North Korea’s Threat Pushes Japan to Reassess Its Might and Rights

The limits of missile defense and a pacifist Constitution are weighing on the debate over how Japan should respond to the North’s nuclear program. Source: World

Kim ‘Is Begging for War,’ Nikki Haley Says, but Urges More Diplomacy

North Korea showed signs of preparing for another missile launch, a South Korean defense official said. Source: World

As North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan, Analysts See Gains

Pyongyang did a more realistic test of the type of missile it had threatened to use to strike near the American territory of Guam. Source: World

A Pacifist Japan Starts to Embrace the Military

As the North Korean missile threat grows, there are signs that Japan’s citizens are moving away from the country’s postwar pacifism. Source: World

On a Tiny Norwegian Island, America Keeps an Eye on Russia

In a sleepy town in the Arctic, the business of snooping on Russia’s fleet of nuclear submarines is flourishing thanks to an American-funded radar system. Source: World

A New North Korean Missile Test Ends in Failure

It was the North’s first test since it launched a ballistic missile near its submarine base on North Korea’s east coast on April 16. That launch was also a failure. Source: World

North Korean Missile Launch Fails, and a Show of Strength Fizzles

The timing was an embarrassment for Kim Jong-un, because the launch appeared to have been intended to coincide with the approach of a fleet of American warships. Source: World