Begging for war?

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VMFA-121 F-35Bs fly alongside 305 Hikotai F-15Js from Nyutabaru Air Base and B-1Bs assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, over waters near Kyushu, Japan, on August 30 JASD

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Another month, another round of ballistic missile and nuclear weapons testing by North Korea. In perhaps the most provocative move to date, a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile overflew northern Japan on August 28, coming down in the Pacific around 733 miles (1,180km) east of Hokkaido. Meanwhile, the American response to such actions has started to take on a predicable appearance.

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