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US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

31 May 2018

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

The Trump administration today renamed the US Pacific Command to US Indo-Pacific Command in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

15 Sep 2017

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido island before landing far out into the Pacific Ocean.

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

04 Sep 2017

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

South Korea has responded to North Korea's sixth nuclear test by conducting a live-fire missile drill simulating an offensive against Pyongyang's nuclear test site.

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

03 Sep 2017

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

North Korea claims it has successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb which is several times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

Trump rejects diplomacy as a tool to counter North Korea

31 Aug 2017

Trump rejects diplomacy as a tool to counter North Korea

US President Donald Trump tweeted that "talking is not the answer" to counter North Korea's military ambitions.

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

26 Aug 2017

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

The US military said North Korea has test launched three short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.

North Korea fumes as US-South Korea hold massive military exercises

21 Aug 2017

North Korea fumes as US-South Korea hold massive military exercises

The US and South Korea are holding annual military exercises, angering North Korea at a time when regional tensions remain high.

Trump: N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked

12 Aug 2017

Trump: N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked

President Donald Trump said North Korea could expect "big, big trouble" if it attacks the US Pacific territory of Guam.

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

11 Aug 2017

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

Trump warned North Korea that it should be "very, very nervous" if it even as much as thinks about attacking the US or its allies.

North Korea: Plan to bomb Guam will be ready soon

10 Aug 2017

North Korea: Plan to bomb Guam will be ready soon

The war of words between America and North Korea continues unabated.

North Korea considering missile strikes on US territory of Guam

09 Aug 2017

North Korea considering missile strikes on US territory of Guam

There appears to be no sign of de-escalation of tensions between the US and North Korea.