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North Korea's missile tests: What you need to know - CNN

(CNN) 2017 has been a year of rapid progress for North Korea's missile program. The country has fired 23 missiles during 16 tests since February, further perfecting its technology with each launch. Its most recent -- during the early hours of November ...and more »

Exclusive: Kim's rocket stars - The trio behind North Korea's missile program - Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them. The three, shown with Kim in photographs and TV footage in North ...and more »

South Korean 'Moonshine' clouds Trump stance on Kim Jong Un - Financial Times

Pyongyang's 12th missile test of the year on Monday was met with a familiar chorus of condemnation from Washington, Tokyo and Seoul, with South Korea promising to take “stern action” in response. But the rhetoric in Seoul has been complicated by the ...and more »

Transcript: Defense Secretary James Mattis on "Face the Nation," May 28, 2017 - CBS News

Last Updated May 28, 2017 3:16 PM EDT. President Donald Trump has stepped onto the international stage with his first trip abroad as president. Following a deadly bombing on Monday in Manchester, much of the trip's focus turned to the global terrorist ...and more »

US pressure not slowing down N. Korea missile tests - CBS News

Last Updated May 29, 2017 8:38 AM EDT. North Korea fired yet another ballistic missile overnight, part of an escalating series of tests. The newest missile was launched from the country's east coast, flying about 280 miles before landing in the sea off ...and more »

North Korea War Would Be 'Catastrophic,' and 'Worst in Most People's Lifetimes,' US Defense Secretary Mattis Warns - Newsweek

Jim Mattis Secretary of Defense James Mattis walks past saluting cadets as he arrives for commencement ceremonies at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, on May 27. Mike Segar/Reuters. Share. World North Korea U.S. North Korea ...and more »

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with N. Korea in mind - The Times of Israel

FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo people watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File). WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing ...and more »

North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters - The Guardian

Kim Jong-un's North Korea regularly launches ballistic missiles and has carried out nuclear tests. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images. North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea's military has said, as the regime seeks to build ...and more »

Critical location of Korea, makes zero-sum game untenable - Financial Express

Korea, long described as the 'shrimp among whales,' has worn the crown of its 'geographical destiny' as great powers, the 'whales'—the US, Japan, Russia and China—intersect here. By: Anurag Viswanath | New Delhi | Published: May 27, 2017 3:32 AM. 43 ...and more »

Missile Defense Can't Save Us From North Korea - War on the Rocks

There is no more urgent threat to the global nuclear nonproliferation order than North Korea's accelerating and unconstrained nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Pyongyang is estimated to possess enough nuclear explosive material for at least 10 ...and more »