A massive buildup of international armaments in the vicinity of North Korea, poised to incapacitate the despotic dictatorship’s supposed nuclear arsenal, are ready for action according to sources within the military.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been rattling sabers in earnest in recent months, drawing the ire of the global community with his heavy duty threats. While many believe that most of Kim’s assertions about his nuclear capabilities could be overblown, many in the international community would rather not take any chances when it comes to the unpredictable North Korean government. Now, after weeks of escalating tensions, one U.S. Special Operations Commander claims that the United States is ready and able to nullify any nuclear threat from the reclusive regime.
“On Tuesday, Thomas told a House subcommittee that Army, Navy, and Air Force commandos are already stationed on the Korean peninsula. Thomas added, ‘We are actively pursuing a training path to ensure readiness for the entire range of contingency operations in which [special operations forces], to include our exquisite [countering weapons of mass destruction] capabilities, may play a critical role… We are looking comprehensively at our force structure and capabilities on the peninsula and across the region to maximize our support to U.S. [Pacific Command] and [U.S. Forces Korea]. This is my warfighting priority for planning and support.’
“Thomas added that the command ‘has recently focused more intently on the emerging threat that is of growing concern to us as well as most of our DoD teammates—the nuclear threat of an increasingly rogue North Korea …Although previously viewed as a regional threat, North Korea’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, facilitated by a trans-regional network of commercial, military, and political connections, make it a threat with global implications.’
“On Sunday, President Trump indicated his displeasure with North Korea after reports surfaced that North Korea had launched an unsuccessful ballistic missile. Speaking on Face the Nation, Trump said of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, ‘If he does a nuclear test, I will not be happy.’ When he was queried if that could mean a U.S. military response, Trump said: ‘I don’t know. I mean, we’ll see.'”
While Kim Jong Un’s rhetoric was on a meteoric rise for some time, the presence of Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and American forces in the Korean Peninsula and at his border doorstep seems to have stymied the diminutive dictator’s push for conflict.
Staring down the barrel of the world’s most effective military will have that effect on you. Just ask Saddam Hussein and the Taliban.