Did North Korea just blink? Did t back down based on Trump’s strong words saying the U.S. is locked and loaded.
Trump certainly will sell it that way.
“WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned on Monday that the U.S. military would be prepared to intercept a missile fired by North Korea if it was headed to Guam, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un alerted his army that it should always be fire-ready.
Mattis told reporters that the U.S. military would know the trajectory of a missile fired by North Korea within moments and would "take it out" if it looked like it would hit the U.S. Pacific territory.
‘The bottom line is, we will defend the country from an attack; for us (U.S. military) that is war,’ Mattis said.
North Korea's official KCNA news agency said Kim received a report from his army on plans to strike the area around Guam, but also said he would watch U.S. actions before making any decisions on next steps.” Reuters