Mattis: US Will Defend Japanese Islands And Deploy Missile Defense In South Korea

World | Kerry Picket
'shredded the trust of nations in the region'

Beijing's Temper Flares As Mattis Reassures US Allies

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters

Anger over THAAD and territorial disputes

Mattis Threatens 'Overwhelming Response' If Kim Jong-Un Fires Off A Nuke

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
A view of artillery fire and landing exercises guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (not seen) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 21, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

‘Will be defeated’

Top US General: War With North Korea 'Could Quickly' Spill Into Continental US

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
Artillery pieces are seen being fired during a military drill at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA/File

‘Likely would expand beyond that region’

High Taxes And Plain Packaging Fund North Korean Nukes And Terrorists

Opinion | Philip Thompson

Market interventions have unintended consequences.

High-Level North Korean Defector Says Kim's 'Days Are Numbered'

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang July 25, 2013, as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. REUTERS/Jason Lee

But he’ll ‘press the button’ if threatened

North Korea Issues Threats On 49th Anniversary Of US Spy Ship Crisis

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
The USS Pueblo, a U.S. navy spy ship captured by North Korea in 1968, is seen docked on the banks of the Daedong river in Pyongyang, the captial of North Korea, October 4, 2007. The leaders of North and South Korea pledged on Thursday to bring peace to the Cold War's last frontier by seeking talks with China and the United States to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War. REUTERS/Korea Pool

49 years later

The Pacific Pivot: How Obama's Massive Foreign Policy Shift Ended Up In Tatters

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit in Washington, DC, U.S. on January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo

‘U.S. interests in Asia appear to be much less secure’

Trump White House Outlines Plan To Make 'Our Military Strong Again'

Daily Caller News Foundation | Russ Read
An F-22 Raptor flies over Alaska terrain after refueling Jan. 5, 2013. The F-22 is assigned to the 3rd Wing and flown by a Reserve pilot assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)

Readiness, missile defense, cyber security and the VA will be top issues

Trump To Develop State-Of-The-Art Missile System To Take On North Korea

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. THAAD provides the U.S. military a land-based, mobile capability to defend against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, intercepting incoming missiles inside and outside the earth's atmosphere. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters

’Protect against missile-based attacks’

USA Today Cites North Korean Parody Twitter Account To Attack Rick Perry

US | Alex Pfeiffer
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an intensive artillery drill of the KPA artillery units on the front in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 2, 2016. KCNA/ via REUTERS

‘Richard Perry known as governor of Texas province, famed for its production of tacos and bumpkins’

North Korea May Have Road-Mobile ICBMs Ready For Flight Tests

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides on the spot the underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS.

Two ICBMs loaded onto road-mobile launchers

Kim Jong-Un Tells Obama To Worry More About 'Packing,' Not North Korea

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves to the people during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

‘Last-ditch efforts of those whose days are numbered’

Goodbye 'Blame Bush,' Hello 'Blame Trump'

DC Trawler | Jim Treacher
Chelsea Handler crying (Photo: Netflix screen grab)

It’s never Barry’s fault

US Deploys Advanced Tech To Keep An Eye On Kim Jong-Un's Long-Range Missiles

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
A test launch of ground-to-ground medium long-range ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea has stepped up ICBM rhetoric this month

North Korea Warns Its ICBMs Will Soon Send Shivers Down America's Spine

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured during a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

‘There is nothing we are afraid of’

US Might Not Be Able To Stop An Incoming North Korean Ballistic Missile

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. THAAD provides the U.S. military a land-based, mobile capability to defend against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, intercepting incoming missiles inside and outside the earth's atmosphere. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters

‘Limited capability to defend the U.S. homeland’

SecDef: US Will Shoot Down North Korean Missiles If Necessary

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides on the spot the underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘Serious threat’

North Korea Says It Will Test ICBM Whenever And Wherever It Wants

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
Ballistic rocket is seen launching during a drill by the Hwasong artillery units of the KPA Strategic Force in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on July 21, 2016. KCNA/via Reuters

Pursuing nuclear-tipped ICBMs

South Korea Creates Government Office Specifically To Watch Trump's Tweets

Daily Caller News Foundation | Ryan Pickrell
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for his election night rally at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File

‘His 140-character posts are currently the most effective insight into policies’