South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there would be no military action without Seoul's consent and his government would prevent war by all means.
One veteran said the situation is scary, and it sure brought back a lot of memories from his time in service.
The US knows that a strike on North Korea would force the regime to retaliate against US allies South Korea and Japan. States' attempts to signal resolve and strength can lead to misperception and miscalculation, and any minor incident (for example, a naval skirmish or aircraft collision) on the Korean peninsula could rapidly escalate to a nuclear strike.
U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach America, but experts aren't convinced the bomb could make it all that way intact.
He later retweeted a posting from U.S. Pacific Command that showed B-1B Lancer bomber planes on Guam that "stand ready to fulfill USFK's #FightTonight mission if called upon to do so". They've developed all these bombs, missiles, and so forth. We have reached a culminating point, and we should brace ourselves for a new level of permanent crisis even if hot war never breaks out. If the USA and North Korea get into a war, China may not want to come to North Korea's defense as this treaty prescribes. "It would be beyond the Gulf War, hundreds and thousands of causalities". If we all survive this, there ought to be a law that limits or edits what President Trump can say and tweet.
North Korea says it was compelled to put the Guam plan together because it feels threatened by a squadron of B-1B bombers on the island that the USA has increasingly sent to fly in Korean airspace in symbolic shows of force during times of particular tension.
"Presidents have used tough language about adversaries", said Julian Zelizer, history professor at Princeton University.
Others wish he would take a different approach. "The United States might make a mistake on the [Demilitarised Zone]", Daryl Kimball, of USA think tank Arms Control Association, told the BBC. God Bless the people of Guam and God Bless the United States of America.
It continued, "If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom in its tenure, they had better talk and act properly". We have 160,000 people there that belong to us. "We need to be a little careful with that.because if they drop something, we need to be ready.it's a big problem", Rogers said.
"Putting these things all together and making them work is extremely challenging, and they haven't yet demonstrated a capability to produce a reliable re-entry vehicle, which is what houses the actual nuclear device", he said.
"All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the U.S. thousands of times", North Korea's Rodong Sinmun, the Workers' Party newspaper, reported, as cited by the South Korean Yonhap news agency. Meanwhile, the uncertainty created by Trump's comment is not reassuring to the other parties involved in the North Korea issue.
Commandoes march across the Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.