On Monday, November 20th, North Korea issued a veiled nuclear strike threat to Japan and vowed to make their country “disappear at once” if Tokyo continued with what Pyongyang termed “war hysteria.” North Korea has also threatened to carry out the same attacks on U.S soil, leaving our government to develop a plan of defense just in case the threats carry legitimacy.
Many realize that North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un has been promising an attack for quite some time to no avail, leaving the people and government officials to take his claims with a grain of salt. Nobody is left to take Kim Jong-un seriously except the people living under his reign when the media is constantly bashing him for his empty threats. However, the people of the world shouldn’t turn a blind eye to the threats of North Korea; Though the majority of threats made are empty, there will come a time where they develop legitimate technology and nobody will see their attack coming because they didn’t believe North Korea had the means to develop and employ war machines.
Recently, President Trump was warned that North Korea has been in the process of mapping plans for a devastating attack on the US. Trump was told that they’d use an atmospheric nuclear explosion, disabling the nation’s electric grid for days, months, and maybe even years. The power outage would result in countless deaths caused by the widespread famine and starvation that the population would face without access to electricity.
In the latest call to action, experts of war technologies, military officials (of multiple countries), and President Trump have been developing a special commission to diffuse the potential of an electromagnetic pulse attack; They will most likely update the power grids, much like “The Manhattan Project” before it. So, though the threat of North Korean attack seems out of the question in the current political climate, the world should still sleep with one eye open and never abandon the possibility.