North Korea has conducted twelve - maybe more - missile tests since the beginning of the year. On July 4th, North Korea launched what is believed to be their first intercontinental ballistic missile - an ICBM. U.S. military analysts believe that North Korea can now threaten Alaska with a nuclear weapon.
The Trump Administration is putting pressure on China and South Korea to temper Kim Jong Un, the third-generation despotic ruler of North Korea. Days before Tuesday's test launch, Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping's efforts to reign in the hermit nation on Twitter, saying "North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile...but China is trying hard!"
Support for China's efforts eroded following the launch, with Trump tweeting "Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!" Despite the sabre rattling, experts contend the o