Pentagon Releases Statement on DPRK Missile Launch….

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch today at about 1:17 p.m. EST. Initial assessment indicates that this missile was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment of the launch.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America, our territories or our allies.

Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad. We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation. (link)

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111 Responses to Pentagon Releases Statement on DPRK Missile Launch….

  1. sundance says:

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    • Ziiggii says:

      this is what the 7th Fleet has been training for months for – NAVAL BLOCKADE!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Now the fun is truly going to begin! Our men and women in the Navy are going to own the seas around North Korea. China better realize that the next step will be in terms of trade and curtailing it immensely. Ivanka in India takes on even greater importance. With the Corporate Rate about to come down to 20% and nearly $4 Trillion dollars coming back into the US, we are on the cusp of building our manufacturing base back up again so that we no longer are independent on the Chinese. China truly is playing with fire and they are close to seeing their world turned upside down!

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      • fleporeblog says:

        meant to say dependent

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      • H. Jorgan says:

        “$4 Trillion dollars coming back into the US, we are on the cusp of building our manufacturing base back up again so that we no longer are independent on the Chinese. China truly is playing with fire and they are close to seeing their world turned upside down!”. WOW! “meant to say dependent’ You try, (good), but still not saying the obvious. For the last 31 years of Marxist indoctrination US Pollies have tried to be nice with Marxist, social, politically correct, BS. My way smarter than I, black kitten “Shadow” has also put up with me, ’cause I provide ‘cat food’. NO MORE! Either s**t, or get off the potty!! MAGA! 🙂

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  2. Johnny Bravo says:

    Liddl Kim needs to be strapped to the next one!

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  3. joninmd22 says:

    Time to spank Rocket Boy. No more talk.

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  4. kenmar1965 says:

    When does the bombing begin?
    We need to hit him back 10x harder.

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    • G. Combs says:

      China has said point blank they will side with Little Rocket Boy if the USA attacks first. Therefore the USA will have to wait until Little Rocket Boy actually wipes out, or tries to wipe out a city (or cities if multiple weapons withing the rocket)

      HOWEVER, there is a LOT that President Trump can do via trade.

      Please note the timing:
      11/15 – ‘Canada Admits They Will Lobby Congress To Block Trump Withdrawal from NAFTA’ Canada and Mexico refused to stop sending Chinese made goods to the USA tariff free via NAFTA and President Trump said KILL NAFTA.

      Today: ‘Ivanka Trump Attends Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India’ This indicates President Trump is thinking of giving India favored nation status instead of China.

      China retaliates via North Korea with a missile launch.

      Essentially this is a game of chicken and China is hoping President Trump blinks first.

      Instead, President Trump is going to turn the economic screws even tighter on not only North Korea but China as well.

      Meanwhile, IF North Korea does not backdown…

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  5. Ghostrider says:

    What specific actions follow a “strongly condemn” statement? It is used all the time when situations like this occur. I am really interested in what “we will take care of this” means.

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    • Molly says:

      President Trump, January 17, 2017, answering a reporters question:

      “I don’t want to be one of these guys that say, yes, here’s what we’re going to do. I don’t have to do that. I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea,” Trump said in response to a reporter’s question about what he plans to do about recent provocations by Russia and North Korea.”

      😉

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    • iswhatitis says:

      Ghostrider says: “What specific actions follow a “strongly condemn” statement?”

      Wouldn’t we all like to know? 🙂

      But of course, Molly is correct in showing that it is best that we don’t. I *like* that President Trump does not place his cards face up on the table right at the start of the hand. It’s how we need to be doing things.

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  6. Ziiggii says:

    hmm, somebody trying to tie up our GEOTUS? And not work on domestic affairs?

    Chuck and Crazy Pelosi pull out of their meeting then serendipity….. another missile launch by tiny-Rocket Man! There are no coincidences.

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      Your right, Should point out Ivanka Trump meeting in India today.
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/11/28/ivanka-trump-attends-global-entrepreneurship-summit-in-india/

      Seems to me more a message about playing ball with china.

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    • Elizabeth Carter says:

      I agree. If they can start a war, the Uniparty will be delighted. President Trump is doing the right thing by putting the attention back on the tax cut meeting and their empty chairs. This was not only about the tax cuts, but national security and Pelosi and Schumer chose to engage in “virtue signaling” instead of governing.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Ziiggii, and don’t forget the NOTHING Obama thingy is going to visit China and Japan where I believe he will be treated in a “nice” way but not royally or for any length of time. He has nothing to offer nor nor before, and is only trying to make himself seem relevant but in actually showing himself to be useless, brainless, and not relevant in any way, shape or form. What is he going to offer? He has nothing because he has no position to do so. He continues as the usual clown.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      No coincidences. You betcha.
      Gen Mattis’ and DOD involvement is also no coincidence.

      Recall, NoKo has been designated a sponsor of terrorism. That designation kicks in use of the Patriot Act, which enables POTUS to use the military.

      Gen Mattis and DOD know this quite well. They also know exactly what to do.

      There are also rumors that the vaunted “mighty” NoKo military may not fight as expected, rather, they will hastily defect at first opportunity, especially in case of war, especially the front-line troops. Recall the recent defector at the 38th Parallel and the poor man’s state of health.

      Nope. No coincidences.

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  7. POP says:

    If the US is serious it can destroy NK quickly.
    Any contact with NK govt or business or entry into NK means the country involved has no further commercial contact with the US. Include Chinese owned real estate in the US in that. Fixed in a heartbeat. China will invade or more likely clue the NK military to dispose of Kim.
    Of course, that all depends on if we are really truly rooly serious.

    Memo to the Japanese: the UN is as useless as teats on a bull.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      We have the capability to do exactly that!

      The Rods From God are Operational!

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      • POP says:

        No we don’t. Every B52 B1 B2 in the fleet and the entire conventional cruise missile inventory might make it possible to destroy the NK guns on Seoul, believe me, then the ammo has run out for phase 2.We simply do not have the capability to precision strike half of those 10,000 guns.

        By all means evacuate Seoul, that action alone would put the fear of god into Kim like no other threat could.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          http://www.businessinsider.com/mattis-secret-military-options-for-north-korea-2017-9

          From the article linked above:

          So what does Mattis have in mind? He wouldn’t say, but he did let slip one interesting comment.

          “Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul,” a reporter said later. “Are we talking kinetic options as well?”

          “Yes, I don’t want to go into that,” Mattis said, agreeing that his closely held military option involved kinetic action, a euphemism to describe lethal military force.

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          • POP says:

            Do the maths. The admirable Mattis is making it up. He knows there is no conventional way to destroy those guns without the scenario in my comment above.

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            • fleporeblog says:

              POP you can believe what you want but in my mind, the Mad Dog isn’t making anything up. Nothing keeps him up at night. He keeps others awake at night.

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              • POP says:

                You still don’t want to do the maths.
                There are “Approximately 20 GBU-43s as well as another 20 GBU-57s” in the US arsenal…. compared to the coverage required that’s almost zero MOABs.

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                • fleporeblog says:

                  I am talking about Kinetic warfare that will come from outer space. The Israelis with the funding from SA have developed the technology. They are killing Syrian and Iranian Generals literary while talking on a corner with others. The bodies turn immediately to ash.

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                • POP says:

                  Oh, and in case you aren’t aware…the MOAB is pushed out the back of a big slow flying Herc. This isn’t the Afghan battlefield. NK has SAMs. A very dangerous place for high flying Hercs.

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                • POP says:

                  Be careful about urban myths flepore.

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            • Ziiggii says:

              POP – to be honest… no one knows what DARPA has under it’s cloak full of secret toys. Laser weapon tech has come a very long way in just the past 10 years not to mention all these acoustical non-lethal and cyber warfare platforms. These types of unconventional platforms were already being game planned out at the end of the 90’s and early 2000’s when I was still in… just think of all the advancements in tech the general public has seen since that time – US Military are most of the times at least 10-15 years ahead in tech from the average consumer. I think there are more than enough possible options – think SUXNET & Iran. Not to mention most of the Nork’s arty units are really old Russian/Chinese units wouldn’t take much to disable them.

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              • POP says:

                Guess I disagree. The more simple analogue mechanical cogs and levers the more impervious to tech interference the NKs are. All artillery has to do is aim at metropolitan Seoul and keep firing. Suxnet against such simpicity is a joke.

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                • Thecleaner says:

                  The very fact that these weapons are mostly ancient and manual in nature means their range is limited, and must be placed in much tighter groupings closer to the border in order to hit Seoul.
                  This would also tightly concentrate the forces on the ground who operate them.
                  Fish in a barrel….ask the Iraqis what two squadrons of Apaches did their vaunted tank divisions in desert storm…the friggen tank commanders were flying white socks on sticks surrendering to CNN

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                • Ziiggii says:

                  hence why I highlighted our laser tech
                  https://www.darpa.mil/program/high-energy-liquid-laser-area-defense-system

                  The goal of the EUCLID project is to reduce the size and weight of high-energy laser (HEL) technology, which until now has been too big and heavy for wide deployment on most tactical military aircraft, land vehicles, and small boats.

                  For these kinds of military platforms fiber laser arrays are leading candidates to provide capabilities like silent engagement, deep magazine, scalable effects, and reduced logistics burdens.
                  http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2017/04/laser-weapons.html

                  can’t do much with a arty unit that has had it’s systems completely melted through with cantaloupe size holes. I only know about how quickly these systems have evolved because I have friends that were all in PhD programs at the local university that were doing work on these types of systems.

                  This is 3 years old (functioning platform)

                  And my friends made some larger breakthroughs about the same time this system was already being field tested. Think Val Kilmer in the 1985 movie “Real Genius”…

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                • Rudy Bowen says:

                  Got a question for you. What does the phrase ‘rods from God’ make you think of? That’s the phrase Mattis used. A real ‘kinetic’ weapon could change everything…fast.
                  We can only speculate, but we might be about to find out, and we might be astounded. It ain’t the 20th century anymore, and the scenario you present, that we can’t take out the NORK artillery placements fast enough to save Seoul, may no longer be accurate.

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                • POP says:

                  “The very fact that these weapons are mostly ancient and manual in nature means their range is limited, and must be placed in much tighter groupings closer to the border in order to hit Seoul.”

                  Errr….no. What makes you think that?
                  US artillery includes 105mm, 155mm, 175mm, 203mm.
                  “Ancient and manual” calibre equivalents in NK in no way reduce the explosive effectiveness or range of such pieces no matter what technology ranges or aims them, because the rain of fire on civilian Seoul will need no such sophistication.

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                • Thecleaner says:

                  Most of NK artillery has a range of 12 to 40km (m1978 koskan), of which only a few hundred are in range to strike Seoul.

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                • POP says:

                  Ok cleaner, then there’s no problem.
                  No reason not to strike NK this afternoon.
                  Unless the ROK has better intelligence, of course…

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                • Thecleaner says:

                  Well one thing is certain POP,
                  Seoul is in a fixed position roughly 60km (35miles) from the NK border.
                  That distance is at the outside range of US guided artillery (excalibur)
                  So lets put it this way….any modern artillery pieces with guidance will be taken out by an emp attack…in the slim chance that the Norks actually posess such weapons…95% of the older crap simply does not have the range to get close to Seoul….the ones that can, and are stupid enough to fire will be targeted and destroyed immediately.
                  This artillery threat is not meaningful, and is being played up by the intelligence community as an excuse to use overwhelming and devastating first strike military action. Kinda like Powell at the UN with his vials and white boards of pictures of Iraqi outhouses claiming they were portable missles….I think by now we know the IC is not to be trusted.

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              • Steven says:

                I won’t give much credit to DARPA. Yes, it made possible many breakthroughs that our soldiers could take advantage of, but if the whispers about Gulf Cooperation Council being allied with Israel are true, DARPA’s progress will look like baby steps comparingly.

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            • Dizzy says:

              I haven’t read the rest of your comment thread, but let me say this. My great uncle was posted at the Korean DMZ for over a decade. He was in line for a promotion to Brigadier General before he committed suicide (another issue entirely). He told me throughout his posting that more than over half of those guns are either inoperable due to maintenance, manpower or ammunition. You wouldn’t need to destroy every battery.

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        • Thecleaner says:

          The weapons will not be the target in any attack on NK. Kinetic weapons and MOABs target the guys operating those weapons….no ticky, no laundry

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        • joshua says:

          a massive power failure would take down their gun implacements. South Korea has graphite bombs which short out all electronic devices immediately without any devestation of infrastructure or civilian death.

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          • kroesus says:

            towed artillery (most of the estimated 10000) are not affected by a lack of electricity…..it would affect the electronics of the mobile missile launchers and some of the self propelled weapons however…..you also have to take into account most of NK technology is pre 70’s stuff so very LITTLE solid state electronic and not limited by EMP pulses

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        • nor'easter says:

          POP:
          Hope you enjoy this video:

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        • H. Jorgan says:

          “No we don’t. Every B52 B1 B2 in the fleet and the entire conventional cruise missile inventory might make it possible to destroy the NK guns on Seoul, believe me, then the ammo has run out for phase 2.We simply do not have the capability to precision strike half of those 10,000 guns.”
          What total leftist indoctrinated grand BS. Kim will not even fire one, let alone 10,000,in the direction of SK! Because of the skilled Mosad guys next to him and across the table! Kim is a bit slow, but not ignorant!! 🙂

          By all means evacuate Seoul, that action alone would put the fear of god into Kim like no other threat could.

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  8. zephyrbreeze says:

    This is where Pres. Trump uses what Professor Victor Davis Hanson calls Trump’s “animal cunning.” Any comment from Dancing Maddie, Madeline Albright on today’s developments?

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    • Janie M. says:

      zephyrbreeze, the article Professor Hanson penned in 2016 @ National Review, where he used this phrase, was excellent. Thank you. I have saved a copy which I pasted into a Word Doc.

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  9. rumpole2 says:

    IMHO some sort of strike on NK is inevitable. It’s not a matter of if… it’s just WHEN.

    It is going to be messy.. horrendous… but it will likely get worse the longer it’s delayed.
    Better to at least OPTIMIZE when to do it rather than be “forced” into it at a time perhaps less optimal.

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    • Risasi says:

      I’ll just wait and see if there are more untimely tunnel and infrastructure collapses in DPRK before assuming the “messy” and “horrendous”…

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    • Carrie2 says:

      IMHO, but remember fatboy was warned about sending out missiles of any kind as tearing apart the land they are sent from and causing even the mountain to cave in on them. Guess fatboy likes the idea of suicide along with murder of his citizens.

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    • POP says:

      Most do not understand why a strike on NK is not possible.
      NK has a rumoured 10,000 artillery pieces within range of Seoul.
      They are impossible to take out without area nukes. That will never happen.
      So, accept 100,000 ROK civilian deaths or go the effective option of economic strangulation. Better that deaths involved be visited on the NK sheep who tolerate Kim.

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  10. MVW says:

    The point of Trump not saying what will happen is that no one outside of his staff will know what will happen, and of course that means us too. All options are on the table, and that means all options.

    We don’t even know what are the options, and neither does NK.

    Hillary made the case by killing Gaddafi that you are damned if you give up your nuke program. So Trump has to convincingly make the case that you are damned if you don’t… so make a deal.

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  11. joshua says:

    it was reported that South Korea launched a missile in “retaliation” but that story went dark. was it fake news?

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  12. President Trump’s strikes will be Economic MOABs that take out national banks and corporations still dealing with the NORKS.

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  13. DEGinTN says:

    Who really controls NK ? It does not appear that China is holding much sway with them these days. Are there others involved ? I have no answers, just questions. Anyone ?

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    • Ziiggii says:

      China

      Russia

      Iran

      pick one! They all take over as the puppet master at any given moment… only one POTUS hasn’t spoken with or even talked much about – IRAN.

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    • Risasi says:

      If not China, then Deep State.

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    • mimbler says:

      In my opinion, it is more a matter of China is not exerting much sway with NK at the time. But economically, NK cannot exist if China chooses to exert their options.

      So I think China can totally control NK, but chooses to let them distract the western world with their theatrics. Hopefully, PDJT will convince China that with missiles and nukes, NK must now be controlled.

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      • Benson II says:

        I never doubt China’s duplicity but I think we err if we think they have enough control to stop insane Rocket man at will. I think he’s beyond anyone’s TOTAL control.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      What Ziiggii said; maybe include some of the Gulf States….Kim’s an equal opportunity lapdog.

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  14. Ziiggii says:

    it’s a game of chicken

    Xi better watch out or he may get run over

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  15. Ogre says:

    Hmmm…I sense the next round of of Trump using the economic levers against the Chinese economy coming.

    The only people Rocket Boy is hurting are his bosses in Bejing. Bejing will step in and resolve this when they see their economic choices are better if they elinimate the NK distraction, rather than keeping Rocket Boy around for their own leveraging.

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  16. Red Frog says:

    Not being a rocket scientist, it seems to me a rocket going up 2500-2800 km is pretty high, but it is odd that it only went 1000km downrange. In the 50 minutes of flight, the Earth would rotate about 1000 km. Thus, this was a straight up shot, moving down range because of windage and trajectory, if you will. I sense a NorK screwup.

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    • mimbler says:

      What do you consider to be their screw up? I’m not disagreeing, but it just isn’t obvious to me.

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      • rayvandune says:

        I think the trajectory was chosen to demonstrate how far the missile could go if fired one a maximum range trajectory, without actually going the distance, which would put its impact in the Pacific near the US. That would trigger an attempt to shoot it down at a minimum, and would clearly be a warlike provocation that the US could not be criticized for responding to.

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      • Red Frog says:

        Reports have the altitude at 2500-2800 miles. That means it went up 4.5 times higher than it went downrange. It’s just odd that the rocket can achieve that kind of altitude without going far at all.

        It’s like taking a bow and arrow and shooting it straight up. You can’t possibly hit anything you are aiming at.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, I think like the other two posters, though, that this was probably just to test the capabilities of the rocket. Distance is just pointing it like you mention with your bow example.

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    • safvetblog says:

      No screw up – it’s a way of testing the weight throwing ability and range of your missile w/o actually doing a normal ICBM trajectory. This way you can rehearse the boost phase and also get in a reentry vehicle test under semi-real thermal conditions. All that remains is proving the terminal guidance. Oh, also, you have to have a warhead that will fit inside the RV and survive.

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    • kroesus says:

      they did that to show the range the weapon could attain…..you did not account for the boost taking it 2900 miles in altitude AGAINST Earth;s gravity well…..easy for NASA and defense types to determine the probable travel distance if launched in a normal strike trajectory

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    • H. Jorgan says:

      “Thus, this was a straight up shot, moving down range because of windage and trajectory, if you will. I sense a NorK screwup.”
      Most folk have no concept of the vast solid geometry involved in the slowly rotating planet Earth. Eastward equatorial velocity of surface and nearby atmosphere is 1000 MPH, mach 1.3, but appears on the surface as stationary! Atmospheric mass momentum both angular and and radial give not a S**t; of appearances to puny Earthling. When will any SCIENCE begin to appear??

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  17. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Economic sanctions are working. Tighten those. This is a game of chicken. China is basically testing whether we really mean it when we act tough. My son has been testing lately whether I really mean he has to get out the door to school on time. He has gotten into a pattern of lolly-gagging in the mornings, and he has been so good, we have not been on his case.

    Until today. He will regret testing. He knows it, too.

    Tighten the economic noose. There is still a lot more slack to pull. China holds a lot in the U.S.

    Don’t argue with fools: they will pull you down to their level and beat you with experience. We have a lot to lose, and NK has a lot to win if they pull us down to their level. If we get pulled in, Trump is warhawk evil conservative just like LBJ and Truman, kids will come home in boxes, and NK gets to sneak around with Iran for another decade. Plus, NK says, “See, we told you the external world hates us. Trust us, we are your guardian overlords, and all of the famine and hardship is their fault.”

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    • H. Jorgan says:

      “Don’t argue with fools: they will pull you down to their level and beat you with experience”
      Please try lo accept., not believe, that mid America have been through this before. They and young of-sprouts shall not forget! ”
      “We have a lot to lose, and NK has a lot to win if they pull us down to their level. If we get pulled in” Ask your mamma ’bout getting pulled in,
      “Trump is warhawk evil conservative just like LBJ and Truman, kids will come home in boxes, and NK gets to sneak around with Iran for another decade”
      Huh Kim will be the one in the box. Then get pissed on\in and cremated by his own folk! Grinn 🙂

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  18. Joe says:

    Evacuate American companies out of China.

    Perform massive air raid drills in Seoul.

    Prepare.

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  19. H&HC 2nd-16th says:

    Cut off ALL trade with China tomorrow morning. Rocket Boy will be gone by the weekend.

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  20. The Devilbat says:

    If I were the president, I would land one of our ICBM’s minus a nuclear payload, slap bang, right off the coast on North Korea. I would then tell fat boy Kim that it was just a test.

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    • kroesus says:

      although we have Minuteman III missiles in reserve for testing that would be a useless exercise……you think the fat little maniac does not know we can easily hit him with OUR targeting?

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  21. America First says:

    If the Swamp is truly about to be drained, expect the worst from North Korea in an attempt to distract. If what I’ve heard rumored is true about who REALLY controls North Korea, they’re going to pull out all stops (including manufacturing a war) in order to prevent their exposure. Don’t listen to the questions about toughness, and stay the smart course, President Trump!

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  22. waltherppk says:

    North Korea

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  23. kiskiminetas says:

    The launch of this ICBM could be on Kim alone or perhaps the ChiComs let him do it. Either way this launch was purposeful and if the ChiComs let him launch it the reason most likely is due the trade negotiations. Guess they don’t like American economic sand being kicked into their eyes. Well they better just get used to it.

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  24. GetReal says:

    And why exactly aren’t we shooting these ICBMs out of the sky within seconds of launch? Letting them do this over and over with little to no consequence makes us look weak.

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  25. Paco Loco says:

    If the NORKs artillary use any kind of electronics for ranging and fire control, it’s likely we have an electro magnetic pulse (EMP) weapon that can render the artillary inoperative without taking out The electronics on the SK side of the border. It would be used preemptively, before we attack the missiles up North. I expect Trump will never have to call for war as he’ll have Xi putting his boot on the back of Kimmy singing “lets call the whole thing off”.

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    • mimbler says:

      I don’t know the details of NK artillery naturally, but it would seem that stationary guns attacking stationary targets would need little electronics for ranging and fire control. Their artillery threat is a pretty potent deterrent.

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  26. Gina Zmick says:

    What would you say, if the possibility of Rogue CIA we’re running NK? Why is POTUS so sure they”ll be able to take care of it? Why was NK able to expand they’re icbm program since Trump took office? Why does the Rothschild family own state banks in all countries other than NK and Iran?

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Call me a tin foil hat conspiracist (or a bad speller!) if you like –

      Word online through QANON etc. is”

      “”NK is not being run by Kim, he’s an actor in the play. Who is the director?” After CIA gained the position of prominence due to the Korean War disaster, those assets were handed over directly to them. The CIA has power up and down the NK military & political structure? #QAnon”

      “Deep State is now fully aware of events planned to destroy them. NK missile was diversionary attack. Trump knows this and is holding the line, waiting for the right time to spring the trap. Sh&%”

      is hitting the fan NOW. #FolllowTheWhiteRabbit #TheStormisHere #QAnon”

      “Trump knows the cabal running NK is trying to bait him into war. But the clock is ticking. All those sealed court orders? It’s time to make them actionable before one of those missiles actually hit land. #Followthewhiterabbit

      The Empire strikes back – Obama plans to meet with world leaders in India (As soon as Ivanka leaves) and China. All a diversion to take focus off sealed indictments – pedophiles and thieves…

      They want war – not just war – world war…

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  27. Summer says:

    So, I would like to know what happened between 2 Communists — Kim and the new Chinese diplomat sent by Xi — when they recently “negotiated” (behind the closed doors?). No way Kim is launching his rockets without China’s approval. Is China trying to provoke the US? Testing President Trump’s patience? What’s their game?

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  28. nor'easter says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if North Korea experiences another “earthquake” in the very near future.

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  29. jeans2nd says:

    Prescience?

    Yesterday, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists released a full report on “The abilities—and limits—of North Korean early warning”
    https://thebulletin.org/abilities%E2%80%94and-limits%E2%80%94-north-korean-early-warning11295

    Conclusions –
    “The more difficult challenge for Pyongyang would come if South Korea and the United States launched a small-scale operation. Whether faced with a cruise missile attack, insertion of a special operations team, or an air raid, North Korean leaders would likely have a difficult time detecting such an action and determining its scale until minutes before the attack struck home. They would also have to decide if the attack were simply a one-time retaliatory strike, a decapitation strike intended to end Kim family rule, or the initial salvo of a large-scale assault to annihilate North Korea.”

    Look for a small-scale attack then, were any attack to occur at all. However, the threat of the always unpredictable Pres Donald J. Trump should confuse all parties long enough to enable some sort of success.

    No attack will occur, imo. The very threat of Pres Trump, China’s ever-increasing economic peril and difficulties w/India, plus the naval blockade against NoKo which will occur, will preclude any attack being necessary. imo

    Were any attack to actually occur, NoKo experts believe the NoKo military may not be as formidable as most believe. The current state of the elite troops physically, mentally, and equipment-wise, is truly deplorable and does not bode well for the usefullness of Little Rocket Man’s plans.

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  30. StuckInBlue says:

    If it were up to me, I’d airdrop 1000 pallets of deworming medication to the NK population that had delayed hallucinagenic effects.

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  31. Percussion bombs you fools!

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