March 26th, 2013
03:26 AM ET

North Korea: Readying military for combat

North Korea on Tuesday served up its latest round of threats against the United States, saying it plans to place military units on combat ready status to prepare for possible strikes on U.S. bases.

The North Korean Supreme Command "will put our military on number one combat ready status with strategic rocket units and long-range artillery unit to prepare for possible strikes against the U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Guam and other American and South Korean military units in the Pacific," the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.


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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Dan


    March 26, 2013 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    NK stil having a death wish!

    March 26, 2013 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    maybe@ronvan or their usual posturing.
    But the developments sure are foreboding. For the Peninsula & the world.

    March 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. vickie

    just nuke the palce and get it over with, America is OUT of money

    March 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tvnyc

    No wonder i got a bill from the irs today. America is going down!

    March 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Portland tony

    It's just their version of "Rallying around the flag ". Like when you have "nothing " have nothing left to lose!

    March 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Chubby bubbah needs a physch eval i think! And his father must be rolling over in his grave right now! And the US should stop sending food to this country pronto!

    March 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      I agree. But NK justs needs to go.

      March 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ s kel, you cannot blame a whole race of people for the actions of one. Im sure there are many in that country that do not believe the same way this clown does.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Rightly said@chrissy

      March 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • RB

      Sadly this is not the case. The North Koreans believe that their leaders are divine and are victims to the most effective brainwashing on the planet. This is from their official website: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a genuine workers' state in which all the people are completely liberated from exploitation and oppression. The workers, peasants, soldiers and intellectuals are the true masters of their destiny and are in a unique position to defend their interests.

      April 16, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    How? is the question@s kel.
    @chrissy's reasonable suggestion would hardly be welcomed by the North.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    How? is the question@s kel.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Continue provoking them & wait for them to do something stupid & then boom?

    March 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    say continue provoking them & wait for them to do something stupid & then boom?

    March 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    And the 'boom' has served us so well, the past decade bears witness.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anton Dubinski

    Crazy people make the world more interesting.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |