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FILE - In this June 13, 2000, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, left, and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung shake hands in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Koreas last held formal talks in December 2015. Since then, North Korea has conducted a torrent of missile tests and two nuclear tests, boosting its efforts to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed to build on the legacies of late liberal leaders Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun and their so-called “Sunshine Policy.” (Yonhap Pool Photo via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2007 file photo, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, left, holds hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il after exchanging a joint declaration documents in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Koreas last held formal talks in December 2015. Since then, North Korea has conducted a torrent of missile tests and two nuclear tests, boosting its efforts to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed to build on the legacies of late liberal leaders Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun and their so-called “Sunshine Policy.” (Yonhap Pool Photo via AP, File)

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People walk through the Chamorro Village marketplace in Hagatna, Guam, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The market is popular among U.S. military members, locals and tourists in the territory's capital city. Residents of the tiny Pacific island say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo)

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People walk through the Chamorro Village marketplace in Hagatna, Guam, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The market is popular among U.S. military members, locals and tourists in the territory's capital city. Residents of the tiny Pacific island say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo)

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Tourists walk the beach in Tumon, Guam on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen." (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)

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Kids play in the sand in Tumon, Guam on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen." (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)

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The front entrance sign for Anderson Air Force base is seen in Yigo, Guam on Thursday morning, Aug. 10, 2017. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen." (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)

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A copy of the local newspaper is for sale in Hagatna, Guam on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen." (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis urged North Korea to "stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons," warning that continued efforts by Pyongyang would force a U.S. response "that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people."

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In an exchange of threats, President Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury," while the North's military claimed Wednesday that it was examining plans for attacking Guam. (Associated PRess photographs)

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FILE - This August 1944 file photo shows an American flag atop the first U.S. tank to lead the push to Agana, capital of Guam. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)

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FILE - In this 1965 file photo, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber takes off from Guam for a strike against the Viet Cong in Vietnam, 2,200 miles away, during the Vietnam War. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2003 file photo, a B-1B Lancer bomber, left, taxies past a B-52 shortly after landing at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an "enveloping fire" around the island. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (Masako Watanabe/Pacific Daily News via AP, File)

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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers joined up with Japanese and South Korean fighter jets for a 10-hour "solidarity" mission over Japan on Monday. The Pacific Air Forces Twitter account is using #ironclad. (U.S. Air Force)

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In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at a military base in Subang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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In this image provided by Lucy Yvart, a member of the French security forces looks on at the scene on a highway between Boulogne-sur-Mer and Calais in northern France where a vehicle was stopped and a man was arrested that authorities say was involved in an attack on soldiers near Paris on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. French authorities say the driver was arrested and injured by police fire, and is considered the chief suspect in the attack on the soldiers. (Lucy Yvart via AP)

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In this Aug. 8, 2017 photo, Chicago Police investigate a shooting near East 37th Street and South Michigan Avenue, about two blocks from the Chicago Police Department headquarters. Police say several gunmen opened fire on a group of people standing on a Chicago sidewalk, killing one and wounding six others. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun Times via AP)

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In this Aug. 8, 2017 photo, Chicago Police investigate a shooting near East 37th Street and South Michigan Avenue, about two blocks from the Chicago Police Department headquarters. Police say several gunmen opened fire on a group of people standing on a Chicago sidewalk, killing one and wounding six others. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun Times via AP)

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FILE - This file photo distributed by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Donald Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang’s propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North’s cherished claim that it is a victim of American aggression. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)