Over the past few years, the North Korean government has talked about improving their missile capabilities to “protect” against South Korea and the United States. They have tested many of different types of missiles, and threatened other countries with their nuclear weapons. On Tuesday, North Korea announced that they have developed missiles capable of reaching US Mainland, but should we really be worried?
The North Korean government has been paranoid for years that South Korea and the US were going to invade, even though both countries have stated that they have no intention of invasion. On Sunday, South Korea announced that they reached a deal with the US that allow the South to increase the range of their missiles to counteract North Korea’s constant nuclear threat. The North reacted by stating that the deal was a “product of another conspiracy of the master and the stooge” to “ignite a war” against the North.
The US State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, came forward to comment on the situation stating that:
North Korea would achieve nothing through threats and provocations.
Nuland continues to explain that South Korea’s missile capabilities had not changed since 2001, and this improvement was merely a defensive strategy because of the aggression from the North.
North Korea has tested their missile capabilities in the past,and most have flopped. They reported that their missiles had a range of up to 6,700 kilometers (4,160 miles), but US officials have doubts whether they are actually capable of these feats.
QUESTION, QUESTION, QUESTION:
Do you think Korea would actually attack the US? Would they have the capabilities to mount a war against the US?