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April 28, 2017 | Threat News

Exclusive: Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told… read more

April 28, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

The Washington Post: A North Korean propaganda outlet released a video clip on Thursday showing simulated attacks on the United States and declaring that “the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights.” The video comes at a particularly tense time in relations between North Korea and the United States, with the Trump administration sending… read more

April 27, 2017 | Threat News

Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing

Politico: Senators were alarmed by a Trump administration presentation Wednesday at the White House complex about the dangers of North Korea, though lawmakers in both parties said it was unclear what the president’s next action against the combative nation will be. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, who led the session,… read more

April 27, 2017 | Threat News

Iran’s Military Fires New Cruise Missiles Amid Gulf Tensions With U.S.

Newsweek: Iran’s special naval forces were equipped this weekend with new anti-ship cruise missiles capable of advanced precision and rapid deployment in the tense Gulf waters where occasional run-ins with the U.S. military have drawn international attention. A large quantity of the natively produced projectiles, known as Nasir, were handed over to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary… read more

April 27, 2017 | Threat News

North Korean threat to Hawaii is real now, commander says

Tribune Washington Bureau: The Pentagon needs to consider deploying new anti-ballistic missile systems and a defensive radar to Hawaii to protect against a growing threat from North Korea, the top U.S. military officer in the Pacific told Congress on Wednesday. “Kim Jong Un is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today, in my opinion,”… read more

April 26, 2017 | Threat News

Japan warns citizens they might have only 10 minutes to prepare for a North Korean missile

The Washington Post: North Korea might be talking about building missiles that can reach the United States, but Kim Jong Un’s regime already has lots of missiles that can reach Japan. So the Japanese government is preparing its citizens in case a missile comes their way — possibly with less than 10 minutes’ warning. The prime minister’s… read more

April 26, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea reveals images which country claims show their biggest ever live-fire drill

Evening Standard: America has started to install a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea as President Donald Trump today summoned every US senator to the White House to attend a special briefing on North Korea. It came as Kim Jong-un’s regime released images of what it claimed was the biggest live-fire military drill in… read more

April 25, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea could mark military birthday with nuke, missile test

USA Today: South Korea was bracing for a possible show of strength from North Korea to mark the 85th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army on Tuesday as tensions continued to rise in the region. The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported “speculation that (Pyongyang) may conduct its sixth nuclear test or launch a long-range missile.” A… read more

April 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News | Threat News

Could the US take out North Korea’s missiles before launch?

CNN A failed missile launch in North Korea Sunday has brought renewed attention to reports that the United States is trying to degrade North Korea’s missile capabilities via hacking. It’s unclear if the US interfered with this specific test, but the tactic is actively being pursued by the US military, according to public statements and… read more

April 17, 2017 | Threat News

US worries Kim Jong Un will ‘miscalculate’ chances against US, South Korea

ABC News: A top-ranking U.S. military official on the Korean peninsula said the biggest concern is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “miscalculate” his chances of winning any military fight against the U.S. and its ally, South Korea. “Our biggest concern is that he’s going to miscalculate. That’s always our concern,” Lt. Gen.… read more

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