Trump tweets US is “locked and loaded” in response to North Korea threat
As the war of words continue to escalate between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.
“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” Trump tweeted. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”
The US President tweeted another warning to Pyong-yang this morning that the US military is “locked and loaded” in the event of a North Korea missile attack.
Trump is hoping Jong Un will find another path, he tweets.
It’s President Trump’s response to North Korea’s statement on Thursday that it would complete plans to fire four missiles to land near the US territory of Guam in mid-August.
Meanwhile in the Pacific, US bombers continue their routine training in Guam.
“We don’t train for a specific threat, we don’t train for a specific scenario, but we are training always, with our allies, with our partners,” said Lieutenant Colonel Chris Occhiuzzo, US Air Force.
But as Airforce b-1 bomber planes take off on secret training missions at the Andersen Airforce base in Guam, this US Air Force deputy commander says they are ready even without any imminent threats at this time.
“We feel safe here right now and that’s what this continuous bomber presence does, it assures our allies and deters our adversaries. Secretary of State Honorable Tillerson just came the other day, right, and he said right now, there is no imminent threat from North Korea here,” said Occhiuzzo.
But even as Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward the North Korean leader, US secretary of defense James Mattis brings it down a few notches.
Mattis says, while the US military is ready to confront North Korea with military might – he would prefer a diplomatic solution to this situation.
A few days ago, the dropping of nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 in 1945 – was commemorated.
But it wasn’t just the enormous physical damage to the two cities that made a lasting mark in history – it was the devastation of life and the after effects of atomic radiation to Japanese men, women, and children that did.
More than 70 years after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings effectively ended World War II – the US today is again preparing for possible nuclear action.