South Korea war
The US defence secretary James Mattis has said any use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an “effective and overwhelming” response.
Mr Mattis is in South Korea, where he has been assuring Seoul it has America’s continuing support.
North Korea’s repeated missile and nuclear tests and aggressive statements continue to alarm and anger the region.
The US has a considerable military presence in South Korea and Japan, as part of a post-war defence deal.
By CIW NEWS Contributor
Seoul, South Korea
South Korea (KR) is estimated to have a population of 50.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.3 million.