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Russian Lawyer Who Met with Donald Trump Jr. Worked with Democrats for Years

The revelation that Donald Trump Jr. met for 20 minutes at Trump Tower with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 has skyrocketed her to mainstream news media notoriety. Although she has been painted by Democrats as a Russian government official, numerous reports and photos show she has a long record of working with U.S. political figures, including many Democrats. For …

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U.S. Anti-Missile System Now Active In South Korea!

Curator’s Note: It will be months before the THAAD missile defence system will be in full operation in South Korea.  It is now “active” but it is unclear how limited it’s ability to stop incoming missiles is at this point (most info on the THAAD system is classified and unknown) From BBC: The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence …

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North Korea ballistic missile test fails: Report

Curator’s Note:  North Korea  From NBC: North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday in local time, Korean news service Yonhap reported citing South Korea’s military. Yonhap reported that the test appears to have failed. One U.S. official confirmed to NBC news that there was a test, but that it was not nuclear. The incident comes as the United States …

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Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy (REUTERS EXCLUSIVE)

From Reuters: By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major …

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White House Briefs Entire Senate On Imminent North Korea Threat!

From FreeBeacon.com: The Senate took part in a rare White House briefing on Wednesday to hear what senior leaders described as “an urgent national security threat” posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The hour-long secret session for all senators was held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, and included a brief appearance from …

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US launches Minuteman III ICBM to show ‘nuclear capabilities’ amid N. Korea tensions

From RT.com: An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has been launched from a US Air Force base in California to ensure its “effectiveness, readiness and accuracy,” and demonstrate “national nuclear capabilities,” according to the US military. The Minuteman III missile test comes amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, with a carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson …

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IMPOTENT RAGE: North Korea Fires Rockets And Torpedoes At Imaginary Ships To Show Strength

Curator’s Note:  Resigned to the fact that any attempt to shoot rockets at the U.S. armada on it’s way will be shot down by anti-missile systems, the North Korean government shot a bunch of rockets and torpedoes at imaginary ships in a “display of strength”.  What follows is from The Daily Mail (UK): Kim Jong-Un’s army readied for war as …

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U.S.S. Michigan Nuclear Sub Now Docked In South Korea

North Korea conducted what various media outlets have dubbed as its largest ever live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its military, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in “a show of force” amid growing concern a showdown between the US and North Korea may be imminent. The port call by the …

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U.S. military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site: media

UPDATE: RT is reporting protests in one of the location where the THAAD systems are being set up. From Reuters: The U.S. military has started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system into a planned deployment site in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The United …

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U.S. sends nuclear sniffer plane to Korea: source

From Yonhap News (South Korea): SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) — The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea’s imminent nuclear test, a government source said. “The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose U.S. plane, made an emergency sortie today over the East Sea,” the source said, …

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