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North Korea fires missile over Japan

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/28/17, 06:18 pm

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan from its capital, Pyongyang, the South Korean military confirmed Monday. A few days ago, North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, and a month ago, it performed its second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach deep into the United States mainland when perfected. U.S. President Donald Trump warned earlier this month that if North Korea escalated its nuclear program, the United States would respond “with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The United States, Japan, and South Korea conducted joint military exercises in the region at the end of July in response to the North Korean threat.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 08/29/2017 05:17 pm

    The miscreants of the world were able to push, provoke, and stick out their tongues at the community of civilized nations during our previous administration, with virtually no consequences. Naturally they expect to do the same with Mr. Trump in office. 

    With the divisions in Washington, some subtle, some open, and some completely hidden, it remains to be seen if we can muster any effective action to reign in any of the world's bad actors. 

    I'm starting to regard this as  part of a test to see if The United States of America retains a leadership role or becomes irrelevant.

    But so much of our focus is on such things as a 5 year-old's right to choose his/her gender, whether a cracker bitten into the shape of a pistol should result in a second-grader's suspension from school, and whether free speech only means protection for politically correct speech. I am not hopeful.  

    Yet in all, God is Sovereign.