North Korea Could Have Nuclear-Tipped ICBM By Next Year: Report.

The Defense Intelligence Agency now estimates that North Korea could have an ICBM with a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the U.S. mainland by next year, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The estimate by the DIA significantly shortened the timeframe for when North Korea could develop the technology for miniaturizing a nuclear warhead to fit atop an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and survive re-entry into the atmosphere. Previous estimates said that North Korea was at least three years away from having the capability. The new confidential assessment by the DIA…

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Watch US Navy Carrier Strike Groups Sail Near Korea.

fly in formation over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan

The U.S. Navy on Thursday released video showing the Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups operating with Japanese navy ships in the Sea of Japan near the Korean Peninsula. The footage comes at a time of rising tensions with North Korea over its missile program and the same week the U.S. Air Force successfully intercepted a dummy intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, over the Pacific Ocean. As my colleague Richard Sisk reported over at Military.com, the ICBM test was designed in part to simulate a North Korean launch.…

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