North Korea threatens missile strike on Guam that will create an 'enveloping fire'

North Korea said it is "carefully examining" plans to attack Guam with medium- to long-range ballistic missiles, state-run media reported Wednesday.
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Transcript for North Korea threatens missile strike on Guam that will create an 'enveloping fire'
And residents of Guam about some 2000 miles away from North Korea appeared to be a little. Rattled by the threat but officials there say there. Are well protected. As Kim Jung un works too perfect more far reaching weapons the US military is also preparing to block any missiles from reaching the continental US. ABC don't let science has more on this our let Howard doing to be. Good morning gaining Kenneth North Korea's production of a miniature nuclear warhead is another sign of how quickly the regime's nuclear program is accelerating. The question now how can the US stop the North Korean missile from hitting the country. North Korea successful production of a miniaturized warhead to fit atop one of its missiles shows another sign the regime's nuclear program is moving faster than predicted intelligence analysts have determined a North Korean missile could reach at least the West Coast but may be capable of going as far as new York and Washington DC. One option interrupt the missile heading towards the US something called a ground based interceptor the US currently has 36 of these in plays at bases in Alaska in California if US radars were able to detect a missile launch by Kim Jung moon. Missiles could be fired off into space and collide with the nuclear warhead it's essentially like a bullet hitting a bullet it would stop the North Korean missile from striking did you last back in May the US successfully intercepted an Intercontinental ballistic missile during a testament ground based intercept system in cal. Korea. The success rate for those ground based interceptors is around 50%. But it's still one of the military's top options to prevent a missile from striking the US. Diane attendants aren't science thank you.

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