It seems that the US has quietly been making preparations for all eventualities.
While hundreds of millions of people on Earth watch the FIFA World Cup finals, four US submarines have moved closer to the Korean peninsular according to Yahoo.com online news last week. These submarines which usually carry rockets with nuclear warheads have instead been armed with cruise missiles. A total of four hundred plus cruise missiles which the four subs carry are currently pointed at North Korea and China according to the news report.
A torpedo counts as a silent weapon too, if regular readers missed that.
Since the drumbeats are getting louder and louder, will it rain rockets? Would nuclear or silent weapons be used?
It is too late to ask Paul the mystic octopus, it has retired! (Like others, the bookies had also made offers to buy him for whatever reasons.)
Instead try asking the Yi and/or your favorite Shen Xian (Daoist deity and celestial immortal) for the answers.