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N. Korea says it's not afraid of US threat of military strike
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 20, 2017 @ 12:53pmClick here to read more
North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup.
A spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry slammed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure, and possible military action, and said the North would not be deterred in its nuclear program.
Iraq forces seize ground in Mosul Old City
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 17, 2017 @ 10:16amClick here to read more
Iraqi forces said Friday they had seized ground inside Mosul's Old City, a district expected to see some of the fiercest clashes in the battle for the jihadist stronghold.
An operation began on February 19 to retake Mosul's west, the last major Islamic State group urban bastion in the country, which includes the Old City.
Syria fires missiles at Israeli warplanes on bombing run
By Source: The Washington Post March 17, 2017 @ 10:09amClick here to read more
Syria launched antiaircraft missiles Friday at Israeli jets returning home from a bombing run over central Syria, marking a serious escalation between the two Middle East foes.
In a rare communique, in which Israel took responsibility for the usually clandestine airstrikes, the Israeli Air Force confirmed that its warplanes had struck several targets in neighboring Syria.
Tillerson says ‘all options are on the table’ when it comes to North Korea
By MSN News March 17, 2017 @ 10:00amClick here to read more
The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider taking military action against North Korea, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Friday that “all options are on the table” to deter the threat from Pyongyang.
Tensions are running high in northeast Asia, with North Korea making observable progress toward its goal of building a missile that could reach the United States mainland and China incensed over South Korea’s decision to deploy an American antimissile battery.
Sirens blare as Japan, fearing North Korea, holds first missile drill
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 17, 2017 @ 9:57amClick here to read more
Sirens blared and loudspeakers broadcast warnings in Japan's first civilian missile evacuation drill on Friday, conducted in a fishing town by officials wary about the threat of North Korean missiles.
The exercise comes more than a week after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast, with one rocket landing about 200 km (124 miles)from the town of Oga.