Nearly six decades have passed since Americans felt the fear of nuclear war coming to our nation’s shores, but the times are changing rapidly to the Far East.
Where once we were scared to death of Cuba’s possible involvement in a Russian nuclear launch, coincidentally also in October, we are now facing the threat of the madman of Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un.
The “supreme” leader of North Korea has been ramping up his anti-American rhetoric during President Trump’s scant time in office, threatening an all out nuclear annihilation of the United States on several occasions. While these threats aren’t necessarily new for the rogue regime, they were previously considered unrealistic given the tiny Asian nation’s multitude of military failures. After July’s dual launches of successful intercontinental ballistic missiles, however, that all changed. After Kim Jong Un threw in a possible hydrogen bomb test a few weeks later, American military leaders began sounding the alarm.
Now the University of Hawaii has decided to take a proactive approach to a possible confrontation, given their proximity to Pyongyang and their deadly devices.
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“Students at the Aloha State school received an email Monday with the subject line ‘in the event of a nuclear attack.’
“The message sent Cold War-style shivers down the spines of those not accustomed to the “duck and cover” drills of the 1950s, though the current threat is from the isolated regime of Kim Jong Un.
“‘In light of concerns about North Korea missile tests, state and federal agencies are providing information about nuclear threats and what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear attack and radiation emergency,’ says the email procured by Hawaii News Now.
“Experts believe that the hermit kingdom has also made progress on miniaturizing a warhead that could fit onto an intercontinental ballistic missile, which could reach Hawaii in about 20 minutes.”
North Korea has also threatened the island of Guam during the fracas, home to one of the America’s most important military installations.
The projectiles that were launched in July demonstrated an enormous leap in technology for the hermit kingdom, with experts declaring that the ICBM’s could easily strike California, and possibly Chicago should minor tweaks be made. This is expedited the timeline for a U.S. response to the situation, which seems to be deteriorating at a rapid pace in recent weeks.