After the third failure of North Korea in missile test in as many tries this month, the U.S. has boldly announced that it is unleashing a fleet of killer drones ready to hit the country of barbaric leader Kim Jong-Un if needed. This comes as U.S. admirals warn that the military is hammering ISIS so hard, they are running out of bombs.
The American Grey Eagle drones especially designed to carry Hellfire missiles have already been deployed in South Korea, amidst the specter of war with the North following Kim's new failed missile test yesterday. The deployment is said to be part of a build up of military based on orders of President Donald Trump.
Prior to the Grey Eagle drones, the U.S. has already deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems with the goal of shooting down North Korea's ballistic missiles. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group also arrived in the waters near the Korean peninsula yesterday, where it was joining the USS Michigan. The USS Michigan is a guided missile submarine that docked in ally South Korea on Tuesday.
State department spokesman Mark Toner said that the drones are a reinforcement to the THAAD system and would serve as a defensive measure in response to what U.S. and its Asian close allies South Korea and Japan regard as a "real and credible threat to their collective security."
President Trump ordered the dropping of the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), also called the 'mother of all bombs', on an ISIS-infested cave in Afghanistan. But there are speculations that the U.S. Air Force may use a non-nuclear bomb which is even bigger than the MOAB unleashed on ISIS to fully destroy Kim's underground nuclear sites. The Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, is a "bunker busting" explosive and the largest non-nuclear bomb which the U.S. can tap anytime it pleases.
With so much happening and with so many bombs being dropped, U.S. Pacific commander Admiral Harry Harris said that they "need more". He said the U.S. must maintain its capability to operate in contested environments. He also said of the need to expand cross domain fires capabilities and focus on joint integration to strengthen deterrence and enable joint combined maneuver. Priorities would include long-range and stand-off strike weapons, anti-ship weapons, advanced air to air munitions, theater ballistic/cruise missile defense, torpedoes, naval mines, and a Cluster Munitions replacement.
In his latest interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" to be aired Sunday, Trump does not want to give too much details on his next move should another nuclear test be tried again by North Korea. Trump refuses to categorically say whether the country will take a military action in response to another missile test. " I don't know… we'll see", the President said. Trump was quick to clarify that it is not to the U.S. interest for him to be announcing all the government's moves. He said the conflict with North Korea is " a chess game". He said he does not want people to know what his thinking is.