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Trump is likely to ratchet up tensions with Iran and North Korea in reaction to, or in prevention of, a blue wave. Of course, Trump would need the unlikely approval of Congress for any major intervention, but the intervention does not have to be on a regular armed conflict. It could also be in the cyber realm.
Panmunjom was chosen as the one place where officials from both sides could meet after the Korean War ended in a truce in 1953. Neither side has jurisdiction. Instead, the area is administered by the United Nations Command. The main purpose of next week's talks will be to prepare for an ... South Korea

Bolton also publicly accused Cuba of providing "dual-use biotechnology to other rogue states." Years later, after leaving his post as ambassador to the UN, he pushed to expand the Iraq War into Iran. More recently, he's pushed for unilateral strikes in Iran and North Korea, while casting doubt on ... bombing Korea Russia Iraq
Among Bolton's recently published opinions, is a piece a month ago in the Wall Street Journal entitled "The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First". While the 2015 agreement with Iran was being negotiated, he wrote a piece decrying the whole exercise in the New York Times. That was headlined: ... war
The U.S. military has scheduled a mass evacuation drill coinciding with next month's annual joint war games on the Korean Peninsula, where the exercises are expected to raise tensions at a time of rare calm between the region's longtime rivals. As part of a maneuver to practice evacuating more ... military North Korea
Tillerson's attempts to pare back his department's "inefficiencies" chased 60 percent of America's top-ranking diplomats out of government - and depressed new applications to the foreign service by half. He leaves the State Department demoralized and understaffed, in a moment when the United States ... War
While advocates for peace and diplomacy remain anxious over incendiary rhetoric from U.S. war hawks, the North Korean government responded on Saturday to recent calls for talks as well as upcoming joint military drills by the United States and South Korea by rejecting U.S. preconditions for negotiations ...
One concern is that China could respond to a more focused American trade campaign by slowing its cooperation on implementing sanctions against North Korea, a key component of the Trump administration's "maximum pressure campaign" to bring Pyongyang to the negotiating table over its nuclear ...
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A war with North Korea could result in about 10,000 American combat-related casualties in the first few days alone, according to US military planners. A classified military exercise last week, attended by Army chief of staff General Mark Milley and head of Special Operations Command General Tony Thomas ...
The U.S. has reportedly conducted secret war games devised to simulate a war with North Korea, which has defied international calls to disarm its nuclear weapons program. The so-called "tabletop exercise" was held over several days last week in Hawaii and was overseen by top brass, including ... Korea
WASHINGTON — A classified military exercise last week examined how American troops would mobilize and strike if ordered into a potential war on the Korean Peninsula, even as diplomatic overtures between the North and the Trump administration continue. The war planning, known as a “tabletop ... Korea
Russia's top diplomat has warned about the massive loss of life and humanitarian crisis that would occur if the U.S. took military action against nuclear-armed North Korea. Addressing Geneva's Conference on Disarmament, Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country sought a peaceful solution ... Korea
"But the US brought the threat of war to the Korean Peninsula with large-scale new sanctions on the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) ahead of the Olympics closing ceremony." The US government announced the new sanctions, which aim to prevent North Korea from further developing ...
As the 2018 winter Olympics opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea, dozens of miles south of the heavily fortified border that has divided the Korean peninsula for more than half a century, 22 athletes from North joined the South Korean team under a blue and white “unification” flag. South Korean President ...
3 official at the Pentagon during the Obama administration, who has helped shape US policy toward North Korea since 1993. It was a chilling conversation. Stavridis said there was at least a 10 percent chance of a nuclear war between the US and North Korea, and a 20 to 30 percent chance of a ...

On the heels of President Donald Trump's on-the-spot acceptance to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Pentagon said that annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises will begin April 1. The Pentagon added that the drills will be on a "scale similar to that of the previous years," after ... war
SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean envoy making an uncommon visit to South Korea said Sunday that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from both ... war
On top of overtly genocidal threats, the Trump Administration has announced new terms: that they “will never accept a nuclear North Korea.” But, the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea already has nuclear weapons. Does that mean a war is imminent? While the bipartisan warmongering is receiving no ... war
That reunification has been a subject of both debate and wishful thinking ever since North Korea and South Korea split following World War II. The Allied victory ended 35 years of Japanese colonial rule of Korea but left the nation divided between the influence of the U.S. and the USSR. The 2018 unified ... war
For a host of Canadian veterans, Pyeongchang is a reminder of what was accomplished during the Korean War. But also what was ... Canadian Korean War veteran Romeo Daley walks through the United Nations Memorial Cemetery following a ceremony Friday April 26, 2013 in Busan, Republic of Korea. war
Another official told the magazine that a large part of the US spying and cyber warfare capability is being refocused on North Korea, including analysis of signals intelligence, overhead imagery and geospatial intelligence. Analysts with expertise in other areas – such as the war on narcotics or monitoring ... war
Returning from the Winter Olympics in Korea, Vice President Mike Pence said, "The president has made it clear he always believes in talking [with North Korea]. But talking is not negotiating." In other words, the only talking Washington will do with North Korea is to reiterate the oft-repeated demand to give ... war
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference he said: “For the first time since the end of the Cold War we are now facing a nuclear threat. A threat of a nuclear conflict.” His comments come as North Korea warned it was ready to take action if joint military drills planned by the United States and South Korea ... war
In recent months analysts with Korean-language skills are being sought globally with military intelligence analysts on reserve status being called back into service to focus on North Korea. Cyber warfare experts have suggested US officials are scrambling to recruit the best in hacking and virtual war since ... war
Among his many accomplishments, Michel Chossudovsky is professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa and founder of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He spoke at the University of Winnipeg on the history of the United States' conflict with North Korea and the prospects for nuclear war. war
In an opinion piece published in Rodong Sinmun this week, North Korea blasted Donald Trump's “empire of evil” and threatened conflict if America did not back off and leave North Korea to accelerate its own missile programme. The propaganda rag also dismissed the validity of America's Nuclear Posture ... war
Some proponents of preventive attack, including people within the Trump administration, argue that it could be carried off with no consequences because North Korea would realize that it couldn't prevail in an all-out war with the United States. But this view is predicated on an illogical assumption that the ... war
The U.S. military is a “war-ready force,” Morgan says, but the optimal U.S. strategy with regard to North Korea would emphasize diplomacy and the long-term goal of ... Any armed conflict could escalate into a horrific situation that leads to human catastrophe and severe economic disruptions. My other ... war
However, Trump has also played a role in pressuring China to find a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis and the growing threat of war. Experts say the Trump administration is increasingly caught between Japan, which is wary of the nation, and South Korea, which wants to deepen diplomatic ... war
Instead, he's been traveling the world while trying to hold back a rush to war on the Korean Peninsula, born of a rhetorical spat between his boss and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. His plane is a Cold War–era Boeing E4-B designed to help run a nuclear war from the air, a prospect he's hoping to ... war
In a move which experts view as posturing amid dissidents' efforts to stir protest, Iranian leaders flaunted the ballistic missile capabilities, which includes a nuclear-capable medium-range missile. According to experts, the missile appears to share similarities with North Korean technology. Iranian President ... war
Emerging in the 1960s after the Korean War, "commoner's galbi" has become a symbol of the city's resilience. "I hope people don't come to Chuncheon just to eat dak-galbi without understanding its history," Choi Jeong-Yern, owner of a second-generation dak-galbi restaurant in Chuncheon, tells CNN ... war
America will need to soon decide how to confront the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, a top official said. “Decision time is becoming ever closer in terms of how we respond to this,” US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates told the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Our goal is a ... war
Deirdre Griswold of the communist group Workers World Party claimed those in Washington DC are hungry for a war with North Korea. Ms Griswold told Fox News: “What I want to talk about is what I think is really important to the people of this country - that is that there is a group in Washington that really ... war
North Korea and the United States have been locking horns sparking concerns of a possible war between the rogue states and Washington. Experts have warned that reacting to North Korea's nuclear or missile testing with a targeted strike – a so-called "bloody nose strike" – could spark World War 3 and ... war
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and others have been talking about a “ preventive war,” saying we are “ running out of time” to solve the North Korea problem, and that North Korea has brought the world “ closer to war.” President Trump, for his part, has warned that the U.S. military is “ locked and ... war
As the 2018 winter Olympics opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea, dozens of miles south of the heavily fortified border that has divided the Korean peninsula for more than half a century, 22 athletes from North joined the South Korean team under a blue and white “unification” flag. South Korean President ... war
At 83, it would be understandable if Jack Keep and Lew Ewing didn't feel like braving a long-haul flight to the sub-zero temperatures of South Korea's Pyeongchang. But that's just what these two Americans, veterans of the 1950-1953 Korean War, did when they traveled to the 2018 Winter Olympics this ... war
“We are seeing how the United States every time attempts both to tighten the sanction screws [on North Korea] and to threaten it with the use of force,” Lavrov said Wednesday during a forum in Sochi. “I very much hope that [the war] scenario, which according to the experts' estimates could claim the lives of ... war
it makes little sense for American war planners to assume a “limited” strike like this would stay limited. A U.S. operation may not achieve its objectives, and even if it does, it would still leave the decision of whether or not to retaliate up to Kim. The North Korean leader would make that decision based on his ... war
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been extremely high after a series of nuclear missile tests from the hermit kingdom which has sparked a war of words between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. China looks as though it is now preparing for an escalation on the Peninsula after it was revealed on ... war
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said the North seems to give the impression that it does not want to provoke the international community by not inviting the media. But behind the scenes, it continues to mobilise its forces. Photos of the secret military movements captured by the watchdog 38 North ... war
With the possibility of war with North Korea looming ever greater, the Pentagon spent additional millions of dollars to improve the GBU-57's accuracy and to assess its effectiveness in new tests at White Sands. Last May, according to a Pentagon report, “the Air Force successfully completed a three-weapon ... war
SEOUL, South Korea — During the Cold War, the one-upmanship between North and South Korea was so intense that it extended to the height of the flagpoles at their border. So when the South hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988, it was no surprise that the North tried to do it one better in 1989. war
Given that an evacuation of so many citizens would be virtually impossible under a rain of North Korean artillery and missiles (potentially laced with biochemical weapons), these Americans would most likely have to hunker down until the war was over…To be clear: The president would be putting at risk an ... war
The last year has seen ramped-up North Korea missile launches, some of them over Japanese territory, and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. These actions have prompted a stepped-up US-led campaign to toughen UN sanctions, which Pyongyang has called an act of war. It comes just weeks after ... war
"If oil and oil products supplies are ceased, this will mean a complete blockade of North Korea…Pyongyang's official representatives have repeatedly stated that the blockade will be perceived by North Korea as a declaration of war with all the attendant consequences," Matsegora told Sputnik News, ... war
And despite the hawkish talk from the administration about possible military strikes against North Korea, experts say Trump is not expected to talk about a war being imminent. "The State Department and the Defense Department have been trying to walk this fine line where they want North Korea to take the ... war


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