"As this Alliance missile live fire shows, we are able to change our choice when so ordered by our Alliance national leaders", said Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks in a statement.
Keeping North Korea from having a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile has always been considered a key USA red line, and one the North has thumbed its nose at for years. Kim probably thinks that the worldwide community has little scope to toughen sanctions and that his country is capable of withstanding the pressure. But she alluded to punishments including a complete cutoff of North Korea's access to worldwide currency markets, severe restrictions on high-level North Korean officials and, in a reference to China, penalties for "any country that chooses to do business with this outlaw regime". Interestingly, both Russian Federation and China are permanent members of the UN Security Council.
The Pentagon has spent tens of billions to develop what it calls a limited defense against missiles capable of reaching USA soil.
North Korea tested a new ICBM - the Hwasong-14 - Tuesday. Kim's foolish pranks are putting his entire country at risk.
The US focus, she told the council, was on how to push through tighter sanctions, which could target countries that continue to trade with North Korea, curb oil exports to the isolated country, tighten air and maritime restrictions and impose travel bans on its officials.
China is North Korea's only major ally and its biggest trading partner. Since sanctions have a limited effect all concerned may conclude they have to live with a North Korea with nuclear weapons while making it clear that their collective power is an overwhelming deterrent against their use.
Despite Mr. Trump's very public attempts to befriend President Xi Jinping - including at his Mar-a-Lago resort - Beijing remains strongly opposed to action that would destabilize Kim Jong Un's regime.
While the envoys of the United Kingdom and France echoed Haley's sentiments, the ambassador of Sweden said that the crisis on the Korean peninsula does not have a military solution, and warned that the potential for mistakes and misunderstandings was high.
North Korea carried the missile to its test site on a 16-wheel truck, believed to have been imported from China and reconfigured for military purposes.More news: Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals
The U.S. isn't buying that argument.
The missile was launched from an airfield in Kusong, a city in North Korea's far northwestern corner, an area used for launches in the past.
Kim Jong Un called the launch - a "gift" for Americans on their Independence Day.
The new Hwasong-14 appears to use three liquid-fuel stages, and the nose cone shown in state-run North Korean video reveals it is almost identical to the new Pakistan missile nose cone.
President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget would cut $340 million from missile defense programs meant to deter a potential strike by North Korea, Iran or other countries.
"Their actions are quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution", she said.
However, an EMP attack involves setting off a warhead at high altitude, some 20 miles to 250 miles in space, and does not require a re-entry vehicle.
Haley also warned that the U.S. could cut its trade ties with China and other countries if they do not stop aiding the Kim Jong-un regime.
Last month, Vice Admiral James Syring, then director of the Missile Defense Agency, told a congressional panel that North Korean advancements in the past six months had caused him great concern. In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump questioned why the USA should continue what he sees as bad trade deals "with countries that do not help us".