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North Korea test-fires salvo of 8 short-range missiles

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North Korea must really hate that sea.

7 ( +16 / -9 )

Gee, I wonder where else they could test them? Doesn’t anyone look at maps anymore?

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

That would be a fantastic ham radio antenna tower.

Must be for Radio Pyongyang. They even broadcast on "ManPack" radio frequencies.

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Maybe they send it north next time and see what happens

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WHY every time Bukhan fires off so much as a bottle rocket is it BIG NEWS? The U.S., Hanguk, Nihon hold massive WAR GAMES just off Bukhan's coast clearly designed to intimidate one of the smallest countries in Asia and not an eyebrow raised but if Bukhan emits what amounts to an onara, Japan, apparently, trembles in its geta. At what point absurdity? [sigh]

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

8 missiles fired in salvo.

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I laugh every time North Korea launches a missile. The people there are reported to be starving yet their leadership fires millions of dollars into the ocean… Talk about inverted priorities. Yep that communism stuff is just ducky.

And the precision targeting of those fireworks is incredible. They all hit the ocean!

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Huge epidemic in the country, so something has to be done to give the impression of being in control, so instead of supporting the population and accept foreign medicine and vaccines... launch rockets to the sea.

3 ( +11 / -8 )

Haven’t they got better things to do like fighting the pandemic and trying to get in the good books of countries who might give them some free vaccinations?

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Predict a false flag missile attack from NK starting ww3, very soon

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Good to see the North Korean economy is so obviously booming, that they can spend the money on multiple ballistic missile launches in one day. The people must all be well fed, clothed and housed meaning it needs no aid of any kind from outside nations. Good for them.

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Some dont seem to get obvious sarcasm. My previous post was sarcastic.

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North Korea test-fires salvo of 8 short-range missiles

8 one-trick ponies in a row. More to come to a sea near you soon, very soon.

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No regime change anytime soon in North Korea then…

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

I think it's just a matter of time before they drop one of these somewhere inhabited. Hope to god it won't be Japan.

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The DPRK is just doing what it does best. Being the scourge and ignoring the everyday hardships of own people.

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The missiles flew 110 to 670 kilometers at maximum altitudes of 25 to 80 kilometers while reaching speeds of Mach 3 to 6

The missiles seem hypersonic cruise missiles. The launchings of 8 missiles in sequence indicate North Korea is pushing hard to develop hypersonic missiles to finesse U.S.-made missile defense systems, Aegis and PACK 3, which Japan deploys.

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North Korea has long condemned the allies' combined military exercises as invasion rehearsals and often countered with its own missile drills, including short-range launches in 2016 and 2017 that simulated nuclear attacks on South Korean ports and U.S. military facilities in Japan.

Who have Kims been thinking would invade North? South?

Does South want to invade North?.. Samit?

Experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's brinkmanship is aimed at forcing the United States to accept the idea of the North as a nuclear power and negotiating economic and security concessions from a position of strength.

This I don't understand. As Time goes by, More ambiguous it gets what Kims want really.

Perhaps he wants to change the name from DPRK to Kim Dynasty of Korea and unify the peninsula under him

as a nuclear power, with a permanent membership at UN Sec Council and behave like Xi and Putin ?

It is all his personal wish isn't it?

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Again, the little dog has to keep barking and growling and demonstrating ATTITUDE or the big, rabid dog will rip it to pieces. But Respected Comrade Kim doesn't have the luxury of just printing Won to manufacture weapons and putting his currency into a nose dive, his economy into recession. and accumulating enormous debt like the U.S. but he also doesn't have a corrupt corporo/military 'industrial complex' charging 10-20 times the actual value of their output either. Interestingly, the Bukhan ₩ is worth 40% MORE than the Hanguk ₩ on the global currency market.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

I can’t understand why every poster hates NK. They have done zero, nothing wrong. Why? They don’t have McDonald’s, don’t bomb other countries…just leave them alone and stop bulling them and threatening them.

of course I am biased though, I would love to start an import/export business in their massive rare metal reserves.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Pretty sure I’ve seen this episode before.

It’s the one that has no purpose.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Me thinks it's time for Japan to test its PAC-3.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Have Kim heard about the Stealth bombers,he will know when one hit him

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

If NK invests all these efforts into it's economy and people it will be a much better place to live.

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Samit. How come SK wouldn't proceed 19 hours military special mission to take him?

Just do it.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

DPRK boasting about how rich they are.

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Meanwhile, twenty people starved to death in one area last week in North Korea.

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Me thinks it's time for Japan to test its PAC-3.

PAC-3 is simple compared to the SM-3 Block 2 missile Japan is co-developing with the US Navy and Raytheon. SM-3 Block 2 is a game changing ABM system with no counterpart in any other military. Japan will put these on their ships and have a mobile ABM force of unprecedented capability.

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Message to DPRK:

https://www.facebook.com/NorthropGrumman/posts/10158048974390975

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@Desert Tortoise

SM-3 Block 2 is a game changing ABM system

SM-3 is useless against North Korean ballistic missiles with evasive maneuver capability.

If Kim decides to nuke Tokyo, Tokyo will be nuked without a failure.

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The more they fire the more they give away pin point locations to hit and the types of missiles that are being flown. This also tells Japan, SK and the US what types of missiles they need to be used for counter attack to intercept those incoming missiles. Don't think those locations are not locked in on GPS sat coordinates. They will definitely be hit should war break out.

The eight missiles were fired in succession over 35 minutes from at least four different locations, including from western and eastern coastal areas and two inland areas north of and near the capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The missiles flew 110 to 670 kilometers (68 to 416 miles) at maximum altitudes of 25 to 80 kilometers (15 to 56 miles) while reaching speeds of Mach 3 to 6, according to flight details announced by South Korea's military.

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@virusrex Agree, the logic is as if an angry person throwing a tantrum because they can't get what they want so to release anger, they punch a wall making a hole in it, in this case he fires off missiles into the sea!!

Huge epidemic in the country, so something has to be done to give the impression of being in control, so instead of supporting the population and accept foreign medicine and vaccines... launch rockets to the sea.

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"Experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's brinkmanship is aimed at forcing the United States to accept the idea of the North as a nuclear power and negotiating economic and security concessions from a position of strength."

ANYONE who has experienced Western media for anytime at all and has half a brain knows that "Experts say" are the first words in any bald faced LIE made up by less talented propagandists and is equivalent to trump's even less imaginative but constant "Some say..." which always precedes his most psychotic utterings...

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SM-3 is useless against North Korean ballistic missiles with evasive maneuver capability.

And you know this how??? The US has had MARVs as far back as the early 1980s. It is not a new technology. SM-3 Blk 2 has been successfully tested against ICBM targets. SM-6 has been tested against shorter range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase. Real life, not fantasy.

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SM-3 is useless against North Korean ballistic missiles with evasive maneuver capability.

SM-3 and especially SM-3 Blk 2 have such long range they intercept the missile in space before warhead and decoy separation. However an SM-3 equipped DDG in the Sea of Japan or the Yellow Sea could intercept a US bound ICBM launched from DPRK while still in the boost phase when it is most vulnerable.

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If Kim decides to nuke Tokyo, Tokyo will be nuked without a failure.

I get the feeling you would like that very much.

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