And in reality, false alarms have plagued the system in the past.
Crucially, the figures also show that since Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011, there has been a surge in missile tests - but only five tests total have taken place in the last quarter of each year.
"This discussion is long overdue", Corker said in announcing the hearing, which produced conflicting opinions on just how absolute a presidential decision to launch a nuclear war would be.
The news comes after a source earlier this week revealed there are fears North Korea could be plotting a nuclear strike to hit South Korea during next year's Winter Olympics. A 16-page bulletin released by emergency management authorities in California warned people to beware of radioactive pets. North Korea's relentless nuclear and missile provocations have irked Beijing, media reports claimed.
President Trump has not ruled out talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but newly implemented sanctions will likely inflame the situation between Pyongyang and the US. "We can't ignore it. People of Hawaii need to know what Hawaii is doing in preparation for this".
Secondly, it also complicates and may even contradicts the hopes for a "freeze-for-freeze" policy advocated by Morgulov and others.
As tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States, Hawaii finds itself on the frontlines in preparing for a nuclear attack.
Starting in December, Hawaii will be testing its "Attack Warning" siren for the first time since the Cold War in the 1980s.
Of course, terrifying, totally-on-purpose anecdotes abound.
Donald Trump is set to begin a 12-day tour through Asia, as the threat of the North Korea's nuclear program continues.
South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely.
According to Ri, Pyongyang will step up its fight against what it called the US scheme of nuclear war and sanctions campaign.
Hawaii has previously been depicted as a target by North Korea.
Praising Erdogan, Kim said: "President Erdogan is a very independent statesman".
He was speaking during a meeting in South Korea amid fears of an imminent missile test by North Korea.
"I am sure and I believe that Turkey can do it well", Kim said.
Despite a series of complaints from North Korea against sanctions imposed against the country, its key business partners are showing signs of upholding the measures drawn to cripple the rogue nation's economic growth.
The road-and-rail Friendship Bridge spans the Yalu River and supplies the pariah state with 70 to 80 percent of its goods, Lee said.