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S Korea says North Korea test-fired 2 cruise missiles

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NK is being NK. Where is the news.

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Frankly, NK is shooting so many missiles these days, if only they were more on time I would be able to set my clock to them.

Anyway, at this rate, when they will stop shooting missiles into the sea, I guess that it will mean that they used of all of them. They will then most likely switch to nuclear tests until they run out of warheads as well. Either way, pretty bad for the environment, but good for all of us I guess?

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Kim Jong Un since 2019 has been ramping up tests of various shorter-range weapons apparently designed to overwhelm missile defenses in the region. Experts say the North’s expanding missile arsenal reflects an aim to apply more pressure on its rivals to accept it as a nuclear power in hopes of winning relief from economic sanctions and convert the diplomacy with Washington into mutual arms-reduction negotiations.

No US president is going to give any sanctions relief while NK retains Nuclear weapons.

NK best get used to those sanctions for a few more decades, or change their path on nukes in their arsenal. With good missile tech they do not need WMD anyway.

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With China and Russia perpetually protecting North Korea from UN resolutuions, the only way this issue will ever end is if the North Korean People's Liberation Army itself ever decide to liberate the North Korean people from the Kim dicatorship.

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Experts say the North’s expanding missile arsenal reflects an aim to apply more pressure on its rivals to accept it as a nuclear power in hopes of winning relief from economic sanctions and convert the diplomacy with Washington into mutual arms-reduction negotiations.

I definitely understand the sentiment here, but I am pretty confident neither side is going to flinch anytime soon.

NK isn't going to stop nuclear production, because they know the second they do America will be bringing them "democracy" the best way they know how: at the end of bombs and drone strikes. They also know there is no chance America would relax sanctions even if they did, they'd give up their best bargaining chip and get absolutely nothing in return.

America isn't going to stop sanctions no matter how many weapons the DPRK develop. Starving the people out is their go-to tactic, and it is way more effective for them than traditional armed engagements.

Basically, both sides know each other well enough to know that there is no reasonable end to the stalemate through traditional channels. The DPRK is going to keep their weapons up to date, and the US will continue to sanction them.

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NK isn't going to stop nuclear production, because they know the second they do America will be bringing them "democracy" the best way they know how: at the end of bombs and drone strikes.

Well that is a fantasy scenario. The US has no interest in forcing regime change in NK unless an easy cheap option becomes available with no risk to themselves. The idea that America "wants" to bomb anyone is pure fiction.

South Korea is allied and that is all the US needs. NK is irrelevant as long as they dont start another war.

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Poor NK!

With COVID-19 and Ukraine these days, not getting enough attention.

Perhaps likely they’ll use up their stock of missiles in ‘tests’.

Even so, vigilance is prudence.

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Well that is a fantasy scenario. The US has no interest in forcing regime change in NK unless an easy cheap option becomes available with no risk to themselves. The idea that America "wants" to bomb anyone is pure fiction.

I agree that the US would take any option that poses no risk to themselves, they would never do a full ground invasion. Thus the penchant for starving populations and/or drone strikes; neither puts them at any real risk of repercussions.

Drone strikes are practically the national past-time at this point, it is pretty rare a day goes by that there isn't one. I half expect they would invent a target to bomb if they didn't have one. I honestly don't know how you could arrive at the conclusion that they don't want to bomb countries, there is a pretty long of nations that would disagree.

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Throwing them away makes no sense, but having the production, storage and maintenance costs for them while you not even can eat them or feed the starving population also makes no sense. Quite a dilemma, isn’t it? lol

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Meanwhile, across a vast ocean, sits an arsenal capable of ending life on earth. Even closer, Russia.

Two cruise missiles. Child's play for the great American empire.

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Most advanced countries in hypersonic missile tech:

Russia

China

North Korea
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North Korea last Thursday issued a veiled threat to resume the testing of nuclear explosives and long-range missiles targeting the American homeland, which leader Kim Jong Un suspended in 2018 while initiating diplomacy with the United States.

so where’s our President Joe Joe? Oh that’s right, he’s busy selling a war with Russia. If ANY country on this planet deserves attacking its North Korea, certainly not Russia.

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Most advanced countries in hypersonic missile tech:

Russia

China

North Korea

Most ballistic missiles are hypersonic. Hypersonic just means Mach5 or greater speeds. You can add South Korean, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to your list. There is disagreement among military analysts whether the "hypersonic" warhead the North Koreans possess is a true hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) or a "maneuverable re-entry vehicle" or MARV like the old Pershing II (the tech for which basically became public with the IMF Treaty that banned those missiles from US and Russian inventories) and nobody is saying in open sources if it's any good or not. So far the only two nations to successfully operate air breathing hypersonic scramjets are the US and Australia. That is the Holy Grail because air breathers can be launched from aircraft and fly longer distances at lower altitudes.

The US experimented with nuclear powered rockets in the 1950s but they were hideously dirty. There were jokes made that such a weapon didn't have to hit anything, just fly around over the old USSR and spread nuclear fallout around.

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The 64 dollar question regarding these DPRK cruise missiles is where are the turbojets for them coming from? DPRK is not known to have the material science to make a gas turbine engine that stays together.

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South Korea doing the bare minimum.

They will tell you days later what kind of missile is destroying your country, hypersonic or cruise missile. Thank you dear S. Korea for doing the bare minimum possible while expecting to be treated equally in burden sharing in East Asia.

Quad Alliance to balance China is waiting for you dear S. Korea.

Taiwan democracy, safety, security is waiting for S. Korean emergency plans with Japan and USA.

South Korean Squid Games should not be allowed to be given a big pass on its responsibilities and burden sharing in East Asia. While Japan is a target for all the big powers in the region.

Both China and Russia are becoming hyper aggressive and big Threats. North Korea is small cakes in comparison!! South Korea should be hold accountable!!

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WilliBJan. 25  04:19 pm JST

NK is being NK. Where is the news.

Marshmallow Head is shooting rubber bands in class again. He just wants attention again.

We're not impressed, Kimmy Boy. Go away.

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If North Korea had perfected the technology of building short- or long- range cruise missiles, it would mean the expensive U.S.-made AEGIS missile defense systems, which are designed to deal with ballistic missiles, have become meaningless and useless.

Military technology seems to be advancing day by day, especially with the advent of IA technology, making deployment of large contingents of troops and maintaining overseas bases superfluous.

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