North Korea Fyle


  • Last week the CIA threatened regime change in North Korea. North Korea responded by threatening to use nuclear weapons in response to attempted regime change. [Link]


  • The US has banned US citizens from traveling to North Korea. [Link]
  • North Korea is facing a drought. The people of North Korea are facing starvation and sanctions preventing more food aid. [Link]


  • South Korea claims North Korea does not have a working ICBM. [Link]


  • The South Korean president says he is willing to meet Kim Jung Un. [Link]


  • In response to the North Korea ICMB test, the US is calling for more sanctions on North Korea, advocating for sanctions on countries that support North Korea, and conducting missile maneuvers with South Korea. [Link]
  • Nikki Haley said the North Korean ICBM test was a “clear and sharp military escalation.” Haley also said the US can defend itself with military capabilities but prefers not to use that option. [Link]
  • Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for more sanctions on North Korea. [Link]
  • Russia claims that North Korea did not launch an ICBM. At the UN, Russia said North Korea only tested a medium-range missile. [Link]


  • Rex Tillerson says the North Koreans tested an ICBM. The North Korean government also made this claim. [Link]


  • North Korea tested another missile it claims was an ICBM capable of reaching the US. The missile was fired in the direction of Japan. Trump responded to the missile test on Twitter. [Link]


  • North Korea says it feels the US is taking a hostile policy towards North Korea. North Korea said it plans to continue to advance its nuclear weapons program. [Link]


  • The US flew two nuclear-capable bombers over the Korean Peninsula as a show of force to North Korea. [Link]


  • Otto Warmbier has died. Otto was released by North Korea last week. Otto was in a coma when he was returned to his family. [Link]


  • The US is negotiating with North Korea on nuclear weapons and prisoner releases. [Link]


  • Dennis Rodman gives Kim Jung Un a copy of The Art of the Deal. [Link]


  • A US college student held in prison in North Korea has been released from jail. The young man is currently in a coma. [Link]


  • North Korea carried out a third missile test in three weeks. [Link]


  • The new South Korean president wants to reopen communications with North Korea. [Link]


  • In a survey by the New York Times, only 37% of Americans were able to locate North Korea on a map. [Link]


  • North Korea has conducted a missile test for the seventh time this year. The US government again condemned North Korea for testing the missile. [Link]


  • This article looks at some forgotten history of the Korean War. [Link]


  • North Korea says it is speeding up its nuclear weapons program in response to US actions. [Link]


  • North Korea conducted another missile test and the test failed again. After learning of the test, Trump took to Twitter to condemn the test. [Link]


  • The USS Michigan is now positioned off the coast of North Korea. The nuclear-powered submarine has the ability to get elite special operations teams onto land quickly. [Link]


  • The North Korean military relies heavily on artillery. The capital of South Korea is within the range of some of North Korea’s artillery. [Link]


  • The US and South Korea are starting a war game simulating the destruction on North Korea’s air defense. This war game is one of the largest annual war games. [Link]


  • Pence said that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over. Pence made this statement while in South Korea. [Link]


  • The Pentagon denies that the US plans to carry out an attack on North Korea if North Korea carries out a nuclear weapons test. The Pentagon did admit the US is assessing military operations against North Korea. [Link]


  • NBC news is reporting the multiple US intelligence sources say that the US will attack North Korea if North Korea carries out a nuclear weapons test. The US currently has a destroyer 300 miles from North Korea. [Link]


  • International sanctions on North Korea are leading to a decline in the amount of food aid sent to the country. [Link]


  • China suggests that the US stops its war games with South Korea and North Korea will stop its nuclear program in return. [Link]
  • This article explains that North Korea has a nuclear weapons program because it is the only way for the country to ensure is sovereignty. [Link]


  • North Korea carried out four ballistic missile tests today, firing the missiles in the general direction of Japan. North Korea said the missiles were practice for attacking US military bases in Japan. [Link]


  • North Korea is preparing a delegation to send to the US for talks. The State Department has not approved the meeting yet. [Link]


  • Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was murdered in Malaysia. US officials believe that North Korean agents carried out the murder. [Link]


  • North Korea test fires a ballistic missile. [Link]


  • Capitalists markets are saving North Koreans from catastrophe. Defectors tell reporters that North Korea has about 400 marketplaces where citizens buy food, clothing, and illegal foreign goods. [Link]


  • US and South Korea military officials agree to step up efforts to combat the “grave” threat from North Korea. [Link]


  • Two high-ranking members of the North Korean regime defect in China. One of the defectors was the man who over saw Kim Jung-un’s health care. [Link]


  • US and South Korea navies conduct military operations in the waters of the Korean Peninsula. The military operations are meant to be a show of force to North Korea. [Link]


  • The US will fly two nuclear-capable bombers over South Korea. The bombers will be a show of force to North Korea. North Korea continues to work to develop nuclear weapons. [Link]