In an effort to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula, US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore and made certain decisions. However, there are doubts in a section of the US administration about the actual ground scenario and steps are being taken to strengthen the radar system in Hawaii. The US Missile Defense Agency wants to be able to distinguish real warheads from decoys and take suitable countermeasures. According to the Daily Express, an official in Honolulu has warned that in spite of the meeting between the two leaders in Singapore, the threat from North Korea cannot be ignored.

He admitted that a so-called peace initiative is certainly developing, but the threat remains.

Singapore summit and the Korean Peninsula

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un met in Singapore earlier this month and peace in the Korean Peninsula was high on their agenda. They put their heads together to discuss methods of bringing peace to the region with complete denuclearization as the main point. Some feel that this will be a bumpy ride and it will be in the interest of the United States to be ready to face any eventuality. The hermit kingdom had test-fired long-range missiles over Japan and also threatened Guam, a major US military installation in the Pacific. It seems there are proposals to ensure that America is fully armed with a powerful combination of missile interceptors and radar systems.

A budget of $61 million has been earmarked and the cost of the overall project will be nearly $1 billion. The facility will be located on Oahu's North Shore.

North’s nuclear setup in the Korean Peninsula

News AU reports that at the June 12 summit in Singapore, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump had agreed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

However, some sort of structural work is believed to be still going on at the Yongbyon nuclear site. This has been established through satellite images released by 38 North, a website that monitors activities in North Korea on a regular basis. Kim had agreed to “work toward” the goal at the summit with President Trump, but the latest satellite imagery has revealed that infrastructure work has not stopped at the nuclear test site.

This has raised doubts in the minds of observers and is a matter of worry for the United States. It is possible that the staff engaged in restoration work at the site has not received any specific instructions from Pyongyang. North Korea should clarify the issue for better transparency.