Killeen is known for it's large Korean population, and many of them still have family in South Korea. Some local Koreans talked with KCEN News about how they feel about North Korea's over the top threat to nuke the United States.
North Koreans watched as their State TV releases a statement from their government, threatening a preemptive nuclear strike on the United States. But here in the U.S., Young Woods can only think of her mother and family in South Korea.
"I worry about them. I miss them so bad. I don't like that kind of news you know all the time, it makes me nervous," she says.
Even though North Korea is a concern for her and her family in South Korea, she says she's confident the U.S. will make everything okay.
"I think we need the United States to help my country," said Woods.
Imsuk Deeter has family in South Korea too. She also hopes the U.S. will take action. "I hope the U.S. feels the same as I do and like everybody else, to protect all of the world," she said.
The United States announced Thursday, that they're prepared. "I can tell you that the United States is fully capable of defending against any North Korean ballistic missile attack," said U.S. Press Secretary, Jay Carney.
Deeter believes North Korea needs to be stopped. "They think they can destroy the whole universe, but I hope not," she said.
And while it seems unlikely, Young wants to live to see the day when North Korea is a peaceful place.
"I hope that north Korea someday open, some day open and we can talk, we can peace everybody, that's what I want," said Young.
Unfortunately, that's apparently not what the North Korean government wants.