The North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ordered the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday that landed in the Sea of Japan. Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honore says the 33-year-old leader of North Korea is ordering these strikes to act like he has a seat at the table with powerful countries like the U.S. But he says if Kim Jong Un tries to go to war with us, he will lose.
“We will not refight this Korean war that we did. This will be a fires based war with America airpower, submarine power, aircraft carriers and missiles raining holy hell on North Korea.”
Honore predicts North Korea has about 12 nuclear warheads and the U.S. has about 3,900. He says the size of Kim Jong Un’s army is not to fight outside countries, it’s to control his people.
“It terms of logistics, they have a lot of manpower, but when was the last time they fought a war. We have modernized warfare way beyond what they know as far as ground warfare.”
U.S. officials says these missiles launched by North Korea could comfortably reach anywhere in America. Honore says South Koreans need to be more aggressive getting information inside of the communist country. He says it’s a hard task to unify the Korean peninsula because not everyone wants it done.
“China and Russia, we don’t call them enemies, they’re competitors. Anything they can do to disrupt what we’re doing and do it in an indirect way, they continue to do that.”