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Tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula rose even higher Thursday, after the U.S. military announced that nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers had taken part in joint exercises with South Korean forces — an unprecedented event following weeks of belligerent rhetoric and acts by the North.
North Korea's third nuclear test has put the burden on China to punish its communist ally, but Beijing is unlikely to do anything to hurt Pyongyang, Asia analysts said Tuesday.
North Korea’s third nuclear test has put the burden on China to punish its communist ally, but Beijing is unlikely to do anything to hurt Pyongyang, Asia analysts said Tuesday.
North Korea's successful launch of a long-range rocket early Wednesday, despite later difficulties controlling the weather satellite it was carrying, demonstrates significant technological development by the secretive communist state, analysts said.
Former intelligence officials use "reprehensible" and "egregious" to describe the alleged acts of a former CIA officer charged by the government with betraying his own when he revealed the identities of two overseas operatives to the media.
Some Americans act as if Congress and the president have a jobs switch somewhere they can flip to help the economy. If only they did. No modern economy is that simple. The factors that affect employment can be complex.
It might be tempting to dismiss North Korea's threats as just talk, but as Korea analyst Bruce Klingner notes: "It's talk until it happens. We thought it was just talk until they sank a South Korean ship in South Korean water. We thought it was just talk until they shelled a South Korean island."
As Heritage senior fellow Bruce Klingner says, "North Korea provocations are usually initiated when they have the greatest potential to garner attention and advantage, raise sufficient concerns of escalation to force opponents to not respond, contain the crisis and seek resolution, and enable Pyongyang to deny or deflect responsibility."