North Korea fires two suspected missiles in possible new warning

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons flew 420 kilometers (260 miles) […]

South hopeful, wary, but nuke talks crucial for Korean ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often-belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will hold a second nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But for liberal South Korean President Moon […]

Guest Opinion: Trump is taking North Korea talks in unknown direction

Back when I was visiting South Korea every year, sometimes two or three times, my first stop was at the intelligence shop of U.S. Forces Korea. There a young Military Intelligence major would brief me, including my ultimate question: “How many nukes do they have in the North.” Inevitably, the answer was “we don’t know […]

COMMENTARY: Knowing the unknowable about North Korea

Sooner or later, perhaps sooner than we think, perhaps nearly right away, North Korea will be able to hit the continental United States with a nuclear missile. That’s scary. Very scary. Very, very scary because unlike previous or other nuclear threats or other nuclear nations, we don’t know how Kim Jong Un thinks. Back during […]