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North Korea Holds Live-Fire Artillery Drills, South Says

AP | JUNG-YOON CHOI | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills near its disputed western sea boundary Tuesday, South Korean officials sa...

Is NKorea Using Spy Drones?

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

(Adds details) SEOUL, April 1 (Reuters) - An unmanned drone crashed on a South Korean island near a disputed maritime border with Nort...

NKorean Naval Vessel Sank During 'Combat Duties'

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A North Korean naval vessel sank last month, killing an unspecified number of officers and s...

North Korea's Latest Embarrassment?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

Government experts and independent researchers say North Korean missiles that were paraded in Pyongyang in late July are "almost certainly" fake, acco...

Hardline North Korea Military Leader Replaced

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has replaced it hardline defense chief with a little-known army general. The significance of Jang Jong Nam's a...

How Strong Is NKorea's Military?

AP | SAM KIM | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's military, founded 81 years ago Thursday, is older than the country itself. It began as an anti-Japanese milit...

PHOTOS: NKorea's Newest Batch Of Soldiers

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea's newest batch of future soldiers – scrawny 11-year-olds with freshly shaved heads – punch the air a...

Enough To Give Pause? North Korea's Military Might

National Post | Richard Johnson, Andrew Barr and Jonathon Rivait | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

With the world staring down the barrel of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, intercontinental missiles, and biological and chemical weapons, sane people...

Ex-NKorea Spy: Kim Jong Un Struggling To Control Military

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

A former North Korean spy who bombed a South Korean airliner said Wednesday that the North's leader Kim Jong-Un is struggling to control his military ...

Switzerland Offers NKorea Crisis Mediation

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

ZURICH, April 7 (Reuters) - Switzerland has offered to mediate with North Korea as tension rises on the Korean peninsula following U.N. sanctions im...

SKorea: NKorea Moved Missile To East Coast

AP | SAM KIM and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- After a series of escalating threats, North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korea's...

NKorean Artillery And Rocket Forces 'On Highest Alert'

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.26.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the...

Kim Jong Un Sings Praise, Oungum-Style

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - Forget "Hail to the Chief". In North Korea, the army sing their leader's praises with a chorus of "We Will Defend General Kim Jong-u...

LOOK: Kim Visits The Troops (And Looks At Sturgeons)

Posted 03.12.2013 | World

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took some time out of his busy week of war threats against the U.S. and South Korea to visit members of his military. ...

Why It Would Be Very Hard For NKorea To Hit The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

By Jack Kim SEOUL, March 8 (Reuters) - North Korea has plenty of military firepower even if its threat this week of a pre-emptive nuc...

NKorean Leader Oversees 'Actual War' Drill

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a live-fire artillery drill aimed at simulating an "actual war", state media said Tuesday, a day after South ...

NKorea's Neighbors Ready Armies Following Nuke Test

AP | FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's neighbors bolstered their military preparations and mobilized scientists Wednesday to determine whether Pyongyang'...

North Korea Missile Launch May Be A Hoax

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Rocket sections are apparently being trucked into North Korea's northwest launch site, but some analysts are asking whether...

All Eyes On North Korean Missiles

AP | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan have agreed to maintain close communications on North Korea's development of m...

N.Korea Promotes Kim Jong Un To Military's Top Rank

AP | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

By The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea — Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un...

North Korea's Mysterious Military Reshuffle 'Worrisome' To The West

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea is reshuffling its most powerful institution: its million-man military. The authoritarian regime has dismissed the a...

North Korean Leader's Mentor Removed From All Posts

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is reshuffling its most powerful institution, the military, dismissing its army chief – a key mentor to y...

North Korean Rocket Launch Offers Valuable Peek Inside

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

TOKYO — As the U.S. and its allies decry North Korea's planned rocket launch, they're also rushing to capitalize on the rare opportunity it pres...

Kim Jong Un Commands Live-Fire Drills

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un commanded live-fire drills involving all three branches of the military, state media ...

PHOTOS: North Korea Holds Military Drills

AP | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean troops brandished weapons given to them by new leader Kim Jong Un as they carried out live-fire drills nea...