William J. Perry, former President Bill Clinton’s secretary of defense and an adviser to every presidential administration since Dwight Eisenhower, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday how the US could “blunder into” a possible “Korean armageddon.” According to Perry, a war with North Korea won’t come from through an unprovoked attack “because they know if they do that, it will provoke a war that it will surely lose and the regime will be swept from power.” Perry maintains regime security has been North Korea’s main goal in its nuclear ambitions. The danger then, is not that North Korea will blindside the US, but “that we will blunder into some sort of war, a war

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William J. Perry, former President Bill Clinton’s secretary of defense and an adviser to every presidential administration since Dwight Eisenhower, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday how the US could “blunder into” a possible “Korean armageddon.” According to Perry, a war with North Korea won’t come from through an unprovoked attack “because they know if they do that, it will provoke a war that it will surely lose and the regime will be swept from power.” Perry maintains regime security has been North Korea’s main goal in its nuclear ambitions. The danger then, is not that North Korea will blindside the US, but “that we will blunder into some sort of war, a war

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A United Nations project approved in 2014 that would help make North Korea more “ozone-friendly” is garnering recent attention, as North Korea has taken the world spotlight with its nuclear missile program tests and threats this year. And, the United Nations recently passed sanctions on North Korea that ban the country from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. The United Nationals Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was allocated more than $798,000 to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFCs, in North Korea in order to reverse damage done to the ozone layer – and more than half of those funds have already been used. This includes a large contract awarded to a Chinese

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A United Nations project approved in 2014 that would help make North Korea more “ozone-friendly” is garnering recent attention, as North Korea has taken the world spotlight with its nuclear missile program tests and threats this year. And, the United Nations recently passed sanctions on North Korea that ban the country from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. The United Nationals Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was allocated more than $798,000 to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFCs, in North Korea in order to reverse damage done to the ozone layer – and more than half of those funds have already been used. This includes a large contract awarded to a Chinese

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called off plans to launch a missile at the U.S. territory of Guam in the Western Pacific. The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) out of Pyongyang said Tuesday that Kim Jong Un might change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” according to reports. (Twitter) This comes just one day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that if North Korea did fire a missile at the United States, “it’s game on.” Rhetoric between the United States and North Korea has lately been nothing short of a soap opera. Most recently, on August 11 – prior to Mattis’ last comments, President

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called off plans to launch a missile at the U.S. territory of Guam in the Western Pacific. The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) out of Pyongyang said Tuesday that Kim Jong Un might change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” according to reports. (Twitter) This comes just one day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that if North Korea did fire a missile at the United States, “it’s game on.” Rhetoric between the United States and North Korea has lately been nothing short of a soap opera. Most recently, on August 11 – prior to Mattis’ last comments, President

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In light of continuing threats from North Korea towards the United States, Guam and South Korea, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Monday that if North Korea did fire a missile at the U.S. that, “it’s game on.” Fox News reported. Fox also reported, ‘Speaking to reporters, Mattis added that the U.S. military would “take out” any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including Guam, a U.S. territory. Asked how the U.S. would respond, Mattis initially declined to say. When pressed, he said that if U.S. radars and other detection and tracking systems determine that a missile was going to fall into the sea, short of Guam, then the

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In light of continuing threats from North Korea towards the United States, Guam and South Korea, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Monday that if North Korea did fire a missile at the U.S. that, “it’s game on.” Fox News reported. Fox also reported, ‘Speaking to reporters, Mattis added that the U.S. military would “take out” any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including Guam, a U.S. territory. Asked how the U.S. would respond, Mattis initially declined to say. When pressed, he said that if U.S. radars and other detection and tracking systems determine that a missile was going to fall into the sea, short of Guam, then the

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Unlike President Donald Trump’s lopsided focus on “fire and fury” toward North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have laid out the US’s comprehensive approach to dealing with North Korea. An op-ed by Tillerson and Mattis in The Wall Street Journal stresses the US’s efforts to get the international community, especially China and the UN Security Council, on board with denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Equally as important to the US’s stated goal, however, are objectives the pair say they won’t pursue. “The US has no interest in regime change or accelerated reunification of Korea,” they wrote. “We do not seek an excuse to garrison US troops north of the Demilitarized Zone. We

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Unlike President Donald Trump’s lopsided focus on “fire and fury” toward North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have laid out the US’s comprehensive approach to dealing with North Korea. An op-ed by Tillerson and Mattis in The Wall Street Journal stresses the US’s efforts to get the international community, especially China and the UN Security Council, on board with denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Equally as important to the US’s stated goal, however, are objectives the pair say they won’t pursue. “The US has no interest in regime change or accelerated reunification of Korea,” they wrote. “We do not seek an excuse to garrison US troops north of the Demilitarized Zone. We

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The real-world threat of a nuclear incident is growing by the day due to the recent interactions between North Korea and the United States, and North Korea’s failure to dismantle and halt progress on their state nuclear weapons program. It has now been realized that North Korea’s nuclear program has progressed faster than originally anticipated, and given their recent threats to the United States, its allies and its properties, the threat has become immediate. Several locations – Hawaii and Guam, as well as Japan and South Korea – have begun to make preparations and notify their residents of the best courses of actions to take in case an attack does occur. A nuclear incident

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The real-world threat of a nuclear incident is growing by the day due to the recent interactions between North Korea and the United States, and North Korea’s failure to dismantle and halt progress on their state nuclear weapons program. It has now been realized that North Korea’s nuclear program has progressed faster than originally anticipated, and given their recent threats to the United States, its allies and its properties, the threat has become immediate. Several locations – Hawaii and Guam, as well as Japan and South Korea – have begun to make preparations and notify their residents of the best courses of actions to take in case an attack does occur. A nuclear incident

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If North Korea follows through on its threat to fire ballistic missiles near Guam, the U.S. military probably will try to shoot them down, raising the stakes even further in a dangerous global standoff. U.S. commanders would have little time to make a critical decision about whether any inbound missiles represented a threat to Guam, home to two large military bases and about 7,000 U.S. service members. A ballistic missile would take only about 14 minutes to reach Guam from North Korea, according to Guam’s Homeland Security office. U.S. surveillance, including spy satellites, also watch North Korea’s preparations before a missile launch, giving U.S. authorities a little additional time to assess

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If North Korea follows through on its threat to fire ballistic missiles near Guam, the U.S. military probably will try to shoot them down, raising the stakes even further in a dangerous global standoff. U.S. commanders would have little time to make a critical decision about whether any inbound missiles represented a threat to Guam, home to two large military bases and about 7,000 U.S. service members. A ballistic missile would take only about 14 minutes to reach Guam from North Korea, according to Guam’s Homeland Security office. U.S. surveillance, including spy satellites, also watch North Korea’s preparations before a missile launch, giving U.S. authorities a little additional time to assess

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President Donald Trump has made it clear: if Kim Jong Un makes good on his promise to strike the U.S. territory of Guam in the Western Pacific, then the North Korean dictator is going to regret it. “He has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years,” that they will attack, Trump said during a press conference Friday. “If he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast,” Trump said. President Trump on Kim Jong Un: "If he does anything with respect to Guam… he will

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President Donald Trump has made it clear: if Kim Jong Un makes good on his promise to strike the U.S. territory of Guam in the Western Pacific, then the North Korean dictator is going to regret it. “He has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years,” that they will attack, Trump said during a press conference Friday. “If he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast,” Trump said. President Trump on Kim Jong Un: "If he does anything with respect to Guam… he will

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On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. Military is “locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.” North Korea had responded to U.S. threats not long before that, saying it considers the United States “no more than a lump which we can beat to a jelly any time,” according to NBC. The North Korean state-run media agency out of Pyongyang, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), said the White House contained “warmongers” who “are unaware of the fact that even a single shell dropped on the Korean Peninsula might lead to the outbreak of a new world war, a thermonuclear war.” Twitter users reacted to this strange “jelly” statement from Pyongyang.

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On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. Military is “locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.” North Korea had responded to U.S. threats not long before that, saying it considers the United States “no more than a lump which we can beat to a jelly any time,” according to NBC. The North Korean state-run media agency out of Pyongyang, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), said the White House contained “warmongers” who “are unaware of the fact that even a single shell dropped on the Korean Peninsula might lead to the outbreak of a new world war, a thermonuclear war.” Twitter users reacted to this strange “jelly” statement from Pyongyang.

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President Donald Trump has issued another warning to North Korea in an early morning tweet on Friday. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” Trump said. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” (Twitter) The United States’ narrative with North Korea has gone from diplomatic to commandeering the past week, as earlier the President warned of “fire and fury” should North Korea continue on its path and threaten the U.S. North Korea then threatened to bomb Guam, a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, and it will continue to plan a strike on the U.S. territory despite warnings from both President Trump and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim

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President Donald Trump has issued another warning to North Korea in an early morning tweet on Friday. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” Trump said. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” (Twitter) The United States’ narrative with North Korea has gone from diplomatic to commandeering the past week, as earlier the President warned of “fire and fury” should North Korea continue on its path and threaten the U.S. North Korea then threatened to bomb Guam, a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, and it will continue to plan a strike on the U.S. territory despite warnings from both President Trump and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim

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