August 11, 2017 16:49 GMT by cnn.com

Trump warns North Korea: US military 'locked and loaded'

President Donald Trump further escalated his rhetorical standoff with North Korea Friday morning, suggesting the US was ready to respond with military force should the rogue nation "act unwisely."

In an early morning tweet, Trump appeared to warn the Pyonyang regime that the US military was on the verge of a strike. "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" he tweeted.
It was the third consecutive day that Trump has used incendiary language to describe the threat posed by North Korea, which has responded with a threat to launch a series of missiles in the direction of the US Pacific territory of Guam.
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