Pence seeks to reassure allies on N. Korean nuclear threat

  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, speaks with an officer of the Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force as he inspects a PAC-3 interceptor missile system with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, second from left, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Pence, who arrived Tuesday in Japan, said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)

TOKYO — Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week.