In an official announcement from North Korea, it announced Saturday that it has entered a state of war against South Korea. It indicated it will deal with every Inter Korean issue in a warlike manner and threatened to “dissolve” the U.S. mainland. Earlier this week it placed its ballistic missile system on high alert. Today the White House has recently stated that it will not be intimated by bellicose threats and reiterated that it is fully capable of defending itself and its allies.
It what was an apparent attempt at intimidation, a North Korean MIG-21 flew within 12-30 miles of the South Korean TAL (Tactical Action Line) and then returned to its base. The TAL is a virtual line designated by the South Korean military 12-30 miles north of the DMZ. If the line is crossed, South Korea will scramble its jets to challenge any intruder. Reports do not indicate whether the MIG-21 was challenged. This comes within 24 hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered his military leadership to put their rockets on standby to be launched against the U.S. mainland and U.S. bases in Guam, Japan and Hawaii. Photos showing Kim Jong-Un planning attacks against U.S. forces indicated Washington D.C. was also a target.