North Korea And U.S. Sling Nuclear Threats At Each Other

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
A man takes a photo of a TV news program in Tokyo, showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. In an exchange of threats, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claimed Wednesday it was examining plans for attacking Guam. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
A man takes a photo of a TV news program in Tokyo, showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. In an exchange of threats, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claimed Wednesday it was examining plans for attacking Guam. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

North Korea And U.S. Sling Nuclear Threats At Each Other

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea (DPRK) continue to escalate. 

North Korea said Tuesday it would consider launching ballistic missiles at Guam, a U.S. territory. South Korean media also reported a separate statement from the DPRK that it would respond with an all-out war should the U.S. take “preventative” measures to halt its nuclear weapons program. The threats came after President Donald Trump said the U.S. would respond “with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea continued to issue similar threats. 

We talk about the growing crisis with Krishnadev Calamur, a senior editor at The Atlantic. He’s been writing about the crisis.