North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in an extraordinary show of defiance against President Trump on Sunday, saying it had detonated a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The test, which the North called a “complete success,” was the first to clearly surpass the destructive power of the bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
A gallery of Kim Jong playing with his little ‘un’.
So how did Kim Jong-un all of a sudden get miniaturized nukes and the ICBM missiles capable of carrying them anywhere in the Continental U.S.? Could it be because that was exactly what the Foreign Policy of Barack Obama and Susan Rice made inevitable? The Conservative Daily News reports, “Rice tells Americans: Live with nuclear North Korea“.
Echoing Barack Obama‘s foreign policy on North Korea, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice told President Donald Trump to “tolerate” a nuclear North Korea.
“History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea — the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
After the Norks or Iran (or both in a combined attack) launch their nukes on a low specifically targeted orbit, the lights go out on the 21st Century. As Newt Gingrich says, “The North Korean EMP threat” would be the “gift package” that could cause World War Z, the Zombie Apocalypse. Perhaps I took a little liberty with that last, so here’s Newt’s actual quotes.
On Tuesday, Pyongyang completed its ninth ballistic missile test this year. The North Korean state run media said its maniacal leader, Kim Jong-un, threatened to send a bigger “gift package” to the United States.
As I testified at the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources earlier this month, the North Koreans have another offensive option, which they may already be able to execute and would be devastating to the United States – a weaponized electromagnetic pulse.
An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, occurs when a relatively small but carefully designed nuclear warhead is detonated in the atmosphere. The explosion causes what can best be described as a massive power surge, which can damage or disable electrical devices for hundreds of miles on the ground below. As I told the Senate Committee, such an attack would be catastrophic to the United States because we are an electricity-dependent nation and our grid is ill-prepared to handle it.
The United States is sending a third aircraft carrier strike force to the western Pacific region in an apparent warning to North Korea to deter its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two sources have told VOA.
The USS Nimitz, one of the world’s largest warships, will join two other supercarriers, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan, in the western Pacific, the sources told VOA’s Steve Herman.