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North Korea's unprecedented missile test draws ire of Trump and Abe - Christian Science Monitor

August 29, 2017 SEOUL, South Korea—In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive missile launch ...and more »

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Aug. 31) - Yonhap News

Effective punishment. North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean east of Hokkaido on Tuesday. It flew about 2,700 kilometers and reached a maximum height of 550 kilometers. Unlike recent high-angle ...and more »

N Korea warns Japan risks 'imminent self-destruction' -

North Korea has warned Japan it risks "imminent self-destruction" for siding with the United States. The warning comes as tensions soar after Pyongyang fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan. The North's official KCNA news agency said the ...and more »

(5th LD) Trump says dialogue with N. Korea 'not the answer' - Yonhap News

(ATTN: UPDATES with details of defense ministerial talks from para 13). By Lee Haye-ah and Song Sang-ho. WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "talking" will not solve the standoff with North Korea ...and more »

Mattis says no rift with Trump on North Korea -

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday pushed back on the perception that he disagrees with the president on the best strategy to handle tensions with North Korea. President Donald Trump on Wednesday implied that diplomacy with North Korea is over ...and more »

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat - Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean ...and more »

5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan - The Diplomat

On early Tuesday morning, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean. The missile flew to a range of 2,700 kilometers following its launch from a site near Sunan ...and more »

Theresa May secures Japanese pledge on post-Brexit trade deal - The Guardian

Leaders announce in Tokyo that two countries will seek to instantly replace EU trade deal with a copycat deal for UK. Peter Walkerin Tokyo. @peterwalker99. Thu 31 Aug 2017 08.54 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.33 EST. Share on Facebook · Share ...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 life ...and more »

Diplomacy really can work against North Korea. Here's why. - Washington Post

On Wednesday, after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, President Trump announced that “talking to Pyongyang was not the answer.” Minutes later, his secretary of defense told reporters that “we're never out of diplomatic solutions.” As a ...and more »