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  • Russia announced Thursday it will hold huge naval drills involving more than 140 warships and supporting vessels this month and in February, at a time of heightened tensions with Western nations.

    01/20/2022 7:55:24 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 22 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 20 Jan 2022 | AFP
    Russia announced Thursday it will hold huge naval drills involving more than 140 warships and supporting vessels this month and in February, at a time of heightened tensions with Western nations. The war games to be held in the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Mediterranean will involve "more than 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 pieces of military equipment, and about 10,000 servicemen," the defence ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.
  • North Korean Cybercriminals Stole Nearly $400 Million Worth of Digital Assets in 2021

    01/17/2022 7:46:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    /interestingengineering.com ^ | Loukia Papadopoulos
    Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies saw a whopping total of $272 million in thefts in 2021 compared to a mere $161 million in 2020. This could be because these platforms are newer and therefore less secure. They have vulnerabilities that have yet to be identified and fixed and are therefore a better target for hackers looking to profit quickly. Chainalysis further noted that the hacks were all carried out by APT 38, also known as the “Lazarus Group.” This group is led by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea's primary intelligence agency, the U.S. and UN-sanctioned Reconnaissance General Bureau. It is currently believed...
  • Flights at West Coast airports briefly grounded around same time North Korea fires apparent ballistic missile

    01/11/2022 11:02:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/11/2022 | Stephen Sorace |
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reportedly ordered a full ground stop at airports in the western U.S. on Monday around the same time that North Korea was believed to have launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. It was not immediately clear whether both incidents were related. Flights at California’s Burbank Airport were halted for about 15 minutes after the FAA ordered a temporary ground stop around 2:30 p.m., airport spokeswoman Nerissa Sugars told Fox News Digital. Flights were also halted from taking off for about 5 to 7 minutes at San Diego International Airport after air control...
  • North Korea claims successful hypersonic weapon test

    01/05/2022 9:01:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.06.2022 | rc/wmr (Reuters, AP, AFP, dpa)
    The North Korean state news agency on Thursday said a missile fired into the sea off the east of the Korean Peninsula was a hypersonic weapon. It’s Pyongyang’s second reported test of a hypersonic gliding missile to date — after one it claimed in September — and is the first missile launch from North Korea since October. North Korea’s claim of a successful hypersonic test Wednesday has yet to be independently confirmed. On Thursday, Japan’s defense minister, Nobuo Kishi, told Japanese media that the missile was not hypersonic, but a “new type of ballistic missile” not launched by the North...
  • North Korea missile launch puts Fort Greely on high alert

    01/05/2022 8:29:21 AM PST · by mac_truck · 36 replies
    Must Read Alaska ^ | Jan 5 2022 | suzanne Downing
    North Korea fired what is believed to be a missile into the waters of the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday morning, according to the Japanese government. In response, Fort Greely, Alaska personnel were ordered to find shelter immediately during what was still Tuesday afternoon in Alaska. It’s unknown what kind of projectile it was, but the Japanese Defense Ministry said it was probably a missile. Other MRAK sources said it was a hypersonic missile launched from a submarine. The last missile Pyongyang launched was in October. In 2017, an intercontinental ballistic missile was launched in North Korea that had a range...
  • CCP Stuns Biden, Blasts U.S. Military ‘War Crimes’ In Middle East.

    12/19/2021 10:49:10 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    https://thenationalpulse.com ^ | December 19, 2021 | Raheem J. Kassam Natalie Winters
    Justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied,” is the strap-line of a video from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that now has millions of views from across the world. The startling speech in the clip attached (below) is part of a new Chinese Communist Party effort to undermine the United States on the world stage, taking advantage of an increasingly weak Biden regime. No such wild sabre-rattling came from China during the Trump administration. They didn’t dare. But with Biden and Harris at the helm for less than a year, the world is now witnessing a rush...
  • While Biden Slept: Appeasement and Accommodation

    12/14/2021 6:25:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2021 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    Speaking to the House of Commons in 1948, Winston Churchill, paraphrasing philosopher George Santayana, made a critical point: "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." In his book, "While England Slept," Churchill makes the case World War II could have been avoided had England's weak and feckless prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, not tried to appease Germany's power-hungry despot, Adolf Hitler. We now have President Joe Biden taking Chamberlain's approach with three contemporary tyrants: Russia's Vladimir Putin, Communist China's Xi Jinping and Iran's "supreme leader," Ali Khamenei. As Chamberlain learned, appeasing tyrants never works. It's like...
  • US Embassy in Tokyo warns of 'suspected racial profiling' by Japanese police

    12/09/2021 6:15:55 AM PST · by Salman · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/21 | Monique Beals
    The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo issued a tweet on Sunday warning that foreigners were being stopped by Japanese police in "suspected racial profiling incidents." "The U.S. Embassy has received reports of foreigners stopped and searched by Japanese police in suspected racial profiling incidents. Several were detained, questioned, and searched," the tweet said. "U.S. citizens should carry proof of immigration and request consular notification if detained," it added. The U.S. Embassy has received reports of foreigners stopped and searched by Japanese police in suspected racial profiling incidents. Several were detained, questioned, and searched. U.S. citizens should carry proof of immigration and...
  • The Hotspots Of Modern Slavery

    12/07/2021 5:02:54 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Approximately 10.5 percent of North Korea‘s population including migrant workers and human trafficking victims are categorized as modern slaves according to data by the Walk Free Foundation. While this only amounts to roughly seven percent of the grand total of estimated modern slaves around the world, Statista’s Florian Zandt points out that only one other country in the world comes close to this population share size as our chart shows.Infographic: The Hotspots of Modern Slavery | StatistaWith 9.3 percent or an estimated number of 451,000 modern slaves, the African country of Eritrea comes in second on the ranking analyzing data...
  • Are China's threats against Taiwan a diversion?

    12/06/2021 9:12:00 AM PST · by MercyFlush · 52 replies
    Self ^ | 6 DEC 2021 | Mercy Flush
    I had a chat with a friend this morning and in the course of the chat he mentioned how China has been quietly building up its forces in Shenyang province, which is adjacent to Russia and North Korea. He says the unusual thing is that the troops and equipment are not being moved into existing military bases but instead into so-called "Ghost Cities" like the Hunnan Xin district of Shenyang City. He says he first noticed this about two months ago when a number of empty buildings started to have lights in them at night and he could see military...
  • Lloyd Austin says increased China activity near Taiwan 'looks like rehearsal'

    12/04/2021 8:50:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2021 | Jon Brown |
    Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Saturday that China's increased military activity near Taiwan seemingly indicates a "rehearsal" of the country's future intentions. Austin made his comment during a keynote discussion with Fox News anchor Bret Baier at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California. Pointing out how China has been launching multiple air operations near Taiwan in recent months, Baier asked Austin, "Do you think that these are training flights for future operations?" Austin noted that he didn't want to speculate, but said, "Certainly, it looks like them exploring what their true capabilities [are], and sure,...
  • Russia Sends Missiles Near Pacific Islands Claimed by Japan

    12/02/2021 9:35:03 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 2, 2021
    The Russian military has deployed coastal defense missile systems near Pacific islands also claimed by Japan, a move intended to underline Moscow's firm stance in the dispute. The Bastion systems were moved to Matua, a deserted volcanic island in the middle of the Kuril Islands chain. Japan claims four southernmost islands. Russia's Defense Ministry posted a video Thursday showing massive missile carriers moving ashore from amphibious landing vessels and driving along the coast of the volcanic island to take firing positions as part of drills.
  • North Korea bans leather coats after Kim starts new fashion trend

    11/26/2021 3:40:12 PM PST · by karpov · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2021 | Lexi Lonas
    North Korea has banned leather coats that copy the style of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, multiple sources told Radio Free Asia. Kim Jong Un popularized the leather jacket in 2019, with the clothing initially worn by rich people who could afford the pricey item. However, fake leather was soon imported so the jacket could be worn by those with less money, which frustrated the North Korean leader. “When these leather coats became popular, the law enforcement authorities went after the companies that made the coats that look too much like the Highest Dignity’s,” one source said. A military...
  • North Korea man sentenced to death by firing squad for smuggling in banned copies of Netflix series ‘Squid Game’

    11/25/2021 10:58:39 PM PST · by KingofZion · 19 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | November 25, 2021 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A smuggler who sold copies of Netflix’s smash hit series “Squid Game” in North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad, according to a report. The man allegedly smuggled copies of the Korean-language show on USB drives from China into North Korea, where seven high-school students were caught watching the footage, sources told Radio Free Asia. A student who bought one of the flash drives received a life sentence, while six others who watched the footage have been sentenced to five years of hard labor. Teachers and administrators at the school were fired or face forced labor in...
  • Russian, Chinese warplanes briefly enter South Korean air defence zone

    11/19/2021 6:36:29 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 8 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 19 November 2021 | AFP
    South Korea scrambled fighters on Friday as Russian and Chinese warplanes on a joint exercise briefly entered its air defence identification zone, military chiefs in Seoul said. However, "there was no invasion of airspace", the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. "Our military received a reply from the Chinese side that it was... normal training through the South Korea-China direct communication network."
  • Japan, South Korea pull out of news conference after talks with U.S.

    11/17/2021 7:51:13 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman cited "some bilateral differences" between the two Asian allies of the U.S. "that are continuing to be resolved, unrelated to today's meeting" as the reason she appeared alone in front of reporters. Historical grievances between Japan and South Korea resurfaced in September, when a South Korean court ordered assets seized from Japanese industrial group Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to be sold as compensation for women forced to work for the company during World War II. Sherman and her counterparts, Choi Jong-kun of South Korea and Mori Takeo of Japan, discussed North Korea's nuclear program and...
  • While America Sleeps

    11/13/2021 3:10:19 PM PST · by pboyington · 17 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 13, 2021 | Ray Starmann
    There’s an ancient Chinese proverb from 400 B.C., “when an enemy is woke; first laugh at his strange ways, then kill him.” In today’s military, him can also be replaced with her, it, or whatever pronoun the sailor, soldier, Marine, air person is identifying with at that moment. Across the world our enemies are on the move. China is conducting the biggest military buildup in the Pacific since Japan in the 1930’s. Putin is eyeing the Ukraine like Wily Coyote at an all you can eat Roadrunner buffet. Kim Jong Un is back to his old ways – conducting missiles...
  • North Koreans Being Told to Eat Black Swans Amid Food Crisis

    10/29/2021 4:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Weight-watching tyrant Kim Jong Un has reportedly come up with an unexpected solution to North Korea’s food crisis — getting his hungry citizens to eat ornamental black swans. The Hermit Kingdom has been pushing the ornamental birds as a protein-packed superfood while opening industrial-scale breeding plants. “Black swan meat is delicious and has medicinal value,” the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said on Monday as it pushed the bird meat, which is rarely eaten anywhere in the world.
  • North Korea Tells Citizens Food Shortage Will Last Through 2025: Report

    10/28/2021 12:15:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    New York Post ^ | October 28, 2021 | Samuel Chamberlain
    New York could be left with a serious shortage of firefighters, sanitation workers and cops from Friday - the deadline for Mayor de Blasio's vaccine mandate. The NYPD, NYFD and the city sanitation department have warned New Yorkers to brace for slow emergency response times, nearly 40 percent of the city's firehouses having to close down, and mountains of garbage piling up on sidewalks. A last legal bid by the NYPD's largest union to prevent de Blasio's vaccine mandate was shot down by Staten Island's Richmond County Supreme Court Judge Lizette Colon on Wednesday.
  • Armada Of 10 Chinese And Russian Warships Is Sailing Around Japan

    10/22/2021 6:23:20 PM PDT · by Half_Retired · 17 replies
    The War Zone ^ | October 21, 2021 | Joseph Trevithick
    Agroup of 10 Chinese and Russian naval vessels is conducting a joint patrol along a route that increasingly suggests it might take them all the way around Japan's Home Islands. Even if none of these ships ultimately sail a full loop around the Japanese archipelago, this operation is still a significant display of the ability of these two navies to work together. This all follows a number of major maritime exercises in the Pacific involving the U.S. Navy and its allies and partners — including Japan — this year, as well as multiple instances in which Chinese and Russian naval...