North Korea Conducts Massive Live-fire Exercise

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Apr 26, 2017 10:40 AM
North Korea Conducts Massive Live-fire Exercise

North Korea conducted what it labeled the "largest ever" live-fire exercise on Tuesday, firing artillery, rockets, and torpedoes at mock enemy warships off the coast of Wonsan.

Footage from the event directly shows over 300 heavy weapon pieces lined up along the coast coordinating an intense volley of shots into the ocean.

The news comes just hours after The USS Michigan, an Ohio class submarine capable of carrying 24 ballistic missiles, was spotted at the South Korean port of Busan as it prepares to join the USS Vinson aircraft carrier strike group.

And on Wednesday, all 100 U.S. senators are scheduled to meet at the White House for a briefing with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

According to Fox News, Former CIA analyst Bruce Klingner said that a pre-emptive strike on North Korea would lead to an artillery barrage aimed to destroy South Korea's capitol city, leading to the second Korean war.

“Without moving a single soldier in its million-man army,” Klingner said. “The North could launch a devastating attack on Seoul.”