North Korea has been testing the patience of many countries around the world, but America has finally had it.
Over the past few months, Kim Jong-un has fired several missiles in close range to neighboring countries. His most recent move of shooting off four ballistic missiles near Japan finally made America say, ‘enough.’
U.S. Military officials are reportedly preparing to fly B-1 and B-52 bombers into South Korea to show North Korea that America will stick by its allies. “[America] remains steadfast in its commitment [to South Korea],” Secretary of Defense James Mattis said via Pentagon spokesperson, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis.
Davis also reported Mattis saying:
“He further emphasized that any attack on the United States or its allies will be defeated and any use of nuclear weapons will be met with a response that is effective and overwhelming.”
Along with the aggressive statements by America, the U.S. and South Korea have also begun their annual Foal Eagle military exercise which will reveal the combined military strength. It’s estimated that 300,000 South Korean troops and 15,000 U.S. troops will participate.
America will also be sending in the USS Carl Vinson (an aircraft carrier) which is currently stationed off the coast of San Diego. The ship, which carries nukes, fighter jets, and anti-sub craft, will be joined by a guided-missile cruiser ship called the USS Lake Champlain and two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.
North Korea has never liked South Korea or the U.S. and according to Pyongyang’s Korea Central News Agency, Kim Jong-un has stated there is “a need for preparation for a fight.” This comes also after his protests against the Foal Eagle exercise. He also considers these exercises as a rehearsal for invasion.
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credit: The Sun