01 October, 2017
The press release states that the president will demonstrate his continued commitment to the alliances and partnerships of the United States in the region. In order, these are the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit in Vietnam November 6-11; the U.S. -Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in the Philippines November 10-14; and the East Asia Summit (EAS) in the Philippines November 13-14.
At the same time, Trump's national security team is conducting a broad review of USA strategy toward China in search of ways to counter Chinese trade practices and open up market access, a senior administration official said.
The North Korean nuclear issue has lately been highlighted by a tit-for-tat war of words between the American president and the North Korean regime, led by Kim Jong-un.
Amid the growing nuclear threat from North Korea, which has conducted several ballistic missile tests in 2017, Trump said Tuesday that the United States was prepared to take "devastating" military action against the secretive Asian nation if necessary. Kim, in turn, has called Trump a "mentally deranged US".
"The president's engagements will strengthen the worldwide resolve to confront the North Korean threat", the White House said in announcing the trip. Trump would seek the cooperation of other countries in the region to tackle the problems created by North Korea. While his efforts have had limited success thus far, he went out of his way to thank Xi on Tuesday for his efforts. Trump had recently appreciated China for "breaking off all banking relationships with North Korea". He hosted the Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a- Lago residence in the early part of his presidency and met the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Trump Towers in NY as the president-elect.
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On Saturday, the United States flew its Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bombers over worldwide airspace over waters east of North Korea, the farthest north of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) it has flown this century, according to the Pentagon.
Expulsion of North Korean diplomats has been among the measures countries have taken against the reclusive state since its latest nuclear test.
Yang described Trump's visit as of great importance to the bilateral relationship.
To strengthen its standalone defense capability, Moon said the military should make all-out efforts to rapidly build a so-called "three-axis" defense platform, including the Kill Chain, the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) and the Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation (KMPR).
"We're looking at all of it", the official said.