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North Korea’s pizza-loving dictator Kim Jong-un is making aggressive moves again, this time with a state news agency releasing a picture of Kim next to a chart of missile flight path-like lines to U.S. cities. And according to one North Korean news site, Washington is on Kim’s hit list.
NKNews.org put the white chart at left over a Google map of the U.S., and figured out which cities Kim’s lines hit. Along with Washington, the hypothetical missiles would fly to Hawaii, San Diego, and Austin.
But there’s no need to head for the fallout just yet—-Kim’s just playing. The Associated Press, which reports that North Korea won’t be able to hit the mainland United States with missiles for years, describes Kim’s plan as “highly improbable.”
Which is good, because a 2011 U.S. government study of the results of a nuclear blast in D.C. found that almost everyone downtown would die.