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Pat Buchanan Explains “Little Rocket Man’s Risky Game”

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, In the morning darkness of Wednesday, Kim Jong Un launched an ICBM that rose almost 2,800 miles into the sky before falling into the Sea of Japan. North Korea now has the proven ability to hit Washington, D.C. Unproven still is whether Kim can put a miniaturized nuclear warhead […]

Libya: The Forgotten Reason North Korea Desperately Wants Nuclear Weapons

Authored by Ted Galen Carpenter via The National Interest, The United States and its allies continue to cajole and threaten North Korea to negotiate an agreement that would relinquish its growing nuclear and ballistic-missile programs. The latest verbal prodding came from President Trump during his joint press conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Trump […]

Nuclear Stupidity: Tillerson Says Diplomacy Continues Till First Bomb Drops

 The following artice by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump wants him to push forward on diplomacy with North Korea “until the first bomb drops.” (Bloomberg)   Brilliant! That means until the first entire city is destroyed. At least, that is what it could […]

Watch Live: Trump To De-Certifies Iran Deal, Ask Congress To Impose Sanctions “Trigger Points”

In what is set to be the least-surprising, and most-telegraphed event of the day (unless the president decides to do a press conference Q&A afterwards), Trump delivers his statement de-certfiying the Iran Deal and punting it to Congress… Live Fed: due to start at 1245ET… *  *  * Update (11:40 am ET): As expected, Trump […]

The Truth About Nuclear Proliferation And North Korea

The U.S. is communicating with North Korea about its nuclear program and testing Pyongyang’s appetite for negotiations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in the first public acknowledgment by a senior administration official of direct contact on the matter. As Bloomberg reports,Tillerson, speaking to reporters on Saturday after meeting Chinese officials in Beijing, insisted that the U.S. […]

Monitor Releases Simulation Of What Nuclear Explosion Near North Korea Would Look Like

A scientist tasked with monitoring the proliferation of nuclear weapons has published what he described as a “rough simulation” of what would happen if North Korea follows through with threats to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. The upshot of the simulation – which was published by Lassina Zerbo, the head of the […]

Earthquake Detected Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site; China “Suspects Explosion”

In what may be the latest major escalation involving North Korea – and potentially the nation’s 7th nuclear test – China’s earthquake administration said it detected a magnitude 3.5 earthquake in North Korea, which it suspects “was caused by an explosion”, raising fears that the rogue state has tested another nuclear bomb. The Chinese administration […]

The Costs Of Ignoring Russia

Authored by Dmitri Simes via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Current mutual hostility threatens an explosive confrontation Improving the dangerously unstable U.S.-Russia relationship will be very difficult, but it is important for U.S. national security. Current mutual hostility threatens an explosive confrontation that could destroy American (and Russian) civilization as we know it. Short of that, […]

Is Trump Gearing Up To End The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Authored by ISN Security Watch via OilPrice.com, Jack Thompson and Oliver Thränert argue that President Trump´s administration is laying the groundwork for the U.S. to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. However, they suggest that if the U.S. were to end its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, […]

Does Kim Jong-Un’s Strategy Make Sense?

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, "Looking at the recent North Korean testing of two intercontinental missiles, it may seem that Pyongyang wishes to increase tensions in the region. A more careful analysis, however, shows how the DPRK is implementing a strategy that will likely succeed in averting a disastrous war on […]