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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 »

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 »

The North Korean military threat to America and its allies, explained - Vox

North Korea doesn't just have nukes. It also has a ton of artillery and chemical weapons. Yay. By Alex Ward@AlexWardVoxalex.ward@vox.com Updated at Apr 28, 2017, 11:21am EDT. tweet · share. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0 ...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 »

The worry over North Korea - Harvard Gazette

Despite stern warnings from both China and the United States, North Korea tried to launch another test missile this week. Amid ramped-up global tensions over that nation's rising nuclear capabilities, President Trump has promised a tough response. Vice ...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 »

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 »

North Korea's Simple But Deadly Artillery Holds Seoul And US Hostage - Huffington Post

“These perfectly positioned offensive artillery firing positions are virtually impenetrable, extremely difficult to take out by counterfire.” By David Wood. Bloomberg via Getty Images. This photograph taken with a tilt-shift lens shows Seoul, South ...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 »

Mike Pence Heads To Seoul As North Korea Tensions Flare - Huffington Post

Pence's Seoul stop kicks off a long-planned 10-day trip to Asia and comes amid concerns that Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test. Roberta Rampton. WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South ...and more »