The White House's response to the latest North Korean ballistic missile attack was referring to the North as a 'flagrant menace for far too long.' Trump stated, 'cannot imagine Russia is too pleased,' because the last test landed closer to Russian sea board than Japan. The Pentagon confirmed that the missile was launched at around 10:30 am Hawaii time. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that ballistic traveled 435 miles. The White House confirmed that the U.S. will maintain their 'ironclad commitment' to stand by their allies against North Korea. They also added that the latest provocation should serve as a call for all nations to bring up sanctions against North Korea.
How do you think Russia will react to this?
Do you think that North Korea is preparing for an all out nuclear war?
How do you think the U.S. is going to handle this issue?
I'm certain that Putin or some other Russian representative will have strong words with Kim Jong Un. I know now that the U.S. has the upper hand against North Korea because North Korea doesn't have a functioning Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that can reach the United States. We have hundreds of long range missiles that we could use against them. North Korea is striving to finally create an ICBM to turn the odds in their favor. Once they do this we will be in a "if you shoot me, I shoot you" situation with them like we were with the USSR during the Cold War.