Allies Brace For New North Korean Provocations As Big Army Bash Looms

World | Ryan Pickrell
A view of a firing contest among multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) batteries selected from large combined units of the KPA, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on December 21, 2016. KCNA/via Reuters

Founding of the Korean People’s Army

Nuclear Bomb Shelter Business Booms In Japan

World | Ryan Pickrell
The fresh air filter room is seen in a former Regional Government HQ Nuclear bunker built by the British government during the Cold War which has come up for sale in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

and air purifiers for poison gas and radiation

Special Envoy: North Korea Could Obliterate The World With 'Three Or Four Bombs'

World | Ryan Pickrell
A soldier salutes from atop an armoured vehicle as it drives past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

‘No one will touch North Korea’

South Korea's Got A New Weapon Against North Korean Artillery

World | Ryan Pickrell
Artillery pieces 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/File

Tracking the most immediate threat to Seoul

Canada Could Be Sending Troops To Korea If Conflict Erupts

World | David Krayden
A view of artillery fire and landing exercises guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Tensions are rising in the region

North Korea Threatens To Sink Trump's 'Armada'

World | Ryan Pickrell
Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong

‘An example to show our military force’

North Korea Arrests American Citizen At Pyongyang Airport

World | Ryan Pickrell
A man (C) who identified himself as Kim Dong Chul, previously said he was a naturalised American citizen and was arrested in North Korea in October, leaves after a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 25, 2016. The Korean-American man who had been detained in North Korea has confessed to trying to steal military secrets from the isolated state, Japan's Kyodo and China's Xinhua news agencies reported on Friday. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

Reasons for the arrest are unclear

North Korea Should Not Be A Bargaining Chip In U.S.-China Relations

Opinion | Rep. Ted Yoho
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

President Trump should stand firm and hold China accountable for its lack of action.

Chinese Defense Ministry Denies Bombers On 'High Alert' For Korean Contingency

World | Ryan Pickrell
A Chinese military plane H-6 bomber flies through airspace between Okinawa prefecture's main island and the smaller Miyako island in southern Japan, out over the Pacific, in this handout photo taken October 27, 2013 by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by the Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. In the latest sign of tensions between the region's two heavyweights, Japan on Sunday scrambled fighter jets after two Chinese bombers and two airborne early warning planes flew near Japan's southern islands into the Pacific and then back into the East China Sea. No violation of Japanese airspace took place. REUTERS/Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters

‘The reports are not true’

Mattis: Kim Jong-Un's Bombastic Nuclear Threats Are Hollow

World | Ryan Pickrell
A view of artillery fire and landing exercises guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

‘Their word has not proven honest’

Trump: If China Wants 'To Solve The North Korea Problem, They Will'

World | Ryan Pickrell
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping chat as they walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘China is the economic lifeline to North Korea’

Chinese Bombers 'On High Alert' For Possible 'North Korea Contingency'

World | Ryan Pickrell
A B-6K strategic bomber aircraft of the Chinese Air Force is seen before the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, October 25, 2016. Picture taken October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

‘Reduce the time to react’

CONFIRMED: Pence Really Did Go To The Korean DMZ To Look Menacing

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks toward the north from an observation post inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

‘See our resolve in my face’

US Nuke Sniffer Plane Reportedly Makes Emergency Flight Past Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
Throughout the afternoon, an WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft performs touch 'n go landing exercises at Offutt Air Force Base (US Air Force - Wikimedia Commons/Public domain)

Searching for signs of a nuclear test

Kim Jong Probably Not: 'US Nuclear Strategy Is Evolving Away From They Use Nukes, We Use Nukes'

World | Ryan Pickrell
Multiple DPRK 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

‘Might not be an automatic nuclear response’

How Did The Whole Misleading Vinson Carrier Story Get Started?

World | Ryan Pickrell
The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia on April 15, 2017. Picture taken on April 15, 2017. Sean M. Castellano/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Heading to Korea for real now