Trump and North Korea continue to escalate rhetoric

Tensions continue to flare as US President Donald Trump and North Korea maintain inflammatory rhetoric against each other. In a tweet the president said the US military was “locked and loaded”, and has said he is considering a new round of “very strong” sanctions against North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged restraint in…

North Korea Launches Missile That Could Hit US

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, capable of hitting Los Angeles and other US cities, according to North Korean officials. However, Pentagon spokesperson Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the North American Aerospace Defence Command determined the launch did not pose a threat to the US. Us President Donald Trump condemned the launch…

Turnbull Rejects Missile Shield for Australia against North Korea

Despite calls from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and some security experts to implement an anti-ballistic missile defence system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the idea as “not really suitable”. The calls come after rising tensions between North Korea and the US, sparked again after North Korea conducted a test launch of an intercontinental…

Donald Trump Vows ‘Era of Strategic Patience’ with North Korea is Over

United States President Donald Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Friday, where the North Korea situation was discussed. Mr Trump declared the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea was over, with the continued development of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “Together we are facing the…

North Korea Accuses CIA of Assassination Plot, Resumes Nuclear Testing

It has been reported by AFP (Agence France Presse) that North Korea has accused the CIA and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The North Korean Ministry of State Security released a statement saying that the CIA and Seoul’s Intelligence Services intended to use “biochemical substances” during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang to…

1250 US Marines Arrive in Darwin

About 1250 US Marines and sailors have begun arriving in Darwin this week as part of a new rotation involving US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are arriving in Australia’s North as part of a six-month deployment where they will complete up to ten major exercises and engage with a range of countries…

Bob Carr condemns North Korea threats

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has condemned the latest war threats made by North Korea. The country has announced a “state of war” and threatened to defeat South Korea and the United States of America. Mr Carr has said that there is no immediate evidence showing that North Korea have an increase in military preparations, despite the regime putting militarism…

North Korea threatens US with nuclear war, rips up armistice with the South

Kim Jong-Un has flexed his military muscle today, ripping up the sixty year old armistice with the South and through a spokesman of the Foreign ministry in Pyongyang, declared the nation state would be exercising its right to launch “a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors.” Even closest ally China has called for calm…