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Valley lawmaker not worried by continued North Korea threats

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An army spokesman says the North Korean army warned Washington its military has been cleared to wage an attack using smaller weapons. An army spokesman says the North Korean army warned Washington its military has been cleared to wage an attack using smaller weapons.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The tension with North Korea is growing. An army spokesman says the North Korean army warned Washington its military has been cleared to wage an attack using smaller weapons.

This is the latest in a series of warnings from North Korea.  

Despite the threats that North Korea is making toward the United States, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) isn't worried.

"They have been engaging in a significant amount of saber-rattling and threats against South Korea and the United States," Brooks said.  "One never really knows if they are sincere in their efforts to attack South Korea or America, or if they are trying to negotiate from the USA."

The North Korean Army is warning Washington that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using what they call "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.  Brooks said North Korea has been more aggressive with their warnings, but he said they don't have the resources to follow through.

"North Korea doesn't have the capability with their missile system of delivering nuclear weapons to American soil."

President Barack Obama took action against the threats just in case; it's a move that Brooks agrees with.

"The president has decided to increase our missile defense capabilities in Ft. Greely and Alaska, and that's a move by the president that I support, and I'm quite confident if North Korea steps beyond the reasonable to the unreasonable, that the United States will be in a sound position to respond as we must."

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