North Korea's Latest Missile Test Reveals Multiple Major Breakthroughs

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14. KCNA/via REUTERS

Clearing the way for mass producing mobile missiles

BLOODBATH: War In Korea Would Kill Hundreds Of Thousands In Days, Even Without Nukes

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Multiple rocket launchers are seen being fired during a military drill at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

Artillery fires an estimated 10,000 rounds per minute

North Korea's Recent Nuclear And Missile Tests Have China Panicked

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean soldiers chat as they stand guard behind national flags of China (front) and North Korea on a boat anchored along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

China conducts antimissile drill

US Bombers, Stealth Fighters Tear Across Korea After North Korean Missile Tests

World | Ryan Pickrell
A two-ship of B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, release chaff and flares while maneuvering over New Mexico during a training mission Feb. 24, 2010. Dyess celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first B-1B bomber arriving at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)

Practice bombing North Korean core facilities

Nobel Peace Prize Or War? North Korea Could Deliver Either For Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

‘There’s a real danger’

US Sends Another Aircraft Carrier To Kim Jong Un's Doorstep As Tensions Rise

World | Ryan Pickrell
The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (rear) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in Philippine Sea on June 18, 2016. Courtesy Jake Greenberg/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

North Korea recently launched its tenth missile this year

Trump's 'Armada' Faces Setback As Navy Fighter Crashes At Sea

World | Ryan Pickrell
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transiting the South China Sea April 10, 2017. Picture taken April 10, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Handout via REUTERS

Pilot ejected safely

North Korea Tests Another Rocket Engine For A Possible Long-Range Missile

World | Ryan Pickrell
A video grab from KCNA shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket launching at North Korea's West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province in this video released by KCNA in Pyongyang December 13, 2012. REUTERS/KCNA

N. Korea has been particularly aggressive in recent weeks

America's Most Advanced Stealth Fighter Practices Bombing North Korea

National Security | Ryan Pickrell
Two Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jets fly to the Avalon Airshow in Victoria, Australia, March 3, 2017. Australian Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS

Precision strikes

US Special Forces Units May Be Training To Take Out Kim Jong-Un

World | Ryan Pickrell
Sergeant Chase Campbell of Delta Company, a part of Task Force 1-66 scans the area through the scope of his sniper rifle watching over Arghandab River in Kandahar province, September 8, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Foal Eagle and Key Resolve

US Attack Drones To Be Stationed In South Korea, Countering The North's Threats

World | Ryan Pickrell
The Triton unmanned aircraft system is shown completing its first flight from the Northrop Grumman manufacturing facility in Palmdale, California in this handout photo released by the U.S. Navy May 22, 2013 . The 80-minute flight successfully demonstrated control systems that allow Triton to operate autonomously. Triton is designed to fly surveillance missions up to 24-hours at altitudes of more than 10 miles, allowing coverage out to 2,000 nautical miles. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman/Bob Brown/Handout via Reuters

‘Continued provocative actions’

US To Send Nuclear Subs, Stealth Fighters To Korea As Tensions Run High

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets fly over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

‘North Korea is a big, big problem we will deal with very strongly’

The USA Is The Number One Thing China Fears More Than ISIS

World | Ryan Pickrell
Handout photo shows U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steaming in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan

About half see U.S. as a threat

US Deploys B-1B Bombers To South Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

B-52 and B-2 bombers may be on the way

Nuclear North: Inside South Korea's Plan To Survive

World | Ryan Pickrell
A cut-out of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set on fire during an anti-North Korea rally in central Seoul, South Korea, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

‘The North’s capital city will be reduced to ashes and removed from the map’

China Says There's Good Reason For US Pacific Pivot, But Americans Won't Like It

World | Ryan Pickrell
A protester from a local pro-China party chants slogans against the United States in Hong Kong, China July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Apparently increased strength belies impending decline

China Promises To Take 'Necessary Measures' In Response To US Missile Deployments

World | Ryan Pickrell
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters

Can China shift the regional balance of power back in its favor?

Russian Aircraft Swoop Down Over USS Reagan As USS Lassen Conducts Sail-By In South China Sea

US | Jonah Bennett
USS Ronald Reagan

Russians flagrantly violate generally accepted aviation practices