War Scare: Trump Ready to use Nukes after North Korean Latest Missile Test
Possible hydrogen bomb sparks responses from U.S
On Sunday, North Korea launched yet another missile. This test sparked outrage around the world and fear of possible war, said Mrs. Naz Smyth in London. North Korea said it created a hydrogen bomb that can loaded onto a long-range Ballistic Missile. Trump’s team is saying that any threat made to allies or the United States will be met with “massive military response.” This marks their sixth and biggest test. The growing fear of whether North Korea can in fact make a nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. continues.
According to CNN, Hydrogen bombs use the same process of fusion as the sun. Hydrogen bombs carry isotopes of hydrogen when combines, can be 100 to 1,000 times more powerful than an atomic bomb. The atomic bomb was last used in World War II on Hiroshima in 1945. The bombs power was equal to 15,000 tons of TNT being exploded. The blast destroyed everything in a four-square-mile radius of the center. The explosion killed 80,000 instantly, according to History.
Earlier bombs have been too big to place on a long-range missile. According to Global Security back in 2006, “The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim met with nuclear scientists and technicians who briefed him on research conducted to tip various types of tactical and strategic ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.”
Sunday’s underground blast sent tremors that were felt from China to South Korea according to The New York Times. The blast is said to be four to sixteen times stronger than any bomb the North has used before.
KCNA News showed on Sunday Kim Jong-un looking at what is said to be a hydrogen bomb that is put onto a ICBM according to Reuters. KCNA also stated that the bomb’s power could be adjusted and exploded in high altitudes. This would allow North Korea to create mass amounts of nuclear weapons.
However, North Korea seems to be the only one able to confirm their actual production of a Hydrogen bomb. Still that hasn’t stopped other countries, like the U.S, from preparing for a response.
Wayne Hay, a reporter in Seoul for Al Jazeera said, “there will be a lot of concern about it regardless of whether it is real because it clearly shows that the North Koreans are serious about the message they are trying to get across and that they are serious about taking these provocations to another level.”
Trump rushed to respond to North Korea’s claim on Sunday. Trump called Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe to reaffirm the U.S’s alliance with Japan, according to RT. Trump condemned North Korea On twitter saying “North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success.”
After meeting with his advisers, U.S Defense Secretary James Mattis publicly spoke. “We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea but we have many options to do so.”
According to The Guardian he added, “We made clear that we have the ability to defend ourselves and our allies, South Korea and Japan, from any attack. And our commitment among the allies is ironclad: any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming.”
On Monday, the US warned that North Korea is begging for war according to Financial Times. Sanctions have been called upon to answer North Korea’s growing advancements. US ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the sanctions already put against North Korea calling for tougher sanctions from the United Nations according to KIRO7.
With a successful interception of a test missile back in July by our missile defense system, the U.S has a chance of stopping a bomb before it happens.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the government and contractor team who executed this flight test today,” said MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves according to CNN. “This test further demonstrates the capabilities of the THAAD weapon system and its ability to intercept and destroy ballistic missile threats.”
With chance of war on the horizon, we can only wait to see how everything unfolds.