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massive artillery and chemical attacks on Seoul, and nuclear strikes across the region, including against U.S. territory. The same logic would hold even if the United States could somehow pull off a surprise conventional attack, since most experts envision such an attack lasting days or weeks. In either case, Kim would have absolutely no incentives to hold back any of his military capabilities, including nuclear weapons. His regime’s survival would be at stake, leading to a classic “use-it-or-lose-it” scenario.Nuclear story was “fake news by NBC’: Trump
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The White House revealed a blueprint of its plan on Sept. 27, but it lacked many critical details that congressional tax-writers will now have to agree upon as they draft legislation.Some 67 percent of Americans are very or extremely concerned about the threat North Korea’s nuclear weapons program poses to the United States. Four in 10 are concerned about the threat posed to where they live specifically, more so if they live in urban areas.
Earlier this month CIA Director Mike Pompeo suggested “the North Koreans have a long history of being proliferators and sharing their knowledge, their technology, their capacities around the world.”
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The North/South joint venture with South Korea was suspended last year to punish the Kim Jong Un government for conducting nuclear and missile tests, and to cut off a possible source of funding for Pyongyang’s illicit weapons development program.
long been discussed as one way to address its growing nuclear threat. Yet very few understand the grim military logic that only an overwhelming surprise nuclear strike provides a decisive option. There is simply no other way to destroy North Korea’s nuclear capabilities while minimizing the risk of massive conventional or nuclear retaliation.
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Seoul says North Korea has repeatedly staged cyberattacks on South Korean business and government websites, something the North has denied.
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“It is our asset, which we invested in according to North Korean law, and procedures set by both governments of the two Koreas. So as owners with rights to the assets, it is necessary for us to check the situation and status of our assets and find out whether the complex is really being operated or not,” said Kim Seo-jin, with the Kaesong Industrial Complex Association.
“I think perhaps I feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “But I listen to everybody and ultimately I will do what’s right for the United States and really what’s right for the world,” he said, adding, “it’s a problem that has to be solved.”
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Trump made the “calm before the storm” comment during an October 5 photo opportunity before having dinner with US military leaders and their wives. The dinner followed a meeting in which Trump and the military leaders discussed Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan and the fight against ISIS.
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fire and fury” remark in August. More ominously, Trump tweeted “only one thing will work” over the weekend.
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The White House also denied accounts about the President’s “dark moods”, saying: “The President’s mood is good and his outlook on the agenda is very positive.”
Later in the 1990s, North Korea allegedly transferred cylinders of low-enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to Pakistan, where notorious proliferator A.Q. Khan shipped them onward to Libya. UF6 is a gaseous uranium compound that’s needed to create the “highly enriched uranium” used in weapons.The South Korean Unification Ministry could not confirm that the complex has been reopened, but did say that recent bus movements and illuminated street lamps in the site have been observed.
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For decades there has been a default Washington posture of aggressive meddling into the whole world’s affairs. Take the president’s biggest antagonist in both Congress and on the Sunday chat shows, Sen. John McCain. The re-beloved maverick, back in his most crowd-pleasing role as the GOP’s in-house scold, is right to point out that Trump’s rhetorical bluster toward North Korea could have deadly consequences. “They have 1,000 rockets aimed at Seoul that could set that city on fire,” he said in August.
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