The order came after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington would not be cowed by Pyongyang's bellicose threats and stood ready to respond to "any eventuality".
Mr Kim directed his rocket units on standby at an overnight emergency meeting with top army commanders, hours after nuclear-capable US B-2 stealth bombers were deployed in ongoing US joint military drills with South Korea.
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Comment: Unfortunately, forgotten in this story due to all the war mongering rhetoric was the demand by the NORK's youthful leader, the quarter-pounder with cheese shy of a heart attack Kim's Jock Ung, for 200 metric tons of rice to feed his army, the pharmaceutical formula for some good crotch-rot ointment that will bear his name and likeness on the label and lastly, exclusive rights to an Anthony's Pizza franchise for the Stalinist police-state hermit-nation to just forget about the whole darned thing.
On another matter, it's good to see that the State Department and Foreign Offices of the western nations are on top of all of this and that they were able to warn that Brit tour operator of the dangers. Nothing is worse than having to "duck and cover" while your in the midst of enjoying some of that fine Korean BBQ and a heaping dish of some spicy and delicious Kimchee!