Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement on a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) government produced video depicting an attack on the U.S. homeland:

“This video is beyond the typical provocations of the North Korean regime. They are offering a preview in graphic terms of the type of destruction and violence they dream of inflicting on the United States and its allies. All the while, the Administration stands idly by while North Korea pursues weapons of mass destruction and advances its missile technology. Time is running out in countering this rising threat. It’s time the Administration wakes up from their own dream-like trance and realizes that the threats from the North Korean government are real and they will not stop until they have reached their goal of inflicting harm upon our nation. This video evidences clear intent that the nuclear weapons programs and missile programs of North Korea are directed at the United States.”