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There are a number of ways to gauge an individual military's assets and capabilities, but making head-to-head comparisons is a bit tougher.
North Korea is estimated to have thousands of massive artillery guns hidden in hardened shelters among the hills and mountains of the country's rugged terrain. These guns have acted as a deterrent against war between North Korea and South Korea.
Chinese missiles, deployed to the South China Sea despite previous promises from Beijing not to militarize the islands, fired at drones flying overhead to simulate combat, the South China Morning Post reported.
The US has, for years, said its alliance with South Korea and Japan are "ironclad," but according to a former ambassador, that's diplomatic speak that masks a dark truth everyone already knows: The US would not take a nuclear attack from North Korea on the chin to save an allied city.
President Donald Trump left experts baffled when he said North Korea had agreed to destroy a missile-engine testing site after emerging from his summit with Kim Jong Un, but it now looks as if North Korea is making good on that.
Vice President Mike Pence's message to GOP senators during a closed door lunch at the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday created a mix up of what exactly President Donald Trump promised North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un during the initial negotiations in Singapore this week.
As US president, Donald Trump has a responsibility to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat toward his people before he champions the rights of North Koreans. On Tuesday, however, Trump did more than compartmentalize: He apologized.
The US has long resisted calls from North Korea to suspend military testing in exchange for a freeze in North Korean missile and nuclear testing. President Trump made a dramatic about-face on that point after meeting Kim Jong Un.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's massive advantage over President Donald Trump, and even China, is that he could lead his country for another half a century. Trump, at 71 and the mercy of a US system that would limit him to eight years in power at most, can't hope to match that.
When asked whether "nonstop" sanctions could lead to World War III, Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled an Albert Einstein quote to deliver a dark warning, NBC News reports: "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."