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Threat of war with North Korea rising

From L-R: McMaster, Trump, Tillerson. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said yesterday at the Reagan Presidential Library in California that North Korea is "the greatest immediate threat to the United States":

  • "I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really. We are in a race to be able to solve this problem." (CNN)
  • "The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said." (Reuters)
  • "North Korea said the U.S. is 'begging' for a nuclear war by planning the 'largest-ever' joint aerial drill with South Korea just after concluding an exercise with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers." (Bloomberg)