North Korea puts rocket units on alert to ‘attack US’

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

The Korean People’s Army supreme command reportedly ordered “all artillery troops including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units to be placed under class-A combat readiness”.

The units should be prepared to attack “all US military bases in the Asia-Pacific region, including the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam”, as well as South Korea, said the statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency, the country’s state media.

Despite a successful long-range rocket launch in December, most experts believe North Korea is years from developing a genuine intercontinental ballistic missile that could strike the continental United States.

Hawaii and Guam would also be outside the range of its medium-range missiles, which would be capable, however, of striking US military bases in South Korea and Japan.

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2 Responses to “North Korea puts rocket units on alert to ‘attack US’”

  1. MT Geoff on 26/26/13 at 11:35 am

    The North Korean leadership has been announcing its plans to strike the South or the US or Japan or any or all for at least thirty years. They’re especially vocal during the usual spring “Team Spirit” joint exercises.
    The problem is, one day they might mean it. It’s easy to get complacent about the dog that barks but stays in the yard — until it leaves the yard and takes you by surprise.