Trump's Secret Weapon in North Korea Standoff: Unpredictability

Experts point out that China also wants to prevent North Korea from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power - and certainly wants to prevent a war on its southern border that could send millions of refugees flooding into China and potentially risk bringing a USA military presence to China's borders.

"We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons, and also its continual use and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable".

Highlights for U. S. President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday: NORTH KOREA North Korean state media warns of a "super-mighty pre-emptive strike" after U. S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program. ECONOMY American economic growth will not achieve the new administration's 3 percent goal this year or next, even if some fiscal stimulus and changes to tax laws are implemented, according to economists in a Reuters poll. U.S.

On the worldwide stage, Washington could seek to bring stronger United Nations sanctions that prohibit employing North Korean workers by third countries and expanding the restrictions on North Korea coal exports to a total ban.

"They have a capability for long-range flight". Some analysts warn that a collapsing North Korea with nuclear weapons would be more unsafe than a stable North Korea developing a nuclear arsenal.

Pence, on a visit to Asia this week, spoke at the border between the Republic of Korea - better known as South Korea - and the North, which is officially named the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol ratcheted up the rhetoric in an interview with the BBC. "I don't know", he told reporters.

Gortney said the KN-08 has "profound implications", especially if it is deployed as a road-mobile weapon, meaning it could be moved and launched from vehicles that make it less vulnerable to detection, the Associated Press report explained. But as the USA has ramped up its own strong language against North Korea, the so-called "hermit kingdom" has responded with a series of its own threatening statements - as well as with two missile tests.

While potential sanctions are under review by Washington, the significant characterisitc of the Trump administration is that it's using China to solve the North Korea issue.

On April 5, North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast, following a March 6 firing of four ballistic missiles - three of them falling into Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Another part of the Seventh Fleet, the USS Carl Vinson, is expected to be sent to the Sea of Japan (East Sea) as a show of force against the North Korean regime. The propaganda video then ends with the fake footage of missiles passing over the Pacific Ocean and exploding in the U.S.