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Russia Announces Nuclear Weapons Testing After Trump-Putin Summit

In addition to testing advanced weapons such as hypersonic missiles, lasers, and submersible drones, the Russian Defense Ministry announced new nuclear weapons testing this week, even as President Vladimir Putin was meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki.

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U.S. Official: North Korea’s Latest ICBM Broke Up on Re-entry

A U.S. official said on Saturday that North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile broke up upon re-entry at the end of its test launch last week, indicating that North Korea still lacks the key component of reliable heat shielding for its ICBMs.

Photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows launching of the Hwasong-15 missile, capable of reaching all parts of the U.S.

South Korea: North Korea’s Latest ICBM Can Reach Washington

South Korea’s Defense Ministry filed a report to lawmakers on Friday that judged that North Korea’s new missile has the range capability to reach Washington, DC. Satellite imagery reveals the North Koreans may be preparing to launch another missile from the same site.

Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march to their positions prior to a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ED JONES (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

China, Korea and Japan: the Great Asian War Game

The latest issue of the National Interest asks if we are looking at “war in Asia” within the next decade or so. The question asked collectively by the headline articles is whether the multi-sided contest between China, the Koreas, and Japan can be resolved without someone, somewhere, pulling a trigger. The urgent question for U.S. policymakers is whether America can do anything to make overt hostilities less likely.

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Vanity Fair Claims Peter Thiel to Chair U.S. Intelligence Board

Silicon Valley was sent into a dither this week after Vanity Fair indicated that legendary venture capitalist and Trump supporter Peter Thiel is about to become Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB).

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California Wonders if North Korea Will Strike — and When

U.S. public health and first responders in California and throughout the West Coast have begun preparing for the impact of a potential nuclear war after North Korea fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over Japan last week in the anniversary of America’s triumphant Inchon Landing in the Korean War.

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Clare Lopez: North Korean Crisis a Decades-Long Failure of Political Will

Center for Security Policy President for Research and Analysis Clare Lopez blamed political mismanagement stretching back for decades, rather than a failure of intelligence-gathering, for the shock of North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Monday’s special Labor Day edition of Breitbart News Daily.

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North Korea Issues Postage Stamps to Commemorate ICBM Launch

North Korea’s state media announced Friday that the country has issued a new set of stamps to commemorate the testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in July, yet another sign the nation’s communist regime remains unapologetic about its belligerent threats to its neighbors and the United States.

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. South Korea and the United States fired …

Activity at North Korean Test Site May Signal Imminent Nuclear Test

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service told a closed-door session of Parliament on Monday that signs of activity have been detected at North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground nuclear test site, possibly signaling that a new nuclear test is imminent.

This image made from video of an undated still image broadcasted in a news bulletin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a missile launcher in North Korea. North Korean state television (KRT) aired on Tuesday video of Kim apparently …

International Pressure on North Korea Increases After Missile Launched at Japan

Leaders around the world, prominently including U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowed to bring increased pressure to bear against North Korea after its reckless launch of a ballistic missile over Japanese territory on Monday afternoon. The question, as always, is exactly what kind of pressure can be applied, especially if China does not agree to punish its feral client regime more harshly.

TOPSHOT - This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 30, 2017 shows a test-fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA …

Report: Russian Rocket Engines Drive North Korean Missile Advances

North Korea’s ability to acquire banned technology in defiance of sanctions has long been recognized as a serious problem, but according to a new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the “astounding progress” in North Korean missile technology over the past two years is largely based on Russian rocket engine technology.

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Winning: North Korea Backs Down from Guam Threat

North Korea backed down Monday from a threat to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam, according to a North Korean state media report cited by the Wall Street Journal.

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Mosher: If You Want to Stop North Korea, Punish China

North Korea has once again shocked the world with an illegal missile test, a sign the Kim Jong-un regime feels safe and comfortable in its alliance with its largest trade partner, China.