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  • North Korea talks moving 'in right direction': US State Department

    08/14/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US talks with North Korea on denuclearisation are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday (Aug 14). Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalised in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and subsequent meetings between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top Pyongyang officials. "We consider meetings, negotiations, conversations as we move forward behind the scenes with those negotiations to be moving in the right direction," Nauert said in a press briefing. "Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming...
  • Korean War veteran's remains identified, escorted to hometown of Superior, WI

    08/13/2018 4:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    SUPERIOR, Wisconsin (KMSP) - Chisago County Sheriff’s Deputies escorted the remains of a Korean War Veteran to his home in Superior, Wisconsin Sunday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rufus L. Ketchum, 38, of Superior, will be buried Aug. 14. He was a medic and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor and the Bronze Star. He was among 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers that deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in November 1950. His team was attacked by Chinese forces there, of which 1,500 survived, but the rest were captured, killed or missing in enemy...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • U.S. envoy makes visit to Jeonju royal residence (South Korea)

    08/12/2018 1:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kim Jun-Hee
    U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris visited Seunggwangjae in Jeonju, where a descendent of the imperial family of Korea lives. “He is my father,” Lee Seok, the 10th son of King Uichin (1877-1955), who was fifth son of King Gojong (1852-1919), told Harris as they stood in front of a photo of Uichin at Seunggwangjae in the North Jeolla city of Jeonju on Tuesday afternoon. Lee, 77, has been living in Seunggwangjae, a house in the hanok village of Jeonju, since 2004. It serves as both his residence and a museum where Lee gives lectures about the history of the...
  • Three million dead as nuclear bombs rain down on Tokyo, Seoul and New York...

    08/08/2018 10:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    • Arms expert Dr Jeffrey Lewis has predicted of what nuclear war with the North Korea could look like • In his imagined history, North Korea launches missiles at Japan, South Korea and the United States after wrongly believing that an American invasion is imminent • 3 million people are killed instantly as Tokyo, Seoul and New York are vaporized by atomic weapons • Millions more die from horrific burns as outbreaks of plague and other diseases ravage survivors whose immune systems are permanently compromised The year is 2023 and the world is still recovering from the devastating North Korean...
  • Communist China Lobby Buys U.S. Influence With Clintons, Bushes

    08/07/2018 2:54:08 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 August 2018 | Alex Newman
    The most murderous dictatorship in all of human history is assembling a massive battery of U.S. lobbyists and propagandists in and around Washington, D.C., sparking growing concerns across the political spectrum about its intentions and the effect this lobbying Leviathan will have on the federal government. That dictatorship, of course, is the Communist Party regime enslaving mainland China. And among the growing roster of political hacks on its payroll are top former officials including ex-House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who played a key role in transferring America's productive capacity to Communist China in the late 1990s. Unsurprisingly, the Clintons...
  • Bolton: North Korea not taking steps to denuclearise

    08/07/2018 1:37:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | August 7, 2018 | Agencies
    US President Donald Trump's top national security adviser has said the relaxation of any sanctions against North Korea was not under consideration as Pyongyang has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearise. In an interview with US cable channel, Fox News, John Bolton said on Tuesday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is prepared to return to North Korea for another meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un. "What we really need is not more rhetoric," he said. "What we need is performance from North Korea on denuclearisation." Bolton said the United States has lived up to the Singapore declaration...
  • Russia says North Korea's nukes are a 'direct threat'

    06/06/2017 2:23:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04 Jun 2017 | Emily Deciccio; animator IanJopson
    A top Russian official said Sunday at a security conference in Singapore that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are a “direct threat to Russia.” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told defense ministers and experts from 39 countries that Pyongyang’s missile defense system “has a real function.” “That is why it is alarming. And it is direct threat to Russia. We are convinced that it will increase the tensions of the region. That is our principle position," he said. Once considered a strong ally, Russia has backed fresh sanctions ...
  • REPORT: Israeli Intelligence Assassinates Syrian Rocket Scientist

    08/07/2018 10:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/07/2018 | Jack Crowe
    The Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, assassinated a top Syrian rocket scientist on Saturday using a car bomb, the New York Times first reported Tuesday. The scientist, Aziz Asbar, led a confidential unit known as “Sector 4” at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center developing cutting edge missile technology designed to further Syria’s efforts to initiate the long range bombing of Israeli cities. Asbar was killed along with his driver near the research center, which lies in the town of Masyaf and has long been believed to host chemical weapons development. The center has twice been the target of Israeli...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Assassination Of Syrian Rocket Scientist Dr. Asbar

    08/05/2018 6:27:29 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 10 replies ^ | 8/5/18 | Seth Frantzman
    On Saturday a Syrian scientist left his home in Hama for a drive to Masyaf, a facility of the Scientific Studied and Research Center (SSRC), sometimes called Centre D’Etudes et de Recherches Scientifiques (CERS). He was killed in a car bombing, according to reports.
  • North Korea hopeful for 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: source

    08/06/2018 9:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2018 | Will Ripley and Bard Wilkinson
    North Korea believes there is a "strong possibility" of a second summit between the country's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, according to an official with close knowledge of Pyongyang's position on the matter. The official pointed to a recent exchange of letters between Trump and Kim as a positive sign, adding that although the date and location of the summit have yet to be determined, it would take place "sometime later this year." The news came as doubts mounted over whether Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June would deliver its...
  • Account of N. Korea nukes must precede war-ending statement: experts

    08/05/2018 1:14:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Mainichi ^ | August 5, 2018 | Kyodo News Agency
    SINGAPORE (Kyodo) -- North Korea has been making what critics say are "cosmetic concessions" to the United States in an apparent effort to keep President Donald Trump engaged in negotiations and court him toward declaring an end to the Korean War, which is technically ongoing as the conflict was halted by a truce. While returning some of the remains of American troops who died in the 1950-1953 conflict and starting to dismantle a missile engine testing site, North Korea has been stepping up calls for an official declaration of the war's end. Such a move, with the United States and...
  • North Korea gets illegal oil, enlists Syria arms broker: UN report

    08/04/2018 12:06:03 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | August 3, 2018 | AFP
    North Korea has resorted to a "massive increase" of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade UN sanctions and enlisted a Syrian arms broker to sell weapons to Yemen and Libya, a UN report said Friday. In a 62-page report sent to the Security Council, the UN panel of experts also listed violations of a ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron, seafood and other products that generate millions of dollars in revenue to Kim Jong Un's regime. North Korea also "attempted to supply small arms and light weapons (SALW) and other military equipment via foreign...
  • Andrea Mitchell Rushes to Defend Obama’s Handling of North Korea

    06/16/2017 3:23:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | June 16, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    After the network evening newscasts downplayed or ignored the father of freed North Korea hostage Otto Warmbier criticizing the Obama administration’s failure to bring his severely injured son home, on Friday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell actually devoted a full report to the topic. However, her focus was on parroting excuses from former Obama officials. Mitchell began the segment at the top of the morning show’s 8 a.m. ET hour by lamenting: “The tragic return of college student Otto Warmbier, now released from North Korea, but in an unexplained comatose state, is now becoming a political issue...” The headline on...
  • Pence Denounces Nicaragua, China, North Korea, Russia and Iran For Brutalizing People Of Faith

    07/28/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    Vice President Mike Pence lambasted China, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia and Iran Thursday for their systemic persecution of various faith groups. "Those nations that reject religious freedom breed radicalism and resentment in citizens. They sowed the seeds of violence within their borders. Violence that often spills over into their neighbors and across the world, and as history has shown too many times those who deny religious freedom for their own people have no qualms trampling upon the rights of other people undermining security and peace across the wide and world,” Pence said. Pence then called for an end to the...
  • John Brennan Bashes Trump Again: We Should Be ’More Sophisticated’ with Iran and China

    07/24/2018 1:15:42 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    Former CIA director John Brennan continued to criticize President Donald Trump, demanding a “smarter” and “more sophisticated” approach to Iran and China. “Using tariffs as a blunt force instrument against allies and partners is not only short-sighted but also plays into the hands of Russia and China,” Brennan wrote on Twitter. “Same is true with bombastic rhetoric against Iran. We need to be smarter, more sophisticated, more strategic.”
  • Korea doesn’t forget US troops of that cold, ‘forgotten war’ (Ambassador for Peace Medals)

    07/24/2018 12:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | July 24, 2018 | Stephanie Davey
    LYNNWOOD — Wallace “Wally” Armstrong received a multicolored sash on his 87th birthday. It was placed around his neck, as recognition for the sacrifices he made while fighting in the Korean War more than 65 years ago. A circular, gold pendant hangs from the ribbon. The Monroe man and about 60 other veterans were given the Ambassador for Peace Medals on Monday in Lynnwood. They were presented by Consul General Hyung-jong Lee from the South Korean Consulate in Seattle. The goal is to get the medal to as many people who fought in Korea as possible, said Lourdes “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos,...
  • North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station

    07/23/2018 4:33:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    38 North ^ | 23 Jul 2018
    In an important first step towards fulfilling a commitment made by Kim Jong Un at the June 12 Singapore Summit, new commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (North Korea’s main satellite launch facility since 2012) indicates that the North has begun dismantling key facilities. Most notably, these include the rail-mounted processing building—where space launch vehicles are assembled before moving them to the launch pad—and the nearby rocket engine test stand used to develop liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of...
  • Soaring land prices could prevent possible South Korea troop withdrawal from Demilitarised Zone

    07/22/2018 10:08:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | July 23, 2018
    SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The two Koreas' efforts to ease military tension along the border may be hampered by unexpected obstacles - including the vicissitudes of the real estate market. At the April 27 inter-Korean summit, the leaders of the two Koreas pledged to ease tensions, feeding speculations that South Korea's military is preparing to reduce its presence across the border. Among possibilities being raised is the pulling back of forward-deployed troops near the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), particularly the Marine Corps' 2nd Division and Army's 7th Mechanized Corps. However, even if related plans are approved by...
  • China first half total trade with North Korea slumps 56 percent year-on-year in dollar terms

    07/22/2018 8:39:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    Reuters) - The value of China's trade with North Korea in the first half of 2018 tumbled 56.1 percent from a year earlier to $1.1 billion, customs data showed on Monday. In the same period, imports from North Korea dropped sharply by 87.9 percent on-year to $107.3 million, while exports were down 38.8 percent to $997.3 million. China's June total trade with North Korea was valued at $217.16 million, down from $230.87 million in the previous month.