N.Korea orders artillery to be combat ready, targeting US bases
North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targetting US military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after US bombers flew sorties threatening the North.


The order, issued in a statement from the North's military "supreme command", marks the latest fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang since the start of joint military drills by US and South Korean forces early this month. South Korea's defence ministry said it saw no sign of imminent military action by North Korea. (Reuters)