North Korea has sent another threat America's way warning of a "merciless strike" ahead of joint military drills between the US and South Korea.
Pyongyang says the drills are driving the situation to an uncontrollable phase of nuclear warfare, and that neither Guam, Hawaii or the US mainland can dodge an attack.
Meanwhile the US has reduced the number of troops participating in the joint exercise but insists it's not due to the threat, but more a need of fewer personnel.
"The Government has to balance pay demands across the public sector. We have gone as far as we can in terms of extra Government money," Dr Clark said this afternoon.