North Korea (DPRK) places Military on Full Combat Alert . Threatens Continental United States, Overseas bases, and South Korea Strike
The North Korean military ordered all its artillery units, including strategic rocket and long-range artillery units, to adopt “combat readiness posture No. 1,” to strike the continental U.S., its overseas bases and South Korea, in retaliation against an American nuclear bomber sortie over the Korean Peninsula, the North’s state media said yesterday.
It is the first time that the North has issued such a threat, a senior Blue House official told reporters.
“We will show off the strong will of our military and people to retaliate [against the U.S.] through an effective military act, in order to safeguard the nation’s sovereignty and the utmost dignity,” the statement in the name of the Supreme Command of the North Korean People’s Army, released by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency, said yesterday.
“From this moment, the Supreme Command of Korean People’s Army will put all of the field artillery groups into combat readiness posture No. 1, including the strategic rocket and long-range artillery units which will strike the U.S. continent, Hawaii, Guam and other U.S. imperialists’ military units in the Pacific Ocean, as well as all of the enemy targets in South Korea and its neighboring regions.”
The command said their action is in response to the U.S. military’s “fuss for a nuclear war.”