The U.S. is reportedly ready to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea if officials believe Pyongyang is going to go through with a nuclear weapons test.
Citing multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials, NBC News reported Thursday that the U.S. is prepared to launch the strike against North Korea with conventional weapons.
Officials said a nuclear test could come as soon as this weekend, according to NBC.
The U.S. has two destroyers that can shoot Tomahawk cruse missiles in the area, according to the network. One of the destroyers is located 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.
There are also American heavy bombers located in Guam.