US Military 'Locked and Loaded' for North Korea

Angelica Greene
August 11, 2017

President Trump took to Twitter early Friday issuing yet another stark warning to North Korea that the United States' military was "locked and loaded", and urged the rogue regime's dictator to "find another path".

Trump said earlier this week the USA would unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the US and then said his rhetoric might not have been harsh enough.

The president said that the US military is ready in a tweet and said he hopes North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, "will find another path".

"China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the USA retaliates, China will stay neutral", the Global Times, which is widely read but does not represent government policy, said in an editorial. Pacific territory of Guam. Beijing has expressed frustration with both Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behavior from South Korea and the USA, such as military drills, that it sees as increasing tensions.

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He also said the USA military backed his comments 100 per cent.

The tweet is a signal to Pyongyang that it needs to stand down and start the process of giving up its nuclear arms lest it persists on a path on which Secretary of Defense James Mattis promised would destroy North Korea. China, North Korea's only major ally, called on both countries to avoid the "old road" of escalating hostilities.

On Thursday, Trump told reporters that perhaps that warning "wasn't tough enough".

The message comes on the heels of a Friday statement from North Korea's state-run media accusing the president of pushing the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war".

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