NORTH Korea could unleash a nuclear attack on Hawaii that compares to the power of bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War Two, experts have warned.
Air Force General Lori Robinson, said: “North Korea’s unprecedented level of nuclear testing and ballistic missile development offers a sobering reminder that the US must remain vigilant against rogue nation-states that are able to threaten the homeland.
General Vern Miyagi said: “We have to keep a lookout for that (the nuclear threat). That is why we are talking about updating the plan. It’s an awakening. Maybe we should get involved.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer just told a press briefing president Donald Trump has clearly put Pyongyang “on notice”.
During the Cold War, the state envisioned moving hundreds of thousands of Oahu residents to the neighbouring islands if things heated up with the Soviet Union.
Robinson, who is also the North American Aerospace Defence commander, said 2016 was “one of the North Korea’s most active years in terms of nuclear weapon and missile program development”.
A foreign ministry statement from the North Korean government on KCNA said: “We will hold the US wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions.
Toby Clairmont, the executive officer of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, said: “Each one of those facilities had to be surveyed for how much concrete density (was present).
“And they had to be equipped, so they put medical kits in them, food, sanitary kits, all that kind of stuff.”