North Korea’s latest military advancements have put the rogue regime back in the driver’s seat, in terms of threatening the United States of America.
While the tiny nation has often boasted quite a bit more military muscle than they could every back up with proof, their last year of achievements have been positively terrifying to the world at large.
Not only has Kim Jung Un successfully tested what is likely a hydrogen bomb ten times more powerful than the weapons that ended World War II, but the reclusive nation has also successfully launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles; the first of their kind from North Korea, and the first that are likely capable of reaching as far as Chicago, Illinois. Kim’s last revelation was that his hydrogen bombs may be small enough to mount to one of these ICBM’s, making for a cocktail of catastrophe that the U.S. isn’t ready to swallow.
While Americans band together to face the threat of Hurricane Irma, recover from Hurricane Harvey, and battle massive wildfires out west, North Korea is celebrating these horrific achievements, at the behest of Kim Jong Un himself.
“KCNA said Kim threw a banquet to laud the nuclear scientists and other top military and party officials who contributed to the nuclear bomb test last Sunday, topped with an art performance and a photo session with the leader himself.
“KCNA did not specify when the banquet had been held, but analysts said it had likely been on Saturday.
“Photos released on Sunday by KCNA showed the young leader breaking into a broad smile at the People’s Theater with two prominent scientists: Ri Hong Sop, head of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Institute, and Hong Sung Mu, deputy director of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea’s munitions industry department.
“Ri and Hong have played vital roles in the North’s nuclear program, appearing at close distance to Kim during field inspections and weapons tests, including the latest nuclear test. Ri is a former director of Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, North Korea’s main nuclear facility north of Pyongyang, where Hong also worked as a chief engineer.”
The possibilities are seemingly endless after this latest advancement from the Kim regime, and with the United States clearly in their crosshairs, national security is of the utmost concern at the moment.
There are few military options available to the U.S. in dealing with North Korea, given that Kim’s unstable mindset would certainly lead to a strike on U.S. allies South Korea and Japan should American troops or missiles come knocking. Furthermore, an assassination of the “supreme” leader would likely trigger a “dead man’s switch” of retaliation against America, and the rest of the world, for that matter.
Now that Kim has shown that he is willing to flaunt his nuclear capabilities, the results of his lashing out could be catastrophic.