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A 'Cuban Missile Crisis in Slow Motion' in North Korea - New York Times

WASHINGTON — All the elements of the North Korean nuclear crisis — the relentless drive by Kim Jong-un to assemble an arsenal, the propaganda and deception swirling around his progress, the hints of a covert war by the United States to undermine the ...and more »

Trump: China taking unprecedented steps to help with North Korea's nukes - PolitiFact

Speaking aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in Japan, Vice President Mike Pence said the United States and its allies were prepared to respond to potential North Korean attack with "overwhelming" force. (Inform). North Korea's nuclear weapons program might ...and more »

On China And North Korea: The Strength Of Weakness And The Limits Of Power - NPR

When President Trump says that if China doesn't help solve the North Korea problem, "we will solve the problem without them," or hints at rewarding Beijing if it makes Pyongyang behave, people understandably focus on what (if anything) that says about ...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 »

The worry over North Korea - Harvard Gazette

North Korean women soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in celebration of Kim il Sung's 105th birthday. Gary Samore, A.M. '78, Ph.D. '84, executive director for research at the Belfer Center, sees little substantial change ...and more »

Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' - Chicago Tribune

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, speaks to U.S. servicemen and Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel on the flight deck of U.S. navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo ...and more »

Criticism of Beijing's North Korea Policy Comes From Unlikely Place: China - New York Times

BEIJING — When China's best-known historian of the Korean War, Shen Zhihua, recently laid out his views on North Korea, astonishment rippled through the audience. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare here, had fundamentally botched its policy ...and more »

White House warns North Korea not to test US resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples - Washington Post

TOKYO — Vice President Pence warned North Korea on Monday not to test U.S. military might by pursuing its nuclear weapons program, citing recent strikes in Syria and Afghanistan as proof of American “strength and resolve.” The stark warning, delivered ...and more »

McMaster: North Korea 'coming to a head' - CNN

Washington (CNN) Saying "this problem is coming to a head," national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said Sunday "all of our options are on the table, undergoing refinement and further development" in reaction to the North Korean nuclear ...and more »

Attempted North Korean missile launch fails, US confirms - CBS News

Last Updated Apr 15, 2017 9:30 PM EDT. North Korea attempted and failed to launch a missile, the U.S. Pacific Command confirmed on Saturday. The official said the missile was not an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which North Korea has ...and more »