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‘Take Out’ Russian Missiles? U.S. Envoy’s Remark Spurs Anger, and Pullback

| Oct. 02, 2018

The United States ambassador to NATO nearly set off a diplomatic incident on Tuesday when she suggested that the United States might “take out” Russian missiles that it views in violation of a longstanding arms control treaty.

Before the end of the day she was forced to issue a statement saying she did not mean to suggest that Washington was considering a pre-emptive strike against Russian missile sites.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore, on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File

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Once ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat,’ North Korea Now in Standoff With U.S.

| Aug. 10, 2018

Two months after President Trump declared his summit meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un a complete success, North Korea has not yet even agreed to provide that list during private exchanges with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to American and South Korean officials familiar with the talks.

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command, speaks at the ARCYBER-led Total Army Cyber Summit at Fort Belvoir, Va. on Feb. 22, 2017. Nakasone is responsible for planning cyber operations to disable Iran's air defense systems in case of conflict. 

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Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict

| June 17, 2018

The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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Vague on Details, Trump Is Betting on ‘Special Bond’ With Kim to Deliver Deal

| June 12, 2018

On paper, there is nothing President Trump extracted from North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in their summit meeting that Mr. Kim’s father and grandfather had not already given to past American presidents.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool

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For All His Deals, Trump Has Never Faced an Adversary Like Kim Jong-un

| June 11, 2018

President Trump has imagined himself at the center of high-stakes nuclear negotiations since at least the mid-1980s, when he tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade the Reagan administration that it needed a New York real estate deal maker to lead arms-control talks with the Soviet Union.

North Korean People's Army Lt. Col. Nam Dong Ho points to a map showing the line which separates the two Koreas in Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), February 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

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The Nine Steps Required to Really Disarm North Korea

| June 11, 2018

The vast scope of North Korea’s atomic program means ending it would be the most challenging case of nuclear disarmament in history. Here’s what has to be done to achieve — and verify — the removal of the nuclear arms, the dismantlement of the atomic complex and the elimination of the North’s other weapons of mass destruction.

South Korean activists carry a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing the North's nuclear program in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

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North Korea Nuclear Disarmament Could Take 15 Years, Expert Warns

| May 28, 2018

As the Trump administration races to start talks with North Korea on what it calls “rapid denuclearization,” a top federal government adviser who has repeatedly visited the North’s sprawling atomic complex is warning that the disarmament process could take far longer, up to 15 years.

Protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

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Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

| May 20, 2018

President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had leapt into accepting, according to administration and foreign officials.