North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met with scientists and technicians who contributed to the successful launch of the second version of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3.(KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met with scientists and technicians who contributed to the successful launch of the second version of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3.
(KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

China Pushes Back at America

January 29, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
As the U.S. steps up its involvement in the Pacific, so does China.
 

North Korea is testing rockets designed to hit American soil. The announcement, which was delivered on January 24, confirms that North Korea is not just developing rocket technology to launch satellites. This is hardly an astounding revelation. But why the sudden aggressiveness right now?

China and Japan are locked in a territorial dispute over some small, yet crucial islands in the East China Sea. This is not a new problem, but this time there is more on the line than just a few islands. President Obama’s “Pacific pivot” demands that America make its presence felt more in the Asia-Pacific region. American treaties with Japan state that the United States must come to Japan’s aid if there is a conflict. America is expected to support the Japanese should the dispute escalate. Obama’s Pacific strategy also entails rallying other Asian nations against the growing power of China.

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