Friday, August 11, 2017

'Locked and loaded' could mean the first use of the US missile shield

Via Billy
 THAAD [Terminal High Altitude Area Defense] system

President Trump's tweeted threat to North Korea may signal a willingness by the U.S. to do something it has never done before — attempt to shoot down an enemy missile in a real world scenario.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely," Trump tweeted this morning, escalating a war of words that North Korea said earlier Friday is "driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war."

While Trump added, "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" the Pentagon has confirmed military options have been drawn up.

"Do I have military options? Of course I do," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Thursday. "And of course, there's a military solution."

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