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May 30 2017, 07:20 | Irvin Gilbert
Harris said he has adequate forces to "fight tonight" against North Korea if that were to become necessary. In this episode, we reveal five intriguing facts about USA aircraft carriers.
"When a missile is launched from North Korea, it will not take long to reach Japan", the site said.
In the past two weeks, Trump has ordered high-powered US military vessels - including an aircraft carrier - to the region in a show of force to deter the DPRK from more nuclear and missile tests.
The order also greatly expanded powers to blacklist anyone, including non-Americans, dealing with North Korea.
But the system's installation is also upsetting China, the country Trump hopes to work with to rid the North of nuclear weapons. South Korea's navy has said it will hold drills with the USA strike group.
North Korea prepared for war by firing rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships, the Daily Mail in London reported.
The federation awarded the October 18-22 event to Pyongyang with conditions including "that there was a stable worldwide situation of the country".
"If you just look at the images, right, of the big parade there recently and look at the complexity of that equipment, those components, even the tires, right, are not made in North Korea".
Gabriel expressed support for China's efforts to find a peaceful solution but said the first steps should come from Pyongyang.
China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a USA missile defence system being deployed in South Korea.
The Trump administration is preparing to tackle this problem, which is one that has puzzled world leaders for decades.
The statement also stresses a USA alliance with Japan and South Korea in its strategy for North Korea.
It follows a two-day exercise with two Japanese destroyers as the Vinson group passed through the Philippine Sea en route to the Koreas.
Susan Thornton, the acting top USA diplomat for East Asia, said there's debate about whether Pyongyang is willing to give up its weapons programs.
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. Seoul has accused China of discriminating against South Korean companies in China because of the deployment.
South Korea says key parts of a contentious USA missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.
But China says the system's advanced radar can penetrate deep into its territory and undermine its security, while it will do little to deter the North.
The drill saw more than 300 large-caliber self-propelled guns firing simultaneously and torpedo attacks by submarines, state-run KCNA said, demonstrating North Korea's determination to pour a "merciless rain of fire on the reckless imperialist U.S. and its dirty followers".
"There is no doubt in my mind", Harris said.
Harris scoffed at Chinese objections, saying he believed it was "preposterous" that Beijing would try to push South Korea against a system to defend itself, and suggested Beijing should focus on trying to influence North Korea.
Seoul says North Korea conducted huge live-fire drills Tuesday.