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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

April 17, 2017 | Threat News

North Korean missile ‘blew up almost immediately’, US Pacific Command says: President Trump briefed

CNBC: A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in the South for talks on the North’s increasingly defiant arms program. The failed launch from the east coast, ignoring admonitions from major ally China, came… read more

April 17, 2017 | Threat News

What Would Happen if North Korea Fired Off a Nuclear Weapon?

The National Interest: Dozens upon dozens of missiles take flight. For years, the world had heard warnings, but most doubted the day would ever come. Most fall before allied defenses, but one missile finds its mark — it’s the one that matters most. In a flash, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people perish.… read more

April 14, 2017 | Threat News

Lawmaker says Hawaii obvious target should N. Korea strike; urges readiness

Hawaii Tribune Herald: Rep. Matthew LoPresti says a revisiting of Hawaii’s disaster resilience plan has been a long time coming and is particularly crucial now in light of escalating threats of a North Korean nuclear attack on the state — or at least the escalating perception of such threats. The House Public Safety Committee convened… read more

April 13, 2017 | Threat News

Kim Jong Un’s rockets are getting an important boost — from China

The Washington Post: When North Korea launched its Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite into space last February, officials heralded the event as a birthday gift for dead leader Kim Jong Il. But the day also brought an unexpected prize for the country’s adversaries: priceless intelligence in the form of rocket parts that fell into the Yellow Sea. Entire… read more

April 13, 2017 | Threat News

N. Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan PM

AFP: North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, as tensions rise over the country’s missile and nuclear programmes. Sarin has been used in domestic attacks in Japan, notably in 1995 when the Aum Supreme Truth cult released it in the… read more

April 13, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea May Be Preparing Its 6th Nuclear Test

The New York Times: New satellite images suggest that North Korea might soon conduct another underground detonation in its effort to learn how to make nuclear arms — its sixth explosive test in a decade and perhaps its most powerful yet. North Korea’s nuclear tests have grown steadily more destructive, and the country continues to… read more

April 12, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea could have nuclear missiles with capacity to strike Australia within two years, says U.S. ambassador – as tensions escalate between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Daily Mail: A North Korean missile could hit Australia within two years, a veteran United States official says. James Carouso, the acting U.S. ambassador to Australia, said the Trump Administration had ‘extreme concern’ about the rogue, communist state run by dictator Kim Jong-un. The concern from Mr Carouso comes only weeks after North Korea fired… read more

April 11, 2017 | Threat News

Accelerated North Korean Ballistic Missile Program Worries Congress, Military

USNI News North Korea will “in a matter of time” have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States; but as matters stand now, American defenses would destroy it before it reached its target. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C. ,… read more

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