Please note my most recent comments. It also appears, at least the North says, they are going to open this mid April “satellite” (BS, it is an ICBM test) launch up to international observers and some press. One wonders if it is just a marketing show for Iranian customers. We shall see. At any rate, one wonders if an AEGIS in international waters off the coast of North Korea (well off the coast, in the Western side in the Yellow sea), could hit this missile up on ascent from Pyongan Region, or if distance from AEGIS to missile would be problematic, and if that in and of itself would be viewed by North Korea as an act of war upon the DPRK.
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A war with N. Korea is my worst nightmare. I have 2 grandsons living on the West coast of Japan.I have been telling my son to come home for 3 years. At least he has a bolt plan.
I believe war between Japan and North Korea is inevitable because China has neutralized the USA, and China is very much behind North Korea's conduct.China wants Japan to return to the Pan Asiatic fold, in which ALL Asian nations pay tribute to China.China wants the USA OUT of Asia.Obama is so weak that China will move the otherwise slow process of getting the USA out of Asia , a LOT faster.
The weak make things very difficult for Japan:
Those “international observers “ would be hostages / shields to guard against a launch pad “malfunction “.