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United States President Donald Trump promised North Korea “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” in response to a missile test which threatened the US island territory Guam.

The two missile launches prior to this by the rogue state raised tensions with Washington, as they appeared to prove that North Korea has indeed attained multistage ICBM technology, with capabilities to hit the US mainland.

The United States has 150 Minuteman III nuclear missiles in Montana, all of which are 20 times larger than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima. They can reach any target on the planet within a half hour.

Sgt. Stephen M. Kravitsky inspects an LGM-30G Minuteman III missile inside a silo about 60 miles from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Kravitsky, a missile systems analyst with the 321st Organizational Missile Maintenance Squadron, has been named as one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 1989.Sgt. Stephen M. Kravitsky inspects an LGM-30G Minuteman III missile inside a silo about 60 miles from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Kravitsky, a missile systems analyst with the 321st Organizational Missile Maintenance Squadron, has been named as one of the Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 1989. (Picture: USAF)

The United States military is expected to spend $340 billion on nuclear weapons in the next decade to maintain their global nuclear deterrent.

The country currently holds around 6,800 nuclear warheads of the roughly 14,900 in the world today, including the guided, accurate, B61-12 bomb.

You can read more about the missile here.

HT news.com.au

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