The Hermit Kingdom is puffing out its chest with state media threatening attacks on the U.S. and its allies and mass military demonstrations taking place in public squares.
On Friday, soldiers and students marched through Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang as a part of a 90-minute rally.
“We will demonstrate with practical military action the firm will of the army and people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” Mun Kyong Dok, Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang City Party Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea read from a statement of the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army during the event.
The rally came on the heels of news reports indicating that the North Koreans may have a strike plan in place to attack U.S. targets in California; Washington, D.C.; Georgia; Texas; and Hawaii.
The secretive nation’s ability to actually carry out attacks on the U.S. mainland has been discounted by most expert observers, but U.S. officials say they remain vigilant due to increasingly provocative rhetoric from the regime.