SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) — More than 24 hours after North Korea test fired another missile, the world waits to see if the U.S. will respond.
It came after the country paraded its arsenal to celebrate what would have been its founder's 105th birthday.
On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Seoul, South Korea, to start a 10-day trip to Asia where he immediately discussed the test.
"This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world," said Pence.
Last week, the San Diego-based Carrier Strike Group 1 was dispatched to the Korean peninsula.
President Donald Trump and his advisors say a military response is not off the table.
"This regime has given the world reason for concern. And that includes... the Chinese people and the Chinese leadership as well," said National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster . "I mean, what Kim Jong-un is doing is a threat to all people in the region and globally as well."
But not everyone supports military intervention and there are increasing calls for diplomacy.
"We've seen how preemptive strikes work - a lot of my friends died in Iraq because of a preemptive strike," said Shawn Vandiver of the Truman National Security Project. "We need to have a regional strategy there and China has to come to the table. Hopefully President Trump and President Xi have worked out a deal where they will apply appropriate pressure."
The State Department says President Trump is asking China's President Xi Jinping for assistance, adding the U.S. is prepared to act without China in support of South Korea and Japan.
"The real losers here is South Korea, " said Vandiver. "They're caught in the crossfire between world powers and without hard diplomacy and smart diplomacy I don't think we succeed."
Cal Fire is at the scene of a wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
A small plane crashed Saturday evening near the El Capitan Reservoir, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.