A former contractor for the United States government will plead guilty to leaking secret information to a Fox News reporter, his attorney said Friday, and will likely serve 13 months in prison as a result.
North Korea has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, likening him to “the fascist maniac Hitler.” The statement was made over the PM’s plan to increase armaments and amend the country’s constitution, which limits Japan’s military to self defense.
The North Korean National Defense Commission has written an open letter to the people of South Korea, claiming it hopes “to create an atmosphere of reconciliation and unity,” South Korean media reported.
Amid an annual joint military exercise between the US and South Korea that involves thousands of troops and numerous aircraft and warships, American Special Forces groups run trainings to prepare for potential guerrilla warfare across the DMZ.
North Korea has demanded South Korea and the US halt their annual military drill, calling it “a serious provocation.” If not, north-south relations “will plunge into a deadlock and unimaginable holocaust,” says Pyongyang.
As tension mounts on the Korean Peninsula ahead of annual joint US-South Korea military exercises that routinely generate condemnation from Pyongyang, it’s clear that high-level engagement from someone other than Dennis Rodman is sorely needed.