North Korea & State Department

North Korea , officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK; Chosŏn'gŭl: ), is a country in East Asia, occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. The United States Department of State (often referred to as the State Department or DoS), is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministries of other countries. 5.0/5

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For the love of God, can we PLEASE have a fully operational State Department before starting a war w North Korea? Staggerin…
Plans for back-channel U.S.-North Korea talks scuttled after State Department withdrew visa for Pyongyang envoy
State Department to North Korea: Refrain from provocations via
State Department "strongly urges" Americans not to travel to North Korea
BREAKING: U.S. State Department says it has seen reports that North Korea is preparing intermediate-range missiles.
Currently watching Secret State of North Korea. They have department stores full of products but they aren't for sale. Tf
US State Department on North Korea: "We have consistently made clear that we will not accept it as a nuclear state."
DO YOU KNOW? 10 Surprising Facts About North Korea You Have To Know 1. North Korea has its own operating system called ''Red Star OS'' 2. In North Korea, only military and government officials can own motor vehicles. 3. North Korea is the world's only nation to currently have a US navy ship captured. 4. North Koreans may only choose from 28 approved haircuts. 5. North Korea Space Agency is called ''NADA'' which in spanish means ''NOTHING'' 6. North Korea hosts the world's largest stadium settings 150,000 people. 7. Marijuana is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea. 8. Between 150,000 and 200,000 North Koreans live in prison camps surrounded by electrified fencing, according to South Korean government estimates and Human Rights Watch. The worst camps are for those who commit political crimes. 9. The border between North Korea and South Korea is one of the most militarized in the world, according to the State Department. Pyongyang has about 1.2 million military personnel compared with 6 ...
News: Foreign Policy article examines number of times state department referred to 'unacceptable' behavior this year; Israel ranked between North Korea and Pakistan.
In short, Sony was SCARED TO DEATH of North Korea's "bad PR" before Bruce Bennett/State Department weighed in.
North Korea's internet is shut down AGAIN North Korea's internet connection has been cut for the second day in a row today, says a US Internet Research group tracking the country's connectivity. According to Dry Research, North Korea's four networks supplied by the Chinese company China Unicorn were offline at 1541 GMT on Tuesday , reports AFP. North Korea also lost internet connection for more than nine hours on Monday leading some to believe the US might be behind a cyber-attack in retaliation for the hack of Sony Pictures. US Officials have blamed North Korea for the Sony Pictures hack and President Obama promised a 'proportionate response' to the alleged hack of the Hollywood film company. The US has not come forward about the North Korean internet outage but online experts say that it resembles a 'denial of service' attack. The US State Department suggested on Monday that America may be behind the virtual attack on North Korea Yesterday. Very few people in the country have access to the internet, wit ...
The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the US government was responsible for the Internet shutdown in one of the least-wired and poorest countries in the world. Though it denies responsibility for the Sony hack, Pyongyang has called it a "righteous deed" and made clear its fury over "The Interview," a comedy that depicts the assassination of the North's authoritarian leader, Kim Jong Un, the head of a 1.2 million-man army and the focus of an intense cult of personality. South Korean officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office rules, said the North's official Korean Central News Agency and the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, which are the main channels for official North Korea news, had earlier been down. But the websites were back up later Tuesday. Among the posts glorifying the ruling Kim family was one about Kim Jong Un visiting a catfish farm. US computer experts described the Internet outages in the North as sweeping and progressively worse. Jim Cowie, chief scie ...
Apparently the US State Department has made a huge breakthrough with North Korea, as Kim Jong Il, the debonair dictator and superstar has made a calculated negotiation deal. It seems he has negotiat
Two US citizens have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the US, the office of the US Director of National Intelligence and the State Department have said.
Breaking News: Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, the last Americans held by North Korea, are on their way home after being released from a prison inside the country, the State Department said in a statement Saturday.
The day we’ve been praying for has finally arrived! Early this morning, my family heard news from the US State Department that my brother was on a plane from DPRK (North Korea) with fellow detainee Matthew Todd Miller. They had left North Korean airspace, bound for America. Words cannot adequately express our relief and gratitude that Kenneth is finally coming home! We have been waiting for and praying for this day for two years. This ordeal has been excruciating for the family, but we are filled with joy right now. I am thrilled to imagine hugging my brother soon. He will not have to spend another day at a labor camp. He can now recover from this imprisonment and look forward to his wife, kids and rest of his life. Our Thanksgiving celebration this year will be one we will never forget. We sincerely thank the United States government for all the hard work and dedication to securing my brother’s release, as well as the release of Matthew Todd Miller. We are also grateful to the DPRK government for all ...
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The US State Department has announced the release of two Americans who had been held by North Korea.
State Department confirms Fowle is free after six months and calls on North Korea to release two other Americans...
The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.
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The United States intends to increase pressure on North Korea to improve its human rights situation, the State Department said Thursday after Secretary John Kerry called strongly for an immediate shutdown of all gulags in the communist nation.
The Unconstitutional State of America Despotic rulers that oppress and cause the suffering of peoples have populated the world since the beginning of human history. That’s one of the main reasons the United States was founded — so that there would be a land where people were free, governed by the rule of law, not by the whims of men. It’s why this country used to be called the “land of the free.” But over the years Americans have been slowly stripped of what we thought to be unalienable rights — the very freedoms that made the United States the greatest nation on Earth. Yet, every year the U.S. State Department has the audacity to issue a report describing what it sees as the oppressive policies of other countries, the lack of due process in Russia and Iran, or the countless human rights violations in North Korea and China. Of course the report fails to mention the actions by our own government and its officials that violate individual human rights. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 have been used ...
While the Obama Administration works feverishly to try and cover their… behinds, the rest of the world is devolving into chaos. Russia is demonstrating aggression, North Korea continues to talk boldly and the Middle East and North Africa is rapidly destabilizing, all thanks to the complete dearth of leadership emanating from Washington. - Sponsored Link - Now, with our stature in freefall thanks to the amateurs running the State Department, Israel may one day be a memory as ISIS claims to have access to nuclear weapons and intends to use those weapons to obliterate Israel in order to secure victory for Palestine. According to a report from the World Net Daily, a source claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is working with an organized group whose efforts are focused “exclusively on destroying the Zionist regime occupying Palestine.” The source quoted an ISIS fighter who said, “Zionists call us masked, sociopathic murderers, but we are much more complicated and representative of th ...
U.S. State Department says it is 'aware of reports': North Korea announced Friday that it has de...
U.S. State Department said it was "aware of reports that a third U.S. citizen was detained in North Korea."
WE NEED TO TELL AMERICA THAT WE, TURKISH PEOPLE, WILL NEVER AGREE TO BEING DIVIDED The PKK is today organized in provinces across the Southeast [of Turkey]. There are hundreds of thousands of members of the PKK in cities, towns, villages and up in the mountains. America wants Turkey to be divided and Kurdistan to be founded. We must talk to American officials about this. Let us write a wide-ranging letter on the subject to American officials. They must abandon this policy of splitting Turkey up. There were some people who decided to split Turkey up 100 years ago. Why do you think splitting Turkey up will do you any good? Why are you so certain. The division of Turkey will make a rod for their own backs. They will establish a new North Korea in the region. Then they will start worrying about protecting Israel and Armenia. The communist Stalinist state they want to establish will be one that spreads terror. We need to tell America of the scale of the threat. And we need to tell it that the public will never ...
The U.S. State Department has a list of countries which impose strict penalties on Christians or other faiths. The eight worst for Christians are: Sudan, Myanmar (also known as Burma), China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. Also, Christians are considered the most likely to be persecuted worldwide, according to a 2014 report by the Pew Research Center. Please lift up your prayers for those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus and the families of those who were martyred. Some of those families are actually Muslim families who have had a relative imprisoned and/or killed because of conversion to Christianity.
US, China spar again on South China Seas dispute Reuters | Wed, May 14, 2014 China hit back at the United States over the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, after US Secretary of State John Kerry said recent Chinese moves in the resource-rich waters were "provocative". Tensions rose last week after China moved a giant oil rig into an area also claimed by Vietnam. Each country accused the other of ramming its ships near the disputed Paracel Islands. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, rejecting rival claims to parts of it from Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei. "He (Kerry) said China's introduction of an oil rig and numerous government vessels in waters disputed with Vietnam was provocative," US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, referring to a telephone call between Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in which North Korea was also discussed. "He urged both sides to de-escalate tensions, ensure safe conduct by their vessels at sea, and resolve the dispute ...
US State Department's annual report on terrorism excludes North Korea from ... - Arirang News
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said today -- referring to North Korea's dentention of an American tourist -- said, "As you all know, there is no greater priority to us than the welfare and safety of U.S. citizens." Methinks Jen has not heard about Benghazi.
North Korea has fired two medium-range Nodong ballistic missiles into the waters east of the Korean Peninsula, that the State Department called “a troubling and provocative escalation that the United States takes seriously.”
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Attention Mr President Barack Hussein Obama, you are erroneously dealing with a totalitarian terrorist Cuban State. Your policy's of handing carrots to this Community Nation is only consolidating a criminal enterprise that spreads it's venom trough our the Hemisphere, denying liberty and human rights to the people. They deal with North Korea in arms trafficking in total disregard to International law and human principles. They in Cuba only understand not the carrot but the steak. Cuba is more dangerous than you realize, and they have proven my contention throughout the last 55 years, where as a poor and bankrupt country have sabotage the OAS under our noses ridiculing our State Department in the Foreign Policy arena in Latin America. You have to reassess your approach to policy in Cuba and obviously not consider Joe Garcia's recommendations with regards to the Cuban policy's
The U.S. State Department says it approves of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's offer to visit North Korea and hopefully secure the release of imprisoned American missionary Kenneth Bae, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in the Asian country.
Family of American detained in North Korea reacts: SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a Washington state man imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year expressed alarm and sadness Monday after an invitation was cancelled for a U.S. envoy to visit Pyongyang and discuss Kenneth Bae's release. Terri Chung, Bae's sister, said in a statement, however, that relatives are encouraged by a growing number of people — including the Rev. Jesse Jackson — calling for her brother's freedom. The cancellation, announced by the State Department on Sunday, comes only days after a detained Bae told a pro-Pyongyang newspaper that he expected to meet this month with U.S. envoy on North Korean human rights issues, Bob King. The State Department also has said Jackson, the civil rights leader, has offered to travel to North Korea at the request of Bae's family.
North Korea rescinds invite to seek Bae release North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a senior U.S. official to visit Pyongyang to seek the release of imprisoned U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae, a State Department official said. February 10, 2014 at 09:40PM
North Korea cancels visit of US rights envoy. Pyongyang decision comes ahead of the annual US - South Korea military drills which North views as rehearsal for invasion . North Korea has cancelled a US envoy's visit to a jailed Korean American after South Korea and Washington set dates for military drills denounced by Pyongyang. The US state department said it was " deeply disappointed " by the North 's decision on Monday to rescind an invitation to Robert King , the US special envoy for North Korean human rights issues . King had hoped to secure the release of Kenneth Bae , who was arrested in November 2012 and later sentenced to 15 years ' hard labor on charges of seeking to topple the North Korean government . Bae , a tour operator , was described by a North Korean court as a " militant Christian evangelist " . Second cancellation It is the second time King has been rebuffed . North Korea previously scrapped an invitation at the last minute for him to discuss Bae 's case at the end of August . The cance ...
Kerry will visit Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta and Abu Dhabi "to meet with senior government officials and address a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. In Beijing and Seoul, Kerry's talks are expected to focus on an air defense zone China declared last year covering territory also claimed by South Korea and Japan, including uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. He is also expected to discuss concerns about North Korea's nuclear program.
U.S. officials say an American citizen detained in North Korea for 15 months has been returned to a labor camp. A State Department spokeswoman said Friday that 45-year-old Kenneth Bae wa...
TRANSFER - A US missionary held captive in North Korea was moved from hospital back to a labour camp last month on the same day he appealed for help from Washington, the US State Department said on Friday.
Israelis Mock "messianic" John Kerry (John Kerry has never been fit for command of anything, least of all our State Department. Ask whose who served with him in Vietnam during his “Swiftboat” time. Perhaps we should all read their book, “Unfit for Command” again.) my comment Onan Coca Secretary of State John Kerry has once again shown how backwards the “smart power” administration of Barack Obama has been on international issues. President Obama and his minions have managed to wreak havoc around the planet in just five short years. They have alienated our allies and given comfort to our enemies. Meanwhile, we’ve grown ever weaker on the international stage and even more despised -- something we once thought was impossible. From Libya to Syria, from Brazil to Venezuela, from China to North Korea, from Iran to Russia and across Europe, President Obama has actually managed to make everything worse. Apparently President Bush isn’t to blame for everything. Recently, John Kerry managed to do ...
A State Department contractor charged with leaking top-secret information about North Korea to Fox News entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to serve a 13-month prison term. During an 80-minute hearing at U.S. District Court, Stephen Kim pled guilty to a single felony count of disclosing national...
North Korea has transferred Korean American Kenneth Bae from a hospital to a labor camp, State Department says
US State Department says American held in North Korea, Kenneth Bae, moved back to labor camp on Jan. 20 - …
State Department briefing: The Boston Marathon bombings and North Korea will likely be the focal points of dis...
Do you think if the state department promised that Un kid seventeen cents in foreign aid he'd keep Dennis Rodman in North Korea?
(CNN) -- Update: "The NBA is not involved with Mr. Rodman's North Korea trip and would not participate or support such a venture without the approval of the U.S. State Department," NBA Commissioner...
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QOD: Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea to head up an exhibition basketball game for Kim Jong Un's birthday. Rodman says the leader is "an awesome guy" and that his "basketball diplomacy" program is aimed at improving relations between the two countries. But the U.S. State Department says the trip, and the game, shifts focus away from the brutality of Kim's regime. What do you think of Rodman's "basketball diplomacy?"
TOP ARTICLE With Devyani Khobragade, US wasn’t dealing with a North Korea or the axis of evil Seema Sirohi | Dec 19, 2013, 12.09 AM IST WASHINGTON: Take a deep breath and slowly count to 10. This is always good advice. It applies even more in the escalating diplomatic spat between India and the United States. Before things spiral out of control, both sides should remind themselves that the relationship is far more important than the thrill of nailing a diplomat for breach of contract or denying an entire embassy privileges or security. Amidst all the outrage, discussion, conflation of disparate issues and random punditry, a few facts should remain front and centre. That Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was humiliated, strip-searched and placed in a cell with drug addicts and prostitutes in New York before being released. That the US State Department failed to intervene in the process in any intelligent way. That its spokesperson gave tone-deaf responses to serious questions. That India withdrew many p ...
US warns N. Korea against provocation following execution SEOUL (AFP) – The United States has warned North Korea against any “provocative acts” following the shock execution of leader Kim Jong- Un’s uncle, as the reclusive state campaigned to rally support behind the young supremo. Washington also sought to step up talks with its Asian allies, voicing concern over regional stability after Jang Song-Thaek — seen as Kim’s political regent and the country’s unofficial number two — was executed on Thursday following a special military trial. “Certainly, it’s something we’re concerned about, and we would urge the North Koreans not to take provocative acts, not to do so going forward, because it’s not in the interest of regional stability,” US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Friday. The comments came after South Korea’s defence chief Kim Kwan-Jin pledged to increase military vigilance against any potential provocations, saying the stunning purge indicated Kim Jong-Un ...
A former FBI agent who went missing in Iran was working for the CIA there, not conducting private business as officials have previously claimed, The Associated Press and the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Both the State Department and Bob Levinson's family have long denied he was working for the U.S. government when he disappeared on a trip to Iran in 2007. But Thursday's reports from the Washington Post and the AP claim that Levinson had been on a CIA mission to dig up information. A source who's involved in the matter told CNN that there's proof that Levinson worked for the CIA undercover and under contract while also working as a private investigator. Watch this video WH calls for Levinson release Watch this video Longest-held American hostage U.S. tourist and Korean War veteran Merrill Newman arrives at the Beijing airport Saturday, December 7, after being released by North Korea. Newman was detained October 26 by North Korean authorities just minutes before he was to depart the country after v ...
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran, arrived in the U.S. after he was deported from North Korea after being held more than a month, the US State Department confirmed.
When an American Veteran was detained in North Korea, the State Department was quick in demanding his release. Pastor Saeed is left to languish in the most dangerous prison in Iran, because he is Christian?
Truman had long taken an interest in the history of the Middle East, and had read many books on ancient history and the events related in the Bible. He was sympathetic to those who sought a Jewish homeland in Mandatory Palestine. As a senator, he had assured Jewish leaders of his support for Zionism, and at a 1943 rally in Chicago had called for a homeland for those Jews who survived the Nazi regime. A Jewish homeland in Palestine was widely popular in the United States, and Jewish support could be key in the upcoming presidential election. However, State Department officials were reluctant to offend the Arabs, who were opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in their midst. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal warned Truman of the importance of Saudi Arabian oil in another war; Truman replied that he would decide his policy on the basis of justice, not oil.[92] Furthermore, when diplomats were called home from the Middle East to advise Truman and promoted the Arab point of view, Truman told them h ...
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North Korea has confirmed to Swedish diplomats that it is holding a U.S. citizen, the U.S. State Department said...
US Department of state, Citizens are advised not to travel to North Korea.
85-year-old Korean War vet detained in North Korea: Now that the State Department has relaxed…
Palo Alto, Calif. (AP) — North Korean authorities have confirmed they have detained an American citizen, the State Department said F
California man, 85, detained in North Korea since Oct. 26; State Department to issue advisory against travel there
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State Department needs to issue a travel ban for Americans who intend to visit North Korea. 85 yr old Korean War vet detained.
Axis of Fantasy vs. Axis of Reality France, Israel and Saudi Arabia confront an administration conducting a make-believe Foreign Policy. By Bret Stephens Updated Nov. 11, 2013 7:42 p.m. ET When the history of the Obama Administration's Foreign Policy is written 20 or so years from now, the career of Wendy Sherman, our chief nuclear negotiator with Iran, will be instructive. In 1988, the former social worker ran the Washington office of the Dukakis campaign and worked at the Democratic National Committee. That was the year the Massachusetts governorcarried 111 electoral votes to George H.W. Bush's 426. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Sherman was briefly the CEO of something called the Fannie Mae Foundation, supposedly a charity that was shut down a decade later for what the Washington Post called "using tax-exempt contributions to advance corporate interests." From there it was on to the State Department, where she served as a point person in nuclear negotiations with North Korea and met with Kim Jong Il himself. T ...
The media, the State Department, and the American public have all stubbornly ignored the uptick in the persecution of Christians around the globe, especially in Muslim cultures. The Pew Research Center concluded a couple of years ago that Christians are now persecuted in more nations than members of any other faith tradition. One sectarian watchdog organization estimates the annual number of persecuted Christians to be between 100 and 200 million. The persecution is sometimes carried out by state authorities, sometimes by mobs of anti-Christian religious zealots (often acting with the implicit approval of their governments), and sometimes by Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist groups. But under international law it makes no difference who the perpetrators are. Religious freedom is protected by both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and two subsequent UN declarations. So even though they're mostly mute, secular governments have a prima facie obligation to protest just as vigorously when Christians are bein ...
Politics US delegation to *** the impact of sanctions A joint delegation from the US State Department and Treasury Department del arrived in Myanmar on 24 September to *** the impact of its sanctions regime, according to the US Embassy in Yangon. The delegation will discuss the impact of its reduced sanctions program and seek to understand if the remaining sanctions are effective. According to a spokesperson from the embassy, the delegation will hold a meeting with US companies and other stakeholders to learn of their experiences in Myanmar and discuss how the US government can provide support. The delegation will also reassess individuals and enterprises on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list of the Treasury Department. US companies are prohibited from working with the firms or individuals on the SDN list, such as Myanmar businessmen U Tay Za and U Zaw Zaw. In February 2013, four state-owned and private banks; Asia Green Development Bank, Ayeyarwaddy Bank, Myanma Eco-nomic Bank and Myanma ...
Cantaloupe vs. al-Qaeda: What's More Dangerous? Sunday, 15 September 2013 00:00 By Michael Meurer One of the most important revelations from the international drama over Edward Snowden's NSA leaks in May is the exposure of a nearly lunatic disproportion in threat assessment and spending by the US government. This disproportion has been spawned by a fear-based politics of terror that mandates unlimited money and media attention for even the most tendentious terrorism threats, while lethal domestic risks such as contaminated food from our industrialized agribusiness system are all but ignored. A comparison of federal spending on food safety intelligence versus antiterrorism intelligence brings the irrationality of the threat assessment process into stark relief. In 2011, the year of Osama bin Laden's death, the State Department reported that 17 Americans were killed in all terrorist incidents worldwide. The same year, a single outbreak of listeriosis from tainted cantaloupe killed 33 people in the United St ...
Kerry mentioned Iran, Hezbollah & North Korea almost in the same breath in his State Department speech. Al-Qaeda? Not once.
State Dept. envoy heading to North Korea to get US citizen freed - Washington (CNN) -- A State Department special...
US envoy to North Korea works to free American: A State Department special envoy will travel to North Korea th...
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North Korea changes tack and tells US: Let's talk: After months of threatening to wage a nuclear war, North Korea did an about-face Sunday and issued a surprise proposal to the United States, its No. 1 enemy: Let's talk. But the invitation from North Korea's National Defense Commission, the powerful governing body led by leader Kim Jong Un, comes with caveats: No preconditions and no demands that Pyongyang give up its prized nuclear assets unless Washington is willing to do the same — ground rules that make it hard for the Americans to accept. Washington responded by saying that it is open to talks — but only if North Korea first shows it will comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions and live up to its international obligations. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the U.S. has seen no evidence that Pyongyang's offer of talks is different from numerous others it's made over the years that have yielded little. "The key piece here is that they need to take credible steps to move toward concr ...
Rep. Rush Holt has represented Central New Jersey in Congress since 1999. officecropped Rush Holt, 64, is a resident of Hopewell Township, N.J. Born in West Virginia, he inherited his interest in politics from his parents. His father was the youngest person ever elected to the U.S. Senate, at age 29. His mother served as Secretary of State of West Virginia and was the first woman to hold that position. Rep. Holt earned his B.A. in Physics from Carleton College in Minnesota and completed his Master’s and Ph.D. at NYU. He has held positions as a teacher, Congressional Science Fellow, and arms control expert at the U.S. State Department where he monitored the nuclear programs of countries such as Iraq, Iran, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union. From 1989 until he launched his 1998 congressional campaign, Holt was Assistant Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the largest research facility of Princeton University and the largest center for research in alternative energy in New Jersey. H ...
"Mr. Speaker, the presidents Justice Department sold weapons to narco terrorists south of our border who killed one of our finest. The presidents State Department lied about Benghazi with false information provided by the White House. The presidents Attorney General authorized spying on a Fox News journalist and his family for reporting on a North Korea nuclear test. The presidents Justice Dept confiscated phone records of the Associate Press because they reported on a thwarted terrorist attack. The presidents Treasury Department uses the IRS to target political opposition. The presidents Health and Human Services Secretary pressures the insurance companies she is supposed to regulate to promote Obamacare, which is the same law she uses to force citizens to pay for abortion inducing drugs against their religious liberties. Mr Speaker, the presidents dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass lead many to suggest that he is not fit to lead. The only problem is that his Vice President ...
The court-martial for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning begins today in Fort Meade, Md. Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of military and State Department documents that ended up being published by online organization WikiLeaks, in what has been described as the most extensive leak of clas...
A week ago, it was disclosed that Attorney General Eric Holder – conjuring up false claims that Fox News reporter James Rosen had aided and abetted a State Department employee in disclosing national security information concerning North Korea – ordered the Department of Justice to secretly obtain th...
Will Holder investigate himself on Fox News snoop warrant? Attorney General Eric Holder himself authorized the government's snooping on Fox News reporter James Rosen, according to an explosive new report. The feds got a court to approve a warrant to go after Rosen's personal e-mails, along with an array of phone records, it was revealed this week. The warrant, which followed a report Rosen wrote online for Fox News about a US intelligence assessment of North Korea, called him a "possible co-conspirator" in violation of the Espionage Act. The warrant authorizing the info grab, which also tracked Rosen's movements in and out of the State Department, was revealed Monday. The feds sought the information in connection with an investigation of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, who was working for the State Department in 2009 when the story was published. On Wednesday, District Judge Royce C. Lamberth apologized for the way the case has been handled. A federal judge had ordered records containing details of the snooping ...
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The media and the public are aghast at the way the Obama Administration has treated Fox News reporter James Rosen like a criminal, merely for reporting on North Korea using State Department sources.
National security leaks to Fox News in the midst of a crisis with North Korea...what could possibly go wrong? In June of 2009, North Korea had just detonated its first nuclear bomb. The UN National Security Council was debating Resolution 1874 sanctioning North Korea for doing so. In addition, North Korea was holding two American journalists as prisoners, having just found them guilty of illegal entry and sanctioned them to 12 years of hard labor. It was in that context that Stephen Jin-Woo Kim - a State Department employee who had previously worked with Rumsfeld's Defense Policy Board (chaired by Richard Perle) - leaked classified information to Fox News reporter Jay Rosen.
The U.S. State Department said Thursday it had heard enough from Defense Distributed, the non-profit group at the center of a 3-D gun printing controversy.
(PP)- Wednesday 108 FBI and Department of Homeland Security officers joined two U.S. State Department diplomats assigned to North Korea in walking off their jobs in a protest against White House officials who have undercut their authority.
diplomatic if North Korea complies with its "international obligations", said today the State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland.
Looks like Dennis Rodman just doesn't know how to hug a North Korean. The very public hug only lasted about a week. The North Korean honcho is threatening to blow us away, including Dennis Rodman. I heard that Dennis Rodman hugged a South Korean hot dog vendor in the South Bronx and the word got back to North Korea and they are hopping mad about it. It appears now that we will need to send Mike Tyson over there to put a more permanent hug on that Korean dude. It's becoming a full time diplomatic effort for the State Department to keep this weirdo in enough hugs to prevent him from unleashing his nuclear might on the free world. I hope I never have to make this decision, but I at this point don't know if I'd rather face the bomb or hug President Un.
US warns North Korea over 'suicidal' nuclear threat as UN expands sanctions Obama Administration says it will not engage in negotiations as North Korea threatens 'absurd' pre-emptive nuclear attack UN ambassador Susan Rice votes at a Security Council meeting on imposing a fourth round of sanctions against North Korea. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Obama Administration warned of "costly consequences" for North Korea on Thursday, in the wake of Pyongyang's threat to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the US and its recent nuclear test. Speaking at a Senate hearing, the US State Department's special representative on North Korea said Washington would not engage in negotiations without a "fundamental change in attitude" from the pariah state. The Senate... ~puffin
Stephen A. Smith are you serious? You are SO DISRESPECTFUL! You are quoting the US State Department sentiment that "the USA is still at war with North Korea because no peace treaty was ever signed after the Korean War" As if the USA keeps treaties? The USA broke 400 plus treaties with Native Americans. Stick to being Stephen "Naismith" and stop trying to highlight the "ignorance" of Dennis Rodman. Bring back Rob Parker, I am tired of CORNBALL BROTHERS committed to pleasing the slave master at the expense of another brother. That is why Chris Paul no longer speaks to Stephen A. Smith. AGENT SMITH
Good morning to all from the teeming jungles of Panama! Even though there's a half moon this morning, there are still so many stars in the clear sky this morning, it makes you wonder where they've been all your life! I really like Dennis Rodman! He is his own man and seems to just have a ton of fun! I do think it's possible he might get some kind of appointment to the State Department for his trip to North Korea? On the subject of basketball, to play that game really well, a player has to simply love playing the game! Some of the really great players would play for free if they had too, just because they love it! Now let's look at another case . . . Andrew Bynum? Since he was traded to the 76'ers last summer, he hasn't played one game! He becomes a unrestricted free agent this summer. That means that any team that wants him can give him a call and offer him a contract. His most recent comments tell me more about this young man than anything I've heard from him in over a year. In order for him ...
March 2, 2013  WASHINGTON –   Secretary of Defense is the second most important and the toughest job in the US government after President.   Since the 9/11 attacks,  US Foreign Policy has become highly militarized. The Pentagon today dominates US relations with the rest of the world, not the State Department or CIA.  The Pentagon’s 2013 total budget will be $800 billion  when all programs, including “black” projects, are included.  This mammoth sum represents almost 50% of the world’s total military spending. Add close US allies in Europe, the Mideast, and Asia, and the figure is 80%.  Contrary to what most Americans believe, the US Defense Department is not really about defense of America’s shores, but  about offensive operations abroad.  The US has some 1,000 bases and powerful air, naval and land forces scattered across the globe enforcing the Pax Americana.  Americans are relentlessly bombarded by media and Republicans about alleged dire threats from abroad,  conjuring still ...
Basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman may be the only American to have hugged, drank and laughed with North Korea's bad boy Kim Jong Un, but the U.S. State Department said today it has no plans to debrief Rodman for any personal intel on the man who says he is targeting the U.S. with his nuclear...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday called on North Korea to refrain from "additional provocative actions" following reports that Pyongyang plans more nuclear tests. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland made the comment in response to a Reuters report that North Korea has to...
Is It Time We Fight Syria? There’s an unfortunate tendency among Foreign Policy decision makers in Washington to believe that all options remain on the table indefinitely. Hence, President Obama may believe that the same debates and policy options that occurred two years ago, at the start of the Syrian uprising, still exist today. The fact of the matter, be it in Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, or anywhere else is that realistic policy options and opportunities to achieve the most favorable outcome for the United States diminish over time. Two years ago, it made sense to support the Syrian opposition. President Bashar al-Assad, far from being the Western-educated reformer in which the Clinton administration and State Department officials placed so much hope, was a brute who supported Hezbollah, transformed Syria into an Underground Railroad for Al Qaeda terrorists infiltrating Iraq, and sought to build a covert nuclear program. The United States is never the only player in the sandbox, however. B ...
Earlier this month Google executive Eric Schmidt embarked on a journey to North Korea, one of the world's most secretive and Internet-restrictive countries. While the U.S. State Department publicly criticized Schmidt's timing and intentions, human rights activists have seen the visit as a reminder o...
Google chairman Eric Schmidt arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea, today on a four-day visit organized by Bill Richardson, the former US ambassador to the United Nations. Schmidt hasn�t commented on the trip, which was criticized by the US State Department, but Richardson said during a layover in Beiji...
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Bill Richardson in North Korea despite criticism from the State Department. - Tamron Hall
State Department criticizes Google CEO’s North Korea visitPosted on January 4, 2013 by admin“The US State Department criticized Thursday a trip by Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Internet giant Google, and senior colleagues to visit North Korea’s isolated totalitarian regime.  ‘Frankly we do...
[tbs 정오뉴스] ▶(Report) U.S. Govt. Takes Renewed Firm Stance Against North Korea The House of Representatives passed the resolution without any objection on Tuesday, with a unified voice understanding that North Korea can longer go unchecked as it continues to jeopardize the safety in the region. The non-binding resolution also urges China and other U.N. member states to immediately impose stronger sanctions and censorship on the communist nation; however it will still require approval from the Senate. The House's Foreign Affairs Committee chief, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hailed the passage of the bill saying it not only seeks to further U.S. national security interests but to promote the rights of those oppressed around the world. In addition, the State Department has responded to Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong-un's first New Years address that called for both Koreas to remove confrontations, while criticizing Seoul and its Western allies of 'anti-reunification' advances and committing to a 'hostile foreig ...
Japan Readies Missile System Over N. Korea Rocket “We urgently appeal to the government (of North Korea) to reconsider the decision to launch a rocket,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Echoing its criticism of the April launch, Russia said North Korea had been warned not to ignore a UN Security Council resolution which “unambiguously prohibits (it) from launching rockets using ballistic technology”. China was not so direct in its criticism of North Korea, but urged “all sides” not to take any action that “worsens the problem”. “China believes that maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia accords with the interests of all sides and is the joint responsibility of all sides,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters. In Washington, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland condemned the launch plan on Sunday as a provocative threat to the Asia-Pacific region. North Korea says its rockets are used to put satellites into ...
Interesting Article that I agree with: "The US should not have been in Libya with +5000 air sorties . Ghadaffi and sons revealed Pakistans AQ Khan father of Pakistans nuclear program was selling nuclear technology transfer to North Korea and Iran . Which is how Iran obtained t he centrifuge technology to begin with . Libya declared they would not pursue nuclear technology and George W Bush took them off the terrorist state list . 2) On the anniversary of 9/11 the State Department declared there to be no terrorist risk in memorandums which were subsequently deleted off online and today Libyas Government declares they had advanced notice of an attack and notified the US who ignored it . Today the US Administration of POTUS 44 and the President and Prime Minister are calling each other other liars . This stupid film has been on Youtube since June and remains on today and was screened in April in California without any disapproval by anybody in or outside the US until that day 9/11 . 3) The video released tod ...
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom on Monday, concluding that the "world is sliding backwards" in key regions of the globe. She also singled out many of the Asian countries including China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia as...
A United Nations agency under fire for shipments of computers and other sophisticated equipment to North Korea and Iran has apparently rejected a request by the U.S. State Department to conduct an independent probe into the controversy, drawing a stern rebuke from top lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
What to Do About Pakistan With an "ally" in a state of perpetual dysfunction, it's time for Washington to reconsider its options: containment or benign neglect. BY C. CHRISTINE FAIR |JUNE 21, 2012 President Asif Ali Zardari's first choice to replace the ousted Gilani. And just for good measure, the court also issued a warrant for Gilani's son. If Pakistan's civilian government wasn't fully dysfunctional, rest assured: it now is. Unfortunately, ensuring the stability of this civilian government has been a policy goal of the United States since the return to democracy in February 2008. By any measure, Pakistan has squandered the last decade. The events of 9/11 afforded the country a rare opportunity to regain its international standing after having teetered for years on the brink of pariah state status. Pakistan had become renowned for spreading nuclear technology to such states as Iran and North Korea; reckless adventurism in India; insistence on supporting jihadist groups as a principal tool of statecraft ...
2012/06/13 03:46 KST No problem with S. Korea's longer-range missiles, if defensive: Sen. Levin (ATTN: UPDATES with State Department's position in last 8 paras WASHINGTON, June 12 (Yonhap) -- Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday that he would not take issue with South Korea's development of longer-range missiles if they are deployed in a "defense and non-threatening" way. "If they want to do it in a non-threatening way, totally defensive way at its own expense, I don't have any problem going on," he said at the National Press Club. South Korea's missile capability is a sensitive diplomatic issue with its top ally, the U.S., and also a politically charged topic at home. Seoul can't possess ballistic missiles with the range of more than 300 km (186 miles) and a payload heavier than 500 kg (1,102 pounds) under a 2001 agreement with Washington. South Korea's conservatives have been calling for the extension of the range to cover all of North Korea. The Lee Myung-b ...
On this day in American wars, May 21: • 1863, American Civil War: The Union Army succeeds in closing off the last escape route from Port Hudson, Louisiana, in preparation for the coming siege. • In 1941, a German U-boat sank the American merchant steamship SS Robin Moor in the South Atlantic after allowing the ship's passengers and crew to board lifeboats. • 2002, The State Department named seven states as sponsors of terror, with Iran at the top of the list; the report said that Sudan and Libya had taken some steps — but not enough — to "get out of the business." (The other countries named were Iraq, North Korea, Cuba and Syria.)
North Korea has resumed construction work on an experimental light water reactor (ELWR), in a move that could extend its capacity to produce more material for nuclear weapons, according to a report published on the website of 38 North . Based on April 30 satellite images, work halted in December at the reactor had now restarted, the website run by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University and former US State Department official Joel Wit, said on Thursday. The construction activity in
If the number of deaths caused by a specific threat indicates the level of danger, then the 700,000 deaths during the Civil War indicates that RACISM is the most dangerous aspect of United States society. The 700,000 Civil War casualties is more than all the other wars combined. That 700,000 number does not include the deaths caused by racist retaliations on innocent people over the 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation; during the appropriation of free Black labor for the coal mines of Birmingham by charging Black men with crimes that they did not commit or crimes that don't exist; the many lynchings and murders on Black people, the bombings of churches and murders of innocent children; even today Black children and young adults are persecuted by the racist system; we must include the attack on our Brown Latino brothers and sisters by the so-called illegal immigration laws crafted by RACISTS. Why does the State Department only see Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea as enemies when in compari ...
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