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Jul 2, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from Sports Illustrated: The eccentric, uninhibited basketball Hall of Famer drew untold headlines this year when he accompanied HBO’s Vice and members of the Harlem Globetrotters on a trip to North Korea, one of the least-accessible countries to Americans and a place with one of the world’s worst records on human rights. Franz ...

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Jun 17, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from WASHINGTON POST Senior North Korean officials received copies of “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s rambling prison memoir, as gifts for Kim Jong Un’s birthday this January, according to a report by New Focus International, a North Korean news organization that sources from defectors and volunteer citizens within the country. The famous Nazi autobiography was reportedly distributed ...

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May 7, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from THE RAW STORY Basketball hall-of-famer Dennis Rodman, who forged an unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on a recent trip, appealed Tuesday for the freedom of an American sentenced to 15 years. “I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him ‘Kim’, to do me a solid and ...

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May 2, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from FREE BEACON North Korea’s 950,000-troop military remains dangerous as Pyongyang’s long-range Taepodong-2 missile can reach parts of the United States with a nuclear warhead, according to a Pentagon report made public on Thursday. The report said North Korea’s Taepodong-2, last used as a satellite launcher, is continuing to be developed as a long-range missile. The ...

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May 2, 2013 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Fox News: An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of labor for crimes against the state, the North's state media said Thursday, a development that further complicates already strained ties between Pyongyang and Washington. The sentencing of Kenneth Bae, described by friends as a devout ...

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Apr 27, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Fox News: North Korea announced Saturday that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted. The case involving Kenneth Bae, who has been in North Korean custody since ...

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Apr 20, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL Rare pictures show images of North Korea's future soldiers as children as young as 11 are taught combat training in a military academy. New recruits with shaved heads are seen preparing for war in the grounds of Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang as they practise their taekwondo. One pupil named Jo Chung Hyok said: ...

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Apr 16, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from EXPRESS "The supreme command of the Korean People's Army Tuesday issued an ultimatum to the South Korean puppet group," Pyongyang's official news agency, KCNA, said. Threatening that it would not give any advance notice before attacking South Korea, the North warned: "Our retaliatory action will start without any notice from now." North Korea said it was ...

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Apr 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Sky News: A US military helicopter taking part in a joint South Korea-US drill has crashed near the North Korean border. The CH-53 US Marine helicopter was carrying 21 personnel on board but officials said there were no casualties. In a statement the US Forces in Korea said the Super Stallion helicopter had "executed a ...

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Apr 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

I guess he knows something Obama doesn't know...which is that Kim Jong Un doesn't plan on starting any war before August 1.... Excerpted from The Atlantic Wire: Dennis Rodman, the pierced and pugnacious former Chicago Bulls star, says he's excited to hang out with his new best friend Kim Jong-Un when he heads back to ...

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Apr 14, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The New York Times: Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States was prepared to reach out to Kim Jong-un of North Korea if he made the first move to abandon his nuclear weapons program. “We need the appropriate moment, appropriate circumstance,” Mr. Kerry told reporters in Tokyo. While he ...

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Apr 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 14, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from REUTERS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday stressed the United States is willing to engage with North Korea as long as it takes steps to give up nuclear weapons. He also vowed Washington would protect its Asian allies against any provocative acts by the North, but said it wants a peaceful ...

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Apr 13, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

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Apr 13, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from MILITARY TIMES WASHINGTON — A U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency finding that North Korea possesses nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles was thrust into public by a senior U.S. House staff member who was merely doing his job, congressional sources say. In a new twist, a House source tells [Military Times sister publication] Defense News that a DIA congressional ...

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Apr 12, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from NEWSBUSTERS You may not be familiar with Foreign Policy magazine or its CEO and editor-at-large, but on Thursday, David Rothkopf published an op-ed at Philly.com with the following headline: Mitch McConnell's No Kim Jong Un, But He's More Dangerous to America After some discussion about current tensions with North Korea, Rothkopf wrote: But Kim Jong Un ...

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Apr 12, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from MIRROR Our reporter at the border uncovers the true story of North Korea that warmongering Kim Jong-un does not want the outside world to see. A child of around 10 sits dying of starvation by the side of the road while just yards away soldiers load enough rice on to trucks to feed families ...

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Apr 12, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from DAILY EXPRESS In a commentary carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the communist country lashed out at Tokyo's standing orders to destroy any missile heading toward Japan, threatening such actions will result in a nuclear attack against the island nation. If Japan executes its threat to shoot down any North Korean missile, such ...

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Apr 11, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from FREE BEACON U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have identified the launch zone on North Korea’s east coast where Pyongyang’s military is set to fire a salvo of missiles that risk being shot down by U.S. missile defenses in the region. The North Koreans recently began fueling two road-mobile Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles located along the ...

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Apr 11, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from AP -- Hinting at a missile launch, North Korea delivered a fresh round of war rhetoric Thursday with claims it has "powerful striking means" on standby. Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test-fire a missile designed to be capable of reaching the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. The ...

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Apr 10, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

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Apr 10, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES Former Vice President Dick Cheney issued a blunt warning to Republican leaders in Congress about the state of American and North Korean relations: The United States is in trouble. “We’re in deep doo doo,” he told GOP members, an aide said in CNN. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is unpredictable and inexperienced in matters ...

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Apr 10, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from BBC NEWS South Korea has raised its alert level to "vital threat" amid indications the North is preparing for a missile test. At least one ballistic missile with an estimated 3,000km (2,000-mile) range is fuelled and ready for launch, US and South Korean sources say. Pyongyang has been making bellicose threats against South Korea, Japan and ...

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Apr 9, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from FP A top State Department official met with a top representative of the North Korean government in New York in March, The Cable has learned. Clifford Hart, the State Department's special envoy to the now-defunct six-party talks, met North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations Han Song-ryol in mid-March, just before North ...

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Apr 9, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from LA TIMES WASHINGTON -- Responding to concerns that North Korea is preparing to test a medium-range missile after weeks of bellicose threats, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific sought to reassure Congress on Tuesday that the Pentagon would be able intercept a missile aimed at the United States or its East Asian ...

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