North Korea is trying to flex it’s muscles. On Sunday, they threatened to sink the USS Michigan, a nuclear powered submarine that had arrived last Tuesday in Busan, a port city in South Korea.
Uriminzikkiri, North Korea’s major propaganda outlet, warned, “The moment the USS Michigan tries to budge even a little, it will be doomed to face the miserable fate of becoming an underwater ghost without being able to come to the surface.”
Subs like the USS Michigan are often used to deploy US special forces, like the Navy Seals.
In an international show of force to the recent North Korea’s prodding, the USS Carl Vinson has moved towards the Korean Peninsula. They are presently taking part in joint drills with the South Korean Navy.
North Korea also informed all that they didn’t care what kind of vessel it was, they would turn anything into a “mass of scrap metal.” They have threatened to sink Vinson as well.
President Trump stated that he would “not be happy” if North Korea carried out a nuclear test. He added, that he didn’t think the president of China, who he considers to be a very respected man, would be happy either.
It seems North Korea is trying to develop what has observed to be anti-ship ballistic missiles, but they are not near ready yet. Nobody has observed one being tested. So, all talk from North Korea? Probably.