HMNZS Te Kaha, an Anzac class frigate, has arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, to commence a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems expected to extend its service life out to 2030.
Damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald, aided by tug boats, has safely returned to port at Yokosuka.
The US Navy have conducted a ballistic missile interception test from a destroyer at sea off Hawaii, the result however was a failure.
Theresa May has told Japan that the UK will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with them over the threat from North Korea.
China has obtained software used by NATO for war room mapping, giving the country significant insight into how NATO powers conduct planning.
At a time of reduced certainty surrounding the security of both the UK and in particular Japan, it is towards new bilateral relations which these two island states look in order to maximise their respective geocapabilities.
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.
UK forces would be needed to evacuate UK citizens in the region, but a report released this morning states that there would be almost insuperable challenges for any evacuation to succeed if the UK further reduced its amphibious capability.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Gavin Williamson stressed that North Korea was a real threat to the UK.
Chief of NATO Jens Stoltenberg has urged Beijing to join an expanded Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, so that its missiles become bound by it.