July 11, 2016 – On Monday, North Korea made more threats in opposition to its enemies, vowing to take unspecified powerful measures over a United States’ plan to deploy a more advanced missile defense system in South Korea
The statement of North Korean military was filled with over the top, belligerent rhetoric common when Pyongyang sees external threats. A direct Pyongyang’s military attack from the impoverished yet large military, which would probably finish the authoritarian leadership of the country after South Korean and U.S. retaliation, is highly unlikely.
Furthermore, North Korea favors surprise, covert attacks just like the shelling of an Island in South Korea on 2010. It killed 4 people and Seoul has accused it of making a slew of cyber-attacks.
The most recent threat of North Korea, carried in state media, cam 3 days after Washington and Seoul said they were about to determine a certain location in South Korea where they could place the THAAD or Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system in order to deal with North Korean threats better.
North Korea said it will take a physical counter action as the THAAD system location has been announced. Also, the statement carried one of the North Korea’s oft-repeated, favorite threats – that is to turn Seoul into a Sea of Fire. Since 1994, North Korea regularly warned to do that. South Korean and United States officials stated that THAAD system targets North Korea only, but Russia and China suspect it could also help the radars of United States detect their own missiles.
The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, said on Monday that she agreed on the missile deployment of US since the North has openly threatened to launch missile and nuclear attacks on South Korea.
The South and North Korea have been divided along the most heavily fortified border of the world since the 1950-1953 Korean War. The U.S. stations around 28,500 soldiers in South Korea.