North Korea has done it.
They’ve crossed the red line in threatening the United States with nuclear war.
And it led to a Donald Trump response that stopped the world in its tracks.
U.S. intelligence released an analysis which found North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear war head they can place on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Washington Post reported:
“North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.
The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence assessment that sharply raises the official estimate for the total number of bombs in the communist country’s atomic arsenal. The U.S. calculated last month that up to 60 nuclear weapons are now controlled by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some independent experts believe the number of bombs is much smaller.
The findings are likely to deepen concerns about an evolving North Korean military threat that appears to be advancing far more rapidly than many experts had predicted. U.S. officials last month concluded that Pyongyang is also outpacing expectations in its effort to build an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking cities on the American mainland.”
Trump wasted no time in responding.
He stated that if North Korea escalated their threats the United States would respond with “fire and fury.”
President Trump: If North Korea makes any more threats to the U.S., "they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen" pic.twitter.com/8dQed79L1W
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 8, 2017
Past U.S. Presidents have sat back and watched North Korea march along the road to becoming a nuclear power.
Trump has declared he will not let the rogue nation hold the world hostage with a nuclear arsenal.
He is trying to resolve this situation peacefully through international diplomacy.
The prospect of failure on that front is an unthinkable war with unimaginable loss of life.