North Korea clears its military to attack US with nukes:
North Korea warned Thursday that its military has been cleared to attack the US using "Smaller, lighter and diversified" nuclear weapons, while the US said it will strengthen regional protection by deploying a missile defense system to Guam. Ref. Source 1
North Korea has a ground army like China but I don't think they like go much beyond that. Their air force and navy would probably be shot out of the air / ocean with just one of our fleets.
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While North Korea boasts that it has a million men in its army I doubt they are all that well trained for a actual war. Having spent over two years in the South I know that the South Korean army is not to be trifled with.
Most of the North Korean military hardware is archaic. They hardly create their own stuff but buy most from Russia and China. Look at their so called "Storm Tiger" tank, that thing dates back to the late 80s early 90s. They probably don't even have proper steering. They have lot of man power but not battle experience.
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An uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed, the Korean Central News Agency reported early Friday. The execution comes just days after Jang Son Thaek was removed from his military post. Ref. CNN
Reports: North Korea fires 4 missiles into the sea
Suspected short-range ballistic missiles fired off southeast coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency and the Associated Press reported. Ref. USAToday
General Ri Yong-gil, chief of the North Korean Army's general staff, has been executed for "Factionalism, misuse of authority and corruption," a South Korean government official tells CNN.
North Korea missile likely fails, South Korean news agency reports
A North Korea missile launch appears to have failed, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports. Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, according to state broadcaster NHK. Ref. USAToday.