Weapons proliferation

FILE - In this undated file photo distributed on Sept. 16, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. U.S President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 during his State of the Union address that he intends to meet Kim on Feb. 27-28, 2019 in Vietnam, saying that although much work remains to be done toward peace on the Korean Peninsula, his relationship with Kim is a good one. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 5:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with the North Korean leader (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is dismissing as "a real eye-roller" President Donald Trump's assertion that if anyone else had been elected president the U.S...
Read More
People visit statues of North Korean late leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il, to lay bouquets of flowers in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Lunar New Year's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The lunar Year of the Pig is celebrated around Asia. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
February 05, 2019 - 12:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's nuclear and missile programs "remain intact" and its leaders are dispersing missile assembly and testing facilities to prevent "decapitation" strikes, U.N. experts said in a new report. The experts' report to the Security Council, seen Tuesday by The Associated...
Read More
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, center, is questioned by reporters upon his arrival at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Biegun will meet with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 03, 2019 - 8:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Senior U.S. and South Korean officials met Sunday to discuss an expected second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump's special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in South Korea earlier amid reports that he'll meet...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 01, 2019 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. His State of the Union address next week will be dissected for clues on how he'll deal with a full plate of foreign policy...
Read More
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with American manufacturers in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 31, 2019 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he will announce next week the site and date for the second summit he plans with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un around the end of February. "They very much want the meeting," Trump told reporters, and he asserted that his administration has...
Read More
Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 30, 2019 - 6:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his intelligence chiefs on Wednesday, calling them "naive" and "passive" after they told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. "Perhaps Intelligence should go back to...
Read More
CIA Director Gina Haspel accompanied by FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 29, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal, that the Islamic State group remains a threat and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. The chiefs made no mention of...
Read More
FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands prior to their meeting on Sentosa Island in Singapore. The North's Korean Central News Agency said Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 that Kim received a letter from Trump from a North Korean envoy who travelled to Washington and met Trump last week. North Korea says Kim has ordered preparations for a second summit with Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 24, 2019 - 2:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim's determination for another...
Read More
President Donald Trump speak to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 19, 2019 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of...
Read More
From left, Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, arrive to pose for photographs at the The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2019 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local): 9:30 p.m. South Korea says it expects the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be "a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula." Yonhap News...
Read More

Pages