Sunday, August 7, 2016

North Korea Accuses The U.S. Of Preparing For A 'Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike'

Pyongyang accused Washington of "becoming more pronounced in their moves to topple the DPRK" after the US Air Force announced on July 29 that it would upgrade its hardware on Guam by sending a B-1 bomber for the first time since April 2006 (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

AFP: N. Korea accuses US of seeking 'pre-emptive nuclear strike'

Seoul (AFP) - North Korea has accused Washington of planning a pre-emptive nuclear strike, after the US announced it would deploy its B-1 bomber in the Pacific for the first time in a decade.

The strategic aircraft were to be deployed on Saturday on the US island of Guam, the US military said last month, describing the operation as a routine rotation with the B-52 bomber.

Tensions have been running high since North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a barrage of missile launches that this month reached Japanese waters directly for the first time.

Pyongyang accused Washington of "becoming all the more pronounced in their moves to topple down the DPRK by mobilizing all nuclear war hardware," using North Korea's official title.

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WNU Editor: The B-1 deployment to Guam has more to do with rising tensions between China and its neighbours than North Korea.


Bob Huntley said...

'pre-emptive nuclear strike' Will the US up the anti with retaliatory pre-emptive nuclear strike?

Aizino Smith said...

Nuke Norkland poison South Korea and Japan and make the Chinese irate?

I don't think so.

Better to decapitate the leadership and kill or capture them.

Anonymous said...

Do they not know that the B-1 had its nuclear capability removed in the early 1990's?

B.Poster said...

A nuclear first strike on North Korea!?? If the US did this, it would invite an overwhelming response from China and Russia. Either Russia or China alone have superior conventional capabilities to America. Once Russian nuclear weapons are added into the equation, the disadvantage to the United States and our South Korean "ally" becomes even greater.

In any war with North Korea there is no possibility of America, South Korea, or it's allies winning. The only option is to make North Korea's inevitable victory pyric enough that they wouldn't launch the attack in the first place. At this point, a nuclesr first strike by North Korea on South Korea and the United States seems the more likely prospect than vice versa.

Andrew Summers said...

How is it possible that China and Russia "alone" have superior conventional capabilities when the U.S. Has the most battle hardened troops and invests 10 times the amount of GDP each year than both China and Russia combined and has been doing so for decades? Iether I've been indoctrinated incorrectly or you know some things I don't know.

Bob Huntley said...

Andrew perhaps they are giving the edge to those who have not continuously lost at the game of wars.

Aizino Smith said...

The U.S. did not lose in Iraq, tactically or operationally.

It could be argued that they lost strategically, but that would be a J.D.'s fault and would be easily corrected.

Bob Huntley said...

Aizino if they didn't lose what did they win a chance to go back in? Anyway it is hard to claim a victory if there was no honest objective achieved and the cost off that war and damage to America's integrity and economy suggest a loss that keeps on mounting up.