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(Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North.
"From this moment, the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army will be putting into combat duty posture No. 1 all field artillery units, including long-range artillery units and strategic rocket units, that will target all enemy objects in U.S. invasionary bases on its mainland, Hawaii and Guam," the North's KCNA news agency said.
Originally posted by Nostalgic
They can "aim" whatever they want at us. Until they can actually get it here, I don't think there's much to be worried about. More irrelevant chest thumping from NK. Moving on..
(Source: Popular Mechanics)
First, there's the unfortunate geography—the opponents' capitals are just 120 miles apart, with Seoul within 35 miles of the border. The numbers only get worse, with estimates of as many as 13,000 artillery pieces positioned along that border, many of them within range and presumably aimed directly at Seoul, one of the world's most densely-populated cities. Factor in the rate of fire of all those suspected artillery batteries, and throw in the potential launch of hundreds of missiles, and it's easy to conclude that if North Korea is pushed hard enough, the result could be, as the New York Times put it yesterday, "the destruction of Seoul."
North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North.
Originally posted by mypan
Any stupid moves from NK will result in China stepping in for annexation and moves their border to 38 parallel and declaring NK as the newest addition to its autonomous regions, number 6, I think.
" Autonomous Region Of Chao Xian" doesn't sound too bad.
Instead of having NK obliterated by the US and allies, China will save NK's ass to the world's heave of collective sighs of relief and blindsiding the US again.