North Korea is set to release three American detainees. Kim Dong-chul, a pastor has been detained since 2015 for spying. Kim Hak-song, and Kim Sang-duck have been detained since last year on charges of hostile acts.
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.
By November, Hawaii is to become the first state in the US to test a nuclear warning system in the event of an ICBM nuclear missile launch. due to the island chain's location is the headquarters for PACOM.
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.