Korea

  • How earthquake scientists eavesdrop on North Korea’s nuclear blasts

    On September 9 of last year, in the middle of the morning, seismometers began lighting up around East Asia. From South Korea to Russia to Japan, geophysical instruments recorded squiggles as seismic waves passed through and shook the ground. It looked as if an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 had...
  • Missile Wars: Where North Korea stands after ICBM launch

    TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on the cusp of having something his father and grandfather could only dream of — the ability to unleash a nuclear attack on the United States. For anyone paying attention, the test launch of his country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile...
  • Parts of controversial US anti-missile system moved to South Korean site

    Parts of a US-built anti-missile system designed to mitigate the threat of North Korean missiles have been moved to the planned deployment site in South Korea as tensions with the nuclear-armed country escalate. Trucks hauling components of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system rolled into the site...
  • Movement of US Navy strike group a reaction to North Korea: McMaster

    Command spokesman Dave Benham called diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence” in the volatile Western Pacific. A South Korean official in March said the North is likely to conduct “high-intensity strategic provocations such as a nuclear test” or an...
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