The Thread: Wait, is North Korea getting ready to nuclear bomb the US? [PHOTOS]

Just look at that show of power. North Korea is not playing around.

Following President Trump’s threat to North Korea to rein in their nuclear programme or be prepared to face the US’ wrath, North Korea organised a military parade where it displayed its new babies- intercontinental ballistic missile-sized canisters, submarine-launched ballistic missile and land-based ballistic missiles.

Are you scared?

We are.

Adam Mount, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, speaking with CNN, said “It certainly appears to be a message to the United States that they’re capable of threatening the US homeland. That’s certainly their objective,”

Senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in California, Melissa Hanham told CNN that “The Vinson was sent out to make a statement. North Korea responded by showing off the most new missile hardware we’ve ever seen in a parade before,”

This is the first time North Korea was showing off its land and submarine-launched ballistic missiles in public. The land-based version is known as the KN-15, while Pyongyang’s submarine-launched weapon is known as the KN-11 missile.

With the ICBMs, North Korea can strike targets in mainland US and Europe, while the shorter range ballistic missiles can reach Asian territories.See below:

A missile believed to be the Pukguksong-1, a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

 

A missile believed to be the Pukguksong-2, a variant of the land-based variant of the Pukguksong-1.

 

America’s military appears not to be worried, though. Gen Dave tweeted this:

Jonathan Kaiman says Trump throwing a bomb into Syria has a lot to do with North Korea’s show of military might:

https://twitter.com/JRKaiman/status/853121920673480705

https://twitter.com/JRKaiman/status/853122267705999360

Ankit thinks Americans should be worried:

Strap in. World war III signals…

One comment

  1. what is the point of a North Korean attack upon the USA which – even if “successful” to some degree, would absolutely result in NK being reduced to a sea of smoking glass?

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