Dangerous times are set to become even more volatile when war games involving tens of thousands of US, South Korean, and a handful of Australian troops begin on the Korean peninsula next week. One thing is certain: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un won’t be happy about this show of military muscle near his border. Kim is a despot who uses unpredictability and impulsiveness as additional weapons to his growing arsenal of nuclear-capable missiles, so his next step is considered cause for deep concern. Of course the man staring down the rogue leader is not shy either when it comes to belligerence. President Donald Trump has warned Pyongyang that the United States is “locked and loaded”, ready to unleash “fire and fury” if it or its allies is attacked. On 60 MINUTES, Liz Hayes gets unprecedented access to the American military’s nuclear facilities to find out if President Trump’s rhetoric is matched by firepower.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen