Trump asked a foreign policy advisor why the U.S. can't use nuclear weapons, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough says, citing an unnamed source and then asked Hayden about the process in such an event and the response is that the system is built for quick execution once decision is made.
Commercial satellite imagery, the respected Johns Hopkins University advisory reports, show increased numbers of massive landslides near the slopes of Mt. Mantap, near Pyongyang’s nuclear test area. Kim’s regime is essentially engineering giant earthquakes. It was a March 2011 quake, remember, that precipitated the Fukushima atomic plant meltdown, the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
An initial assessment by the US Department of Defense said North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). This type of missile is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and could reach the mainland of the United States. If the Pentagon's first assessment turns out to be correct, it would be the third test of an ICBM by North Korea this year.
This is a timeline of North Korea's nuclear program and various agreements with US and the United nations on non prolieration and withdrawal from the international treaty.
U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new
missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental
ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to
officials familiar with the intelligence.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s agreement is bad for President Donald Trump’s denuclearization efforts. On the issue that matters most to the United States — the dismantling of
North Korea’s nuclear program — no one can claim much progress. Kim
said he’d allow international inspectors into the country to watch as
he destroys a missile engine testing site and a major nuclear facility,
but experts say Pyongyang doesn’t actually need those specific sites
anymore, which makes that a much less significant concession than it
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made “significant progress”
over the weekend toward dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear program. The
problem is it’s not clear what advancement he’s pointing to.
A new American intelligence assessment of global threats has concluded
that North Korea is “unlikely to give up” all of its nuclear stockpiles,
and that Iran is not “currently undertaking the key nuclear
weapons-development activity” needed to make a bomb, directly
contradicting two top tenets of President Trump’s foreign policy.
ey members of the Trump administration pushed a plan to sell nuclear
power plants to Saudi Arabia in the months after the inauguration
despite objections from members of the National Security Council and
other senior White House officials, according to a new report from
The Trump administration has kept secret seven authorizations it has
issued since November 2017 allowing U.S. nuclear energy companies to
share sensitive technological information with Saudi Arabia, even though
the kingdom has not yet agreed to anti-proliferation terms required to
construct a pair of U.S.-designed civilian nuclear power plants.