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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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North Korean hypersonic threat is an alarming wake-up call for how we innovate (Ross Niebergall, Defense News)

Since September 2021, North Korea has conducted three hypersonic missile tests that are destabilizing the dynamics of the region. While it was announced that the developments did not pose an immediate threat to U.S. territory or its allies, the potential for North Korea to wield such powerful weapons casts a chilling effect throughout the world. According to […]

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N Korea may resume nuclear, long-range missile tests: State media (Al Jazeera)

A meeting of the powerful politburo of North Korea’s ruling party, presided over by leader Kim Jong Un, has said that it will consider resuming “all temporarily suspended” nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests amid an ongoing effort to boost the country’s military against a “hostile” United States, state media reported. The country’s Rodong […]

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North Korea says latest test involved tactical guided missiles (Al Jazeera)

North Korea has confirmed it carried out its fourth weapons test this month on Monday, firing two tactical guided missiles – the latest in a series of weapons tests despite a United Nations ban. The Academy of Defence Science conducted a test of tactical guided missiles from the country’s west, and they “precisely hit an […]

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North Korea fires two suspected ballistic missiles, Seoul says (Al Jazeera)

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons test this month, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang continues a wave of missile launches that have triggered condemnation at the United Nations. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday that the North likely fired two ballistic […]

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North Korea fires railway-borne missiles as US tension rises (Al Jazeera)

North Korea confirmed on Saturday it test-launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against new sanctions imposed by the United States. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the drill was aimed at “checking and judging the proficiency in the action procedures” of the missile, adding the two […]

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US pushing for tougher sanctions on N Korea after missile tests (Al Jazeera)

The United States is pushing the UN Security Council to impose more sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang carried out a series of missile tests in defiance of United Nations resolutions, US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said on Wednesday. US pushing for tougher sanctions on N Korea after missile tests | United Nations […]

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Kim backs ‘military muscle’ as he watches hypersonic missile test (Al Jazeera)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the successful test of a hypersonic missile and called on scientists to accelerate efforts to build up the country’s “military muscle”, state media reported on Wednesday. It is the first time Kim has been shown attending a missile launch in nearly two years. Kim backs ‘military muscle’ […]

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North Korea presumably launches ballistic missile — Japanese coast guards (TASS)

On Tuesday, North Korea presumably launched a ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan, the Japanese coast guards said. North Korea presumably launches ballistic missile — Japanese coast guards – World – TASS

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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile, second in a week (Al Jazeera)

North Korea fired what may have been a ballistic missile on Tuesday morning, Japan and South Korea said, less than a week after Pyongyang tested what it said was a hypersonic weapon. “Our military detected a suspected ballistic missile fired by North Korea from land towards the East Sea at around 7.27am (22:27 GMT on […]

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North Korea says Wednesday test was hypersonic missile (Al Jazeera)

North Korea has said that Wednesday’s missile test was a hypersonic weapon and that it successfully hit its target. The launch, detected by Japan and South Korea, was the first since October and the second of a hypersonic missile, despite a United Nations ban on such activity. North Korea says Wednesday test was hypersonic missile | […]

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North Korea a hermit kingdom again (Andrei Lankov, East Asia Forum)

The year 2021 was a time of acute crisis and radical changes in North Korean policy — mostly for the worse. North Korea a hermit kingdom again (eastasiaforum.org)