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Beijing forced to defend trade with North Korea after Chinese-made truck used to showcase missiles -

Beijing was forced to defend its trade with North Korea on Tuesday after it emerged that Chinese-made trucks were used to display missiles in a huge military parade that was staged by Pyongyang. The images of submarine-launched missiles being pulled by ...and more »

US 'sword stands ready', Mike Pence warns North Korea -

Mike Pence, the US vice president, fired another clear shot across North Korea's bow on Wednesday, warning that Washington's "shield stands guard and sword stands ready". Speaking to more than 2,500 US and Japanese military personnel on the flight deck ...and more »

'They gotta behave', says Donald Trump as North Korea threatens weekly missile tests -

Han Song-Ryol, North Korea's vice foreign minister, warned that “all out war” would result if the US took military action. "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," he told the BBC. His comments came as Mike Pence ...and more »

Mike Pence says the 'era of strategic patience' is over as he visits DMZ after failed North Korea missile -

US vice president Mike Pence declared on Monday that the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with the speed and willingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles ...and more »

North Korea's unsuccessful missile launch 'may have been thwarted by US cyber attack' -

A North Korean missile launch that failed shortly after it was fired may have been thwarted by cyber attacks from the US. The medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday from a site near the port city of Sinpo, as Mike Pence ...and more »

The North Korea Paradox: Why There Are No Good Options on Nuclear Arms - New York Times

North Korea, a small and poor country facing far stronger adversaries and the perpetual threat of its own collapse, would not seem a likely state to defy four consecutive American presidents. Yet it is precisely that weakness, analysts say, along with ...and more »

'Zero tolerance' for NK tests - Global Times

US Vice President Mike Pence visits Observation Post Ouellette with his daughters near the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on the border between North and South Korea on Monday. Photo: AP. The US and South Korea said on Monday that ...and more »

Few military options for Trump in North Korea, and all of them are grim, say analysts - National Post

In this Saturday, April 15, 2017 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. Bloomberg News. April 19, 2017 6:56 PM EDT. Filed under. News ...and more »

In surprise visit to Demilitarized Zone, Mike Pence warns North Korea 'the era of strategic patience is over' - National Post

Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, “the era of ...and more »

Getting Tough on North Korea - Foreign Affairs

For the past quarter century, the United States and South Korea have tried to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear aspirations. Beginning in the early 1990s, Washington attempted to bargain with Pyongyang, while Seoul pursued a strategy of ...and more »