U.S. military ready for action if North Korea fires missiles at GuamAugust 16, 2017
Sabres are rattling and threatening tweets are flying, but if tensions boil over into a military clash between the U.S. and North Korea, American forces are ready, officials said Sunday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to soon finalize plans to launch four missiles into the waters off the U.S. territory of Guam. In response, U.S. forces, along with South Korean and Japanese allies, have missile defense systems and other military muscle on standby.
And while senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military conflict wasn’t imminent, they warned the heated rhetoric on both sides of the Pacific has raised the possibility of a showdown…