President Donald Trump on Friday issued his bluntest warning yet to North Korea, saying the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" to respond to a Pyongyang provocation.
In a tweet, Trump said, "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
The conflict escalated after a subsequent warning from Trump, using language similar to the North's own frequent saber rattling: If it were to make any more threats against the U.S., the president said, Pyongyang "will be met with fire, fury, and frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before."
Trump on Twitter: