China: THAAD deployment violates national security - UPI.com
UPI reports: "China is remaining firmly opposed to the deployment of a U.S. missile
defense system in South Korea, a day after Seoul confirmed THAAD's
powerful X-Band radar arrived on the peninsula. [...] China has
repeatedly voiced opposition to the THAAD radar, claiming the system
could monitor military movements within Chinese borders, even as the
United States tried to reassure Beijing THAAD would be used to deter
North Korea missiles."
Rex Tillerson: U.S. not ruling out military action on North Korea - UPI.com
UPI reports: "U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday he is not ruling out
military action against North Korea if a threat warrants it.
Tillerson, who had described past U.S. North Korea policy as a 'failure,' told reporters in Seoul on Friday the Trump administration
would not pursue President Barack Obama's principle of 'strategic
patience' in the face of nuclear threats, South Korean news service
Japan conducts evacuation drill for North Korea missiles - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Japan conducted an unprecedented evacuation drill to prepare for North
Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported the drill was carried out
Friday in Oga City, Akita Prefecture, and involved the mobilization of
local residents to safe shelters. [...] Tokyo is seriously concerned
about North Korea's provocations, which have included dozens of
ballistic missile tests and two nuclear tests in 2016.
Japan has not been able to intercept projectiles that have fallen in its
maritime exclusive economic zone."
Comment: Please join me in praying for the U.S. diplomatic mission to Asia that could do much to secure the peace or set the region on the path toward war.