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How Kim Jong Un’s fears shape North Korea’s nuclear weapons agenda
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How Kim Jong Un’s fears shape North Korea’s nuclear weapons agenda

DPRK leader claims he needs nukes to defend against US invasion, but his own people are likely a bigger concern

How Kim Jong Un’s fears shape North Korea’s nuclear weapons agenda
Bruce W. BennettBruce W. Bennett April 19, 2023
North Korea has completed first military recon satellite, state media says
News

North Korea has completed first military recon satellite, state media says

Kim Jong Un justifies satellite's development as response to US-ROK exercises during visit to space agency with daughter

North Korea has completed first military recon satellite, state media says
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 19, 2023
North Korea will never be accepted as a nuclear-weapon state, G7 says
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North Korea will never be accepted as a nuclear-weapon state, G7 says

Major industrial nations condemn DPRK’s ‘reckless’ weapons development and demand it refrain from nuclear testing

North Korea will never be accepted as a nuclear-weapon state, G7 says
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 18, 2023
North Korea warns of ‘insurmountable threats’ after US calls for UNSC meeting
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North Korea warns of ‘insurmountable threats’ after US calls for UNSC meeting

Official says DPRK’s weapons are for self-defense, as Security Council fails to reach consensus on latest ICBM launch

North Korea warns of ‘insurmountable threats’ after US calls for UNSC meeting
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Shreyas Reddy April 18, 2023
US, ROK, Japan push to increase intel sharing to deal with North Korean threats
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US, ROK, Japan push to increase intel sharing to deal with North Korean threats

Trilateral defense meeting also agrees to regularize joint military drills, while condemning DPRK’s missile launches

US, ROK, Japan push to increase intel sharing to deal with North Korean threats
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 17, 2023
South Korea fires warning shots at North Korean vessel west of peninsula: JCS
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South Korea fires warning shots at North Korean vessel west of peninsula: JCS

ROK vessel collides with Chinese ship while responding to DPRK incursion south of the inter-Korean maritime border

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korean vessel west of peninsula: JCS
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim April 16, 2023
US, Japan hold air drills after North Korean missile prompts evacuation orders
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US, Japan hold air drills after North Korean missile prompts evacuation orders

B-52 strategic bombers and F-16s join exercise after US and Japan hold aerial drills amid ‘severe’ security situation

US, Japan hold air drills after North Korean missile prompts evacuation orders
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 14, 2023
North Korea says it tested ‘Hwasong-18’ solid-fuel ICBM for first time
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North Korea says it tested ‘Hwasong-18’ solid-fuel ICBM for first time

‘Successful’ test should cause enemies to ‘suffer from fear and anxiety,’ Kim Jong Un says

North Korea says it tested ‘Hwasong-18’ solid-fuel ICBM for first time
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 14, 2023
US and ROK convene high-level defense dialogue on North Korean nuclear threats
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US and ROK convene high-level defense dialogue on North Korean nuclear threats

Officials pledge to improve capabilities and strengthen coordination, as DPRK launches another long-range missile

US and ROK convene high-level defense dialogue on North Korean nuclear threats
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim April 13, 2023
North Korean long-range missile launch triggers evacuation order in Japan
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North Korean long-range missile launch triggers evacuation order in Japan

Authorities warn Hokkaido residents to seek shelter, stating missile expected to fall near island, but later lift notice

North Korean long-range missile launch triggers evacuation order in Japan
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 13, 2023