North Korea Says 3.5m Volunteers Ready to Retaliate Against US

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"In light of the ongoing standoff between the United States and North Korea, as well as President Trump's reckless words, I ask that you immediately call the House of Representatives back into session to debate legislation prohibiting the USA from conducting a pre-emptive nuclear strike without prior Congressional authorization", he said.

Savage, the author of the best-selling "Trump's War: His Battle for America", noted Kim's threats are more than just talk, "he's actually been firing missiles".

"Because we don't really know what's gonna happen, you know".

Yun Sun, a senior associate at the Washington, D.C. -based Stimson Center, argued North Korea would not need intercontinental ballistic missiles to strike South Korea, whose capital sits just 35 miles from the border.

Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the USA leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States.

"Now, North Korea is smaller than [we are]".

ASEAN 'framework' on South China Sea tiptoes around the real issue
According to Tillerson, the UN Security Council remains firm in its strong stand in putting an end to missile tests in North Korea .

Trump responded to that development by threatening to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. Since then, Trump has exchanged threats with North Korea, which said Wednesday that its military would have plans in place by mid-August to attack waters near the U.S. territory of Guam.

So now, our realtor-in-chief has the people of Guam - including many US service members and their families - wondering if they're a target while the people of South Korea and Japan and most of the rest of the world fret, wondering if one or both of these insecure men might be insane enough to start a nuclear war.

"We've had back-channel communication for decades. I think there is still time for other measures, sanctions, diplomacy and all those kind of things", the former spy master warned.

But hope hasn't gotten me far lately, so I figure we should prepare for the worst.

I hope those suggestions offer some assistance in the stressful days to come.

Rex Huppke is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, where this first appeared.