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Trouble Brewing On The Korean Peninsula; War Talk From Japan In lieu of a recent exchange of hostilities between North and South Korea along the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), North Korea has warned it could strike US targets anywhere in the world. US intelligence chiefs said North Korea probably had missiles capable of attacking America's west coast as well as one or two nuclear missiles, according to Daily Mail foreign reporters Japan's Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba said, "Our nation will use military force as a self-defense measure if North Korea starts to resort to arms against Japan." The US has substantial military assets in Japan and these would be considered targets of North Korean Missiles. Although Japan's post war constitution bans war as a means to settle disputes, Ishiba proposed working with the US in developing a joint defense system Read more