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militaryNorth Korea-US is either denuclearization with maximum verification or War

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Austin Bay is a contributing editor at StrategyPage.com and adjunct professor at the University of Texas in Austin. He describes the North Korea situation as denuclearization with maximum verification or war. Trump versus North Korea, 2018 edition: The U.S. and …

foodNorth Korea dangles denuclearization to try to get payoffs

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Envoys from Seoul said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told them he was ready to suspend weapons tests and hold candid talks with the U.S. to normalize relations, if the safety of his regime was guaranteed, the South Korean …

militaryUS ambassador Robert Wood says North Korea is months away from nuclear ICBM that can hit the USA

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North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit U.S. territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang’s diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that …

future weaponsUS military behavior suggests they believe North Korean war will probably happen

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Senator Tammy Duckworth said Americans simply are not in touch with just how close we are to war on the Korean peninsula. Duckworth said Kim Jong-un poses a serious and deadly threat to millions of people on the Korean peninsula, …

risksIridium CEO believes Spacex not at fault for loss of secret Zuma satellite

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US taxpayers may end up paying for the missing secret satellite launched by SpaceX that crashed into the ocean earlier this month. it was part of a classified U.S. government mission called Zuma. The CEO of Iridium has tweeted (as …

militaryRisk of War with North Korea still high

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There has been some thawing of relations between North Korea and South Korea. North Korea has not had nuclear tests for a few months. North Korea and South Korea are having some communication and are trying to restart in person …

risksHawaii Emergency Management has interface of links which makes for easy mistakes

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Hawaii Civil Beat reports on the many problems at the Hawaii Emergency management. A screenshot of the controls for signaling a ballistic missile alert are a list of hyperlinks which are mixed in with links to drills, road closures and …

iranProtests spreading in Iran over high unemployment and inflation

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Protests are spreading unpredictably fast in several cities in Iran. They are protesting against high unemployment, a stagnant economy with inflationary prices and expensive overseas military interventions. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on …

computersLess than 5% of India’s techies are ready for higher end AI and cloud computing work

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7 of India’s biggest IT companies including Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant are laid off 56,000 engineers in 2017. 2017 layoffs were double the level in 2016. This is because they are not prepared to adapt to newer technologies. Less than …

future weaponsMore than an Oil Embargo is needed to crush North Korea’s nuclear program

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US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that North Korea imported 15,000 barrels per day of crude oil from China in 2016, plus 6,000 bpd of refined products. This is about 1% of UK oil consumption. The EIA mentions that some …