Defense

Pentagon plan for pre-emptive strike on North Korea would reportedly launch from base in Guam

Key Points
  • A Pentagon plan for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea would involve launching B-1B bombers from a base in Guam.
  • Pyongyang previously said it's seriously considering hitting the U.S. territory.
  • President Donald Trump has warned North Korea that it faces "fire and fury" if it continues to threaten the U.S.
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The Department of Defense would deploy B-1B bombers in a pre-emptive attack on North Korea if the commander-in-chief ordered such a strike, NBC News reported Wednesday, citing two current and two former senior military officials.

The officials told NBC that the attack would originate from the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. Multiple people told NBC that the strike would target roughly two dozen missile-launch sites in North Korea.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that the rogue state would face "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the United States.

NBC's report comes after a state-media outlet said Pyongyang was "seriously considering" an attack on Guam. Earlier Wednesday, North Korean media said that a would be drafted by mid-August. Leader would then decide whether to proceed with the strike on the U.S. territory.

Read the full report at NBC News.

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