Nuclear Weapons

President Donald Trump's taunts and insults directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “create an incentive for the North Koreans to stage provocations to show him up,” a nuclear nonproliferation expert said.

Experts Urge Trump: 'Stick To The Script' In Asia, Don't Provoke North Korea

As President Donald Trump makes his journey to Asia for a 12-day, five-country trip, international security experts are urging him to "stick to the script" and avoid making incendiary comments while d...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test May Have Been Twice As Powerful As Previously Reported

Analysts believe it was 17 times as strong as the bomb that fell on Hiroshima.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un smiles during a visit to the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August23, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

North Korea 'Readying Launch Of Ballistic Missile'

South Korean media says Seoul's military believes North Korea is readying the launch of a ballistic missile, possibly an intercontinental version (ICBM). [KBS 뉴스속보] 국방부 "北, 탄도미사일 발사 준비활동 식별...ICBM급...
<strong>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to provid guidance on a nuclear weapons programme in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on Sunday&nbsp;</strong>

North Korea Latest: Earthquake Hits As Country Says It Has Successfully Tested Nuclear Weapon

North Korea says it has successfully tested a nuclear weapon that can be loaded onto a ballistic missile. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook the secretive state on Sunday, suggesting it had detonated it...
Attendants offer a minute of silence during the 72nd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2017.A US B-29 plane dropped a bomb over the city at 8:15am on August 6, 1945, marking the first use of an atomic weapon which ultimately claimed the lives of some 140,000 people. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Calls For 'World Without Nuclear Weapons' On Hiroshima Anniversary

Decades after the U.S. bombed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, politicians and activists commemorated the anniversary of the historic tragedy on Sunday. Japanese Prim...
This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location.South Korea and the United States fired off missiles on July 5 simulating a precision strike against North Korea's leadership, in response to a landmark ICBM test described by Kim Jong-Un as a gift to 'American bastards'. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSTHIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Are We Ready For A Nuclear Attack From North Korea? Experts Have Doubts.

“North Korea can build missiles faster than we can build defenses,” one analyst warns.