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  • Why China Is Still Needed to Any Peace Treaty With North Korea

    Miyeon Oh Security, Asia Pyongyang will continue to manuever between Beijing, Washington, and Seoul. Editor's Note: As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, the Center for the National Interest’s Korean Studies team decided to ask dozens of the world’s top experts a simple question: Do you believe that the Korean War will finally come to an end before its next major anniversary in 2025? The below piece is an answer to that question. Please click here to...

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  • North Korea Threatens 'Sensational Event' to End America

    A statement from North Korea's embassy in Moscow observing the 70th anniversary of the still-ongoing Korean War this weekend threatened a "sensational event" leading to the destruction of the United States.

  • How North Korea Would Try to Survive a War with America: Go Underground

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia Underground tunnels. Key Point: Pyongyang’s hidden, underground military bases would prolong any conflict. More From The National Interest:  Where World War III Could Start This Year How the F-35 Stealth Fighter Almost Never Happened  Russia Has Missing Nuclear Weapons Sitting on the Ocean Floor  How China Could Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier North Korea, one of the most secretive countries in the world, is no stranger to building underground military...

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  • Fact: North Korea Once Used Planes From the 1920s to Fight America

    Sebastien Roblin History, Asia Here's the forgotten story. Key point: Weaker enemies always find ways to cause damage. More From The National Interest:  Yes, America Has a ‘Ninja’ Missile  How China Could Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier  How the F-35 Stealth Fighter Almost Never Happened On the night of June 16, 1953, the Associated Press reported on “a boiling mass of flame, mushrooming like an atomic bomb, shoots skyward from a burning fuel dump, set afire at the South Korean port city...

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  • How America Captured a Russian MiG-15 Fighter (Thanks, North Korea)

    Caleb Larson History, Asia This was Operation Moolah. Key Point: America wanted its hands on the Soviet-built MiG-15. So what is a capitalist superpower to do but offer a lot of cold, hard, cash? Korea, 1953. The United States’ latest fighter jet, the F-86 Sabre is getting blown out of the sky. Despite being touted as the most advanced fighter in the world, American pilots can’t keep up. They’re being outgunned and outmaneuvered by a pipsqueak of a jet—the MiG-15.  The Russian Connection In...

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  • North Korea Is No Pushover, Not Even For America's B-2 Stealth Bomber

    TNI Staff Security, If the Trump Administration chooses to intervene in North Korea, the White House may discover that Pyongyang is a more formidable adversary than many might expect. Here's What You Need To Remember: Thus, while generally primitive, North Korean defenses might be a tougher nut to crack than many might expect. Moreover, while their technology is old, North Korea’s philosophy of self-reliance means it can produce most of its own military hardware. More From The National...

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  • No One Could Catch America's SR-71 Blackbird (Not North Korea or NASA)

    David Axe Security, The fastest plane in the world--still.  Here's What You Need To Remember: The Air Force first retired the SR-71 in 1990. Satellites and later drones assumed its reconnaissance mission. After a brief return to military service in the mid-1990s, a few SR-71s lingered as NASA test assets, finally transferring to museums in 1999. More From The National Interest:  Russia Has Missing Nuclear Weapons Sitting on the Ocean Floor  How China Could Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft...

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