North Korea has tested an intercontinental ICBM missiles on Friday that has the trajectory range of striking the east coast and mainland United States. The ICBM missile stayed in the air for 47 minutes and can reach an estimated 6,200 miles (10, 400 kilometers) away. In response, Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, U.S. Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Terrence J' O'Shaughnessy, U.S. Pacific Air Forces Commander, stated," the U.S and our allies are ready to use lethal, rapid and overwhelming force if needed against North Korea."

On Saturday The U.S.

began flying B- 1B supersonic bombers over North Korea accompanied by South Korean fighter jets in a show of force along the Korean Peninsula. The Army Tactical Missile System has also fired, surface to surface, long- range, precision strike missiles into the Sea of Japan, according to the U.S. 8th Army. Also in the area are U.S Navy ships, the USS Momsen which is an Arleigh Burke- class destroyer and the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen, a missile range instrumentation ship.

White House

President Donald Trump took to Twitter and stated," I am very disappointed in China, all they do is talk and have done nothing about North Korea. We will not allow this to continue."

Nikki Haley, American Ambassador to The United Nations, stated," China is aware it must act, Japan and South Korea must increase pressure.

This is an international problem not only a U.S problem," Haley said.

Kim Jong- un

North Korea's leader Kim Jong- un came into power in 2011 at the time of his father's Kim Jong-il death. He has followed in his father's footsteps in developing nuclear warfare.

North Korea first demonstrated its nuclear abilities on October 9, 2006, when they conducted their first underground nuclear test. The United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1874 in response to the nuclear testing and added more sanctions against North Korea.

Under Kim Jong- un, North Korea has increased their economic construction and has been improving their nuclear capabilities.

In the latest round tests Kim Jong- un believes this is a firm warning to the United States. He has stated," the U.S is destructible and will not be safe. if they attack North Korea."

Not a lot is known about Kim Jong- un and his childhood. It is believed he ordered the execution of his uncle Jang Song- thaek on December 12, 2013, and possibly had his entire family murder. Recently, he has also been accused of the murder of his half brother Kim Jong- Nam on February 13, 2017. Kim Jong- Nam was poisoned by VX nerve agent when he approached by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. He died within minutes after telling airport security that a substance was thrown into his face.

It is also believed that he is also responsible for the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who had been sentenced to 15 years hard labor for trying to steal a political poster from a hotel that he was staying at in Pyongyang.