Three U.S. aircraft carrier groups are headed to the Korean peninsula. Vice President Pence is in Seoul, co-ordinating with the South Korean government.
North Korea remains defiant. An earlier missile test–that they were told not to try–was a failure, but officials vow to conduct more tests every week. The foreign minister said that any military response from the U.S. would result in nuclear war “on the Korean peninsula,” evidently a threat to strike South Korea. [Read more…]