By August 31, 2017, and the end of this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2017, Military Exercise one thing Kim Jong-Un can bank on. If he does manage to pull off a successful ICBM test angering every country including China, there is no version where he will come out on top. And if by chance he can pull off whatever his grand master plan is, if he goes too far, one country may not be able to stop him, but countries will act as one against him and North Korea to vindicate any who are lost due to his careless behavior.
South Korea's Response to North Korea's Missile Test
Ordering troops to bolster deterrence against the North's military threats on the basis of the robust alliance with the United States.
While Japan, the ROK and United States condem today's actions by North Korea, China issues it usual statement asking all those involved to remain calm.
The United States has recalled the USS Carl Vinson to the Korean Peninsula. Today due to the continual provocative behavior by the North Korean Government and upcoming anniversary celebrations which could be problematic.
More fallout for North Korea from the Feb.13 assassination of Kim Jong-nam at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur's Airport.
Malaysian authorities said they are aware of two front companies allegedly operated by North Korea that is clandestinely dealing in arms. The Malaysian police vowed to crack down and stated that they are closely monitoring the activities of the firms.