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U.S. says ready to defend against North Korean nuclear threat

The U.S. government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon against the U.S. homeland and stands ready to defend against any such attacks, a high-level U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said he agreed with U.S. intelligence assessments that North Korea had nuclear weapons, as well as the ability to miniaturize them and put them on a rocket that could reach the United States.

"We assess that they have the capability to reach the homeland with a nuclear weapon from a rocket," Gortney told an event hosted by the Atlantic Council think tank.

Gortney said it was very difficult to predict the behavior of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but the U.S. military was prepared to respond if he were to use a nuclear weapon.

"We’re ready for him, and we’re ready 24 hours a day if he should be dumb enough to shoot something at us," Gortney said.

"I'm pretty confident that we're going to knock down the numbers that are going to be shot."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Commander Gortney, I have a couple of of questions for you.

And the first is, which in the name of heaven would Kim Jong Un do something which he knows will result in North Korea's being turned into a sea of molten glass, courtesy of the US's military response to such an attack?!? Is the guy REALLY this batshit crazy?!?

And secondly, have North Korea's guidance systems evolved to such a point that they can actually hit the target at which they are aiming?!?

You are not helping the American people with this fearmongering, Commander.

You and I both know that what Kim Jung Un wants; a peace treaty to replace the armistice, negotiated in good faith with the US, guaranteeing the right to commerce.

We've just normalized relations with Cuba, and have been doing business with Vietnam for some time, sir; why not North Korea?!? Do you not believe that such a treaty will not rachet down the tensions here?!?

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