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Trump: 'Talking is not the answer' to North Korea - The Hill

President Trump on Wednesday claimed the U.S. had been paying "extortion money" to North Korea. "The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years," Trump tweeted. "Talking is not the answer!" ...and more »

What's in Japan's Record 2018 Defense Budget Request? - The Diplomat

Last Tuesday, Japanese government officials stated that the Ministry of Defense will request a record 5,255 billion yen ($48.1 billion) for fiscal year 2018. Government officials noted that the budget request, which represents a 2.5 percent increase ...and more »

North Korea: Recent missile test a 'prelude' to targeting Guam - The Hill

North Korea is calling its recent missile launch over Japan a "prelude" to military operations directed at the U.S. territory of Guam, North Korean state media said Tuesday. North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that soared for ...and more »

South Korean intelligence says Kim Jong Un has had another baby — but we still don't know whether he has a male heir - Business Insider

AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS South Korea's spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became a father for the third time earlier this year. In a briefing to South Korea's parliament Monday, NIS officials said they ...and more »

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan - New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea carried out one of its most provocative missile tests in recent years early Tuesday morning, hurling a ballistic missile directly over Japan that prompted the government in Tokyo to warn residents in its path to take ...and more »

North Korea turns up the heat on Trump - The Hill

North Korea's missile launch over Japan early Tuesday morning was a clear signal to the Trump administration that the nuclear regime is not backing away from its provocative behavior. Pyongyang had stayed relatively quiet since President Trump's ...and more »

Japan: North Korea missile had 3100-mile range - UPI.com

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- North Korea's latest missile is likely a midrange ballistic projectile with a range of 3,100 miles, newly appointed Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Tuesday. The missile, likely a Hwasong-12, is "most definitely capable ...and more »

Trump: 'All options are on the table' after North Korea launched missile over Japan - Washington Post

President Trump said that “all options are on the table” following North Korea's latest missile launch early Tuesday, this one fired over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean in the most brazen provocation of Kim Jong Un's five-year-long rule. “The world ...and more »

Japan Wakes to a Text Message: Missile Approaching - New York Times

TOKYO — In earthquake-prone Japan, people have grown accustomed to seeing regular alerts on television and their cellphones advising them to seek cover or move inland in advance of a tsunami. But on Tuesday, residents received a rare warning: A ...and more »

The Quite Rational Basis for North Korea's Japan Overfly - The Atlantic

This week, North Korea launched a missile designed to carry what it has described as a “large-sized, heavy nuclear warhead” over Japan. Following the launch, North Korea made clear its intentions for future tests. Kim Jong Un called for “more ballistic ...and more »