North Korea Shows Off New ICBM, Sub-Based Missiles As US Aircraft Carrier Approaches

Tyler Durden's picture

For all the expectations of a North Korean nuke test, the country's "Day of the sun" celebrations ended up being a relatively subdued affair, with Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of its founding leader Kim Il-sung with a military parade in Pyongyang, where it for the first time publicly showcased its submarine-launched ballistic missiles as well as what appears to be a new type of ICBM, even as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region.

Missiles appeared to be the main theme of a giant military parade, with Kim's grandson, leader Kim Jong Un, taking time to greet the commander of the Strategic Forces, the branch that oversees the missile arsenal. Wearing a black suit and white shirt and a tie and laughing with aides, the country’s hereditary leader oversaw the festivities on Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square as he welcomed and addressed thousands of soldiers who took part in the parade honoring his grandfather.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people

As Reuters observes,, goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands filled the square, next to the Taedonggang River that flows through Pyongyang, in the hazy spring sunshine, followed by tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and other weapons.

North Korean soldiers march during the "Day of the sun" military parade

Single-engine propeller-powered planes flew in a 105 formation overhead.

One notable difference: unlike some previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be a senior Chinese official in attendance. China is North Korea's lone major ally but has spoken out against its missile and nuclear tests and has supported U.N. sanctions. China on Friday again called for talks to defuse the crisis.

North Korean State TV showed images of the Pukkuksong-2 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) on trucks for the first time as the country continues to pursue an aggressive military and nuclear deterrent policy.  North Korea in February claimed that it successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface “medium long-range ballistic missile” known as the Pukkuksong-2, which is potentially capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

Vehicles carry missiles with characters reading 'Pukkuksong' during a military parade
marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung

North Korea also showed off two new kinds of ICBM enclosed in canister launchers mounted on the back of trucks, suggesting Pyongyang was working towards a "new concept" of ICBM, said Melissa Hanham, a senior research associate at the U.S.-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. "It's presumed to be a new ICBM. It seems longer than the existing KN-08 or KN-14 ICBMs," South Korean military official told Yonhap.

"However, North Korea has a habit of showing off new concepts in parades before they ever test or launch them," Hanham said. "It is still early days for these missile designs."

A nes ICBM is driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

In his address to soldiers, Choe Ryong Hae, a close aide to Kim Jong Un, addressed the packed square with a characteristically bellicose warning to the United States. "If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare," he said.

Earlier, state news agency KCNA said the Trump administration's "serious military hysteria" had reached a "dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked". The United States has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to South Korea on Sunday on a long-planned 10-day trip to Asia.

China's Global Times newspaper also rattled some cages when it said North Korea must have felt the shockwave from the 11-ton "mother of all bombs" dropped by U.S. forces on Islamic State-linked fighters in Afghanistan on Thursday. "It would be nice if the bomb could frighten Pyongyang, but its actual impact may just be the opposite."

North Korea on Friday denounced the United States for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the region as the USS Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer.

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Arrest Hillary's picture

Nice "Bull Bars" on those Norko caissons ?

TheLastTrump's picture

breathlessly reported by

GotAFriendInBen's picture

"No Annihilation" rally on Monday?

Thom Paine's picture

Those subs will of course avoid the US navy. The NK can launch from anywhere they like up and down the Japanese coast or Korean coast, or maybe already sitting off Seoul.

And of course those NK submariners willing to suicide for glorious master.

  • Worst thing, NK nuke Fukushima - then you have a Global Catastrophe
Stinkytofu's picture

haha, little pasty putz.

will be a pushover.

ha, over in a week.  at most.

i mean, like what's he got?

1 million man army, missiles, (obsolete) air force, nukes....

heck, we took out afghanistan, turned it into a garden of eden.

i won't kid you, it was hard!  two whole divisions of goatherds sharing a couple wwI enfields.

and that only years.

huh?  no way!  not finished yet? 

whatever.  i'm sure this will end well.

Thom Paine's picture

Also it isn't neccessary for a nuke to be delivered by missile. Fishing boats are fine.

Thom Paine's picture

I'm waiting for Snowflake Professors to hold classes on empathising with NORKS and Jihadists.

Xena fobe's picture

Apparently, it's the opposite.  MSM convinced Dems that NK and Syria should be attacked.  How else do you figure Trumps improved approval numbers in polls?  Or are these polls BS?  I see some here approve of these unprovoked attacks too. 

Thom Paine's picture

Nagasaki worrying that they are so close to Korea. Telling USA to get FO.

TheMagician's picture

The North Koreans know very well they cannot strike at US with any Nuclear means, at least none that can change the outcome tactically and strategically.


Consequently, they focus on Biological weapons that are very "cheap" in terms of creation and dispersal. Most possible strike targets the first week after Trump and the rest of the Neocon bunch in the WH decides to show who's got the biggest dick in the room, activated DPRK sleeper agents in Japan and USA will strike against dense population centers with various means (aerosol and selective liquid drops).

Not much will happen the first days, but after a week ppl will start dying by the tens of thousands. The PR disaster this will be for the Trump &Co is unmeasurable. Most probably impeachment and imprisonment a la ex-South Korean president Park Geun Hye will follow. Most probably His daughter Ivanka, Jared, Mattis, HR McMaster will be arrested without impeachment as they are only staff complicit in said strike operations.


What very few know;



bobdobolina's picture

If we go to war with N Korea who the knows how the Chinese will respond. I think that N Korea has been a rogue state for a long time and let's ask this: how has this really impacted US security for the last couple decades? I'd say, minimally

tuetenueggel's picture

but only war generates revenue for MIC. Got it stupid ?

Bernardo Gui's picture

Those retards can't successfully launch an intermediate range missile, much less an ICBM from a submarine. But it would be fun to watch them try. That cruise missile strike in Syria was a demonstration of what will happen to the Nork launch sites if they start fueling their missiles. If the Norks were stupid enough to try to invade the South, the US would bomb their troops as they massed on the border. Those that survive would probably defect and surrender. That leaves artillery, which the Norks can fire into Seoul to terrorize civilians. They can inflict some damage, but would quickly be taken out by A-10s, F-16s and drones. Meanwhile, the US would have its justification to decapiate the regime and level every government and military installation in the country. If that malignant dwarf survived the bombings, his own generals would probably take him out with Chinese backing. Frankly, the Chinese would probably invade the North just to prevent a unified Korean Peninsula from coming under US influence.

daedon's picture

North Korea is a nothing-burger country. The US doesn't give a hoot about

North Korea. This conflict was created after WWII so that the Empire would

have an excuse to keep a military presence right between Russia and China.

just the tip's picture

the south doesn't want a unified korea.

tuetenueggel's picture

59 missiles shot, none hit their runway.

Some old wrecked MIG 23 hit ?

A huge success. Just about 120 million bucks.

silverer's picture

I think you're trying to say the US wasted money it could have spent on a parade. I think I agree.

morongobill's picture

We don't have enough planes to take out the tens of thousands of dug in artillery. Seoul will be toast.

chosen's picture

If the North Koreans have nuclear missiles and submarines that can fire them, then the east and west coasts of the US are now at serious risk.  No need for ICBMs if you can fire nukes from a submarine 200 miles offshore.

Tzanchan's picture

Who needs a sub? Put one of their 30 kiloton bombs on 3 tramp freighters, sail into NYC, LA, DC and blow....

U4 eee aaa's picture

Yes, I think this is the point that these terribly brave couch generals aren't getting here. Can you imagine one of those things going off on the great lakes?

NK only needs to deliver a solid punch in the nose and leave a lasting scar to the US bully to be declared the winner of the fight since no one expects them to win against the rich kid

Farqued Up's picture

The USA has one major problem, IMO. Trump's heart is mostly in the right place vis-a-vis the American people, BUT BUT BUT he has to shit can that little snot nosed Kushner and send his daughter and him packing back to try to retrieve the 1666 address that is going into the financial shitter. He will never succeed and will lose disgracefully if he doesn't clean out that nest of Neocon vipers and he is already late for that party. McMasters should be run out of town with Priebus and Trump should recognize that nepotism is not a good thing. At least his spawn is above that aborted human named Prince Charles that Queenie popped out of her reptile vagina. However, I think the imbecilic Charley Inbred may be intellectually superior to that dude Ivanka dragged in off the street. Queenie has at least put her dope on the road cutting ribbons and kept him away from the Crown Jewels. We can all learn from that.

I honestly believe that Trump is still on target philosophically, he is just having problems managing it and I suspect he must adapt from having the luxury of selecting competent vendors and contractors from the pool, to having to fight off, scheming, low life, back biting, power hungry, incompetent, ass kissing, narcissistic, sociopathic, psychopathic, pond scum parasites. He at least could cull the herd of evil Neocons. (Uh, Donald, watch Fox News and you can start your Neocon list from their parade of contributors).

ZHers, don't despair, Trump won't quit, I hope he keeps Bannon close, his forte may not be herding backstabbers but he is one bright asset. He has his country's interests at heart I do believe. We will keep watching the Pence and Goldman crowd, I'm now ambivalent, down from negative. Where in the hell is my hero Sessions??!!

Thom Paine's picture

Fukushima has over 600 tons of melted nuclear fuel there, somewhere. lol

You would think this site would be under heavy anit aircraft, anti missle defense etc, since bombing it would be global catastrophe, and death knell to Japan.

The last thing you would want is say the NORKS hold a gun to our head and say, we postioned x-tons of high explosives, or nuke adjacent Fukushima......


Caleb Abell's picture

Fuck-u-shima is already a disaster.  The real threat would be the 53 or so operating nuclear power plants in Japan.  Conventional air strikes on those plants could make all of Japan a dangerous place to be.

Bad_Sushi's picture

All Trump had to do was send a dozen A-10's to strafe that parade line and problem solved!  DOH!

Caloot's picture

Sub launched nuclear missiles.  The true cornerstone of mad.   Who needs icbm.   What happens if little fat boy takes out LA.  Think Trump will care?

Wang Dang SP's picture

It's part of his deportation plan.

GiveMeStrength's picture

Oh... so more a fire-wall, then.

Sorry, it's lame.

TeaClipper's picture

Come on China, give the bully a bl;oody nose, it might just get sell out trumb back on the right track

Consuelo's picture



"...there did not appear to be a senior Chinese official in attendance. China is North Korea's lone major ally but has spoken out against its missile and nuclear tests and has supported U.N. sanctions."



36 Strategems:   'Make a sound in the East, strike in the West'

monad's picture

Happy Sun Day, spies!

aloha_snakbar's picture

Parading around with their missiles... and they call the US a bunch of crazy warmongers..

Catullus's picture

If you sink a sub, how would anyone know?

CRM114's picture

Depends who "you" is, and depends where.

The US possesses the best capability for detecting wrecked subs. If the US or one of its allies lost a sub, it would be highly likely that the cause would eventually be found.

The Russians can operate almost anywhere except the deepest ocean.

Anything in coastal/near offshore waters could be discovered by them. Both sides would call it a rescue/recovery mission.

The only sinking likely to be got away with would be the US sinking a sub on a deniable mission, since the nation launching it would likely not admit to the sub's loss or location in the first place.


hannah's picture

new 'canisters' not new missles.....WTF...someone is playing someone and i think it is the us gov playing the sheeple....

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Deep Insight

1. The Constitution

Quaint ancient lore.

2. The Bible

A goatherd's problems with money, lust,

and a lack of humor.

3. Americans

A people ruled by prankish spirits,

in a fraud-based society.

ilw4e's picture

I don't know if US ppl are all as arrogant as Trump, but here's some opinions from an Asian's viewpoint.

North Korea is a regional problem, nobody asked for US interference. The way it used to be (occasional trash talks, no real actions) suits the best interests of neighbor countries. But US always handle foreign matters with wars, which only creates more conflicts. And here's a fact: US doesn't care much because the wars are always far away from your homeland. Look at Syria, you bombed up Syria and the refugees made a hell of problems for EU and nearby countries. Did the US shelter those Syrian refugees? (yeah i know they have a civil war and Russians are bombing too, but US are part of it)

Well, at least the Syrian refugees are ppl who know about the outside world. Now picture millions of North Korean refugees who lived their whole life in a fantasy world with no clue about the outside world fleeding out to the boarder of nearby countries, who's going to handle these refurees? Will the US do anything about this? No, you only drop the bombs, the the rest are other ppl's problem right? Just like you bombed up Iraq and then left it to the hands of ISIS.

And the most ironic part is US as the biggest nuclear weapons holder are calling other small countries "evil and dangerous" for developing nuclear weapons. TBH, I think the most dangerous man on the planat to be given the power to use nuclear weapons is definitely Trump.

Lost in translation's picture

+ 1000

US = the Empire of Chaos

IridiumRebel's picture

Our leaders do as they please. We want isolationism.
It won't happen because there is a cabal that has an agenda and the US has the biggest military dick. So we are used. Avg American wants to be like you all, raise a family and enjoy life and not fuck with anyone.

That's not the plan though.

WorkingClassMan's picture

"TBH, I think the most dangerous man on the planat to be given the power to use nuclear weapons is definitely Trump."


And if Shrillery would have been installed in power, she would be marching to (((their))) tune, just the same.  This country is mis-run by (((2%))) of the population.  This group is unduly, unjustly and unfairly represented in politics, media, entertainment and finance in ways that far outstrip both their population and contributions to society.


This (((cabal))) is concerned with their own power, their own influence, their own money and their own (((people))) only.  Asian nations aren't currently infested with these things, so you look upon us and wonder why our nation behaves so self-destructively.


Simple answer is:  we have been sold out by "our" political whores a long time over, numerous times, and they march to a different tune.  And, as (((they))) continue to dumb people down, mold our minds with (((their))) propaganda, and demoralize, demonize, and stigmatize the dying White race in this country, you can expect more erratic behavior from a country going through its death throes.  (((They))) are the maggots of human civilization...(((their))) job is to latch on, consume, and destroy.


Yet numerous civilizations, races, political groups and peoples have things against them for no reason.  If you believe (((their))) bullshit propaganda, anyway.

LKG's picture

The US jsut got played. They are like the jerk in the room at the party that is too loud and thinks they are cool.

Everyone else wishes they would just f'in leave.

Robert Trip's picture

Shove this war-mongering bullshit journalism up your arse.

Every fucking "news" propaganda site is flooded with it.

Sizzurp's picture

Imagine one of those things getting through and hitting a major city, would any of this be worth it? Why do we need to have troops in SK? Why not get them out of there and leave the local players to sort out their own issues? NK is not our problem, pull the troops and send Rodman over there to play some ball.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Retarded white people saving everyone, what can be said?


Look at their pets over in Africa, feed, water and vaccinate them.  They have great desire to feel needed.


Can't even kill a stray house cat without risking a torture felony. 

tuetenueggel's picture

If there wouldn´t be war, the MIC would go bankrupt.

Got it ?

Elio's picture

This North Korea stuff is a FALSE FLAG. If Turkey says yes to the referendum tomorrow,it will be country like IRAQ and Libya and all the other islam countries who are ruled by ONE MEN. Turkey will probably do all the dirty stuff of USA in Syria after tomorrow. No one can stop Erdo?an after tomorrow. Big Syrian warstill more likely than this North Korea stuff.

SilvaDolla's picture

It's not just the coasts in danger. I live 388 miles from the closest beach. Seems like I've read that NK has Sub-launchable nukes that go 500 miles.

Jeebus, I've got to get out of here. Lots of Someones, please buy my record.