North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said he was postponing the planned missile strike near Guam, but warned he would shoot if there were still "reckless actions" from the United States, AFP quoted FOCUS as saying.
Analysts believe that Kim Jong Un's comments open the way for de-escalation of the growing crisis that has been fed by the exchange of sharp replicas between the White House and Pyongyang.
The DPRK state news agency said the chief had received a briefing on "Guam's firefighting plans" during an inspection of the Strategic Forces Command, responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong Un adds about the United States that "if they persist in their extremely dangerous and reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula, then the DPRK will take action as it has already been announ
“Initial statistics suggest that this attack may be larger in scale than WannaCry, affecting hundreds of thousands of PCs and servers worldwide: because this attack shuts down SMB networking to prevent further infections with other malware (including the WannaCry worm) via that same vulnerability, it may have in fact limited the spread of last week's WannaCry infection,”
Wrote a security researcher who goes by the alias Kafeine at cybersecurity company Proofpoint.
This latest attack uses the two exploits to install the cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz over corporate Local Area and wireless networks but, rather curiously, may actually have helped slow the spread of WannaCry.
Airmen from Malmstrom and Vandenberg Air Force bases conducted an operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III missile. The test launch used an intercontinental ballistic missile pulled randomly from a silo on Malmstrom Air Force Base, which was then transported and reassembled at Vandenberg, and launched by crew members from the 341st Missile Wing. The ICBM was equipped with a single test reentry vehicle, and traveled approximately 4,200 miles to a test range near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. These ICBM test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.
Source: AiirSource Military
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone about coordinating efforts to work for diplomatic progress in North Korea and Syria in a phone call Tuesday.
It was Trump and Putin’s first phone call since the United States issued an airstrike on Syria on April 6.
The White House called the conversation between the two a “very good” phone call.
Russian news agencies issued a readout of the call and said that the pair agreed to work together on the growing tensions in North Korea and came to an agreement on the ongoing situation in Syria.
They agreed that the situation in the war-torn country has “gone on for far too long,” saying that “all parties” must do whatever they can to put an end to the intense violence. In addition, they talked “at len
Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats
Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our allies and the U.S. homeland.
North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority. Upon assuming office, President Trump ordered a thorough review of U.S. policy pertaining to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Today, along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford, we briefed members of Congress on the review. The president’s approach aims t
The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) plans to conduct an evacuation drill in June to train soldiers to transport U.S. civilians living in South Korea to safety in the event of a contingency on the Korean Peninsula, sources said Sunday.
The drill could take place in a realistic way in which soldiers would evacuate their family members and other civilians to places such as Japan by transport planes. Computer-simulated training could also be conducted instead of a realistic exercise, sources noted.
The drill will be carried out as tension increases on the peninsula following the U.S.' strong warnings against North Korea's provocations and Pyongyang's pledges of counterattacks against any U.S. use of military force.
"The regular Courageous Channel, which practices operations for a safe exit o...
South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang.
North Korea said late on Friday the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula was "extremely perilous" because of "madcap American nuclear war manoeuvres aimed at trampling on our sovereignty and right to survival."
U.S. officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness by reclusive North Korea's sole major ally, although the officials played down concern and left open a range of possible reasons. Beijing denied its aircraft were on an increased level of alert...
North Korean Cultivation and production of opium poppies has been booming as a way for Little Kim to supplement the income for his battered state. The United States and other world players have been pounding N Korea with economic sanctions for decades.
In order to continue funding his nuke program and various other projects as well as his weakened government, naturally he turned to the drug trade. North Korean authorities estimated that NK devoted 4,200 to 7,000 Hectares of land to the cultivation of opium poppy, based on these estimates that would produce 3 to 4.5 metric tons for heroin production. Please see the links below for more on this topic, & ask yourself this question, Is this going to be t
Amid escalating military tension on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese tour operators have canceled travel packages to North Korea, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post.
The report said Sunday that state-owned China International Travel Services and Ctrip.com International -- the biggest tour operators in the country -- had halted travel to North Korea.
Air China has also decided to cancel its flight schedules between Beijing and Pyongyang. The airline has carried passengers to North Korea since 2008.
China has opposed the North’s nuclear tests and missile launches as such attempts could provoke military clashes. No Chinese senior officials attended the military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, according to local media reports.
Source: The Korean Herald