“In a speech to the South Korean National Assembly, Trump mixed stark, harshly worded threats — “do not try us,” the president said at one point — with guarded entreaties as he presented an alternative to a nuclear-armed North Korea: “The nuclear nightmare replaced with the beautiful promise of peace.” MORE
Just before 6 a.m. South Korea time Tuesday, North Korea fired an unidentified missile from near the capital Pyongyang, towards the northeast.
It flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, making it the first North Korean projectile to successfully pass over Japanese territory since 1998. It subsequently broke up and fell into the Pacific Ocean.” MORE
South Korea and the U.S. are to formally discuss deploying the THAAD missile defense system, after North Korea claimed to have successfully launched a satellite into space.
THAAD is an acronym for the U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which can target short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles in flight.
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