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  • Seoul Denies North Korea Nuclear Test Coming Soon Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET

    South Korea's Defense Ministry denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, saying reported movements around the reclusive country's atomic site were routine, contradicting earlier comments.

  • North Korea Threatens to Shut $2 Billion Complex Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    North Korea barred entry to a joint industrial complex it shares with the South for a second day, Seoul's Unification Ministry said, and demanded extended notice of when hundreds of South Korean workers planned to leave.

  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 9:12 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's brinksmanship is in full bloom. Foreign-policy analysts agree the situation is troubling, though there's a deep difference of opinion on what approach would convince Kim Jong Un to play nice. NBC News reports.

  • North Korea Crying Wolf?     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    SBS CNBC Chery Kang reports on the growing threat from North Korea; and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, NBC News' military analyst and Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, weigh in.

  • Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Prepared     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Discussing just how concerned the world should be with the aggressive tenor coming out of North Korea, and whether the U.S. is doing enough to combat hackers, with Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense.

  • North Korea Keeps Talking     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    North Korea is threatening attacks on the U.S., reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The country's bluster doesn't appear to be backed up by action--there's been no mobilization of troops anywhere in the country.

  • NBC News: US Navy Shifts Destroyer     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    U.S. defense officials tell NBC News that the U.S. Navy is shifting the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald in the Pacific Ocean in the wake of the ongoing rhetoric from North Korea, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • South Korean Stocks React to Threats     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the moves in South Korean stocks as they respond to the threat from North Korea.

  • Interpreting North Korea's Threats     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Discussing what's behind the bluster and military strategies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, provides perspective. "There is a potential of the North Korean regime just falling apart," he says.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Threat     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the growing nuclear threats from North Korea. Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico Governor and special envoy to North Korea, and Sameer Samana, Wells Fargo Advisors, offer insight for U.S. investors.

  • South Korea Vows Fast Response If North Strikes Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:10 AM ET
    North Korean soldiers.

    South Korea will strike back if the North stages any attack on its territory, the new president warned, as tensions ratcheted higher on the Korean peninsula amid shrill rhetoric from Pyongyang and the U.S. deployment of radar-evading fighters.

  • North Korea to Enter 'State of War' With South Korea Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 10:29 PM ET
    A missile unit of Korean People's Army (KPA) (F) saluting during a grand military parad

    North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea in a continuing escalation of tough rhetoric against Seoul and Washington.

  • NYC Job Fair For Veterans     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    Veteran unemployment is about 2 points above the national average, but it's more than triple for veterans under 25, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman. Discussing the challenges in moving from military to civilian life, with Charles Hernandez, Ret. Army Sergeant and Nicholas Auletta, former Army Captain.

  • Veterans' Next Battle: Finding a Private-Sector Job Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    Soldiers fill out applications during the “Hiring Our Heroes", hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.

    Returning from war is not an easy thing. Returning from war and needing a job is even more difficult. Right now, the national unemployment rate is 7.7 percent. For post-9/11 veterans, it's more than 10 percent. There's a massive effort underway to change that.

  • Time For Boots on Ground In Syria?     Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    There are new accusations today about a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Is now the time for U.S. to step in? House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, shares his opinions.

  • North Korea Military Threatens US Bases as Targets Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:24 PM ET

    North Korea's supreme military command said on Thursday its "precision attack" weapons have U.S. navy bases in Guam and Okinawa in their sights and will attack them if it is provoked.

  • Neighbors 'Happy' With Iranian Warship? Not So Much Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    Iran launches its new Jamaran-2 guided missile destroyer.

    Not everyone shared the same optimistic sentiments of safety that Iranian President felt after the deployment of a new warship into the Caspian Sea.

  • Bill Gates after being ‘pied’ in 1998

    The life of a "close protection operator," charged with protecting mega-wealthy clients and giving their families peace of mind.

  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leaves after a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 14, 2013.

    Sen. Rand Paul staged an old-fashioned filibuster in an attempt to block the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director, with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

  • A prototype quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School is tested on Septempter 30, 2011 in Monterey, California.

    As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.