In Korea, Ready to Fight Tonight

December 1, 2017

Air Force Magazine:

North Korean officials in late September accused the United States of declaring war on their country and said they have the right to shoot down US bombers operating in international airspace.

The comments followed a series of tweets from President Donald J. Trump, which said if the North Korean regime “echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man they won’t be around much longer!”

The escalated rhetoric comes as North Korea ramps up its nuclear and ballistic missile testing. In mid-September, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, and its 1,200-mile course took it over Japan. Just two weeks earlier, North Korea had conducted its sixth—and most powerful—nuclear test, claiming it now had the capability to mount a hydrogen bomb on a long-range missile.

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