Trump holds unusual meeting with UN Security Council amid mounting tensions over North Korea

Trump holds unusual meeting with UN Security Council amid mounting tensions over North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to focus on rising tensions with North Korea as he hosted members of the UN Security Council at the White House on April 24. The meeting was seen as highly unusual given reports of military movements in northeast Asia but also because of […]

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

‘Great war coming’: North Korea is finally at the brink

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un, besieged by the U.S., continues to threaten all-out nuclear war against any who threaten North Korea. But this represents only part of the equation: the DPRK’s Korean People’s Army (KPA) also prepares for non-nuclear surprise […]

N. Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier ‘with a single strike’

N. Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier ‘with a single strike’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 23, 2017 As the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group participated in exercises with the Japanese navy, North Korea threatened to take out the aircraft carrier “with a single strike.” “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s […]

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang By many press accounts, how to cope with Pyongyang’s nuclear threat was the most urgent issue for discussion at the U.S.-China summit in Palm Beach, Florida on April 6-7. President Donald Trump has rejected his predecessor’s “strategic patience” concept and called for tighter sanctions against North Korea and […]

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 China is preparing for the ultimate fallout from the current North Korea crisis, according to the new edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com. Convinced that the Trump administration may be preparing a preemptive strike to bring regime change in Pyongyang, the Chinese Communist Party headed by Xi Jinping is acting to make […]

U.S. cites ‘consensus’ with China on North Korea; Reports suggest missile test sabotaged

U.S. cites ‘consensus’ with China on North Korea; Reports suggest missile test sabotaged

by WorldTribune Staff, April 16, 2017 An “international consensus” that now includes China’s leader, asserts North Korea can’t be allowed to continue its missile tests, U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in Kabul on April 16. McMaster’s comments came after a North Korea missile test failed in what reports say may have been an […]

First U.S.-Japan-S. Korea anti-submarine exercise conducted amid showdown

First U.S.-Japan-S. Korea anti-submarine exercise conducted amid showdown

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 The United States, Japan and South Korea conducted their first joint anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises this week. The three-day drill, which started on April 10, was held in waters between Japan and South Korea and was intended to be an “effective response” by the three allies to North Korea’s […]

Pence heads for Seoul on North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’

Pence heads for Seoul on North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to travel to South Korea as North Korea celebrates its founding, or “Day of the Sun”, possibly by conducting another nuclear test. Pence expects to discuss the “belligerence” of North Korea at subsequent stops in Tokyo, Jakarta and Sydney, during his 10-day […]

This is not Syria: Tens of millions could die in Korean War II

This is not Syria: Tens of millions could die in Korean War II

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk POHANG – An array of heavy-duty, sophisticated gear spread over the beaches here shows the incredible military might of the U.S. and South Korea. Far offshore, way beyond the horizon, the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson leads a “strike force” of warships. Watching the display of U.S. strength on the […]

Guess who provided a critical boost for Kim Jong-Un’s missiles

Guess who provided a critical boost for Kim Jong-Un’s missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 When South Korea obtained and turned over to international weapons analysts sections from a North Korean booster rocket that had fallen into the Yellow Sea, it was discovered that Pyongyang was getting key components for its missile program from foreign sources, mainly China. The rocket parts, from the launch […]

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