(FILES) This file photo taken Aug. 10, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump during a security briefing at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey. President Donald Trump on August 11, 2017 once again upped the ante in his war of words with North Korea, warning Pyongyang that the US military is "locked and loaded" in the event of a misstep by the totalitarian state.Ignoring appeals from China for restraint, Trump launched another rhetorical salvo at the North to keep its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in check.
(FILES) This file photo taken Aug. 10, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump during a security briefing at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey. President Donald Trump on August 11, 2017 once again upped the ante in his war of words with North Korea, warning Pyongyang that the US military is "locked and loaded" in the event of a misstep by the totalitarian state.Ignoring appeals from China for restraint, Trump launched another rhetorical salvo at the North to keep its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in check. NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) This file photo taken Aug. 10, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump during a security briefing at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey. President Donald Trump on August 11, 2017 once again upped the ante in his war of words with North Korea, warning Pyongyang that the US military is "locked and loaded" in the event of a misstep by the totalitarian state.Ignoring appeals from China for restraint, Trump launched another rhetorical salvo at the North to keep its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in check. NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/Getty Images

Playground taunts will not defuse North Korea crisis

August 11, 2017 10:00 AM