US Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in response to the launch by North Korea of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States has many military options for dealing with Kim Jong Un's provocations and that President Donald J. Trump wanted to be briefed on each one.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has put in a a request of 5.2 trillion Yen or $48 billion dollars for 2018 which includes defensive measures including missile protection technology.
F-35B aircraft, joined B-1B Lancer bombers for the first time in a mission with Japan and South Korean in a deliberate show of force against North Korea.
Theresa May has told Japan that the UK will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with them over the threat from North Korea.
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has conducted Patriot Advanced Capability-3 deployment training at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Nuclear-armed North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean in what is being called a major escalation.
Aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America will continue search efforts for 10 missing Sailors assigned to the destroyer USS John S. McCain.
The deployment of 30 British United Nations Command forces personnel has been reported by some newspapers as a major military deployment.