Tag: World War 3

Low-key U.S.-South Korea military drills ahead of North Korea summits

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that infuriate North Korea will begin on April 1, the allies said Tuesday, but they will likely be more low-key than past years ahead of two highly anticipated summits among the countries’ leaders.This year’s drills were postponed during the Pyeongchang Olympics, which saw rare cooperative […]

Syria war has killed more than 350,000 in 7 years

BEIRUT — Seven years of conflict in Syria have left more than 350,000 people dead, according to an updated overall death toll released Monday by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   The Britain-based monitoring group, which relies on an extensive network of sources on the ground across Syria, said 353,935 people have been killed […]

Putin just bragged about Russia’s nuclear weapons

During his March 1 address to Russia’s Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin grabbed headlines by claiming that prospective additions to the country’s strategic nuclear arsenal would render U.S. missile defenses “useless.”   Let’s break this down — here are four key things to know about Putin’s speech:   1) The weapons that Putin referenced range from […]

Talks with North Korea Must Lead to Ending Nuclear Programme, Says White House

Seoul/Washington: The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States.   The North Korean delegation, in Pyeongchang for the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, […]

North Korea tells the US it is ‘fully ready for both dialogue and war’

North Korean is ready for both dialogue and war, state-run news agency KCNA said Monday.   In an op-ed, KCNA said the US is trying to derail inter-Korean relations by keeping military options on the table.   “It is obviously an expression of a hideous attempt to block the improvement of inter-Korean relations and again […]

Bolton: U.S. might have to attack North Korea

The time may come soon when the U.S. will have no other option but to attack North Korea militarily, former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said here Saturday night.Negotiations have not stopped North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and China has not done what it could to deter the North from proceeding with work that would […]

U.S. Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert

The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991.   That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find […]

North Korea could be mass producing biological weapons to unleash smallpox and plague

North Korea is likely to be developing biological weapons alongside its nuclear programme, a new report has warned.   A new study by the Belfer Centre, a US thinktank, warns that Pyongyang is likely to have a programme to develop its biological weaponry.   Based on testimony from defectors, it is believed to have begun […]

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures amid North Korea’s advancing nuke and missile programs.The live-fire exercise included 14 NATO warships, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. During the maneuver, USS Donald Cook, […]

‘Military Options’ For NK ‘Inc

The Trump administration is reportedly increasingly considering military options to solve North Korea, according to a former CIA official.“Military options are increasing, not decreasing” in Washington, D.C., Bruce Klingner, a former CIA deputy division chief for Korea and a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at the conservative Heritage Foundation, revealed Thursday at a public roundtable […]