Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea’s DMZ

Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea’s DMZ

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2017 A massive U.S. show of force and South Korea’s deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in response to a perpetually belligerent North Korea are raising tensions – and preparations for war – on the Korean Peninsula. The arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group is reportedly part […]

North Korea claims successful test of high-thrust rocket engine amid Tillerson Asia tour

North Korea claims successful test of high-thrust rocket engine amid Tillerson Asia tour

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2017 North Korea’s state-run news agency reported that Pyongyang has successfully tested a “new type” of high-thrust rocket engine seen as a step closer to the realization of Kim Jong-Un’s vow to launch an ICBM this year. The reported test came one day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

Tillerson in Seoul: U.S. has lost ‘strategic patience’ with Pyongyang

Tillerson in Seoul: U.S. has lost ‘strategic patience’ with Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 “All options are on the table” in dealing with North Korea’s continued provocations, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a visit to South Korea on March 17. “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, […]

Far East on edge: SEAL Team Six to Korea; Japan navy’s profile highest since World War II

Far East on edge: SEAL Team Six to Korea; Japan navy’s profile highest since World War II

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2017 In the wake of Pyongyang’s firing of four missiles into the Sea of Japan last week, the United States said it would deploy an attack drone to South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported on March 13, citing a Seoul military official. In addition, the U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six […]

As a conservative is ousted in Seoul, North Korea’s growing nuclear arsenal rings alarm bells

As a conservative is ousted in Seoul, North Korea’s growing nuclear arsenal rings alarm bells

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2017 North Korea really is a growing nuclear threat, The Washington Post reported on March 11 following a week in which the Kim Jong-Un regime successfully launched four missiles into the Sea of Japan and a court upheld the impeachment of South Korea’s conservative president. “U.S. officials are no longer […]

Japan on high alert as N. Korean missiles land in its waters; Moscow ‘seriously worried’

Japan on high alert as N. Korean missiles land in its waters;  Moscow ‘seriously worried’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2017 Japan moved to its highest possible military alert level on March 6 after three North Korean missiles landed in the Sea of Japan. In the latest provocation from the Kim Jong-Un regime, three of four missiles fired by Pyongyang landed in Tokyo’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), with one falling […]

North Korea against the world: Bites Chinese hand that feeds a hungry nation

North Korea against the world: Bites Chinese hand that feeds a hungry nation

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2017 North Korea has turned its loud propaganda guns on two friendly nations in the wake of the public assassination of dictator Kim Jong-Un’s half brother which apparently prompted Beijing to cut off its cash-for-coal trade ties with Pyongyang. North Korean media took aim at China in a state-media commentary […]

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Two Chinese bodyguards appointed by Beijing to protect the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator were mysteriously absent at the moment when he was accosted by two female agents in Kuala Lumpur on the day before Valentine’s Day. Kim Jong-Nam was the oldest known son of the late dictator Kim Jong-Il […]

Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Fake news and false flags: According to Kim Jong-Un, the CIA killed his brother

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The assassination of Kim Jong-Nam promises to go down as one of those weird acts of terrorism that North Korea, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, will forever deny having perpetrated. The prevarication and obfuscation in this case would appear a little more ornate than North […]

Renewed friction between Seoul and Tokyo rubs Pyongyang the right way

Renewed friction between Seoul and Tokyo rubs Pyongyang the right way

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com The widening rift between South Korea and Japan is dangerous for the U.S. allies and is being cheered by a North Korean regime that has long been adept at exploiting differences between the East Asia allies. While Pyongyang media revels in the fate of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, […]

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