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North Korea: A Submarine Superpower or Total Joke?

North Korea: A Submarine Superpower or Total Joke?North Korea’s latest submarine is a step in a different direction, the so-called Sinpo or Gorae (“Whale”) class ballistic-missile submarine (SSB). The SSB appears to blend submarine know-how from previous classes with launch technology from the Soviet Cold War–era Golf-class ballistic-missile submarines; North Korea imported several Golf-class subs in the 1990s, ostensibly for scrapping purposes. Both the Golf and Gorae classes feature missile tubes in the submarine’s sail. The tubes are believed to be meant for the Pukkuksong-1 (“Polaris”) submarine-launched ballistic missiles currently under development. If successful, a small force of Gorae subs could provide a crude but effective second-strike capability, giving the regime the opportunity to retaliate even in the face of a massive preemptive attack.North Korea should by all rights be a naval power. A country sitting on a peninsula, Korea has a long naval tradition, despite being a “shrimp” between the two “whales” of China and Japan. However, the partitioning of Korea into two countries in 1945 and the stated goal of unification —by force if necessary—lent the country to building up a large army, and reserving the navy for interdiction and special operations roles. Now, in the twenty-first century, the country’s navy is set to be the sea arm of a substantial nuclear deterrent.Recommended: America Has Military Options for North Korea (but They're All Bad)



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'Let's see them aliens': The Facebook group is a joke, but the Pentagon takes plans to storm Area 51 seriously

'Let's see them aliens': The Facebook group is a joke, but the Pentagon takes plans to storm Area 51 seriouslyThe truth is out there — or at least that's the belief the viral, and farcical, Facebook event "Storm Area 51" is peddling.



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'The biggest joke in politics': Trump campaign chief disses 2020 polling

'The biggest joke in politics': Trump campaign chief disses 2020 polling"The country is too complex now just to call a couple hundred people and ask them what they think," Brad Parscale said.



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Beto O’Rourke apologises for campaign joke about wife raising their children ‘sometimes with my help’

Beto O’Rourke apologises for campaign joke about wife raising their children ‘sometimes with my help’Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate on Friday, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric towards his wife as well as writings he produced online when he was young. Mr O’Rourke made the comment at multiple campaign stops during his first swing through Iowa, including earlier on Friday, eliciting laughs each time, but he also drew criticism as being insensitive to the challenges faced by single parents raising children. Mr O’Rourke also said he was “mortified” when he reread the violent fiction he wrote as a teen, which received fresh attention on Friday after a Reuters report outlined his involvement in a hacker group as a teen.



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Trump appears to joke about Native American genocide in Elizabeth Warren 'Trail of Tears' tweet

Trump appears to joke about Native American genocide in Elizabeth Warren 'Trail of Tears' tweetDonald Trump appeared to make a joke about the Trail of Tears – the forced relocation of Native Americans leading to the deaths of thousands of people – as he mocked the launch of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. The president tweeted about the senator for Massachusetts hours after she made her bid for the White House official on Saturday, deriding her claims at Native American ancestry by calling her “Pocahontas”. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore?



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GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Just Made A Joke About Public Hangings In Mississippi

GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Just Made A Joke About Public Hangings In MississippiMississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a white Republican, joked about going to a



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Rep. Steve King Makes Bigoted Joke About Supreme Court Justices Kagan And Sotomayor

Rep. Steve King Makes Bigoted Joke About Supreme Court Justices Kagan And SotomayorRep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday said he hoped Supreme Court justices Elena



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U.S. Air Force Weighs In On 'Yanny' vs. 'Laurel' With Joke About Killing People

U.S. Air Force Weighs In On 'Yanny' vs. 'Laurel' With Joke About Killing PeopleUPDATE: 1:30 p.m. ― As these modern sagas so frequently end, the Air Force's



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Why hasn't Kelly Sadler apologized publicly for crude John McCain joke?

Why hasn't Kelly Sadler apologized publicly for crude John McCain joke?The White House explained why staffer Kelly Sadler has not apologized publicly for crude John McCain joke.



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White House won't deny joke reportedly made by staffer about John McCain

White House won't deny joke reportedly made by staffer about John McCainDuring a briefing at the White House, Sarah Sanders would not deny the crude joke a White House aide reportedly told about John McCain.



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