Military solutions 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat: Donald Trump

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China is the North's biggest economic partner and source of aid, but says it alone can't compel Pyongyang to end its nuclear and missile programs. "If he does something in Guam it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea".

Questions were immediately raised about whether the shocking remarks had been ratified by his team.

"The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA (Korean People's Army) will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan", the North Korean report said."They will fly 3,356.7km for 1,065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40km away from Guam".

Separately from the sanctions that mirror measures by the U.N., the Council of the EU said that it has designated 41 individuals and seven organizations for punishment.

"The people of our country are safe", Trump said later. "And they should be very nervous", Trump said.

"If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so", it said. Really not trying to see any of this shit. Or his loyal diplomat, still hopeful that China and Russia will help rein in Kim's provocations?

A flyer for the one-day tour to Sinijiu tout a trip to the city???s central plaza, where you can pay respects to a bronze statue of North Korea's founding president Kim il-Sung, as well as visits to a cosmetics factory, a revolutionary history museum, art history museum and a cultural park. To make matters worse, such carnage would likely spread to the Japanese home islands, U.S. military bases around the region or even Guam, Hawaii or Alaska.

The place is bristling with heavy-duty US military equipment. The order said the review should ensure America's nuclear deterrent is robust, ready and tailored to address 21st century threats.

Despite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's efforts to play down Trump's statements on unleashing "fire and fury" on the North, "it seems that Mr. Trump either deliberately or inadvertently threatened nuclear annihilation of North Korea".

"They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen", Trump said. He was lying, but he's also starting to lose control of his faculties. China has described the situation as "highly complicated and sensitive".

"I don't think it's particularly helpful when it's direct rhetorical threats", Lisa Collins, Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

China's state-run Global Times newspaper wrote that Beijing should stay neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the US. "I think we would be able to intercept it", he says. According to the US Department of Defense, Ulchi-Freedom Guardian involves about 40,000 troops, along with civilian South Korean government personnel who train their civil defense responses.

While the U.S. has daunting nuclear power, the Pentagon's program has been beset with morale, training, discipline and resource problems.

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