Over the past 72 hours, a teetering uncertainty has loomed over the ongoing crisis in North Korea
. There's been a dizzying array of news: military exercises, intelligence reports that the nation now has the ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and fit it onto a missile, President Donald Trump's promise of "fire, fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before" if North Korea
continues with its current path, and, hours later, a North Korea
n response announcing plans for a missile strike near the U.S. territory of Guam.