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April 28, 2017 | Other News

McCarthy: House to vote on North Korean sanctions next week

Politico: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the House will vote on sanctions against North Korea next week in response to the nation’s continued nuclear weapons testing. “The time for waiting on North Korea to get its act together is over,” he said in a statement released Thursday. According to McCarthy, the sanctions, called the Korean… read more

April 28, 2017 | Other News

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni III ballistic missile

The Economic Times: India successfully test-fired its intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The missile lifted off from Launch Pad No. 4 of the Integrated Test Range located on the island at 9.12 a.m., sources in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. The Strategic Forces Command, an… read more

April 28, 2017 | Other News

Israel’s Patriot missile defense system knocks down drone from Syria

Fox News: A missile from Israel’s Patriot Aerial Defense System knocked down a drone that was about to enter Israeli airspace from Syria Thursday, military officials said. The incident happened on shortly before 8 p.m. local time. No damage or injuries were reported. It happened hours after an alleged Israeli airstrike on Iranian weapons that were stored… read more

April 27, 2017 | Other News

China welcomes U.S. saying it’s open to talks on North Korea

Reuters China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defense system being deployed in South Korea. China has long promoted dialogue to resolve the “Korean nuclear issue” as North Korea has repeatedly threatened to destroy… read more

April 27, 2017 | Other News

U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

Reuters The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military avenues despite repeated warnings that “all options… read more

April 26, 2017 | Other News

Graham: There are ‘no good choices left’ with North Korea

The Hill: North Korea could have the capability to fire a missile at the United States by 2020, top Asia-Pacific experts told lawmakers Tuesday. “It’s a matter of time if nothing changes,” Victor Cha, a Korean expert at the Center For Strategic and International Studies, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I can’t think of… read more

April 26, 2017 | Other News

8th U.S. Army Starts Moving Out of Seoul

The Chosunilbo: The Eighth U.S. Army on Tuesday started moving its headquarters out of the old garrison in Seoul to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, further away from the tense inter-Korean border. The Eighth Army, which forms the core of the U.S. Forces Korea, held a symbolic ceremony at the Yongsan Garrison on Tuesday morning to take… read more

April 26, 2017 | Other News

President Trump invites full Senate to White House for special briefing on North Korea

ABC News: The full Senate is set to make a “field trip” to the White House Wednesday afternoon for a security briefing on the North Korean threat. The senators were invited at the personal invitation of President Donald Trump after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, requested a briefing. The president is scheduled to “stop… read more

April 21, 2017 | Other News

UN security council warns North Korea to stop nuclear tests or face sanctions

The Guardian: The UN security council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its “highly destabilizing behavior”. In a unanimous statement, the council demanded that North Korea “conduct no further nuclear tests”, saying Pyongyang’s “illegal missile activities” were “greatly increasing tension in the region and… read more

April 21, 2017 | Other News

US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on ‘high alert’

CNN: Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put “on high alert” on Wednesday as the US sees evidence that the Chinese military is preparing to respond to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defense official tells CNN. The official said the US has also seen an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft… read more

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