According to reports, President Trump is preparing to deal with North Korea if the rouge state continues its aggressive actions.
Trump “is to order a military strike against North Korea within a year” according to The Sun, who spoke to senior military officials in Washington, after North Korea announced that it had test-launched a ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States. The U.S. Air Force also sent bombers on a test run — escorted by South Korean fighters — to prepare for an actual North Korean attack.
It’s no secret that Kim Jong-un could decide to retaliate and cause a massive war in order to stop North Korea’s progress on their nuclear weapons development. But Kim has been trying Trump’s patience in the last few months and our president has reportedly had enough.
Government officials reported that the missile launched straight up over 2,000 and then plunged straight into the ocean right off Japan. But experts are saying the missile was capable of hitting Chicago or New York with a slightly different trajectory.
The announcement comes on the heels of the news that the U.S. military flew two bombers over the hostile state in a show of force. They were flanked by South Korean fighter jets as they flew over a base near Seoul.
The exercises are an attempt to let North Korea know where we stand. Trump reportedly feels that North Korea and its leader, Kim, is the main challenge at this time. And he’s not going to stand by and watch.
It’s difficult to determine the actual intent of the launch, but Pyongyang officials have announced, “The ICBM will be launched any time and anywhere determined by the supreme headquarters of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea).”
They also stated that “The US is wholly to blame for pushing the DPRK to have developed an ICBM as it has desperately resorted to anachronistic policy hostile toward the DPRK for decades to encroach upon its sovereignty and vital rights.”
But rest assured, Trump is not going to take it lying down. He has said he will take all the necessary steps in order to keep the U.S. and its allies secure. He said, “If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing.”
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has made it clear that the U.S. has no problem shooting down any North Korean missile that is a threat to America or its allies.
And negotiations may no longer be an option, since previous attempts to denuclearize by the U.S. have been unsuccessful, even after providing aid to North Korea. The threat of a nuclear attack is growing more serious every day since experts now say that “more than half the continental US is within range of latest North Korean missile test.”
The U.S. military responded to the threatening North Korean gesture by conducting live firing exercises at their base in South Korea.