South Korea warns North ICBMs may reach and hit the U.S. by year’s end
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s spy agency said on Monday it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely. No sign of an imminent nuclear test had been detected, though the North’s... Read more
Coalition Forces Killed 9 ISIS members in Tanf Garrison Southern Syria
Coalition partner forces near At Tanf Garrison, Syria, killed nine Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters and destroyed several ISIS vehicles, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. The Maghaweir al Thowra, a fighting force native to southern Syria, engaged and defeated an attempted ISIS... Read more
U.S. Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Search
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) to join in the search for the Argentine navy’s submarine, A.R.A. San Juan, in South Atlantic waters. The equipment consists of one Bluefin 12D (Deep) UUV and three Iver 580 UUVs, which are operated... Read more
U.S. Navy deploys P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to assist in search
The U.S. Navy announced Friday it will deploy its P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to assist in the search for the ARA San Juan, a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members aboard. The submarine was last heard from Wednesday from the southern Argentine sea, 268 miles from the Patagonian... Read more
Secretary Mattis halt in missile testing may signal North Korea talks
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday indicated that a recent halt in North Korean nuclear and missile testing may signal an opportunity for talks, though Pentagon officials cautioned that it is too soon to read into the pause. “So long as they stop testing, stop developing, they don’t export... Read more
North Korean Soldier defector has stomach filled with unknown parasites
The North Korean soldier who defected to South Korea through the Joint Security Area Monday is still in a critical condition, with his stomach filled with parasites, the attending doctor said Wednesday. The soldier has successfully undergone a second round of surgery at Ajou University hospital earlier in the... Read more
South Korea received second secret intelligence aircraft
The new signals intelligence aircraft based on the Falcon 2000 business jet was spotted in South Korea. According to the local media, this is second intelligence aircraft based on the Falcon 2000 of the Republic of Korea Air Force. Early, South Korea has bought two French planes with spy... Read more
South Korean party lawmakers agree on tactical nuclear weapons
A South Korean ruling party lawmaker said he is in favor of the redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons in his country, although South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office clearly ruled out the option in September. Lee Jong-kul, a politician in Moon’s progressive Minjoo Party, said Tuesday he is seeking U.S. endorsement on... Read more
U.S. Coalition airstrikes kill four Senior Islamic State Leaders in Iraq, Syria
Coalition airstrikes killed four senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. “The removal of these key terrorists disrupts ISIS’ weapons engineering activities and their ability to recruit and train terrorists,” officials said in... Read more
House votes on United States Military involvement in Yemen
The House adopted a measure on Monday to call for a political solution to the conflict in Yemen as a compromise to a bipartisan group of lawmakers who had sought a vote on a measure to stop the U.S. military’s participation. The resolution, which passed 366-30 with one lawmaker,... Read more