Thursday, North Korea announced it had "ratified" an attack against the US.
North Korean state TV said,that the attack could potentially involve a diversified nuclear strike.
North Korea has been stepping up its rhetoric, after the country was hit with new UN sanctions for a 3rd nuclear test in February.
The announcement follows a report by South Korea's government saying it appeared North Korea had moved a mid-range missile to a launch pad, in the country's east.
How serious should the US take the North Korean threat, considering they're threatening the
US mainland, and could hit our military bases in that part of the world.
We put that question to our foreign affairs experts, Dr. Gerry Gendlin from Edinboro University.
"I think the North Koreans realize if they attacked the US or an ally, they would be destroyed. we could attack surgically. I don't think they would risk that." Said Dr. Gendlin.
What's the end game?
"I think the North Koreans will continue to swagger until the end of April when the joint exercises between the US and South Korea wind down. Then North Korea will declare victory and they will calm down, also." Gendlin answered.
Gendlin says he's more afraid of North Korea's nuclear technology, and the fact they may sell it to another rogue nation.