If North Korea launches a nuclear-armed ballistic missile, one of the only things we know for sure about what will happen next is that the news will race around the world on classified networks using the designation reserved for the Pentagon’s highest-level alert, an “OPREP-3 PINNACLE NUCFLASH,” which signals a possible imminent nuclear war. After that, though, we know surprisingly little about what might unfold — particularly if a surprise attack managed to cripple Washington.
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The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says the Kurdish-led Syrian opposition forces' captured a key town and nearby dam in eastern Syria.
North Korea will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month.
South Korea's new president said that he would be willing to hold talks in Washington and Pyongyang in efforts to ease the North Korean nuclear crisis.
North Korea has detained another American who worked at a private university in Pyongyang, taking to four the number of U.S. citizens being held by Kim Jong Un's regime.
Violence left at least four opposition fighters dead and a child wounded in central and southern Syria Saturday.
A U.S. service member was killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab — the first U.S. combat death there in more than two decades.
Iran might be rethinking its approach to assassinations and could become bolder by trying to eliminate more of its enemies abroad in a similar fashion.
North Korea accused the U.S. and South Korean intelligences agencies on Friday of plotting to kill the nation's leader, Kim Jong Un, using "biochemical agents."