Skip to comments.Is North Korea Getting Ready to Launch a New Missile?
Posted on 12/14/2019 6:07:16 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
Reconnaissance of a North Korean launch site indicates that Kim Jong-Un may be preparing to test a long-range ballistic missile, three U.S. intelligence officials who monitor North Korea in different agencies tell TIME. The intelligence comes ahead of a fast-approaching self-declared year-end deadline that Kim set in an April 12 speech for a nuclear deal with the U.S.
In recent weeks, North Korea has reopened its Sohae Satellite Launching Station and resumed testing what U.S. intelligence officials and private experts suspect may be a solid fuel rocket engine that could be used in an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching parts of the U.S. The analysts say the missile test could be thinly veiled....
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The launch will be a test of US Navy based antimissile capabilities
Considerable US assets now in the air over here around the clock, coming out of *****AFB ******AFB, ****NAF, and elsewhere. Widely reported in local Japanese and South Korean press and private think tank sites.
“Now Kim has promised the U.S. a Christmas gift,”
Brace yourself folks I guess this is what Rocket Man has promised.
We have the capability...
Second test within the week conducted last night. Such upbeat in tempo combined with their statement that the test was to confirm engine reliability (big historic problem) does indicate icbm launch before end of year. Two questions - new solid fuel replacement of liquid fuel or a better liquid fuel engine. My inclinations are toward the first.
How DARE he?
Korea Times (today):
North Korea could announce an end to denuclearization talks with the United States when it convenes a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party later this month, a state-run think tank said Friday.
The North said last week it will convene a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the WPK later this month to address “crucial issues in line with the needs of the development of the Korean revolution and the changed situation at home and abroad.”
The announcement came as Pyongyang has ramped up pressure on Washington to come up with a new proposal by the end of this year to move deadlocked denuclearization negotiations forward.
“Unless there is a last-minute turnaround, the North is expected to announce its stance on the U.S. that could include the declaration of an end to denuclearization talks,” the Institute for National Security Strategy affiliated with Seoul’s spy agency said in a report.
The Workers’ Party session “appears to have characteristics as an emergency meeting related to leader Kim Jong-un’s year-end deadline,” it added. “That it did not specify a date but just said that the meeting will be held in the latter part seems to be designed to expect a change in the U.S. attitude but secure a reason for taking a ‘new way’ otherwise.”
The question becomes...... when is an alleged test an actual attack?
At what point will the lawyers decide?
In a sane, normal world.
And I suspect some of the Seventh Fleet carriers out of ********NB and *********NB are on alerts off the coasts of Japan and ROK.
I think perhaps second. Tests of the RD-250 engine for the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile and the Hwasong-14 and 15 intercontinental ballistic missiles were made up there (Dongchangri) before they might be modifying or polishing liquid fuel capabilities. Dont have a team in the ground there so speculative first.
You aint ****** kidding
Only if it were.
Lil Dong has missile envy.
We should return the present by shooting it down.
I see a scenario that NK launches a missile and the US shoots it down. Then a meeting happens where they agree to call it a joint military exercise or Trump turns half of NK into rubble.
I might be thinking about launching a bottle rocket next week.
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