""U.S. forces in the region around North Korea have been put on heightened alert. After a North Korean missile test in mid-September, a U.S. warship patrolling the Sea of Japan received a warning order, or "WARNO," to be prepared to fire Tomahawk missiles at North Korean targets.
“It’s not unheard of to do that,” a former senior defense official said of the order to prepare the cruise missiles. “But I would say it is a fairly significant indicator that the possibility of using Tomahawks is rising
I would say it is a fairly significant indicator that the possibility of using Tomahawks is rising.”
A WARNO is essentially an instruction to forces to be at the ready if ordered to take action. For Tomahawks, that means prepping the weapon and programming a target; surface ships and submarines in the area are armed with dozens of the cruise missiles.
Another WARNO issued by the US. This was done AFTER the last missle test, so this may be a heads up. Anybody got more on this?
/edit/ This WARNO was issued in September, but FP is reporting this as if it were being re-issued. So I am still trying to see if the original WARNO has been modified or initiated with supplemental FRAGO's or OPORD's. Anybody that has something they don't want to post, please send me a message and we can compare research notes. Thanks./edit/
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