sent the bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Saturday. North Korea fired its first ICBM on the eve of July Fourth, last Tuesday, local time,

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The U.S. Air Force on Saturday sent a pair of B-1 bombers near the North Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force after North Korea last week fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could reach Alaska, and North Korean state media has since complained and accused the United States of “reckless military provocations.” North Korea said the move could provoke nuclear war, the Korean Central News Agency said, reporting its commentary in English, according to a report in Fox News. (Twitter) The U.S. sent the bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Saturday. North Korea fired its first ICBM on the eve of July Fourth, last Tuesday, local time,

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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  As the tensions heat up to dangerous levels on the Korean Peninsula, there is no doubt that if war breaks out, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) will be called on to play an outsized role in any possible conflict. The American military has come to rely on SOCOM (Special Operations Command) to fight wars. The units have become extremely capable, but also very tired and strung out. Democratic administrations, especially under former President Obama, tend to use SOF as a Mr. Fix-It type of capability.

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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  As the tensions heat up to dangerous levels on the Korean Peninsula, there is no doubt that if war breaks out, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) will be called on to play an outsized role in any possible conflict. The American military has come to rely on SOCOM (Special Operations Command) to fight wars. The units have become extremely capable, but also very tired and strung out. Democratic administrations, especially under former President Obama, tend to use SOF as a Mr. Fix-It type of capability.

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