World War 3..US ready to attack North Korea

Washington: The United States is assessing military options in response to North Korea's weapons programs, a top official confirmed today, while acknowledging another provocative test was a question of "when" rather than "if."

As speculation mounted that Pyongyang is preparing to fire a trial nuke or missile tomorrow, a White House foreign policy adviser said the United States was poised to deal with the security threat.

"Military options are already being assessed," the official said on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic.

Describing a fresh test as "possible," the White House adviser said that "with the regime it's not a matter of if, it's when".