Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that if North Korea follows through on its threats to fire a missile at the United States, “it’s game on.” Speaking to reporters, Mattis added that the U.S. military would “take out” any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including Guam, a U.S. territory. Mattis said the U.S. would detect a missile of that nature heading towards Guam “within moments.” Mattis added that if North Korea fires at the U.S., “it could


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escalate into war very quickly… yes, that’s called war, if they shoot at us.”North Korea has warned it was considering a plan to launch four ballistic missiles to land in the sea just outside Guam. Asked how the U.S. would respond, Mattis initially declined to say. When pressed, he said that if U.S. radars and other detection and tracking systems determine that a missile was going to fall into the sea, short of Guam. READ MORE