In a series of disturbing photos leaked by North Korea, they show just how serious they are about their conflict with the west. Apparently, as depicted by the photos, North Korea has now carried out their largest ever live-fire drill.
And with U.S warships and submarines making their way towards the Korean peninsula, many experts fear that a war between the two nations could be imminent. Others speculate that with even the smallest spark we could see the true beginning of World War III.
According to the North’s KCNA news agency, “More than 300 large-caliber self-propelled guns” we part of the massive show of forcer by the nation. And while the leaking of the photographs was a part of the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the nation’s army, it is also believed to be a drastic warning towards the west. The news agency further asserted that Kim had supervised the drills.
Fighter jets also took part in the massive military exercise.
“The brave artillerymen mercilessly and satisfactorily hit the targets and the gunshots were very correct, he said, adding that they showed well the volley of gunfire of our a-match-for-a-hundred artillery force giving merciless punishment to the hostile forces,” KCNA added.
As that has transpired, the U.S and South Korea have perpetrated their own military drills along the Korean border in order to flex back at the North. Such shows of force have gone alongside the beating of the war drums throughout the past month after the Trump administration had deemed an ending towards the ‘strategic patience’ that has been granted to the North.
Due to such shows of force, Japan has now begun bracing its citizens for nuclear war, which they feel could break out at any moment. Unfortunately according to local authorities, even if one were to hit, citizens would have a mere ten minutes to prepare and react. Washington has begun taking steps to urge Beijing, the sole ally of North Korea to rein Kim in on his threats. Unfortunately, for now, it remains unclear as to whether they plan on aiding the U.S in this endeavor.