Nearly every member of the Senate attended a briefing on North Korea at the White House Wednesday as tensions escalate with the hermit nation.
North Korea has been attempting to intimidate the U.S. and its allies after the U.S. launched missiles on a Syrian air base earlier this month. The missile strike came in response to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad murdering civilians with chemical weapons which are banned by the U.N.
On Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” Doc Thompson wondered what the next move will be as North Korea continues to threaten America and its allies. Around the same time the Senate was meeting, the U.S. test-fired a missile sent from California to the Marshall Islands.
“That seems like odd timing on Wednesday,” Doc said.
The U.S. has also installed anti-ballistic missile system THAAD in South Korea, a defensive move aimed at stabilizing the area and protecting both South Korea and Hawaii, particularly since North Korea has recently conducted tests with missiles and with nuclear weapons.
“So, how’s that looking?” Doc wondered.
“It looks to me like someone’s getting ready,” Kal Elsebai returned.
U.S. defense officials said the test firing of a nuclear-capable missile from California to a test range in the South Pacific had been long planned and was not related to North Korean threats. "If we had canceled the launch, that would be a story too,” an official told Fox News.