North Korea Threatens US Bases in Guam, Japan
They're within 'striking range,' says the North
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2013 4:00 AM CDT
Updated Mar 21, 2013 5:00 AM CDT
Visitors look at North Korea through binoculars at the Unification Observation Post in Paju near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, South Korea, Thursday, March 21, 2013.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Newser) – After the US announced it's flying B-52 bombers over South Korea, the North is issuing its latest warning: US military bases in Guam and Japan are in its "striking range." Said the country's military: "The US should not forget that the Andersen Air Force Base on Guam where the B-52s take off and naval bases in Japan ... where nuclear-powered submarines are launched are within the striking range of (North Korea's) precision strike means."

Pyongyang said it would "take corresponding military actions" over US "nuclear blackmail and threat." The bases do seem to be within the North's conventional-weapons range, CNN notes. Meanwhile, the North announced an air raid warning today, calling on military units to be ready, according to South Korea—but the warning was apparently linked to a defense drill, Reuters reports.

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reallybig
Mar 21, 2013 10:34 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ....... North Korea has "the bomb" .. and they don't have to take shit from anyone .. and the more the US threatens them .. the more threats the north Koreans make .. cause they know the US is really a Paper Tiger.. when it comes to attacking countries with "the bomb" And "if" Iran gets "the bomb" .. they'll not have to take shit from anyone .. and the US, NATO, and Israel, will be Paper Tigers to them too.. --- Iran better hurry. ------------------------ REALLY
$28919642
Mar 21, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
"North Korea's precision strike means"? They're lucky when they don't shoot themselves in the foot!
19_56_19_55
Mar 21, 2013 7:55 AM CDT
Its actions like N. Korea is doing now is why we should have 2yr draft so all our men & women will be ready if needed our military is tired and many are sick. I know this cause I'm one of them. Rotating back & fourth just makes your brain do strange things. Our military is not built for 14yr wars sons daughters & moms & dads are dying too some in the military some not. I think of ending my life everyday I've come to hate life I now know more people dead than alive I feel alone even though I have a family. So today if you read this please say a prayer for all of us.