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This morning on the news in Virginia, I heard one of North Korea's generals saying that the United States was no match for N. Korea's strength and that (in a confrontation) that they would smash all of our heads. He went on to say other provocative things. Despite the culling and failure to give the military a number of its needs in the last six years or so, the US military remains a formidable foe. It made me wonder what the poor general was thinking, or perhaps what he had been drinking. It was however, concerning to hear that he believed that he could squash the US which he seemed quite prepared to do sooner, rather than later.
So far as our intelligence is concerned, it is felt that North Korea has the capability to deliver a missile to other nations, but despite all the successful nuclear testings, not quite the ability to land an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (or ICBM) with a nuclear warhead, on Alaska, Japan, or California. Thus far, such missiles have landed in the Sea of Japan.
Perhaps this is not his objective. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whom I follow on Linkedin, is a highly intelligent and informed man. He believes that Kim Jong Un can already deliver Sarin gas atop one of his missiles to other nations. Japanese News, NHK, which I also follow, reported this. Later, the Japanese government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, reported that Japan recognizes that North Korea is likely capable of the delivery of chemical weapons. Remember that Kim Jong Un is the prime suspect in the death of his half brother Kim Jong Nam, using a chemical weapon in a foreign airport.
Let's hope that our nation is also speaking with Shinzo Abe.