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

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 its democratic allies, South Korea and Japan, are not demanding regime change. North Korea’s vicious …

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North Korea dangles denuclearization to try to get payoffs

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 government said Tuesday. In response, South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to meet Kim for …

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

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 fooled no one. “North Korea has accelerated its provocative pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile …

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US military behavior suggests they believe North Korean war will probably happen

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, the Pacific theater and in the United States, and the prospect of war is far …

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Protests spreading in Iran over high unemployment and inflation

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 Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held …

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

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 5% of Indian techies are equipped to handle high-skilled jobs. For several years now, Indian …

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

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 trade may go unreported and therefore, the actual figures may be higher. The real question, …

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Five refugee settlements are being setup in China in case of a North Korea emergency

China is in the process of setting up a communications system for five refugee settlements in Changbai County located on the border with China and North Korea . However, the local government denied plans to set up refugee camps and the local emergency response office is now Tracing the source of the document leaked. (Huang …

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