North Korea says recent missile tests were just practice to “mercilessly” hit South Korean and US targets

North Korea says recent missile tests were just practice to “mercilessly” hit South Korean and US targets

Seoul, South Korea – North Korea’s military said on Monday that its latest barrage of missile tests was practice to “mercilessly” attack key South Korean and US targets such as air bases and operational command systems with a range of missiles that likely included nuclear weapons. The North’s announcement underscored leader Kim Jong Un’s determination … Read more

N. Korea fires more missiles while the US flies bombers over the South

N. Korea fires more missiles while the US flies bombers over the South

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea added to its recent flurry of weapons displays by firing four ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday as the United States sent two supersonic bombers over South Korea in a dueling show of military might that underscored rising tensions in the region. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff … Read more

South Korea scrambled jets after seeing 180 North Korean warplanes in the air

South Korea scrambled jets after seeing 180 North Korean warplanes in the air

Seoul, South Korea – South Korea scrambled dozens of military aircraft, including advanced F35 fighter jets, after seeing 180 North Korean warplanes flew into North Korean territory on Friday in what appeared to be a defiant show of force. North Korea’s air drills came after the North test-fired about 30 ballistic missiles over the previous … Read more

North Korea fires ICBM that apparently failed and two short-range missiles

North Korea fires ICBM that apparently failed and two short-range missiles

North Korea unsuccessfully fired an intercontinental ballistic missile during a new volley of launches on Thursday, the South Korean military said, with Washington urging all nations to enforce sanctions against Pyongyang. The launches prompted South Korea and the US to extend their ongoing joint air drills, the largest ever such exercises, citing North Korea’s “provocations”. … Read more

North Korea ends intercontinental ballistic missile barrage

North Korea ends intercontinental ballistic missile barrage

North Korea added to its barrage of recent weapons tests on Thursday, firing at least three missiles, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that forced the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and temporarily halt trains. The launches are the latest in a series of North Korean weapons tests in recent months that have heightened tensions … Read more

Putin’s non-nuclear war in Ukraine

Putin’s non-nuclear war in Ukraine

Almost every conversation about Ukraine in recent months has turned to whether a desperate Vladimir Putin might use a tactical nuclear weapon. That possibility, while troubling, should not keep us from remaining focused on the higher stakes that Mr. Putin set in motion by invading Ukraine. Across the more than four decades of the Cold … Read more

North Korea missile launch triggers evacuation warnings in Japan

North Korea missile launch triggers evacuation warnings in Japan

Seoul and Tokyo CNN — North Korea fired at least one unidentified ballistic missile on Thursday local time, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), which said it landed in waters off the eastern part of the peninsula. The launch triggered warnings in Japan’s northern Miyagi, Yamagata and Niigata prefectures. “Missile fired. Missile … Read more

North Korea fires more ballistic missiles over Japan, Tokyo says

North Korea fires more ballistic missiles over Japan, Tokyo says

Japan says missiles fired by North Korea flew over northern Japan on Thursday, the latest in a series of weapons tests that have raised tensions in the region. The announcement from Japan’s prime minister’s office came shortly after South Korea’s military said it detected North Korea firing at least one ballistic missile toward its eastern … Read more

North Korea fires 23 missiles as Kim Jong Un climbs ‘escalation ladder’

North Korea fires 23 missiles as Kim Jong Un climbs ‘escalation ladder’

People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test at a railway station in Seoul on November 2, 2022. Jung Yeon-je | AFP | Getty Images SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea fired more than 20 ballistic missiles on Wednesday, a record that sent residents of … Read more