President Trump upped the ante this week in response to Kim Jong Un’s promise to the world that North Korea will issue a ‘thousand-fold revenge’ on the U.S.
At an event in New Jersey, Trump warned that N. Korea “will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that N. Korea has produced viable nuclear weapons and has clearly tested its ability to deliver them to the continental U.S.
Unless Trump has forgotten Nagasaki and Hiroshima, power ‘never seen’ would need to be a rather large nuclear detonation.
Something tells us, though, this is more rhetoric and less a reflection of actual military ‘strategery’.
Either way, it’s getting interesting really fast.
Here’s more from Fox News…
President Trump has responded to reports of North Korea’s nuclear threats, saying the regime “will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
Speaking from New Jersey on Tuesday, Trump also said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “has been very threatening beyond a normal state,” adding that the regime “best not make anymore threats to the United States.”
The president’s comments come after a report was published by The Washington Post claiming North Korea has produced a compact nuclear warhead that can be placed inside one of its advanced missiles – which are already believed to be capable of reaching half of the United States.
The jarring assessment was prepared in July by the Defense Intelligence Agency, according to the Post. The Post was read parts of the DIA analysis and the document was verified by other U.S. officials, the newspaper reported.
“The [intelligence community] assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” an excerpt of the DIA analysis states.
Further, it is now believed that dictator Kim Jong Un may control up to 60 nuclear weapons.
The DIA report echoed some of the evaluations made in a lengthy Japanese defense white paper also revealed on Tuesday.
“It is conceivable that North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has already considerably advanced and it is possible that North Korea has already achieved the miniaturization of nuclear weapons into warheads and has acquired nuclear warheads,” Japan’s defense ministry said in the 500-page report.