North Korea’s Satellites May ALREADY Have EMP Weapon, Expert Warns; ‘We’re Blind And Defenseless’; ‘90 Percent Of Population’ Would Die

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North Korea's Satellites May ALREADY Have EMP Weapon, Expert Warns; ‘We’re Blind And Defenseless’; ‘90 Percent Of Population’ Would Die

It’s possible North Korea already has deployed an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon capable of killing 90 percent of the population, and it’s passing over the United States each day.

That’s what Peter Vincent Pry, the chief of staff for the Congressional EMP Commission, believes. Pry told Off The Grid Radio that North Korea has two satellites circling the globe that the U.S. knows little about.

“The threat we’re most concerned about is a nuclear EMP attack, and North Korea might well be able to do that right now,” Pry said.

An EMP weapon is a low-yield nuclear bomb that generates electromagnetic energy that would fry all electronics – including the power grid.

North Korea’s two satellites are called Kwangmyŏngsŏng (KMS)-3 and KMS-4.

“You almost never hear about this in the press,” Pry told  Off The Grid Radio. “(KMS-3) is still up there, and it passes over the United States in a South-polar trajectory. South-polar trajectories are significant because we don’t have any ballistic missile early-warning radars facing South. We don’t have any interceptors facing South. We’re blind and defenseless.”

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He added that KMS-3 is “at the optimum altitude for putting an EMP field down over all 48 contiguous United States.”

America’s defenses are set up to stop Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMS) fired over the North Pole, but not a satellite on a trajectory like KMS-3, Pry said.

“An electromagnetic pulse, a single weapon, detonated at that altitude would fry electronics, black out the electrical grid completely — not just temporarily but possibly forever,” Pry said.

“We, the Congressional EMP Commission, estimate that if we have a blackout that lasts one year — which an EMP attack could do — we would lose 90 percent of our population to starvation, disease and societal collapse,” Pry warned. “We’re an electronic civilization. We can’t survive without electronics.”

“There’s only enough food in the country for 30 days, and it begins to spoil in three days because the emergency generators in the big regional fuel warehouses only have enough fuel for three days,” Pry said. “So, in three days the food supply will start spoiling.”

Nuclear Plants a Concern, Too

Starvation would be just one of the horrors of an EMP apocalypse.

“The nuclear reactors — we’ve got 100 of them — would go Fukushima in seven days,” Pry said.

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Nuclear reactors are cooled by water moved by electric pumps. If the pumps shut down, the reactors overheat and cause steam explosions.

“In effect, it turns all those nuclear reactors and their cooling ponds into dirty bombs that would spread dangerous levels of radioactivity all over the country,” Pry said.

Additionally, in a long-term blackout gas and oil pipelines would explode and trigger massive firestorms that could engulf entire cities.

“We’re not set up for blackouts that last a week,” Pry said. “And we’re talking in a nuclear EMP attack a blackout that would last at least a year. … If you lose 90 percent of your population you’re never coming back. You can’t recover the grid when nine out of 10 people are dead. That’s what North Korea could do.”

Pry also noted that the strength of North Korea’s first nuclear bomb, tested in 2006, was consistent with the explosive force needed for an EMP superweapon. Such a weapon would only weigh around 100 pounds and could fit in a satellite.

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North Korea A ‘Cuban Missile Crisis In Slow Motion,’ Expert Says

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North Korea A ‘Cuban Missile Crisis In Slow Motion,’ Expert Says

The United States and China may be destined for war, with North Korea acting as the catalyst, a top national security analyst believes.

Graham Allison, who has advised every secretary of defense since the Reagan administration on nuclear disarmament, told Canada’s McLean’s magazine that the situation in North Korea is “like a Cuban missile crisis in slow motion.” He also is director of Harvard’s Belfer Center and Science and International Affairs.

“North Korea is either going to have the ability to launch a nuclear weapon against San Francisco or Vancouver or Los Angeles in the next year or so, or somebody’s going to prevent that from happening,” Allison told the magazine. “And that somebody, Trump said, is supposed to be China. As he said to [Chinese president] Xi, if you won’t do it, I will and you won’t like it.”

If China fails to act against North Korea, Allison said, then “it sets things up for blaming China for failing to do something that nobody could do, so it was an unreasonable demand.”

“I think in that sense it’s dangerous,” Allison said. “If you asked me what’s a good way to get to war, that would be a good way.”

Another danger would be the sudden fall of North Korea’s Communist dictatorship.

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“Then there’s the possibility of regime collapse, with Americans and South Koreans coming from the south, Chinese from the north, racing to secure North Korean nuclear weapons or just stabilize the situation,” Allison said.

There may be as many as 150,000 troops from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) near the North Korean border, Business Insider reported. The last time U.S. forces entered North Korea during the Korean War, it led to fighting between Americans and the PLA.

“If you end up having a war between the U.S. and China, China can deliver 50 or 60 nuclear weapons against the U.S.” Allison said. “Basically that’s the end of the country as you would think of it. That’s catastrophic. Can you have a war short of a nuclear war? You may be able to, but even that … One reason we never had a hot war with the Soviet Union was because both parties were afraid, rightly, there was no way you could have that war without the one that’s losing escalating until both are destroyed. I think if war was ever a good idea for staunching the rising power, by now with China as big and strong as it is, the idea has become less and less credible.”

War between America and China might be inevitable, he said, because the United States is an established superpower and China is a rising power. He studied 16 situations where a rising power challenged a dominant nation and found that in 12 of them, war was the result.

“For a century Americans have believed we’re No. 1 by nature or by constitution,” Allison said. “At the same time, the Chinese also have this sense that China is the center of the universe. It was only this century of humiliation, as they call it, where Westerners came and interfered in our country and then created these conditions — where American allies surround us and American ships patrol our seas — that has to be righted as we recover where we belong.”

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North Korea Tests 9th Missile Of Year; Pledges ‘Gift Package’ To U.S.; Mattis Warns Of ‘Catastrophic’ War

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North Korea Tests 9th Missile Of Year; Pledges ‘Gift Package’ To U.S.; Mattis Warns Of ‘Catastrophic’ War

A war with North Korea would be “catastrophic,” Defense Secretary and retired General James “Mad Dog” Mattis told CBS, as the reclusive country tested yet another missile.

“A conflict in North Korea, John, would be probably the worst kind of fighting in most people’s lifetimes,” Mattis told host John Dickerson on CBS’s Face the Nation. “Why do I say this? The North Korean regime has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on earth, which is the capital of South Korea.”

Still, Mattis regards North Korea as a menace to America. Mattis called North Korea a threat to its neighbors, including close U.S. allies Japan and South Korea.

“It is a direct threat to the United States,” Mattis said of North Korea. “They have been very clear in their rhetoric — we don’t have to wait until they have an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear weapon on it to say that now it’s manifested completely.”

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Mattis continued, “This regime is a threat to the region, to Japan, to South Korea. And in the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russia, as well. But the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we’re not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means.”

North Koreans on Monday tested its ninth missile of the year. The SCUD or R-11, is a short-range ballistic missile developed in Russia during the Cold War. North Korea has around four variations of the SCUD.

The country’s official news service, KCNA, reported that after the test, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said the missile tests would continue, with the goal of destroying the U.S.

“He expressed the conviction that it would make a greater leap forward in this spirit to send a bigger ‘gift package’ to the Yankees,” the KCNA story said.

The missile tested Monday traveled for around 280 miles before falling into the ocean.

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Top General Warns: ‘Inevitable’ That North Korea Will Be Able To Nuke U.S.

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Top General Warns: ‘Inevitable’ That North Korea Will Be Able To Nuke U.S.

One of America’s top generals says he has no doubts that North Korea will develop the ability to hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon if not stopped.

“If left on its current trajectory, the regime will ultimately succeed in fielding a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States homeland,” Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), told the U.S. Senate’s Armed Service Committee this week.

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Stewart’s statement was based on a new intelligence assessment, CNN reported.

“While nearly impossible to predict when this capability will be operational, the North Korean regime is committed and is on a pathway where this capability is inevitable,” Stewart said.

It is only a matter of time, Stewart believes, before North Korea develops a working intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

“They understand the physics, so it’s just a matter of design,” Stewart said.

An ICBM is a rocket that exits the Earth’s atmosphere and comes down at another point on the globe.

“They’ve certainly demonstrated a range of missiles, a range of fuel types, a range of boosters,” Stewart said.

The North Koreans were able to fire a medium-range missile and have it reenter the atmosphere without burning up earlier this month, U.S. intelligence analysts believe. That missile could hit Guam, a U.S. territory.

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Kim Jong Un Orders Nuclear-Capable Missile ‘Rapidly Mass-Produced’

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Kim Jong Un Orders Nuclear-Capable Missile ‘Rapidly Mass-Produced’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the mass production of a new medium-range ballistic missile following another apparent successful test over the weekend.

The Pukguksong-2 is capable of hitting major Japanese, Chinese and South Korean cities, as well as U.S. military bases in Japan, the Associated Press reported.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un approved deployment and manufacturing of the missile after watching a test of it over the week, a state news agency reported. The Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) claimed the Pukguksong-2 is adaptable under various battlefield conditions.

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The missile is solid fueled, which means it can be based on a submarine.

“Saying with pride that the missile’s rate of hits is very accurate and Pukguksong-2 is a successful strategic weapon, he [Kim] approved the deployment of this weapon system for action,” KCNA reported. “Now that its tactical and technical data met the requirements of the Party, this type of missile should be rapidly mass-produced in a serial way … he said.”

North Korean media say that the Pukguksong-2 can carry nuclear weapons, the Associated Press reported. It isn’t known how many nuclear weapons North Korea has, but estimates range from 10 to 20.

“Many more [North Korean] weapons capable of striking the U.S. will be launched,” an editorial in the Sunday edition of the North Korean Minju Joson newspaper stated. “This is the [nation’s] answer to the Trump administration.’”

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North Korea Tests Major Missile, Warns U.S. Is Now Within ‘Range For Strike’

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North Korea Tests Major Missile, Warns U.S. Is Within ‘Range For Strike’

North Korea Sunday made significant progress in its effort to develop an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the United States, successfully testing a missile that potentially could hit a U.S. territory.

“It appears to have not only demonstrated an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that might enable them to reliably strike the U.S. base at Guam, but more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM),” the monitoring organization 38 North said.

38 North was referring to the Hwsong-12 missile, which flew for 489 miles and reached an altitude of 1,312 miles before crashing about 60 miles off Russian territory.

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Experts say the missile flew higher and longer than any North Korean missile to date. The reclusive country, for its part, said the missile was “capable of carrying a large, heavy nuclear warhead,” according to the nation’s official news service.

“The U.S. should not … disregard or misjudge the reality that its mainland and Pacific operation region are in (North Korea’s) sighting range for strike,” said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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One frightening feature of the launch was the successful test of a homing feature that would allow the warhead to survive the worst reentry situation, the country’s official news agency reported.

Such a homing feature would enable the North to aim the missile at specific targets, such as American cities or military bases.

“This is an advanced missile, if their claims are true,” Joshua Pollack of Nonproliferation Review told Reuters. He noted that the missile fired on Sunday looked similar to mockups of an ICBM the North Koreans may be building.

North Korea claims to have successfully tested five nuclear bombs and is believed to have around 10 nukes in its arsenal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the launch “dangerous” but warned the world – presumable meaning the U.S. – against “intimidating” the country.

“I would like to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear states, including through the Korean Peninsula,” Putin said We are against it and consider it counterproductive, damaging, dangerous.”

Still, Putin supported a “peaceful” solution.

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You Won’t Believe Why Washington State Isn’t Allowed to Prepare for Nuclear War

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If the government was able to take care of everyone during any foreseeable disaster, there probably wouldn’t be a thriving prepper movement today. So many people have taken it upon themselves to prepare for disasters, because they know how the government often reacts to crisis situations. Our government’s response to disasters is often slow and lacking, and the victims of these events are frequently forced to fend for themselves. Still, what they do is better than nothing, and at least at the local level first responders do a great job.

With that said, there’s an expectation among most people that when disaster strikes, the government will do something. And worst case scenario, sometimes there are disasters that the government doesn’t foresee, and they simply don’t have a plan. However, most people don’t realize that sometimes, not only does the government not have a plan, they deliberately avoid making a plan for political reasons.

That may sound totally asinine, but it’s absolutely true. Especially in the state of Washington. With all the hype surrounding North Korea’s missile tests, many states are reexamining their nuclear preparedness plans, except in Washington, where apparently it’s illegal for state authorities to even make those plans. According to King5 news out of Seattle:

Despite the constant threats and missile tests coming out of North Korea, emergency management officials in Washington state say they are prevented from forming an evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear attack.

“State law does not allow any advanced planning,” said Karina Shagren with the Washington State Emergency Management Division.

RCW 38.52.030, passed in 1983, says “The comprehensive, all-hazard emergency plan authorized under this subsection may not include preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation of residents in anticipation of nuclear attack.”

Can you believe that? You might be wondering why any government would actively refuse to prepare for a nuclear war. It turns out that the only thing dumber than this law, is the reason why it exists.

The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former Democratic state lawmaker Dick Nelson, says at the time, Washington state was inundated with nuclear threats, and the idea was to create an example of peace.

“It was about finding a middle ground we could all agree on,” he said.

Nelson also felt that if Seattle were to be attacked, the chances of survival would be so low that a preparation plan would have been moot anyway.

Today, Nelson still says he has no regrets.

So in other words, the state decided that refusing to prepare for a nuclear war would send the message that nuclear war is bad and peace is good…or something. I’m struggling to follow the logic here.

It’d be like refusing to prepare for hurricanes, because hurricanes are bad and destructive. It doesn’t make any sense. Trying set a peaceful example by refusing to prepare for war; a preparation that I might add is totally non-violent and only exists to save civilians, doesn’t do anything to actually reduce the probability of that war happening. It doesn’t bring more peace to the world, and it doesn’t save anyone. With this law, Washington has traded the safety of many of their citizens for a shallow political statement.

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

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Does North Korea Have the Ability to Destroy Our Electrical Grid?

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When it comes to winning it is not always about the size or capability of a country’s army, but rather its willingness to use weapons of mass destruction. Like in any fight, it is often mindset that determines the outcome. Seeing how this country sometimes gives in or capitulate to demands that seem outrageous and […]

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North Korea Ambassador: We’re Not Afraid Of U.S.; Nuclear Test Looming; 4th American Citizen Detained

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North Korea Ambassador: Nation Not Afraid Of U.S.; Nuclear Test Looming; 4th U.S. Citizen Detained

North Korea is not afraid of U.S. military power and has plans to go ahead with another nuclear test, its new ambassador to the United Kingdom says.

“If we were afraid of it, we probably would not have started conducting nuclear tests or launching ballistic missiles,” North Korea’s new ambassador to the U.K, Choe Il, told Sky News.

“The U.S. cannot attack us first,” Choe said. “If the U.S. moves an inch, then we are ready to turn to ashes any available strategic assets of the U.S.”

Choe did not say when North Korea would conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. The country has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

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“In regards to the sixth nuclear test, I do not know the scheduled time for it, as I am here in the U.K., not in my home country,” Choe said. “However, I can say that the nuclear test will be conducted at the place and time as decided by our supreme leader, Kim Jong-Un.”

‘Sanctions Do Not Have Any Legal Grounds’

Choe also made clear that his nation rejects the authority and legality of the United Nations Security Council, which has imposed sanctions on North Korea.

“The U.N. Security Council has been sanctioning against us whenever we launch missiles or satellites and carry out nuclear tests,” Choe said. “As the sanctions do not have any legal grounds, we do not care about them, nor accept them.”

North Korea will not halt its nuclear program until it develops working nuclear missiles, Choe said.

“We have to have nuclear power,” Choe said. “We have shown our strong military power and nuclear power this April. Because of our strong military power, the U.S. could not attack us first.”

North Korea Detains U.S. Citizens

Meanwhile, North Korea is arresting and detaining U.S. citizens in an attempt to force the U.S. and China to the bargaining table, NPR reported.

Kim Hak Song, an American citizen and a professor at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), was arrested on charges of hostile acts against the state on May 6. PUST is a private university in North Korea; another American who worked at the school, Kim Sang Duk, was arrested in April on charges of trying to overthrow the government. It now is holding four U.S. citizens against their will.

The arrests might be an attempt to get a high-level U.S. official to come to Pyongyang to negotiate with Kim Jong-Un.

“In the past, Pyongyang has demanded that Washington send high-level envoys to obtain the release of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea,” NPR wrote.

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Tensions Mount: Japan Deploys Largest Warship Since WW2; French Sending Ship; What Will N. Korea Do?

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Japan Sends Largest Warship To North Korea -- Its Biggest Deployment Since WW2

Japan is sending it largest warship to join in possible action against North Korea in what is being called the nation’s most significant military move since World War II.

The helicopter carrier Izumo will escort supply ships supporting the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group One, which has been dispatched to the North China Sea.

The Izumo is the largest Japanese warship deployed since World War II, The Japan Times reported. This is the first time a Japanese warship has faced the possibility of action since 1945.

Meanwhile, North Korea is threatening to conduct another nuclear test.

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Japan’s constitution technically bars the use of military force except in case of national defense, but Japanese law was amended last year to make it easier for the nation’s military, or Self-Defense Force, to take part in military operations.

The 817-foot-long Izumo is an amphibious assault carrier that can carry up to nine helicopters. The Japan Times noted that the Izumo is as big as a World War II aircraft carrier but is called a destroyer to get around a provision in Japan’s constitution that bars the military from having offensive weapons.

The Izumo’s primary mission will be to protect U.S. and other ships from submarine attack. North Korea reportedly has dozens of submarines.

Japan is not the only country sending ships to the region. The French amphibious assault ship Mistral arrived in Nagasaki on April 29, The Japan Times reported. The Mistral is expected to be joined by another French ship, the frigate Courbet. The French ships will take part in exercises with Japanese, American and British warships in the Pacific.

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Trump Warns Of ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea; Navy Official Says Hawaii Could Be Hit

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Trump Warns Of ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea; Navy Official Says Hawaii Could Be Hit

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President Trump on Thursday did not back away from threatening military action against North Korea, just one day after a top Navy admiral said Hawaii was within reach of the rogue nation’s missiles.

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters. “… We’d love to solve things diplomatically, but it’s very difficult.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mirrored those comments Friday , saying that “failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences.”

“The threat of a nuclear attack on Seoul, or Tokyo, is real, and it’s only a matter of time before North Korea develops the capability to strike the U.S. mainland,” Tillerson said.

He added: “All options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table. Diplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary.”

On Wednesday, Navy Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. told a Congressional committee that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un “is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today, in my opinion.”

Harris is the head of the U.S. Pacific Command or PACOM, the military organization responsible for defending Hawaii.

Harris acknowledged that antimissile defenses may not be able to stop an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from North Korea, Hawaii News Now reported.

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“We have ‘x’ number of interceptors that can shoot down ‘y’ number of targets,” Harris testified. “If the opposition fired ‘y plus one,’ then that’s at least one that would get through.”

He added, “I believe that our ballistic missile architecture is sufficient to protect Hawaii today.”

Crisis ‘Is Real – The Worst I’ve Seen’

Still, the crisis on the Korean peninsula “is real—the worst I’ve seen,” Harris said.

“There is some doubt within the intelligence community whether Kim Jong-un has that capability today or whether he will soon, but I have to assume he has it, the capability is real, and that he’s moving towards it.”

“Kim Jong-un is making progress and all nations need to take this seriously because their missiles point in all directions. If left unchecked, they will match the capability of his hostile rhetoric.”

Hawaii state legislators are taking Harris’ statements seriously. The Public Safety Committee of the Hawaii State House passed a resolution ordering officials to update plans for coping with a nuclear attack.

The committee wants Cold War-era fallout shelters reopened and stocked with new supplies, Hawaii News Now reported. Legislators also want a nuclear attack response plan that was written in 1985 updated.

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North Korea: What The Media Isn’t Telling You

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North Korea has been one of America’s enemies for years, but in recent weeks things have escalated to a new, dangerous level. The North Koreans are threatening to strike the United States, and the U.S. is reportedly considering a preemptive attack.

What should the United States do?

That’s the topic on this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio, as we talk to Peter Vincent Pry, who is chief of staff of the EMP Commission and who formerly served in the House Armed Services Committee and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Pry – who has co-written articles on the subject for The Wall Street Journal, The Hill and the Washington Times – says that what we’re hearing in the mainstream media isn’t the full picture. In fact, Pry says, North Korea is even more dangerous than we may realize.

Pry tells us:

  • Why we can’t necessarily believe what the experts tell us about North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capability.
  • Why North Korea could use an unconventional method to strike the U.S. with an EMP or traditional nuclear attack.
  • Why every American citizen should be concerned that North Korea has two satellites that regularly fly over the U.S.
  • Why we can’t trust the Chinese, who are responsible for more than 80 percent of North Korea’s imports and exports.

Finally, Pry gives us his thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

If you want to separate fact from fiction, then don’t miss this week’s show. You won’t hear any of it from the mainstream media!

 

Japanese Holding Air Raid Drills, Building Bomb Shelters; Gov’t Warns They’d Have 10 Minutes To Take Cover

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Japanese Holding Air Raid Drills, Building Bomb Shelters; Gov't Warns They’d Have 10 Minutes To Take Cover

Japanese citizens are being told they may have less than 10 minutes to prepare for a North Korean missile attack.

“When a missile is launched from North Korea, it will not take long to reach Japan,” an official communique from the Japanese government reads. It was released this week. “For example, the ballistic missile launched from [North Korea] on February 7 last year took 10 minutes to fly over Okinawa.”

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Officials in some parts of Japan are preparing to hold air raid drills for the first time since World War II, and they’re telling citizens to practice taking shelter, The Washington Post reported. A post on the government website urges people to “evacuate to a substantial building or underground shopping area” if they are outside, and to lie down under cover and away from windows if inside.

There is an official warning system for a missile attack called “J-Alert,” but even many politicians have little faith in it.

“A missile may not be detected as soon as it leaves the launch pad … and that could take several minutes,” Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura told The Japan Times. “Depending on the case, the warnings and alarms might only sound four or five minutes before a missile arrives.”

Not surprisingly, sales of bomb shelters have skyrocketed in Japan.

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North Korea Detains U.S. Citizen, Threatens To Sink U.S. Warship; U.S. Ambassador Issues Warning

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North Korea Detains U.S. Citizen, Threatens To Sink U.S. Warship; U.S. Ambassador Issues Warning

War talk between the United States and North Korea continued to escalate in recent days as a U.S. aircraft carrier headed to the Korean peninsula.

“Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” an editorial in the Rodong Simnun threatened. It is the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ (Communist) Party.

The warning added that the attack would be “an actual example to show our military’s force’ the newspaper also described the aircraft carrier – the USS Carl Vinson — as a “gross animal.” The Vinson arrived in the region as South Korea put its armed forces on heightened alert. The ship is a nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier that can haul up to 90 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. It is the flagship of the Navy’s Carrier Strike Group One, which was redeployed from the Indian Ocean to the North China Sea because of rising tensions with North Korea.

The group is moving in as U.S., Chinese and South Korean officials warn that North Korea is set to stage another nuclear test, Reuters reported.

UN Ambassador Warns North Korea

Meanwhile, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is warning that a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea might prompt a U.S. attack. She made the comments on NBC’s Today Show.

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“We are not going to do anything unless he gives us reason to do something,” Haley said of Kim Jong-un.

Asked whether her warning included a missile test, Haley responded, “If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile, then obviously we’re going to do that. But right now, we’re saying don’t test, don’t use nuclear missiles, don’t try and do any more actions, and I think he’s understanding that and China’s helping us really put that pressure on him.”

NBC’s Matt Lauer then said, “Let me just make sure I understand what you just said. If he tests another intercontinental ballistic missile, if he were to test another nuclear device, when you say, ‘Obviously we’re going to do that,’ do you mean military retaliation?”

Haley answered, “I think then the president steps in and decides what’s going to happen.”

The U.S. is not the only nation taking action; the Japanese Navy has dispatched two warships to take part in exercises with Carrier Strike Group One, Reuters reported.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to negotiate a solution to the crisis.

North Korea notched up the tensions by detaining a U.S. citizen for unknown reason. The man detained is Tony Kim, who was teaching accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. He was preparing to fly out of the country when authorities detained him. Kim is one of three Americans in North Korean custody.

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North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike!

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Tensions Rise: China On ‘High Alert’; North Korea Warns Of Preemptive Strike On U.S.

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Tensions Rise: China On ‘High Alert’; North Korea Warns Of Preemptive Strike On U.S.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula continued to escalates this week, as North Korea warned it was considering striking the United States even if the U.S. doesn’t attack first.

“In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes,” The Rodong Sinmun, an official state paper, warned.

The statement came merely hours after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that an “era of strategic patience” with North Korea was over and the same week that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States would not continue the same strategy from the past.

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“We’re reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us, but re-engage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held,” Tillerson said.

Meanwhile, China’s military has placed its bombers “on high alert” and is prepared to respond to any military activity in North Korea, a U.S. defense official told CNN. The goal likely is to “reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency,” the official said

China has two concerns: 1) refugees from North Korea fleeing across the border to China, and, 2) North Korea collapsing and reunifying with South Korea.

In 2015, 83 percent of North Korea’s exports and 85 percent of its imports involved China.

It isn’t known how many nuclear weapons North Korea, a very reclusive nation, has. The U.S.-Korea Institute said in a 2016 report that North Korea possesses “enough fissile material to build anywhere from six to about 30 nuclear weapons.” China in 2015 said North Korea has 20 nuclear weapons, and a U.S. Congressional report said between six and 10.

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North Korea to use Chemical and Biological Weapons Against the US

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North Korea Official Warns: ‘Thermonuclear War May Break Out At Any Moment’

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North Korea Official Warns: ‘Thermonuclear War May Break Out At Any Moment’

PYONGYANG – A pair of high-ranking North Korean officials are warning that the world is on the brink of nuclear war due to U.S. involvement.

“The United States are disturbing the peace and global stability, insisting in a gangster logic,” North Koran foreign minister Han Song-Ryol said over the weekend.

Han added that “nuclear war could break out at any moment” and that the country will continue missile tests “on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis” no matter what the rest of the world thinks.

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Meanwhile, Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy United Nations ambassador, warned of “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any minute.”

Kim called the Korean peninsula “the world’s biggest hot spot.”

“[North Korea] is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.,”

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, during a visit to South Korea, said the “people of North Korea” and “the military of North Korea” should not “mistake the resolve of the United States of America to stand with our allies.”

“But all options are on the table as we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea for denuclearization of this peninsula and for the long-term prosperity and freedom of the people of South Korea,” Pence said.

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5 Reasons America May Be Headed To War With North Korea

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5 Reasons America May Be Headed To War With North Korea

An all-out war involving the United States, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and the People’s Republic of China became even more possible following a chain of related events this week.

1. The U.S. has plans for a preemptive strike to knock out missiles and weapons — if U.S. officials believe North Korea is set to test a nuclear weapon, NBC News reported. American military forces have moved a number of weapons capable of destroying missiles and facilities into position in the region. This offensive firepower includes Tomahawk cruise missiles, Gray Eagle drones and the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB).

“The leadership in North Korea has shown absolutely no sign or interest in diplomacy or dialogue with any of the countries involved in this issue,” Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies told NBC News.

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President Trump tweeted, “I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A.”

2. North Korea might be preparing a test or tests of nuclear weapons or a ballistic missile. The nation has been moving launchers and other equipment needed for a missile test around, intelligence officials told CNN. There also has been new activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear testing area in North Korea, satellite images indicate. The activity includes digging and work at tunnel entrances, which would precede an underground nuclear test.

North Korea is planning for a major national holiday on April 15 on the 105th anniversary of the birth of the regime’s founder. In the past, such events have been celebrated with weapons tests.

The country warned this week that U.S. actions have “created a dangerous situation in which a thermo-nuclear war may break out any moment on the peninsula and posed serious threat to the world peace and security.”

3. The U.S. Navy is moving a carrier strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to waters near the Korean peninsula. A carrier strike group normally consists of a Nimitz class carrier, a guided missile cruiser (which is equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles), two guided missile destroyers and a Los Angeles class attack submarine.

4. Japan is preparing for a North Korean attack. The Japanese government is bolstering defenses against ballistic missile attacks and preparing to evacuate 57,000 of its citizens from South Korea, The Japan Times reported. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is fearful of chemical weapons attacks on Japan, the CBC reported.

“There is a possibility that North Korea is already capable of shooting missiles with sarin as warheads,” Abe told a committee of Japan’s parliament April 13.

5. China seems to be mobilizing for war. The China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may have deployed up to 150,000 troops along North Korea’s northern border, the China Post newspaper in Taiwan reported. The PLA has 24 Dongfeng “carrier-killer” missiles stationed in northern China. The People’s Republic has stopped buying North Korea’s most important export, coal, and ordered Chinese companies to return coal shipments to North Korea, CNBC reported.

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The Syrian Civil War and the Downfall of the Trump Administration

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Trump: We’re Sending ‘An Armada’ To North Korea

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WASHINGTON — Tensions between the United States and North Korea showed no signs of cooling this week, as President Trump said the U.S. is sending an “armada” to the region and North Korea retaliated by saying it’s “ready” for war.

“We are sending an armada, very powerful,” Trump told the Fox Business Network. “We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier.”

The U.S. already had an aircraft carrier in the region. He also issued a warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“We have the best military people on Earth,” Trump said. “And I will say this: He is doing the wrong thing.”

North Korea has tested a series of missiles in recent years and has warned the U.S. and its allies that it will retaliate – perhaps with nuclear weapons – if provoked.

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“If the U.S. dares opt for a military action … the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.,” a statement read on North Korea’s news service said, using the nation’s official acronym.

North Korea’s Submarines a Danger?

Meanwhile, North Korea’s navy has around 70 submarines in its fleet, CNBC reported. A few of those vessels are believed to be capable of launching ballistic missiles which can be equipped with nuclear warheads. North Korea is known to have at least 10 nuclear weapons.

Submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) would be a threat to the mainland of the United States if a North Korean submarine were able to cross the Pacific. Once a sub got within a few hundred miles of the U.S. coast, it could fire a nuclear missile at a large U.S. city such as Los Angeles or Seattle.

Experts believe that North Korea’s SLBMs have a range of around 600 miles, CNBC reported. North Korea has tested an SLBM that flew for 310 miles. Experts also think the DPRK has a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a ballistic missile.

Seven years ago, a North Korean submarine apparently sank a South Korean navy ship, killing 46 sailors, although the incident remains in dispute.

North Korean submarine missiles would easily evade anti-missile systems in South Korea that are only pointed north, Heritage Foundation national security specialist Bruce Klingner said.

“The problem with the SLBM is that it exposes South Korea’s flanks to attack,” Klingner said.

It is difficult to track North Korea’s sub fleet, Klingner said. At one point in 2015, South Korean officials lost track of 50 North Korean submarines.

“We didn’t know where they were at the time,” Klingner said. “One would hope that we would keep very close tabs on those that could launch the SLBM.”

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Probability for the use of nuclear weapons during the next four years nears 80%

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I hate to continually bring you doom and gloom, but in short, the probability that nuclear weapons will be used within the next four years has spiked to its highest

North Korea Defector’s Urgent Warning: ‘World Should Be Ready’ For Nuclear Attack

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North Korea Defector's Urgent Warning: ‘World Should Be Ready’ For Nuclear Attack

WASHINGTON — North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would not hesitate to use nuclear attack on the United States and other countries, according to a defector who formerly served as deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom.

“Once he sees that there is any kind of sign of a tank or an imminent threat from America, then he would use his nuclear weapons with ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile),” Thae Yong Ho told NBC anchorman Lester Holt. “Kim Jong Un is a man who can do anything beyond the normal imagination.”

Thae and his family defected to South Korea in August, becoming the highest-level defectors from North Korea in two decades. Thae risked his life to talk to Holt; Kim has demonstrated a willingness to murder his enemies.

“I am already a marked man,” Thae said. “Kim Jong Un wants to eliminate any person or any country which poses a threat to him. And I think I am really a great threat to him.

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“Kim Jong Un is a person who did not even hesitate to kill his uncle and a few weeks ago, even his half-brother,” Thae said. “So, he is a man who can do anything to remove [anyone in] his way.”

Others Agree

Thae is not the only one who believes North Korea is a grave threat. The commander of America’s Pacific Fleet is worried about the reclusive nation.

“They have the nuclear capability — they’ve demonstrated that,” Admiral Scott Swift told NBC News. “And then, where they’re going with the miniaturization of that, whether they can actually weaponize a missile, that’s what’s driving the current concern.”

North Korea has an estimated eight nuclear warheads, but no one knows if it has a working ICBM. An ICBM would be necessary to hit the United States from the Korean peninsula.

“It does feel more dangerous — I’ll give you three reasons,” retired Admiral James Stavridis told NBC News. “One is [Kim’s] own precarious situation in command of the nation. Number two is the instability in South Korea. We’ve just seen the South Korean president indicted, arrested, and incarcerated. And, number three, a new and more aggressive American foreign policy coming from Washington.”

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached over a corruption scandal last year and ousted from office during March of this year. Kim might see the constitutional crisis in South Korea as an opportunity to attack.

‘Only a Nuclear Weapon Can Guarantee His Rule’

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 17 said military action is on the table.

Kim thinks that possessing a nuclear weapon is the only to avoid the fate of tyrants like Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, Thae said.

“That’s why Kim Jong Un strongly believes that only a nuclear weapon can guarantee his rule,” Thae said.

Thae added, “If Kim Jong Un has nuclear weapons and ICBMs, he can do anything So, I think the world should be ready to deal with this kind of person.”

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Former CIA Director Warns Of Attack That ‘Would Blackout North America And Kill Millions’

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Former CIA Director Warns Of Attack That ‘Would Blackout North America And Kill Millions’

WASHINGTON — A former CIA director is warning that it would be “profoundly dangerous” to underestimate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who he calls a “sociopath” who doesn’t follow the standard protocol on nuclear weapons.

James Woolsey, CIA director under President Clinton, and Peter Vincent Pry, chief of staff of the congressional EMP Commission, co-wrote a column for The Washington Times asserting that the U.S. isn’t prepared for North Korea’s threat.

“Kim Jong-un is a sociopath who inherited absolute power from his father and grandfather,” Woolsey and Pry wrote. “Like them, Kim is mentally and spiritually absolutely corrupted. Kim is so suspicious of his own followers that he is purging his political and military elites, inventing sadistically ingenious ways of killing even close relatives.”

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They called him “Caligula in the third generation, armed with nuclear weapons.”

“His paranoid personality is exactly the type to start a nuclear war,” they wrote in the March 26 column.

Western analysists, they wrote, “wrongly assume” that North Korea will follow a testing regime “similar to that for U.S. missiles,” with multiple flight tests. Instead, North Korea is rushing untested weapons into deployment.

“North Korea sees itself in a long nuclear crisis with the United States, always on the verge of nuclear war, necessitating that missiles get rushed out the door based on component testing and maybe some minimal flight testing,” they wrote. “Pyongyang is in a panic, like Moscow during World War II rushing not properly tested tanks to the front from the factory floor — except Pyongyang’s panic is over nuclear war.”

That explains why North Korea deployed 30 intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) for nine years without flight testing them until recently, they wrote. The country also has deployed mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) without flight testing.

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“Pyongyang’s panic explains why we should be a lot more worried about their KMS-3 and KMS-4 satellites orbiting over the U.S. If nuclear-armed, these satellites could make an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that would blackout North America and kill millions,” Woolsey and Pry wrote. “Surprise EMP attack by satellite is such an unconventional gambit it is still not on the mental radar screens of most analysts — exactly as Pyongyang hopes.”

The two men asserted that the U.S. must do four things to protect itself:

  • “Harden the national electric grid against EMP and cyberattack, starting by appointing new commissioners to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who care more about national security than essentially representing the electric utilities.
  • “Redeploy Aegis guided missile cruisers to plug holes in the National Missile Defense, especially in the southern Gulf coastal states — Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas.
  • “Modernize the U.S. nuclear deterrent, including development of EMP and cyber weapons capable of neutralizing nuclear missile threats preemptively.
  • “Launch a new Manhattan Project to resurrect President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and deploy space-based missile defenses to make preemptive warfare unnecessary.”

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‘Little Doubt’ North Korea Is Prepping For First-Strike Nuclear War, Expert Says

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‘Little Doubt’ North Korea Is Prepping For First-Strike Nuclear War, Expert Says

SEOUL — An expert on Asian politics says he has “little doubt” that North Korea is preparing for a first-strike nuclear attack against America and its allies in light of recent activity within the Communist country.

“North Korea’s military exercises leave little doubt that Pyongyang plans to use large numbers of nuclear weapons against U.S. forces throughout Japan and South Korea to blunt an invasion,” Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, wrote in Foreign Policy. “North Korean defectors have claimed that the country’s leaders hope that by inflicting mass casualties and destruction in the early days of a conflict, they can force the United States and South Korea to recoil from their invasion.”

Lewis was referencing a test this month in which North Korea launched four missiles from the northwest corner of the nation. They traveled more than 600 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan.

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North Korean then released a map that “showed all four missiles landing on an arc that stretched down to the [U.S.] Marine Corps Air Station near Iwakuni, Japan,” Lewis wrote.

Just as significant, North Korea previously tested its missiles from a central location but has been changing launch sites recently.

“These aren’t missile tests, they are military exercises,” Lewis wrote. “North Korea knows the missiles work. What the military units are doing now is practicing — practicing for a nuclear war.”

North Korea is conducting the missile tests at the same time that U.S. and South Korean forces are taking part in exercises in the region involving tens of thousands of personnel, as well as an aircraft carrier, bombers and F-35 aircraft out of Iwakuni – the same base North Korea could target.

The U.S.-South Korean drills are a “rehearsal” and part of a war plan known as OPLAN 5015, which “has been described as a pre-emptive strike against North Korea,” Lewis wrote.

All sides have plans to strike first, Lewis added.

“That means, in a crisis, the pressure will be to escalate,” he wrote. “Whatever restraint Kim [Jong un] or [Donald] Trump might show — and let’s be honest, our expectations here are not high — each will face enormous pressure to start the attack lest his opponent beat him to the punch.”

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6 Things You Better Know About North Korea & Potential War

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6 Things You Better Know About North Korea & Potential War

The United States and North Korea are far closer to war than most people realize. The two nations even might be on the verge of a conflict that would involve nuclear weapons.

Americans should be concerned because North Korea is believed to have several dozen nuclear weapons, according to Chinese estimates. (The U.S. count has it closer to 15.) North Korea has staged two dozen missile tests and might develop within the next year an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), which could have the capacity to reach Hawaii.

If that was not bad enough, North Korea might have up to 12,000 tons of chemical weapons stored for the possibility of war, The New York Times reported.

Here are six reasons you should be concerned about a potential war:

1. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Trump are considering a preemptive strike to shut down North Korea’s nuclear program.

“If they elevate the threat of their weapons programs to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table,” Tillerson said in a press conference. Trump tweeted that North Korea has been “behaving badly.”

Yet such a strike might not be able to destroy every missile, such as ones hidden on mobile launchers or in the mountains.

2. North Korea has threatened nuclear retaliation if even a “single shot” is fired against it.

“The Korean People’s Army will reduce the bases of aggression and provocation to ashes with its invincible Hwasong rockets tipped with nuclear warheads and reliably defend the security of the country and its people’s happiness in case the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces fire even a single bullet at the territory of the DPRK,” a press release stated.

3. The United States and South Korea currently are conducting a massive military exercise, called Foal Eagle, involving 15,000 American and 290,000 South Korean troops, The Diplomat reported.

Jeffrey Lewis, the director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, labeled Foal Eagle as a dress rehearsal for an attack on North Korea.

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This year’s exercise included mock attacks on nuclear facilities by U.S. and South Korea forces.

4. The U.S. is deploying high-tech weapons in the region.

These include the MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone, which is capable of destroying targets on the ground with Hellfire missiles and precision bombs. One use for the Gray Eagle would be to destroy missiles. Another potential threat is the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THADD), which has the capacity to shoot down ballistic missiles. It arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea this month, CNBC reported.

5. North Korea is developing means of evading U.S. attacks and defenses.

This includes firing multiple missiles to get through THADD. It also includes the use of mobile missile launchers on all-terrain vehicles, which can be moved around to evade U.S. air attacks, Fitzpatrick reported.

6. Kim Jong-un is homicidal and potentially insane.

The North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother was murdered at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with VX nerve agent (a chemical weapon), Malaysian police told the press. Many experts believe the murder was committed by North Korean agents. Kim John-un, 33, may have feared that his brother would try and take control.

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North Korea Warns Of Nuclear Strikes On U.S. If ‘Even A Single Bullet’ Is Fired

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LOS ANGELES — North Korea will launch a nuclear strike against U.S. forces and allies if even a “single bullet” is fired against it, the rogue state is warning in a press release.

“The Korean People’s Army will reduce the bases of aggression and provocation to ashes with its invincible Hwasong rockets tipped with nuclear warheads and reliably defend the security of the country and its people’s happiness in case the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces fire even a single bullet at the territory of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea),” the statement, released this month, reads.

North Korea has carried out five successful nuclear tests and is believed to have 10 nuclear warheads, Yahoo News reported. The country has missiles capable of hitting U.S. bases in Japan and potentially Hawaii.

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The DPRK is trying to develop ballistic missiles that can hit North America. North Korea carried out 24 missile tests and two nuclear tests in 2016.

Military action against North Korea is on the table, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters.

“Certainly we do not want for things to get to a military conflict,” Tillerson said. “But obviously if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces, then that would be met with an appropriate response.”

The U.S. and South Korea are conducting a massive war game called Foal Eagle which some view as practice for an attack on North Korea.

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North Korea Warns Of ‘Merciless’ Strikes As U.S. Conducts Drills In Region

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North Korea Warns Of ‘Merciless’ Strikes If U.S. Conducts Drills In Region

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s government is warning of “merciless” attacks ahead of the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson participating in wargames with South Korean forces.

“If they infringe on the DPRK’s sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater,” a press release from the North Korea state news agency stated. DPRK (Democratic Republic of Korea) is the country’s official name.

The press release added: “On March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-based aircraft flew along a course near territorial air and waters of the DPRK to stage drills of dropping bombs and making surprise attacks on the ground targets of its army.”

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The specific nature of the threatened attack is not clear, but North Korea possesses short-range and medium-range missiles, torpedoes and submarines that might be capable of sinking or damaging an aircraft carrier. Such an attack could provoke a devastating response from the U.S. and South Korea – and a war.

More than 300,000 South Korean soldiers and 17,000 U.S. military personnel participated in massive drills last year designed to repel a North Korean attack, and a similar number are expected this year, CNBC reported.

U.S. firepower deployed to Korea includes America’s newest attack drone, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle. The Gray Eagle’s mission would be to knock out North Korea’s ballistic missiles, which might include rockets capable of hitting U.S. territory, The Drive reported. The Gray Eagle is capable of staying in the air for 24 hours.

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China Official Warns: U.S. & North Korea On ‘Collision’ Course For War

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China Official Warns: U.S. & North Korea On ‘Collision’ Course For War

BEIJING — China’s foreign minister says war between the United States and North Korea may be inevitable.

“The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming towards each other,” Wang Yi said at a news conference this week. “The question is, are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision?”

Wang’s remarks were prompted by North Korean ballistic missile tests and the U.S. beginning deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. Once functional, THAAD will be able to shoot down North Korean missiles. The Chinese government is afraid THAAD’s deployment will kick off an arms race in Asia.

Xinhua, China’s state media, warned of an “arms race.”

“More missile shields of one side inevitably bring more nuclear missiles of the opposing side that can break through the missile shield,” the Xinhua article said, according to CNN.

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Wang warned South Korea, a key U.S. ally, to cease and desist the deployment of THAAD because it undermines China’s security. China also believes the system could be used to spy on the country.

Wang’s frankness was unusual for a Chinese leader.

“They don’t usually use this kind of language but it’s not completely surprising given that they are not really effectively able to constrain or restrain what the North Koreans do and they’re deeply unhappy about the U.S. deployment of THAAD to South Korea,” Professor Steve Tsang of the SOAS China Institute told CNN.

U.S. Causing North Korean Missiles to Explode?

The US already is conducting cyberwarfare and electronic warfare against North Korea, and hacking may have caused a number of its missiles to explode, The New York Times reported. The effort was apparently so successful that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un ordered an investigation and may have had security officials executed.

Still, North Korea has managed three successful medium-range missile tests and Kim claims his military is in the final stage of preparation for the test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could hit the United States.

“Senior [American] national security leaders have stated that the U.S. needs to work off the assumption that North Korea will have ICBM capabilities soon, and in this business ‘soon’ could mean five to 10 years, or earlier,” Ariel Cohen of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security told the Washington Free Beacon.

Cohen thinks North Korea soon may be able to launch an attack on U.S. military bases in Hawaii. The U.S. would have little defense against an attack because 56 percent of the anti-missiles deployed in Alaska and California failed in tests, The Times reported.

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Middle East on Brink of Major War after Saudi Warship Hit by Iranian Anti-Ship Missile

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Again, the news cycle is moving so quickly, no one is able to completely keep up.  However, with all of the focus on executive orders on immigration some major events

President Trump’s First Major International Test could lead to Nuclear War with North Korea

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Much has been made of President Trump’s proposed domestic policies as he was sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States.  However, as all eyes are focused

Prepper Update of World Events for Week of October 10, 2016

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The following summary of recent world events is decidedly negative.  This is not due to overt pessimism as much as the facts are just plain bad.  In fact, I didn’t

Thoughts For The Week. Australia. Owen Guns Bulletin September 2016 Edition 123

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The worlds media have downplayed the emerging militaristic friction in our Asia Pacific area for the last ten years, now China is building military bases in the Spratley Islands and North Korea is exploding 10 kiloton nukes delivered by ballistic missiles fired from submarines. At first you might think Defence is not relevant to Australia’s firearm owners, but please put up with my background information before we get to the punch.

Expanding Buffer Zones.

We should do some Heavy Thinking.
Why does, China want military bases in the Spratley Islands, and why does North Korea want nuclear missiles with a range of 2000 miles? The answer is an old strategy, that it is far better to have to fight a war in someone else’s country rather than your own. As the Roman Empire created buffer states to keep out the barbarians, so too do the Chinese. They give nuclear technology and a vast amount of military equipment to Pakistan, so it can hold back India, they keep Tibet enslaved and supply vast amounts of military hardware to North Korea, so it can face off to Japan and Taiwan and as they see it the main bogy man the USA. We cannot be amazed that North Korea and Vietnam also want to keep any threat away from their own countries so also have to engage in a military game of chess as to who dominates the chess board. That chessboard is of course the Pacific Ocean, this should concern all Australians who think.

Don’t let the people know? We don’t want to Arouse them.

I should not have to spell it out, we all should know this but due to the dumbing down, news service that spend hours on man bites dog stories, or save the rare toad, we are told we are more concerned about how many medals were won at the Olympics. Really, that is not the truth as we are all concerned about the safety of our homes and families.

We were very lucky last time, Japan made a big mistake and attacked the USA. If they had just moved down on Australia. the USA would not have cared.

APPEASERS.
It is due to our spineless leaders, who are from the same mould as the pre World War Two Appeasers like the Prime Ministers Ramsay Macdonald, Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain, and French foreign Minister Pierre Laval, who all sought to avoid war by feeding smaller countries to Japan, Germany and Italy, to sate the savage beasts. They downplay the internal threat from Islam that demands world domination and they downplay the threats from our northern military dictatorships that also want to dominate our region.

Can North Korea be allowed to develop a functional nuclear weapons capability?

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Lately, in political circles I have been posing a very important policy question.  The question I ask is what does the world look like if North Korea is allowed to

News You Need to Get: April 7, 2016

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I am not a huge fan of the major news consolidators because they tend to mask important content with frivolous content of dubious accuracy and reliability.  Further, you tend to

‘Harden The Grid’ Before It’s Taken Down By An EMP, Cruz Warns

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‘Harden The Grid’ Before It’s Taken Down By An EMP, Cruz Warns

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The government of North Korea has the capability to use an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon to knock out America’s power grid, presidential candidate and US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said during the GOP debate February 6.

His comments came when he was asked how he would respond, if he were president, to North Korea test launching a nuclear weapon.

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“North Korea wants to launch a satellite, and one of the greatest risks of the satellite is they would place a nuclear device in the satellite,” Cruz said. “It would orbit around the Earth, and as it got over the United States they would detonate that nuclear weapon and set of what’s called an EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, which could take down the entire electrical grid on the Eastern seaboard, potentially killing millions.”

The exchange was referencing North Korea’s launch of a rocket that its government claimed carried a satellite into space on February 7. The rocket launch came just a month after the North Koreans claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb.

“We need to harden the grid to defend ourselves, and we need missile defense to protect ourselves against North Korea,” Cruz said.

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The news wires lit up last night with news North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb. If true, North Korea possessing the technology to create a thermo-nuclear weapon would be troubling

N. Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Launch; UN Meets to Decide World

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By Melissa Dykes – The Daily Sheeple

It’s all over the news: North Korea is claiming it successfully launched its first hydrogen bomb which was so powerful, it caused a 5.1 man-made earthquake.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has recorded a 5.1 earthquake 21km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea at a depth of 0.0 km, so that would at least initially support the claims.

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Meanwhile, experts are reportedly saying the test was actually a failure, as the earthquake it garnered was too small to be a meaningful threat. The UN Security Council is set to meet and discuss a response.

Considering that North Korea is a lukewarm threat at best, and everything they do is terror theater, one has to wonder what else is going on worldwide right now that we should be paying attention to instead while this news continues to suck up all the headlines like a mutant vacuum cleaner.

Here’s the announcement on Korean news, which has been translated (supposedly), although it kinda comes off as an SNL skit or something.

P.S. – Here’s the first comment underneath it:

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Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!

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Historically, North Korean threats were nothing more than sabre rattling akin to a young child acting out for attention. However, North Korea today is more unstable than ever. Its people