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Hawaiian Missile Mishap and the Threat of Nuclear War

Hawaiian Missile Mishap and the Threat of Nuclear War

Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

At 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, an emergency alert warning of an incoming missile strike was received across Hawaii. Citizens and vacationers alike scrambled for cover in a panic until 40 minutes later when it was discovered that the warning was a false alarm. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency...

Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

In the photo above courtesy of wearechange.org, the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) was dropped on Afghanistan, potentially causing World War III. But was it really necessary?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, The United States military dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on the terrorist organization, ISIS, in Afghanistan. The 21,000 lbs bomb struck what United States intelligence revealed to be a network of tunnels where ISIS fighters were hiding out with the intention to continue...

DPRK Detains South-Korean-born Student

“I hope that I will be able to tell the world how an ordinary college student entered the DPRK illegally, but, however, with the generous treatment of the DPRK, I will be able to return home safely,” Won-moon Joo said.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

In April, 21-year-old Won-moon Joo, an American student with a South Korean citizenship, illegally entered the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea.  In an exclusive interview granted to CNN, Joo recounted crossing the border from Dandong, China, a city ...

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