The assassination of the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week followed a published plan to use the relative in an information warfare operation for regime change in Pyongyang.
South Korea’s top spy chief said Wednesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un personally ordered the assassination of his half-brother, who died Monday night after being attacked at a Malaysian airport.
The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been murdered in Malaysia, a South Korean government source said on Tuesday.
Chelsea Clinton criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday night for scrambling to respond to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test while eating dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.
North Korea said on Monday it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile the previous day, claiming advances in a weapons program it is pursuing in violation of U.N. resolutions.
The newly installed Trump administration is eyeing an opportunity to revamp the U.S. domestic missile defense system to combat evolving threats posed by Iran, China, North Korea, and other rogue regimes, according to senior White House officials and new congressional communication disclosing how nations across the globe are “working diligently to exploit the many gaps and seams” in America’s current defenses.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday warned North Korea that any use of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang would be met with an “effective and overwhelming” response.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reassured South Korea on Thursday that the United States would stand by its longtime Pacific ally, pledging to talk to Seoul officials about the deployment of a missile defense system intended to combat North Korean aggression.
Lawmakers and leading experts on Tuesday discussed the failed U.S. policy toward North Korea, the latter noting that diplomacy alone will not convince Pyongyang to relinquish its nuclear program.
South Korean and U.S. Marines are conducting military exercises on ski slopes in sub-freezing temperatures, including shirtless hand-to-hand combat in the snow, prompting warnings of retaliation from North Korea over “madcap mid-winter” drills.