So, when Deep Silver picked up the franchise and decided to get to work, I was a little bit excited to see what they would come up with - they have some form at this stage, and Homefront's premise - North Korean's invading the U.S, a resistance movement rising up to throw off the shackles of aggression - is brilliant video game fodder.Homefront: The Revolution isn't an amazing game, but it's a victim of circumstance: in a month where everyone is concentrating on Doom and Uncharted 4, Homefront just doesn't have the quality to make you pay attention amongst a review schedule littered with gems.Civilians are living in fear while the Korean People's Army are patrolling the country, but for now, your immediate battleground is Philadelphia, birthplace of the fresh prince and hopefully, the start of a nationwide insurrection.You go around the map looting the bodies of those you kill for ingredients to craft, capturing outposts, doing missions and then returning to outposts and using a weapon locker to upgrade.Playing as a guerrilla and moving through the broken-down city is really entertaining, and hitting patrols before running off when tanks and APC's show up is a pretty interesting proposition.It feels like a Red Dawn video game, and I feel like every member of the Wolverines by myself, without even touching the main story.
p On Sunday, the North Korean military conducted a second, successful test of the Pukguksong-2, a solid-fuel intermediate range ballistic missile based on a design derived from the country's submarine-launched ballistic missile.While this might seem like just more saber-rattling from Pyongyang's leadership given the relatively continuous chain of test launches since President Donald Trump's inauguration (a total of 10 so far this year), this launch and the launch on May 13 carry a bit more weight.According to North Korea's government media, Sunday's test shows that the Pukguksong-2 is now ready to be "mass-produced."If true, that development would substantially increase the threat posed by North Korea's missile force—the Pukguksong-2 can be deployed on tracked mobile launchers, and it uses a "cold-launch" system that requires much less preparation time, which provides much less of an opportunity for the US and allies to detect an impending attack.The tracked launchers also increase the potential number of locations from which the missile could be launched.And the range of the missile appears to be greater than originally estimated.
Above: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with members of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.Reuters — The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group it dubbed “Hidden Cobra,” saying the group was part of the North Korean government and that more attacks were likely.The joint alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that “cyber actors of the North Korean government” had targeted the media, aerospace and financial sectors, as well as critical infrastructure, in the United States and globally.North Korea has routinely denied involvement in cyber attacks against other countries.The North Korean mission to the United Nations was not immediately available for comment.The alert said Hidden Cobra has compromised a range of victims since 2009 and that some intrusions had resulted in thefts of data while others were disruptive.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen at a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, February 9, 2018.Such an attack has been previously estimated to kill up to 90% of the US population within one year.Stavridis recommends that the US should increase its defenses against an attack by preserving the US' ballistic missile stockpile, invest in new ballistic missile defenses, and focus on early warning systems, especially in space.However, he notes that the chances of North Korea fully denuclearizing is low, and that the nuclear weapons in North Korea's possession are still extremely dangerous."What makes it so worrisome is not only the handful of nuclear weapons in the hands of a dictator who may be able to lob a few to Honolulu or even to Seattle," Stavridis writes."We also need to consider North Korea’s ability to deploy one or two nuclear weapons at altitude over the continental US in order to create a devastating burst of energy called an electromagnetic pulse."
A member of the North Korean military looks at a train with Russian workers, who are going to help in the reconstruction of the Rajin-Khasan Railway, at a cross-border rail link near Tumangang Railway Station in North Korea, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.Retrofitting North Korea's railways would enable increased speeds of 60 mph and heavier loads.The larger goal could be to position North Korea as a link for trade between East Asia and Europe.In late April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in made a historic deal to end Cold War-era division.(Right now it's uncertain to what degree North Korea plans to get rid of its nukes.)The negotiations, called the Panmunjom Declaration for peace, also include a blueprint for connecting North Korea to the world.
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North Korea's subs wouldn't match up well against their US or South Korean counterparts, but they could still pose a significant challenge.