As with ISIS, North Korea has become a major threat to the U.S. that Obama and his administration failed to address and allowed to grow stronger.
Now, Kim Jong-un has been steadily increasing his nuclear arsenal and gaining ground on being able to target countries intercontinentally. What’s deeply chilling are his primary U.S. targets: Honolulu, San Diego, Austin, and Washington D.C., reported NK News.
The targets have been known since early 2013. In a photo released by the North Korean military in the Rodong, a newspaper published in North Korea, the White House learned of their four proposed targets within the U.S.
According to the Korean Central News Agency, the photo was an official announcement by Kim Jong-un, conveying his readiness to attack. “He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets, ordering them to be on standby to fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea.”
It seemed the photo and signing were more for show for the North Korean people. At the time, his ballistic capabilities were incapable of intercontinental targets and would prove to be an empty threat against the U.S. had he attempted anything.
Perhaps it was because of this that Obama decided to put North Korea on the back burner and lean on China to control its ally. While busily distracting himself with Obamacare and horrendous foreign policies in the Middle East, North Korea was allowed to metastasize.
Now with the July 28 tests of the Hwasong-14 ICBM having proved successful, Jong-un might very well be in a position to strike at some of his proposed targets with nuclear missiles.
Tensions with North Korea have been high as President Trump has made it clear that the U.S. will not tolerate its continued testing of nuclear arms. CIA Director Mike Pompeo stated that the U.S.’s number one priority should be removing Jong-un from his weapons. “As for the regime, I am hopeful we will find a way to separate that regime from this system,” reported CNN.
This sparked a chilling response from a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry who said, “Should the U.S. dare to show even the slightest sign of attempt to remove our supreme leadership, we will strike a merciless blow at the heart of the U.S. with our powerful nuclear hammer, honed and hardened over time.”
President Trump has taken a strong stance against the North Korean regime. Do you support him?
Fortunately for us, we have a president in the White House willing to take the threats seriously and military making preparations for a nuclear strike from North Korea. On July 30, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency stated that it had performed a successful test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, marking the 15th successful test of the system.
THAAD batteries are truck-mounted rocket launchers and missiles designed to shoot down enemy missiles as they hit the descent of their arc. When radars detect and track ballistic missiles, the small interceptor missiles on the trucks are fired and set to strike the incoming missiles, detonating them before they reach their target and without the nuclear fallout.
With North Korea becoming more of a threat each day, it’s comforting to know we have a president who is standing strong and not resorting to empty policies as a response. Though deeply concerning that North Korea could strike the U.S. at any time, it would be a lot more terrifying under the previous administration.