North Korea Names First U.S. Target for Their New Nukes

politics
August 08, 2017

Some are calling it saber-rattling, but others believe our world could change within the next few days. This comes after the biggest threats yet between the U.S. and North Korea on Tuesday and a claim by the Washington Post that Kim Jong-Un is now making missile-ready nukes.

Now North Korea is saying they’re making plans for a possible strike on the U.S. territory of Guam, according to Reuters. Guam is home to over 160,000 people and two U.S. military bases. It sits 2,100 miles southeast of North Korea and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines.

A Korean People's Army spokesman said, "The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base.”

This new threat came just hours after President Trump warned North Korea to stop making threats.

Trump said, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. [Kim Jong-Un] has been very threatening beyond a normal statement, and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

Also on Tuesday, the Washington Post said North Korea has just developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside one of their existing long-range missiles. The Post says this news comes from a confidential assessment by unnamed U.S. military officials.

Some people are predicting a nuclear war between North Korea and the U.S. in days, but many others are passing these words off as ongoing saber-rattling. Others still are confident the U.S. would be able to neutralize a nuclear missile strike before it could hit American soil and are anxious for North Korea to launch a failed attack so that the U.S. military will finally have clear justification to wipe out Kim Jong-Un and his leadership.

Do you think this is more than saber-rattling? Earlier on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley reacted to North Korea's threats with strong words for the country.