US and South Korea believe Kim Jong Un faked test launch of Hwasong-17 ICBM ‘monster missile’

Seoul — North Korea simulated the launch of what analysts dubbed its “monster missile” last week, the Seoul military said on Wednesday, adding that the test was, in reality, likely the same intercontinental ballistic missile that Pyongyang fired in 2017 North Korea last Friday claimed to have passed the shooting test a Hwasong-17 missile – … Read more

Hopes of third Trump-Kim summit revived despite criticism from Pyongyang

CNN — Hopes for a third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared revived on Wednesday even after Pyongyang chastised Washington for “hostility” that was “viciously slandering” the country. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has accused the United States of engaging in “extreme hostile acts” against their country, specifically … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meets Xi Jinping in surprise visit to China

beijing CNN — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing and discussing the country’s abandonment of nuclear weapons, according to state media. Chinese state. Kim, who made the surprise trip to the Chinese capital at Beijing’s request, said he … Read more

US boosts missile defense readiness in response to North Korea’s ‘serious escalation’ with recent missile tests

US officials said Thursday that the Pentagon was stepping up its preparation in the Pacific in light of two North Korean missile tests over the past two weeks. North Korea has said the launches were to help develop satellites, but as CBS News Asia correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports, US intelligence agencies believe Kim Jong Un’s … Read more

South Korea’s election brings a shift to the right, with a new president vowing to teach ‘fat boy’ Kim Jong Un ‘some manners’

Seoul – South Korea has elected a new president, and the man who takes the reins could significantly change the position of the key ally of the United States in the impasse with North Korea. New President Yoon Suk-yeol is a conservative who has said he wants to teach North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un … Read more

North Korea accused of firing suspected ballistic missile at sea

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea on Saturday, its neighbors’ military said, apparently extending its round of weapons tests this year amid an extended freeze in nuclear talks with the United States. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected a single launch of a suspected ballistic missile from an … Read more

North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry on the future of the Kim Jong Un regime – “Intelligence Matters”

In this episode of “Intelligence Matters,” host Michael Morell speaks with Sue Mi Terry, former senior CIA analyst and current Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Wilson Center, about North Korea’s record-breaking spate of missile tests in 2022 and its overall approach to the Biden administration. … Read more