US Reportedly Planning to Attack North Korea to Stop its Nuclear Program

TRADOC Command Handover Ceremony at the New Zealand Army National Marae where Command of TRADOC was handed over from COL E. Williams to COL J. Bliss.
Chief of Army MAJGEN D. Gawn making an address as part of the Pow

The country's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on state media that said North Korea had nothing to do with the attack and that it would not tolerate such "reckless" allegations, though the statement stopped short of saying just how the country would respond.

"In furtherance of both, and after careful investigation, the USA today publicly attributes the massive "WannaCry" cyberattack to North Korea", he wrote.

"The Pentagon is trying to find options that would allow them to punch the North Koreans in the nose, get their attention and show that we're serious", the official said.

"North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious", Bossert added, as quoted by Reuters.

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The WannaCry attack crippled hospitals, banks and companies around the world, and "highlights the capabilities that North Korea has in cyber", Kurtz said. "North Korea, however, says the Hwasong-15 could reach mainland United States carrying a 'super-large heavy warhead'". Lately, North Korea has varied its launch sites, likely to make it harder for the USA to track and possibly intercept them ahead of time. Britain's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has also reportedly attributed WannaCry to North Korea, as well.

The missile launch defied worldwide sanctions on the country led by dictator Kim Jong Un, and it drew ire across the globe, as this was the highest missile North Korea has ever launched - reaching almost 2,800 miles at its highest. North Korea also has artillery along its border aimed at South Korea.

Destroying North Korean missiles during launch robs Pyongyang of valuable testing, and could ensure that North Korea never actually tests an ICBM shot at full range, meaning they could never be fully confident in their ability to hit the US. If the USA attempts to strike a launch site with Tomahawk missiles, North Korea may interpret the incoming salvo of missiles targeted near their supreme leader as an outright act of war.

"The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible", Tom Bossert, Homeland Security adviser to the current administration, wrote in an article published on Monday, Dec. 18.

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