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‘John McCain’ to Nab Suspect DPRK Ship

The USS John McCain, a navy destroyer, will intercept the ship Kang Nam as soon as it leaves the vicinity off the coast of China, according to a senior U.S. defense official. Continue reading

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DPRK: Nuke Warning

Per our June 2nd posting, North Korea has begun to ratchet up its rhetoric in advance of the rapid succession of Kim Jong-un to the leadership of the DPRK; the rationalisation being that any leader of the insular communist regime must be tried by fire. […] Continue reading

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DPRK: N-Test, Take X

The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear firing test, which everyone seems to be assuming is their second such detonation. That might not be the case… Continue reading

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DPRK: N-Test, Take 2

It was early October, 2006. Overhead, satellites skimmed the sky above the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and took careful note of the goings-on below.

On the ground, as well as far beneath it, technicians busily prepared for North Korea’s highly-anticipated, first nuclear weapons test – an event that was confirmed in dramatic fashion on October 9th, when it appeared on one of the seismographs I was monitoring… Continue reading

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Kim Jong-un Dubbed ‘Brilliant Comrade’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The youngest son of North Korea’s authoritarian leader has been given the title of “Brilliant Comrade,” a sign the communist regime is preparing the 26-year-old to succeed the ailing Kim Jong Il, a newspaper reported… Continue reading

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