In a back and forth that may feel awfully familiar, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a statement to reporters at the State Department on Thursday regarding applying pressure to North Korea in an effort to convince them to do away with plans for establishing a nuclear arsenal with long-range capabilities – and North Korea has responded with yet another threat of preemptive nuclear strikes.
North Korea has been in the spotlight recently, as their traditionally aggressive rhetoric is now coupled with fledgling nuclear capabilities that could eventually make them a real and serious threat to the safety and wellbeing of American citizens right here at home in the mainland United States. Repeated missile tests have demonstrated that North Korea is technically able to reach American military installations in South Korea and Japan with nuke-capable medium range ballistic missiles. Although a number of their tests thus far have ended in failure, it’s important to note that some have been successful – and it only takes one to start a nuclear war.
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