After US Mulls Strike on North Korea — Satellite Images Suggest It Is Preparing New Nuclear Test

| JAN 11, 2018 | 11:19 PM
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Earlier this week, it was reported the U.S. is considering a “bloody nose” strategy with North Korea that would involve “targeted strikes,” as Independent Journal Review reportedly previously.

Such military action, though, would reportedly not lead to a major war with the East Asian state. North Korea continues to challenge the U.S. on the world stage. We are only 11 days into 2018, and Kim Jong Un is reportedly preparing another nuclear test.

According to Newsweek, which cited 38 North:

There’s a significant amount of tunneling activity at North Korea’s nuclear testing site, commercial satellite images show, suggesting the area is being prepped for a future nuclear test, according to a report from 38 North, a website dedicated to analyzing the rogue state.

Tunnel excavation has been ramped up at the West Portal at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, while the North Portal remains dormant, the images show.

The following photo is from 38 North, revealing recent satellite imagery from Punggye-ri:

Earlier in January, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley signaled that North Korea might be preparing for another missile test. “I hope that doesn't happen,” Haley said. If the report from 38 North proves to be correct, we may see the conflict between North Korea and the U.S. reach a whole new level.

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