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Mattis contradicts Trump on North Korea - CBS News

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday contradicted President Trump's latest comment about abandoning diplomacy with North Korea, during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart. When asked about it, Mattis rejected the idea that the U.S. ...and more »

Mattis Insists He and Trump Are on the Same Page on North Korea - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis insisted on Thursday that he was not at odds with President Trump over North Korea and asserted that the media had misinterpreted his recent remarks on how to deal with Pyongyang. Mr. Trump tweeted on ...and more »

Japan remains committed to UK after Brexit, Abe tells May - The Guardian

But Japanese PM and head of carmaker Aston Martin warn 'transparency and predictability' needed during exit process. Peter Walker in Tokyo. @peterwalker99. Thu 31 Aug 2017 03.12 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.33 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Journalists need to resist the emerging narrative around Trump's generals - Columbia Journalism Review

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images). Every day seems to bring something unprecedented out of Washington, something entirely outside normal political and journalistic ...and more »

Trump says 'all options on table' after North Korea fires missile over Japan - CNN

Tokyo (CNN) US President Donald Trump has warned Pyongyang that "all options are on the table" after North Korea fired a missile over Japan early Tuesday. Tuesday's launch was particularly provocative as it was North Korea's first ballistic missile to ...and more »

Theresa May aims to calm Japan's Brexit concerns on Tokyo trip - Deutsche Welle

With the UK preparing to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May is wasting no time trying to lay the groundwork for future bilateral trade agreements, and Japan is her latest target. The EU and Japan agreed in principle on an ...and more »

Calls grow for Japan to increase military strength following North Korean missile launch - The Hankyoreh

Conservatives in government are pushing for development of preemptive strike capabilities. A member of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces stands in front of a Patriot-3 missile launcher at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo. (Tokyo/AP). A North Korean missile's ...and more »

US fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean Peninsula - CNN

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) Two days after North Korea flew a missile over Japan, the United States and South Korea staged their own show of force with state-of-the-art stealth fighters Thursday. Four US F-35B fighter jets joined two US B-1B bombers and ...and more »

Japan is alarmed and outraged by North Korea's missile test - The Economist

Pyongyang's provocations raise questions about Japan's civil-defence readiness and its pacifist constitution. Print edition | Asia. Aug 31st 2017 | SENDAI AND TOKYO. WHEN the alarm sounded from loudspeakers in the streets and his mobile telephone ...and more »

Pentagon chief Mattis disputes suggestions that he and Trump do not see eye-to-eye - Washington Post

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis disputed Thursday that there is daylight between him and President Trump on key issues while acknowledging there is little he can do about such characterizations. Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, cited several ...and more »