The US has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens American or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us", defence secretary Jim Mattis has said.
For the first time in the history of Gaelic Games in Korea we had a higher turnout for hurling training last weekend than we did for Gaelic Football.
On Saturday we had our final training session in the run up to the North Asia Games. As has been common, this year, we trained on the US military base in central Seoul, this time the ladies going first for two hours followed by a two hour session for the men.
It’s a month since the UN passed a resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear testing. Since then a geopolitical game of cat and mouse has taken place between Pyongyang, Seoul, and Washington. David Keelaghan in Seoul looks at the potential consequences.
North Korea has delivered a fresh round of rhetoric with claims it had “powerful striking means” on standby for a launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that the country is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations.
South Korea will retaliate quickly if the North stages any attack, warned the new president in Seoul, as tensions ratcheted higher on the Korean peninsula amid shrill rhetoric from Pyongyang and the US deployment of radar-evading fighter planes.