Even Precise US Strike Would Prompt North Korean Retaliation

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

North Korea said Saturday that almost 3.5 million youths and retired soldiers have filed a request to enlist or reenlist in the military to retaliate against the United States over the latest economic sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council. On Thursday, North Korean state media KCNA said that a plan was being worked on for a missile strike into the sea off the US' Pacific island of Guam.

Speaking with Mr. Rose during his trip to Germany, Mr. Obama also said that USA forces were now reanalyzing the strategic positioning of America's missile defense systems.

The restrictions came after North Korea's latest missile tests, which it claimed involved the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants world recognition for his regime and the US needs to stop backing him into a corner.

As a founding member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the United Kingdom would be obliged to consider the Trump administration's request amid mounting fears the rising tension between President Trump and Kim Jong-un could be the spark that ignites World War 3. The Olympics would open North Korea to the outside world and everyone's ego would stroked.

US President Donald Trump this week warned North Korea he would respond with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Kim Jong-un's regime did not cease to issue threats the to US and its allies. USA officials then told NBC that Washington has a plan for a preemptive strike on North Korean missile sites with bombers stationed in Guam, should Trump order it.

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The missiles are created to carry nuclear weapons but it is not clear if the North has warheads small enough to fit on them, or the technology to bring them back to earth in one piece.

United States military chiefs have called on the RAF to aid an worldwide espionage operation and send British spy planes to conduct surveillance over the Korean Peninsula.

It would also extend to installation of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system, now deployed in South Korea, or a US PAC-3 Patriot System, used in Israel. On Tuesday, Trump promised to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it was to launch an attack on the U.S. or its allies.

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