Things just became much more dangerous and deadly on the Korean peninsula. China has sent troops toward the border and American ships have taken position. Vice President Mike Pence recently made an unannounced trip to the region to tell North Korea to cut it out.
Now, North Korea has engaged in a massive live-fire drill.
Fox News has the terrifying report:
North Korea on Tuesday reportedly conducted a huge live-fire drill that involved up to 400 artillery pieces, which may have been supervised by the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, as the U.S. added a nuclear-powered submarine to its fleet of vessels powering toward the region.
Pyongyang apparently deployed long-range artillery units in the coastal region of Wonsan, an unnamed government source told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. South Korea’s military did not confirm the report, but told the news outlet it was “firmly maintaining readiness.”
There was speculation that the North might carry out another nuclear or missile test.
News of the live-fire drill came after the USS Michigan, the nuclear-powered powered Ohio class submarine, pulled into the South Korean port of Busan for a hull check.
This is seriously bad news. This is likely more North Korean posturing and causing trouble, but America can’t ignore this threat any longer. This dangerous nation has been threatening nuclear strikes on American targets.
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