North Korea is ready. In a characteristically calm statement, the North Korean army has ordered all long-range artillery and rockets into “class-A combat readiness,” and guess where they’re pointed, just guess. One bonus missile defense shield if you said all US military bases in the Asia-Pacific region, including the mainland.
South Korea – which yesterday signed a new pact with the US on a joint response to any possible North Korean attacks – says it’s monitoring the situation and has not seen any massing of Pyongyang’s troops. So far.
North Korea’s military put its “strategic” rocket units on a war footing Tuesday, with a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.
The move came as South Korea marked the third anniversary of the sinking of its naval vessel “Cheonan” by what Seoul insists was a North Korean submarine.
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North Korea has again threatened war against South Korea and the United States, saying conditions “for a simmering nuclear war” have been created on the peninsula.
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