Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. continued to rise as the North announced a detailed plan to launch ballistic missiles toward Guam. This announcement was made after President Trump promised to meet any threat from North Korea with “fire and fury.”
The country is pushing hard to upgrade its weapons systems to cope with what it calls U.S. hostility. North Korea is an impoverished yet nuclear-armed country, and weapons experts say it could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. within a few years. The country carried out two nuclear tests last year.
Here is a look inside the Korean People’s Army and at the reclusive nation’s displays of its military forces.