Weapons administration

In this Feb. 29, 2016, photo, American student Otto Warmbier cries while speaking to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. The family of Warmbier who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old "has completed his journey home." Warmbier died Monday, June 19, 2017, relatives said in a statement. He arrived in Ohio on June 13, 2017, after being held for more than 17 months. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
June 20, 2017 - 5:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, North Korean children attend a ski class, at the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea is lashing out at international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, saying they are being misapplied to everything from frozen chicken to skis to swimming flippers. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 16, 2017 - 7:30 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday lashed out at international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, saying they are being used to block everything from frozen chicken to swimming flippers. In an unusually detailed and lengthy statement, North Korea's Foreign Ministry...
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June 16, 2017 - 5:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it doesn't want governments to extend their laws to cover other countries after Washington asked a court to seize $1.9 million from a Chinese company accused of helping North Korea evade financial sanctions. The U.S. complaint Thursday comes as the administration of...
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June 16, 2017 - 3:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. authorities have accused a Chinese company of helping North Korea evade financial sanctions and asked a court to seize $1.9 million they said was improperly moved through American financial institutions. A complaint released Thursday in Washington accused Mingzheng International...
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A screen shows a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing from Wonsan, center, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Tokyo. North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, in a continuation of defiant launches as it seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 08, 2017 - 2:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles Thursday, South Korea's military said, in a continuation of defiant launches as it seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. The projectiles were fired from the...
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People watch a TV news program showing a file footage of a missile launched by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 8, 2017. North Korea fired several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, a continuation of weapons tests that have rattled Washington and the North's neighbors as Pyongyang seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 08, 2017 - 1:22 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles Thursday, South Korea's military said, in a continuation of defiant launches as it seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. The projectiles were fired from the...
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People watch a TV news program showing a file footage of a missile launched by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 8, 2017. North Korea fired several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, a continuation of weapons tests that have rattled Washington and the North's neighbors as Pyongyang seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 07, 2017 - 11:41 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, in a continuation of defiant launches as it seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. The missiles were...
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People watch a TV news program showing a file footage of a missile launched by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 8, 2017. North Korea fired several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, a continuation of weapons tests that have rattled Washington and the North's neighbors as Pyongyang seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 07, 2017 - 11:01 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has conducted four missile tests in the month since new South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office, testing his stated desire to reach out to Pyongyang. Here's a look at developments since Moon's election: ___ MAY 10: Moon, a liberal, is inaugurated as...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, North Koreans are dwarfed against giant portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as they walk past an apartment building in Wonsan, North Korea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that North Korea fired several projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The statement said the launch was made from the North's eastern coastal town of Wonsan. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 07, 2017 - 10:20 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired several suspected short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, in a continuation of weapons launches that have rattled Washington and the North's neighbors as Pyongyang seeks to build a nuclear...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pauses as he waits to give a speech about "The United States and Asia-Pacific Security" at the first plenary session at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-la Dialogue, an annual defense and security forum in Asia, Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Singapore. North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," Mattis said. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
June 03, 2017 - 2:39 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security...
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