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.
The US Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful missile defence test using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
A lot of coverage has been given to the launch of the HMS Queen Elizabeth however China has launched a ship as well, and its part of an arms race.
According to the Defence Committee, North Korea will "almost certainly" have Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles able to reach the UK within six to 18 months.
New Zealand is set to operate the C-130J Super Hercules.
The JS ATAGO used an upgraded Aegis Combat System to test their Ballistic Missile Defence capability for the first time.
The forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has departed Yokosuka, Japan for a regularly scheduled patrol to operate in the western Pacific Ocean.
Local media in Japan has reported that the main governing Liberal Democratic Party plans to propose introducing F-35B fighter jets and a multi-purpose aircraft carrier.
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.
The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt strike groups will commence a three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific this week.