North Korea

Newly Revealed Experiment Shows How F-35 Could Help Intercept ICBMs

(Worthy News) – Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., raised more than a few eyebrows (and drew a few rolled eyes) when he suggested in November that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter could intercept North Korean missiles headed for the United States. Hunter cited analysis from Los Alamos National Labs and other sources, according to Inside Defense.…

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North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm

(Worthy News) – Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.” The annual U.S.-South Korean “Vigilant Ace” exercises feature 230 aircraft, including some of the most advanced U.S. stealth…

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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites

(Worthy News) – The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. The accelerated pace of North Korea’s…

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UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on NKorea

(Worthy News) – Japan announced Friday it will host a ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Dec. 15 focused on finding peaceful ways to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Japan’s U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho told a news conference that more must be…

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F-35 stealth fighter jets in S. Korea for joint training

(Worthy News) – A dozen U.S. F-22 and F-35 stealth fighter jets have arrived in South Korea for a regular joint exercise with South Korean forces, a defense ministry source said Sunday. The allies plan to kick off the five-day VIGILANT ACE 18 practice Monday, which would demonstrate their combined air power against North Korea.…

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Russia calls on US, South Korea not to hold military drills in December

(Worthy News) – Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia called on North Korea on Wednesday to stop its missile and nuclear tests and for the United States and South Korea not to hold military drills in December as it would “inflame an already explosive situation.” “We strongly call on all concerned parties to stop this spiral…

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U.S. warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' in case of war

(Worthy News) – The United States warned North Korea’s leadership it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the U.S. mainland within range. The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options were on the table in dealing with North Korea’s ballistic…

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UN Security Council to meet on North Korea missile launch

(Worthy News) – The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday (Nov 29) to discuss North Korea’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the US mission to the United Nations said. The United States, Japan and South Korea moved quickly to request the meeting to address Pyongyang’s launch of the ICBM…

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