Since 1950, North Korea has been an enemy of the United Nations. Now with 1.2 million soldiers active, 7.7 soldiers in reserve, an estimated 20 nuclear warheads, missiles, and 70 active submarines, they are a threat to the entire world.
The North Korean government has been run by the Kim family since 1948. Their cult of personality began when they led the Soviet-backed invasion into South Korea, which kicked off the Korean War. The war’s end in 1953 decided the separation by a DMZ (demilitarized zone), according to vox.com.
A rare White House briefing on North Korea included 100 senators on April 26, 2017. North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in the past eleven years, now threatening a sixth. Rodong Sinmun, a North Korean newspaper stated on one of the front-page editorials that the North Korean military is ready “To bring a closure to the History of the United States scheming and nuclear blackmail.” It’s hard to overstate how anxious United States officials are about the technological advancements out of the Pyongyang, according to foxnews.com.
Satellite images of North Korea’s Punggye-Ri show that the rigid state-controlled system is “primed and ready” to launch their sixth nuclear test since 2006. Separate reports have stated that Kim Jong-un is planning to destroy a nuclear device on Saturday, marking the one-hundred fifth anniversary of the former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung’s birth. Donald Trump has responded -to North Korea by warning about an “armada” is heading towards the Korean peninsula as tensions continue to rise, according to express.co.uk.
As North Korea’s technological advancements and nuclear tests proceed to be a threat to the world, “Be very Afraid,” stated Admiral Harry B. Harris of the United States. On April 20, the North Korean government-controlled newspaper stated a “super-mighty preemptive strike” that would detonate and destroy the United States and South Korean forces as well as United States mainland, according to spectator.org. Despite the fact that North Korea has proclaimed war against the United States of America as “imminent,” the world probably isn’t going to explode next week, then again, it might.