N.Korea Maps Attack on Mainland U.S.

      April 01, 2013 09:18

      North Korea raised the stakes in belligerent posturing over the weekend by revealing a map that apparently details its plans to strike the U.S. mainland.

      The North's official KCNA news agency on Friday carried photos of leader Kim Jong-un at an emergency meeting of a strategic missile unit with a strategic map on the wall behind titled "The Strategic Forces' Plan to Strike the U.S. Mainland."

      In this snapshot released by North Korean Central News Agency on Friday, the country's leader Kim Jong-un is briefed by senior military officers. A map of Seoul is seen on the right and an Apple iMac on the left.

      Four arrows link North Korean regions with four targets presumed to be Washington in the eastern U.S., a military base in Colorado in the central U.S., a military base in California, and Hawaii.

      Kim was reported to have put forces on standby.

      A South Korean government official said the snapshot was clearly intentional.

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