U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered military forces to be ready to shoot down any missiles launched by North Korea aimed at Hawaii, Guam, or the U.S. mainland. Newsmax reported on Thursday that sources close to Trump’s national security team revealed that the order comes after Kim Jong Un’s verbal threats against Guam, and the refusal to end the ballistic missile tests.

“The threat provoked the president,” the source said. The commander-in-chief refused to rule out military action against North Korea at a press conference on Thursday, but said that it is not yet “inevitable.” “It would be great if something else could be worked out,” Trump told reporters, adding that if the the U.S. does strike, “it will be a very sad day for North Korea.” READ MORE