Mon, 17 Jun 2019

Articles Posted in the " Asia " Category

  • U.S. and Asia-Pacific Partners Meet to Discuss China and North Korea

    A detailed map of disputes in the South China Sea. Image via Wikipedia.

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    WASHINGTON — United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with the defense leaders of several nations from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss a myriad of issues including, disputes in the South China Sea and North Korean aggression, according to a Department of Defense press release.

    The meeting was part of an annual summit called the Shangri-La Dialogue, formerly known as the Asia Security Summit, which began in 2002 and was started by the UK based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

    Carter, along with


  • North Korea claims to detonate H-Bomb, U.S. skeptical of claims

    Ranges of North Korea’s Hwasong and Nodong missile systems. Photo courtesy of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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    WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefed the press Wednesday afternoon after an alleged test of a Hydrogen bomb by North Korea Tuesday and disputed the regime’s claims.

    Earnest stated the United States believes the results are “not consistent with a hydrogen bomb,” adding that they will continue to monitor and access the situation.

    “We are going to continue to look at this,” Earnest said, once again adding, “Initial analysis is not consistent with the regime’s claims.”