The North Korean nuclear crisis is getting more intense this week as the US flew a number of US bombers and fighters near the North Korean border again. The pair of B-l Lancer and escort fighters were sent to the farthest north of the demilitarized zone (DMZ), which separate the two Korean countries.

According to Euronews, a large group of US strategic bombers along with its escort fighters were sent to the East Coast of North Korea, sending a signal to leader Kim Jong Un following days of heated escalation between the United States and the North Korea.

Latest US bombers flight follows a week of non-stop 'words war'

As mentioned earlier by Euronews, the US flight follows a week of non-stop exchange of words between Pyongyang and Washington. The two leaders were reportedly trading insults, with President Donald Trump calling the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a “madman” and Kim calling Trump a “mentally deranged US dotard.” The North Korean Prime Minister Ri Yong Ho also described Trump as President Evil who is trying to turn the United Nations into a gangster nest, the Reuters reported.

According to the NOKOR Prime Minister, Pyongyang was ready to defend itself against any sign of decapitating strikes on any of its military installations or headquarters.

At the recent UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Ri made a bold remark that the world is just a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force.

Ri also added that the current US-led economic sanctions do not affect Pyongyang’s resolve to develop its nuclear weapons. Ri also explained that the primary goal of his country’s nuclear program is not to go to war but to have a balance of power with the United States, according to Reuters.

North Korea has been working on its missile technology for months. The country has already conducted several missile tests, including the recent missile that flew over Japan. Fortunately, North Korea has made some significant progress in its missile research and development, which aimed at enabling the country to strike the US continental with a nuclear-armed ICBM or Intercontinental ballistic missile.

US missile defense system can't shoot down missile

According to Sputnik News, some global defense experts have claimed that the billion dollar US missile defense system will have trouble shooting down the incoming North Korean ballistic missile if it flies over the US territory of Guam. Experts with missile defense technology said that the US Defense Department is not only misleading the American public, but it is also outright lying about the real status of the country’s missile defense capability.

A recent report from Business Insider showed the US missile defense system and its limited capabilities. The reports revealed that the US would have a hard time engaging and intercepting North Korean ballistic missiles.

This point of view was shared by Kingston Reif, Director of Disarmament and Threat Reduction policy at the nonpartisan Arms Control Association and Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation focusing on nuclear weaponry.

The two nuclear weapon experts made some good explanations about why the US missile defense system won’t protect the continental US from any a North Korean nuclear attack. According to the experts, when Pyongyang tested a missile over Japan coast, it flew so high that no US anti-ballistic missile would be able to reach it. Joe Cirincione also made some report about the US missile defense system on Defense One.

Additionally, Business Insider also posted a nice chart of the layered missile defense system, showing the world the limited capabilities of the US missile systems, which include the Patriot, THAAD, and the costly Aegis missile defense system. The chart even showed the reported range of the US missile systems.