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Sweden to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally. Via: Johannes Hellstrom   The Swedish government said on Tuesday negotiations with the U.S. company will target delivery beginning in 2020, and for the system to be operational by 2025 ...

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Korean peninsula draws range of military drills

The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. Via: Ben Blanchard & Hyonhee Shin The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on ...

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Escape From North Korea

North Korea is the world’s most isolated country. The dictatorship of the Kim’s known to be an infamous and cruel regime. The country has conflicts with financially and politically powerful nations such as South Korea, China, Japan and the U.S. North Korea has been isolated since the Korean War in the 50s, and it needs support from many countries to sustain its ...

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Military chief warns UK citizens to flee North Korea and South Korea

The situation is so critical the Government should be advising British nationals in the Korean peninsula to leave if the tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme continue to ratchet up, Admiral Lord West of Spithead said. Via: express.co.uk He added there was a “real risk” the current stand off between North Korea and the United States could escalate into an ...

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Military Options for North Korea

North Korea test-launched on Friday its first ballistic missile potentially capable of hitting America’s East Coast. It thereby proved the failure of 25 years of U.S. nonproliferation policy. A single-minded rogue state can pocket diplomatic concessions and withstand sustained economic sanctions to build deliverable nuclear weapons. It is past time for Washington to bury this ineffective “carrots and sticks” approach. ...

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North Korea and its weapons programs

As speculation grows that North Korea could conduct a nuclear weapon test in conjunction with a major national holiday this weekend, here’s what we know about the country’s nuclear weapons programs. Via: Luis Martinez Who is in charge of North Korea’s military? Kim Jong Un is the 33-year-old “Supreme Leader” of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly known as ...

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US Navy carrier strike group sets its sights on North Korea

President Trump Tuesday addressed the growing threat out of North Korea, following recent ballistic missile tests and the fear that Kim Jong Un’s regime could be closer to building a nuclear-tipped missile, capable of reaching the United States. Via: Rebecca Kesten  The president tweeted a warning to North Korea, writing, “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to ...

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President says US will act unilaterally if China does not pressure Pyongyang

Donald Trump has warned that the US will take unilateral action to eliminate the nuclear threat from North Korea unless China increases pressure on the regime in Pyongyang. Via: ft.com In an interview with the Financial Times, the US president said he would discuss the growing threat from Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme with Xi Jinping when he hosts the Chinese president ...

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North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. Via: thehill.com False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, ...

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Iran Warns U.S. not to ‘Create New Tensions’ over Missiles

Iran on Tuesday warned the United States against fuelling tensions over its ballistic missile tests as the UN Security Council prepared for urgent talks on the issue at Washington’s request.  Via: .yahoo.com The row comes against a backdrop of already-strained relations over US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries. The European Union, which ...

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