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North Korea has taken a major step forward in realizing its goal of becoming a nuclear power according to a Washington Post report on a confidential US intelligence assessment that concludes Pyongyang has developed a nuclear warhead capable of fitting

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Trump doubled down Thursday on his warning to North Korea. The country has far exceeded US expectations and has successfully produced a miniaturized warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

It is aimed at all three elements of the nuclear triad: Air Force bombers and Navy submarines capable of launching nuclear bombs and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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"Physical action will be taken mercilessly with the mobilization of all its national strength", the country warned.

Trump's historical bad approval rating today stands in exact contrast to the widespread support Obama enjoyed his first 200 days in office, as he worked to pass a series of landmark bills that helped rescue the US economy. He said that if the threats do not cease, the country will face consequences.

Less than a day after US President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" and a few hours after North Korea threatened back with talk of an attack on Guam, the president issued another backhanded warning to the isolated state.

He echoed his tough stance against North Korea in a series of tweets August 9, according to The Hill. "Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!'".

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President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang, saying: " North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States ". Pyongyang then threatened to strike the U.S. territory of Guam in the Western Pacific with ballistic missiles.

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In his latest tweet, Trump expressed the refined and active state of America's nuclear weapons, he seems to be sending a message communicating the sharpened state of his sword and ready to fight.

But until then, he wants US" nuclear arsenal to be in "best shape'. The semantics appear to be rhetorical, since US nuclear experts have called Trump's claims of a more powerful nuclear program "baseless" and "absurd".

"Alarming thing to lie about". Kimball said that Trump's initial budget proposal for nuclear weapons was essentially a "cut and paste" of what Obama had proposed.

"I would like to de-nuke the world".

Trump indeed gave an order to launch a Nuclear Posture Review, but that is standard procedure for a new administration.

"The Pentagon determined in 2013 that we have a third more nuclear weapons than are necessary for deterrence", he said, which is why the U.S. is in the middle of a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) - a process "to determine what the role of nuclear weapons in USA security strategy should be", according to the Defense Department.

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