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  1. One graphic shows why North Korea is a real threat to the USRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Greenwich Citizen

    Gordon Chang, writing for The Daily Beast, notes that the satellite system that North Korea claims to have launched over the weekend would weigh essentially as much as a nuclear warhead. Although there is still no indication that North Korea would be able to develop missile and nuclear warheads en masse, let alone successfully deploy them beyond tests, this latest rocket launch is alarming.

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  2. New US missile shield may alter North Asian geopoliticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Boston.com

    The United States has opened the door to parking a high-altitude missile defense system on North Korea's doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia's security landscape. President Obama confirmed in an interview Monday that the United States is consulting with South Korea about more missile defenses.

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  3. U.S. hopes to deploy THAAD in S. Korea - as quickly as possible'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Korea Herald

    The United States hopes to deploy the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea "as quickly as possible" and the two countries will begin formal discussions on the matter "in the next few days," the Defense Department said Monday. "We would like to see this move as quickly as possible.

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  4. North Korea rocket launch may spur US missile defence buildup in AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Daily Times

    WASHINGTON: North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of US missile defence systems in Asia, US officials and missile defence experts said, something that could further strain US-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul. North Korea says it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but the United States and its allies see the launch as cover for Pyongyang's development of ballistic missile technology that could be used to deliver a nuclear weapon.

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  5. Punish or engage? No easy answer to North Korea's nuclear ambitionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Los Angeles Times

    A U.S. soldier stands in a military Humvee at a training ground in Paju, South Korea, the day after North Korea's long-range rocket launch. A U.S. soldier stands in a military Humvee at a training ground in Paju, South Korea, the day after North Korea's long-range rocket launch.

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  6. REFILE-U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Reuters

    Feb 8 China agrees any new U.N. resolution on North Korea will include additional sanctions and go beyond previous steps, but Washington is urging Beijing to put even more pressure on Pyongyang after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. China is in "unique position" as North Korea's neighbor and ally to compel it to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, the official told Reuters, as U.N. diplomats sought to craft a new sanctions resolution.

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  7. Mr. Obama's 'strategic patience' in North Korea has failedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Washington Post

    A TV screen at an electronics store in Tokyo shows a news program on North Korea's rocket launch with an image of leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 7. ASSESSING THE behavior of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un is necessarily a matter of guesswork. In light of North Korea's launch Sunday of another long-range rocket, however, our favorite theory is a simple one: Mr. Kim is responding rationally, even shrewdly, to the outside world.

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  8. 'Impactful response' needed on North Korea: White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Reuters

    Allies of the US agree that an ''impactful response'' is needed, following rocket launch in North Korea, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Rough Cut .

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  9. US sending anti-missile system to SKorea 'quickly'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Bangkok Post

    The US military hopes to send a sophisticated missile defence system to South Korea "as quickly as possible," the Pentagon said Monday. Following North Korea's long-range rocket launch on Sunday, South Korean and US military officials announced they would begin formal discussions on placing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System on the North's doorstep.

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  10. Department of Defense Press Briefing by Pentagon Press Secretary...Read the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | U.S. Department of Defense

    Today, ahead of the secretary's meeting of the counter-ISIL coalition in Brussels on Thursday, the government of Canada announced that it is adjusting its contributions to the campaign. The Canadians are tripling their training mission in northern Iraq, doubling their intelligence effort, as well as expanding their humanitarian and development contributions.

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  11. Carter Appreciates Canada's Counter-ISIL Efforts, Press Secretary SaysRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | U.S. Department of Defense

    As Defense Secretary Ash Carter prepares to travel to Brussels this week to encourage greater contributions by NATO allies to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Canada today announced it will step up its counter-ISIL efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters. Cook said Canada will triple its training in Northern Iraq, double intelligence efforts and adjust humanitarian and development contributions.

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  12. Pentagon Dismisses Chinese Concerns About Missile Shield Against North KoreaRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | US News & World Report

    The response to a North Korean rocket launch would be strictly defensive, a spokesman says, but Beijing fears it'd be a powder keg. North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch on Monday in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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  13. U.S. Missile Plan in Korean Peninsula Makes Little Technical SenseRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Newswise

    U.S. missile plan in Korean peninsula makes little technical sense The United States and South Korea are discussing the possibility of placing an advanced missile defense system in South Korea in response to North Korea's recent rocket launch into orbit, which many see as part of a secret nuclear weapons program. George Lewis , a visiting scholar at Cornell's Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, has worked on international security issues for over 25 years.

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  14. Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact: ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Reuters

    Israel may be unable to reach a new defense aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signaling a snag in negotiations. But a senior U.S. official urged Israel to accept an increased 10-year multibillion-dollar package that President Barack Obama is offering, saying whoever occupies the White House next would be unlikely to demonstrate any greater commitment to Israel's security.

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  15. North Korea will now reportedly have America's most advanced missile system in its backyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The most advanced missile system on the planet can hunt and blast incoming missiles right out of the sky with a 100% success rate - and it appears to be headed to North Korea's backyard. In order to deter North Korean provocations and further defend the Pacific region, the Pentagon deployed a THAAD battery to Guam in April 2013.

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  16. Philip Hammond threatens North Korea with more sanctions after rocket testRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Echo

    He said the Americans had been pushing for tough new measures that went beyond targeting North Korea's atomic weapons and missile programs, while China wanted any future steps to focus on the question of nonproliferation. China and the USA have been working on a new sanctions resolution since North Korea conducted a nuclear test on January 6. He also said the United States "is consulting with the South Koreans for the first time about more missile defense capabilities to prevent any possibility that North Korea could reach USA facilities or US populations".

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  17. Globe Trot: Thousands gather throughout Europe to protest migrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | World Magazine

    Here's what I don't understand: About 20 migrants drowned over the weekend when a rubber dinghy they were smuggled aboard sank between Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos. The distance is only a few miles, and aid workers say Turkish and Greek coast guards patrol these waters.

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  18. U.S., South Korea to discuss deploying advanced missile defense systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Reuters

    Feb 8 The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that it will start formal talks with South Korea on deploying an advanced missile defense system to South Korea to counter the growing threat of North Korea's weapons capabilities after its rocket launch this weekend. U.S. military officials have said the sophisticated system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense was needed in South Korea.

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  19. UK Rebukes North Korea Ambassador Over RocketRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Sky News

    Britain's Asia minister says the rocket launch proves Pyongyang is prioritising its nuclear ambitions over its people's wellbeing. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watches the launch of a long-range rocket, carrying what the country has described as an Earth observation satellite, into space North Korea's ambassador to London has been summoned to the Foreign Office following Pyongyang's controversial launch of a long-range rocket.

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  20. Senate to vote on North Korea sanctions following missile launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Washington Examiner

    The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on legislation to increase sanctions against North Korea following a missile launch over the weekend. The North Korea Sanctions Enforce Act, a bill from Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., passed the House last month and is scheduled for a vote in the full Senate this week after being approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, according to a release from Royce's office.

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