Norks threaten US bases in Pacific

North Korea has said it will attack US military bases on Japan and the Pacific island of Guam if provoked, a day after its leader, Kim Jong-un, oversaw a mock drone strike on South Korea.

The North also held an air raid drill on Thursday after accusing theUnited States of preparing a military strike using bombers that have overflown the Korean peninsula as part of drills between South Korean and US forces.

North Korea has stepped up its rhetoric in response to what it calls "hostile" drills between South Korea and the United States. It has also been angered by the imposition of fresh UN sanctions that followed its nuclear test on 12 February.
Those bases are the obvious targets although Guam would require them to use some of their Nodong rocket inventory.  They don't have any aircraft that could make that flight and their air force is decrepit and short on fuel.  Japan and South Korea along with Guam probably have pretty robust air defenses  This sounds like saber rattling in response to US war gaming with South Korea.


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