The Pentagon has dropped a statement Friday, stating all military plans and tactics to respond in case North Korea decides to attack, are already in place. President Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” and retweeted images from U.S. Pacific Command showing B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam.
President Trump also commented the country is “locked and loaded” via two Twitter updates.
At that very moment, North Korea made sure to send another horrifying threat, stating that “even a single shell dropped on the Korean Peninsula might lead to the outbreak of … thermonuclear war.”
“We consider the U.S. no more than a lump which we can beat to a jelly any time,” the Korean Central News Agency said.
Here is how the POTUS decided to embrace those threats:
“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully, Kim Jong Un will find another path!”
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
— U.S. Pacific Command (@PacificCommand) August 11, 2017
Trump commented on North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un prior to this as well, saying:
“He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before – what will happen in North Korea,” Trump said Thursday.“It’s not a dare, it’s a statement.”
Trump’s tweets follow days of escalating rhetoric toward the regime.
The U.N. Security Council joined in on the defense strategy, too, offering sanction solutions to help deal with the issue. North Korea has threatened on numerous occasions that they will attack America’s largest cities and military bases, hence their two-time missile testing over American territory.
At the moment, only six B-1 bombers have been sent to Guam, North Korea’s primary target. Aside from them, the Air Force fleet has 62 bombers. As far as U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group or Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit are considered, at the moment there are none.
Many politicians judged Trump for his lack of leadership and childish responses to North Korea’s threats. The worst part of this is that China that was America’s ally, has decided to stay neutral, fearing North Korea might open a war with them as well. Still, Japan and Australia have shown interest in supporting America, should their military arsenals be required.
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