The parents of Otto Warmbier - the University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, then died just days after he returned home in a coma - lashed out at Pyongyang in their first interview since their son's June death.
U.S. supersonic bombers and stealth jets flew near the border with North Korea on Monday, officials said, in a show of force after a senior American diplomat warned the communist state it could face military action if it persists with its nuclear weapons program.
The outgoing 2nd Infantry Division commander defended the use of rotational forces as the best way to maintain readiness against an increasingly threatening North Korea despite a recent report concluding that forward-based units would be more efficient.
North Korea’s latest missile test was one of its most successful yet and may have been a major step toward its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, experts said.
The U.S. administration reassured South Korea on Sunday that it will pay the cost of an advanced missile defense system, officials said in a bid to quell outrage after President Donald Trump said Seoul should cover the $1 billion cost.
“We cannot leave the Yongsan base return issue to be dealt with only by the irresponsible U.S. military and incompetent Korean government,” Kim Eun-hee, a member of the residents’ organization, said at a press conference to release the findings.
North Korea reportedly conducted another rocket-engine test last week as it seeks to develop a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, while concern rose that the reclusive country is poised to carry out its sixth nuclear test.
It's a relatively common view. World leaders, military chiefs and Hollywood have all painted him as an unhinged maniac. But this is not just wrong, North Korea watchers and dictatorship experts say. It also risks dangerous miscalculation.
Relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have become strained in recent years but even as economic and political ties wobble, tourism has become an important source of foreign revenue for North Korea, and it is more easily extracted from Chinese tourists.
President Park Geun-hye has proposed amending South Korea’s constitution to end the single term limit, saying the system hinders the government’s ability to maintain continuity on policies regarding North Korea and other issues.