Escalating threats from North Korea’s communist regime are indicators of a future military attack or another nuclear test in the coming days, according to a recent U.S. intelligence assessment.
Experts are casting doubt on North Korea’s claims that it has miniaturized nuclear warheads to fit onto ballistic missiles, particularly labeling it unlikely that the country has developed a miniaturized thermonuclear weapon, also known as a hydrogen bomb.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday criticized China’s aggressive behavior in the South China Sea and warned of Chinese threats in cyber space and in outer space.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council plans to vote on Tuesday on a U.S.-Chinese resolution that would dramatically expand existing U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, including requiring inspections of all cargo going to and from North Korea and blacklisting North Koreans active in Syria, Iran and Vietnam.
China has completed its land reclamation in the South China Sea and is now putting military facilities on the disputed islands, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command warned Congress on Tuesday.
The United States remains incapable of fully protecting the homeland from ballistic missile strikes from North Korea and Iran despite spending billions to develop a missile defense system, which remains unproven and unfinished, according to a government oversight report.
Conservative watchdog group Citizens United is calling on the State Department and the Clinton Foundation to turn over details about Bill Clinton’s invitation to a North Korea-connected event in 2012, amid Pyongyang’s latest escalation of its nuclear weapons program.
North Korea poses an increasing danger of using long-range missiles capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads and is fielding new road-mobile and submarine-launched missiles, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress made public Friday.
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday that North Korea has “followed through” on its promise to restart a plutonium reactor, adding that the reactor has been operating long enough to recover spent fuel within weeks.
After delaying nearly two years, the Pentagon on Monday announced plans to deploy advanced missile defenses in South Korea as soon as possible.