North Korea Working on Mobile ICBM

By William Tucker

New intelligence, recently released into the open source, suggests that North Korea has been working on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S. North Korea’s larger missiles – namely the Taepodong 1 and 2 – require a fixed launch facility. The benefits of a mobile ICBM, such as hiding in the many tunnels Pyongyang has dung into its mountainous territory, are readily apparent.

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Jamestown Foundation’s 5th Annual Terrorism Conference, Dec. 8 in DC

This year’s annual conference will feature Gen. Mike Hayden, Bruce Hoffman, and many other terrorism experts who will discuss Al-Qaeda after bin Laden, including the group’s ongoing activity in Africa, India and there other operational bases. The event is from 8:30 am -5:00 pm at the National Press Club in D.C. 

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China Not Prepared For Mass Unrest

By William Tucker

China’s head of the Central Political and Legislative Committee, Zhou Yongkang, claimed that China is “ill-prepared” to handle massive social unrest. Yongkang’s remarks come on the heels of slowing economic growth and increasing unemployment. China’s unemployment problem has led to wider demonstrations across the country and this has caused a headache for many leaders in Beijing. This represents the crux of China’s current problems.

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Iran Claims Capture of U.S. Drone

By William Tucker

Iran’s IRNA news agency claims that the Iranian military shot down a U.S. unmanned aircraft, a RQ-170, last week. The quote came from an unnamed source who also claimed that the aircraft was mostly intact. For its part, the U.S. has not confirmed this occurrence, but unnamed sources within the government claim that a drone went missing while flying over Afghanistan.

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Upcoming Webcast – Across the DMZ: Revealing North Korea

By William Tucker

Last Thursday, as most Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving, North Korea threatened to turn South Korea’s Blue House into a sea of fire. For the uninitiated, the Blue House is South Korea’s presidential residence located in Seoul. If the term “sea of fire” sounds familiar that is because it is a familiar refrain from North Korean leadership when they issue their frequent threats.

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