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Military weapon system test fails to intercept target

May. 29, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A weapon system test conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii failed to intercept the target Saturday. According to an agency statement, the objective of the test was to demonstrate the capability of a ballistic...

Kim vows to build N. Korea socialism amid US nuclear impasse

May. 27, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed an “uncompromising struggle” against anti-socialist elements at home, state media reported Thursday, as he tries to fortify his power amid pandemic-related difficulties and U.S.-led economic sanctions. ...

Vandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base

May. 14, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base was renamed Friday as a U.S. Space Force Base. The name was changed to Vandenberg Space Force Base during an afternoon ceremony on the parade field at the sprawling base on the state's...

Air Force: Missile test launch from California aborted

May. 05, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A test launch of an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was aborted before liftoff early Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the U.S. Air Force said. “The cause of the ground abort is...

NKorea warns US of 'very grave situation' over Biden speech

May. 02, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday warned that the United States will face “a very grave situation” and alleged that President Joe Biden “made a big blunder” in his recent speech by calling the North a security threat. Last week, Biden, in his first...

US pushes ahead with nuclear plans despite watchdog concerns

Apr. 29, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Biden administration appears to be picking up where former President Donald Trump left off as the federal agency that oversees U.S. nuclear research and bomb-making has approved the conceptual design and cost range for infrastructure investments for a...

Rigorous testing part of Minot Air Force Base missile force

Apr. 17, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Members of the 576th Flight Test Squadron continuously test the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system to make sure it does what it’s supposed to do. “We perform a fundamentally unique mission. We do a full on full,...

US consults with Japan, South Korea on North Korea approach

Apr. 02, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

National security adviser Jake Sullivan consulted with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea on Friday as the Biden administration settles on its approach for dealing with North Korea, including its nuclear program. The Biden administration has yet to disclose how...

UN takes no action on latest North Korea missile tests

Mar. 30, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took no action after a brief meeting Tuesday on North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests, the first since U.S. President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20 and a violation of U.N. sanctions. Council diplomats said all...

N. Korea calls South's leader 'a parrot raised by America'

Mar. 29, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called South Korea’s president “a parrot raised by America” Tuesday, resuming its trademark derisive rhetoric against its rivals amid renewed animosities on the Korean Peninsula. Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North...