North Korea Makes Threats Over U.S. THAAD Missile System

A man watches television news broadcast showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday. JUNG YEON-JE / AFP - Getty Images
A man watches television news broadcast showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday. JUNG YEON-JE / AFP – Getty Images

{NBC NEWS/AP} – SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea made more threats against its enemies Monday, vowing to take unspecified “powerful” measures over a U.S. plan to deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea.

The North Korean military statement was filled with the belligerent, over-the-top rhetoric common when Pyongyang sees an external threat. A direct military attack from Pyongyang’s large but impoverished military, which would probably finish the country’s authoritarian leadership after U.S. and South Korean retaliation, is highly unlikely.

North Korea favors covert, surprise attacks such as the 2010 shelling of a South Korean island that killed four people, and Seoul has accused it of conducting a slew of cyberattacks. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.