North Korea Threatens Key Pacific Alliance
Escalations by North Korea in recent weeks have a key pacific alliance partnership in its crosshairs. With Japan and South Korea directly in its line of site, and the United States interests in the region as well as the long-term aspiration of nuclear capability to reach America, North Korea proves to be the desolate country that is just dangerous enough to warrant attention.
The challenge for this key alliance to all nation's involved will be showing restraint in the face of further antics by Kim Jong-Un while determining the best course of action to influence regime change in the dictator-led nation. Add to that China's might waiting in the wings and an unpredictable reaction, the task is tall, but the priority should be high.