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U.S. calls Britain into World War 3 showdown with North Korea

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President Donald Trump warned North Korea again on Thursday not to strike Guam or US allies, saying his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it launched an attack may not have been tough enough.

Its support for the recent United Nations resolution on sanctions against North Korea is not enough. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia, under the ANZUS treaty, would come to the military aid of the US.

He then called the Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, and assured him that the USA military would "ensure the safety and security of the people of Guam, along with the rest of America".

Having experienced a Japanese invasion in World War Two and countless earthquakes and super-typhoons, there was no United States community better prepared than Guam "for any contingency", Calvo, dressed in a light blue tropical shirt, said in an interview at his office. Ballistic missiles such as those North Korea has fired go high into space, where satellites are operating. He ended up talking for 30 minutes, much of it in ominous language about North Korea.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R), flanked by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, delivers remarks on North Korea at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, Aug. 8, 2017. As has been the case nearly every week since Donald Trump was inaugurated, we need to stop and figure out how we got here. "What they've been doing, what they've been getting away with, is a tragedy and it can't be allowed".

The release came just days after North Korea's army said in a statement that it was reviewing a plan to attack the US territory.

Still, Mr. Trump amplified the warning on Thursday, saying maybe his "fire and fury" threat "wasn't tough enough".

The US hasn't taken any public steps to prepare for hostilities such as evacuating Americans from Seoul, which is within range of North Korean artillery, or moving ships, aircraft or troops into position for an imminent response.

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"I think escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer".

Last week, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to increase sanctions on North Korea, and Rice said those sanctions, paired with military exercises in the region, meant it was "almost inevitable" that Kim would make threats. Theoretically this is necessary, but the US has not declared war on anyone since the Second World War, not Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, nor Syria.

Immediately, move more THAAD interceptors to South Korea, more Aegis anti-missile ships around North Korea and in the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening US missile defenses. "I just wanted to call and say hello". By Friday morning, Trump was in full escalation mode, tweeting at 7:29am: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

China has issued a stark warning to Donald Trump not to engage in "words and actions" that could worsen the already raised tensions in the Korean peninsular. What is his red line - more North Korean missile tests, or continued North Korean rhetoric, or what?

Trump also said new sanctions on North Korea approved by the U.N. Security Council on August 5 that could slash by a third the country's $3 billion annual export revenue probably would not be as effective as hoped.

Trump has made a vocal and purposeful shift in posture from his predecessors, blasting their inability to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the United States.

Asked if the USA was prepared to handle a hostile act by North Korea, Mr. Mattis said: "We are ready". "Please say hello to the people of Guam".

Earlier today, Trump doubled down on his pledge to bring "fire and fury" to North Korea in a shock statement. There is currently no U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group or Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit off the Korean Peninsula right now.


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