Trump is reportedly prepared to strike North Korea if the hermit state threatens a nuclear test
Donald Trump has deployed two destroyer vessels close to the Korean peninsula, with each capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles – the same weaponry used to strike an airbase in Syria last week.
Heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam, a small island in the Western Pacific, while the USS Carl Vinson strike group has already been diverted to the area as the world braces for another North Korean nuclear launch.
Secretive images revealed as North Korea prepares for war
Wed, April 5, 2017
A look at North Korea's firepower as it pursues its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in defiance of the United States and its allies.
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People watch a television news showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul
The news comes just hours after President Trump launched the US’s biggest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan.
The GBU-43 bomb weighs 21,600 pounds, is 30 feet long and contains 11 tons of explosives.
Former US intelligence officer Andrew Peek suggested the use of the bomb was a “creative way to threaten North Korea”, adding that it “was not meant for Afghanistan”.
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