It is rather insulting that the media is attempting to paint the launching of missiles by North Korean as a "defiant launch". The media and our government is also attempting to make it appear as if North Korea is planning to launch an unprovoked missile attack against the United States. Other countries possess nuclear weapons. Until the countries of the world are able to trust each other (never) countries will always possess nuclear weapons.
As long as the United States respects the sovereignty of a foreign country to develop nuclear defense/offense capability all will be well.
The media and the government need to tone down the gloomy prospects for nuclear war. As long as the United States does not take action to provoke a war, none will happen. There is nothing to gain for the North Korean government to start a nuclear holocaust.