The Trump administration has articulated a tougher approach toward North Korea in recent days, saying it has lost patience with Pyongyang’s intransigence in the face of long-standing demands to curb its nuclear ambitions.

“Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response,” Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in Japan. Continue reading.