‘Work with our diplomats or deal with US military’ Mattis warns

The US will counter any “threat to America’s democracy experiment” in the world, if necessary with military force, the Pentagon chief threatened. Jim Mattis said Russia and China are potential adversaries for the US.
Unveiling the Trump administration’s new National Defense Strategy, Mattis said the main focus for US defense was competition with resurgent powers Russia and China which, he said, want to impose an authoritarian model of government on other nations.

“We are facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order—creating a security environment more complex and volatile than any we have experienced in recent memory. Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security,” says the summary of the new NDS published simultaneously. read more

Tokyo Simulates First Military Attack Since WW II Amid North Korea Threat

Every time North Korea launches a missile over Japan, the nation’s alert system warns residents via mobile phones and street-side loudspeaker broadcasts.

TOKYO:  Hundreds of Tokyo residents scrambled for cover Monday in the Japanese capital’s first evacuation drill for a military attack since World War II, amid ongoing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear programme. read more