Go to a campaign event for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE and anyone will tell you: “Oh, North Korea? The president solved that a long time ago.” Fact-free zones are not hard to find at political rallies, but the view that three summits with the North Korean leader have solved the North Korean threat is especially worrisome and naive — and North Korea hasn’t even delivered to its promised “Christmas gift” yet.What North Korea is vowing to send to the United States in December is anyone’s guess at this point. Another intercontinental missile, perhaps, but this time an upgraded one with new generation solid-fuel engines? Perhaps a submarine-launched ballistic missile is being boxed and sent special delivery. Whatever it is, it won’t be wrapped … [Read more...] about North Korea is everybody’s problem, so Trump must change his approach
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Seoul, South Korea (CNN)We're back in familiar territory. North Korea is again issuing cryptic threats that officials around the world are scrambling to decipher. A so-called "Christmas gift" for the United States, a year-end deadline and a new path have all been mooted by the Kim Jong Un regime in the past 12 months. Kim and Trump have met three times in the hopes of striking a deal that would see North Korea trade its nuclear weapons and the missiles used to fire them in exchange for sanctions relief and normalized relations. Whether this is actually achievable remains uncertain. Even the sharpest and most experienced minds studying North Korea say their predictions as to what happens next are educated guesses. But there does appear to be some consensus forming -- that North Korea is frustrated by what it perceives as a lack of flexibility and creativity from US negotiators. And perhaps more worryingly, whatever it does next will be designed to capture the attention of US … [Read more...] about What could North Korea’s ‘Christmas gift’ to the US be?
(CNN)North Korean state media has reported that "another crucial test" was successfully conducted at the country's Sohae Satellite Launching Ground late Friday. It was not immediately clear what was tested, but the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the test would bolster North Korea's "reliable strategic nuclear deterrent." The launch occurred at around 10:45 p.m. local time (8:45 a.m. ET) Friday, according to KCNA. In a statement provided to CNN, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said it was working with United States intelligence agencies to monitor activity in areas of interest, but was unable to "confirm specifics." North Korea revives 'dotard' insult after Trump's 'Rocket Man' comment 'displeased' Kim Jong Un News of the test follows a similar launch on December 7 that was labeled by North Korea as "very important." Read More "The research successes being registered by us in defense science one after another recently will be applied to further … [Read more...] about North Korea says it conducted another ‘crucial test’ at missile site
TOKYO - North Korea announced on Saturday it had conducted another test at a satellite launch station near the Chinese border, saying the unspecified test would help bolster the country's nuclear deterrent. The test was conducted Friday evening, and was the second in less than a week at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Tongchang-ri, a site near the Chinese border that has been used to test rocket engines and launch satellites into space in the past. The test lasted from 22:41 to 22:48 local time, the statement said, in what could be a reference to a rocket-engine test, similar to the one that experts concluded had been carried out six days before. "The research successes being registered by us in defense science one after another recently will be applied to further bolstering up the reliable strategic nuclear deterrent of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," a spokesman for North Korea's Academy of Defense Science said in a statement. The explicit linkage of the test to … [Read more...] about North Korea conducts second test at satellite site, to ‘bolster nuclear deterrent’
North Korea announced Saturday that it has conducted "another crucial test" from its satellite launch site, with Pyongyang saying it will use the results to bolster efforts for a strategic nuclear deterrence.The official Korean Central News Agency said the test took place shortly before 11 p.m. local time Friday at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the country's west coast, Yonhap News reported.North Korea did not say what exactly had been tested.ADVERTISEMENTThe announcement comes a week after Pyongyang said that it carried out a "very important test" at the satellite launch facility, saying the test was of "great significance" for the country. That launch is believed to have been a test of a rocket engine.President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE had said at a NATO … [Read more...] about North Korea conducts ‘crucial test’ from rocket launch site