North Korea says US seeking an excuse for an Asian NATO

North Korea has criticized an agreement between the United States, South Korea and Japan to strengthen military cooperation – claiming it is part of a US plan to create a military alliance like NATO in the region. North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesperson said as much to a question put by KCNA, the state news agency … Read more

Russia to supply nuclear-capable missiles to Belarus

CNN — Russia will transfer nuclear-capable Iskander-M missile systems to its ally Belarus over the coming months, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. Putin told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting in St. Petersburg the missile systems “can use both ballistic and cruise missiles, both in conventional and nuclear versions,” according to the … Read more

N. Korea’s talks of new army duties suggest nuke deployment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to its frontline army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a suggestion the country may want to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals’ tense border . The discussion comes as South Korea officials said North Korea … Read more

US warns of ‘forceful’ response if N Korea tests nuclear weapon | Weapons News

Warning comes amid growing concern that Pyongyang is preparing for its first nuclear weapons test since 2017. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has said there would be a “forceful” response from the United States, South Korea and the world if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. “Any nuclear test would be … Read more

North Korea launches 8 short-range ballistic missiles off east coast, South Korea says

CNN — North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) into the waters off its east coast on Sunday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a move that Japan has called “unprecedented.” The missiles were launched from multiple sites in North Korea into waters east of the Korean peninsula between 9:08 am and 9:43 … Read more

Canada says Chinese warplanes are buzzing its North Korea reconnaissance flights

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Canadian surveillance plans helping to enforce United Nations sanctions on North Korea are being repeatedly buzzed by Chinese jets that fly so close their crews can see each other, Canada’s military has alleged. In some instances the Chinese warplanes have come so close to the Canadian aircraft have had to … Read more

How to end the Ukraine war before Western allies give up

As Russia lays cruel siege to Severodontesk, as the death toll rises and the atrocities drag on, it’s time to ask: How does this war end, or at least reach a cease-fire? Morally, Vladimir Putin deserves to keep none of his territorial gains. That goes back to his earlier seizure of Crimea and moves into … Read more

US intelligence assessing whether North Korea tested missile with properties not seen before

CNN — The US intelligence community is trying to determine whether North Korea tested a ballistic missile with properties the US has not seen before earlier this week, according to three US officials. North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on Wednesday included one that flew an unusual trajectory, according to the officials. The missile … Read more

China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea for first time since 2006

United Nations CNN — Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea in a vote the US ambassador to the UN called dangerous, disappointing and likely to fuel Pyongyang’s program to develop nuclear-capable missile systems. The move comes after more than a dozen North … Read more

Mitt Romney calls on NATO to prepare for Russian nukes

The US and its NATO allies should prepare a “devastating” response to potential Russian nuclear action, Sen. Mitt Romney said on Saturday. The call to action comes on the heels of threats from the Kremlin and warnings from Russian diplomats that the country’s Ukraine invasion could lead to a nuclear strike, the Utah Republican wrote … Read more