North Korea: Latest Missile Test Successful, Can Deliver "Nuclear Warheads"

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Two days after the latest provocative missile test by North Korea, in which it launched a "new type" of ballistic missile, one which experts warned had a substantially longer range than any existing rocket North Korea had fired, on Monday morning North Korea announced that it had successfully conducted a mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday supervised by leader Kim Jong Un which was aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead."

The country's KCNA news agency further said that the Hwasong-12 missile was launched at the highest angle so as not to affect the security of neighboring countries and flew 787 kilometers reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers.

In an earlier article, we explained how and why the ballistic missile used may have been the most advanced one tested by North Korea yet.

For those who may have missed it, here it is again: "North Korea's Latest Ballistic Missile Was A "New Type" With Dramatically Longer Range"

After North Korea provoked both its neighbors and the US when on Sunday morning it fired off yet another ballistic missile from Kusong near the border with China  - one which this time did not explode upon launch  - just days after the election of a new South Korean president who ironically advocates more engagement with Pyongyang, experts said the missile appeared to be a new type of ballistic missile, and had a far greater range than any other weapon North Korea has successfully launched.

According to Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, the missile rose to a height of about 2,000 kilometers, a much steeper trajectory than usual for a North Korean missile test. She also confirmed that officials were looking into the possibility that it was a "new type of ballistic missile." Japan's cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said the missile traveled for about 30 minutes and landed 700 kilometers east of the launch site. A spokesman for South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff estimated the distance at 435 miles.

Cited by the WSJ, independent experts said the missile, if fired at a conventional angle, could have flown 2,800 miles—far enough to reach the U.S. military base in Guam.

That is a “considerably longer range than its current missiles,” said David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in an analysis of the launch.

 

As the Journal adds, while North Korea’s Taepodong-2 rocket has flown farther than Sunday’s missile, North Korea classifies it as a satellite launcher that isn’t designed to deliver a warhead back to earth. It is, however, banned by United Nations sanctions because similar technology could be used to make an intercontinental ballistic missile.

North Korea’s previous most recent launch from Kusong took place in February, during a summit meeting between Mr. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The February launch also featured a new type of missile for North Korea, one that uses a solid fuel-powered engine. The test involved an intermediate-range ballistic missile that was modified from a missile that North Korea launched from a submarine last year. It was later paraded through the streets of Pyongyang in April for a national holiday.

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"...verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead."

Does he even have one?

If so, it isn't even a tactical nuke by US standards.

Shed Boy's picture

Well...If you've seen one nuke...you've seen em all.

knukles's picture

Nah nah nah na nah na.

 

Giant Meteor's picture

It's difficult to know which extreme situation one is supposed to be runnin around with their hair on fire the mostest , .. I suppose the the puppet masters, deep stater's, and neo cons will be along momentarily to instruct us .. 

NidStyles's picture

I've got to hand it to them, they have gotten pretty decent at building missiles, if any of this is to be believed at all.

 

My question though, is, who is backing him? The Jews? China?

Laughing.Man's picture

China for their economy and Iran / Pakistan for nukes.  I wouldn't be surprised that the Norks are testing "their" design for Iran and Pakistan.

BaBaBouy's picture

These Knuckleheads Are REALLY Asking For It ...

imaginalis's picture

You have to wonder if he is following a script. He gets spared and exiled. It all seems a bit too stupid.

DieselChadron's picture

egad!  only 5400 miles left til they can reach LA.  they ARE(!) dangerous.. lmao

JESUIT puppet - or so I've heard

CurveBall's picture

"To a height of 2000km"? So it was out into space than? Lets throw random numbers out and scare the sheeple... I am confused.

CurveBall's picture

Was actually a space ship! The NORKS are planning on colonizing the moon before us! Damn them, damn them to hell!!! ..........derp

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

And gold rockets 50 cents .... wtf

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

Depends how far away you are.

Un's warheads are filled with gummy-bears and aspirations.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

He's calling Trump's bluff. NK has mastered Brinkmanship 301.  They get an A+. 

NidStyles's picture

Please, they are getting fed intel. NK is a puppet state, just like SK.

yogibear's picture

Fat boy, Un I dare you to drop one on the Hamptons.

NidStyles's picture

City of London, New Jersey, Hollywood, then Tel Aviv.

 

If he weren't a puppet, those would be his targets in that order.

milo_hoffman's picture

Drop them ALL on Hollywood, just to be sure.

Mazzy's picture

Please, Tel Aviv first, then Hollywood/Pornville.

Why kill innocents?

fattail's picture

I'm disappointed.  Scroll a half page and no mention of Washington DC?  

Albertarocks's picture

I'm really doubting this story and view it as pure propaganda meant to provide an excuse to invade and destroy North Korea.  Either that or for providing a reason to pressure China into doing it.  We don't hear any denial out of North Korea but that's only because we never hear "anything" out of North Korea.  I wouldn't be surprised if Kim is behind closed doors shitting his pants because he just can't get the message out that none of this is true, or that he never said any of the things that the western media has told us he said.

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NorK isn't even front-page news in the Chinese media; in fact, it is very hard to find a story about NorK's 'aggressive stance.' The articles in the Chinese press, when you can find one, always talk about 'soft' nuclear power, economic growth, and trade with NorK.

Sudden Debt's picture

There's about 80.000 of these types of rockets ready to go in 1 hour.

Nobody can actually use them for real because it would set off a chain reaction.

They're actually shields.

My guess is: North Korea just wants to be left alone.

Their people don't revolt.

So why would we want to kill them? 

Ignore them.

You want to detroy the regime?

Start trade talks so wealth and capitalisme comes in. The regime will die off after 2 decades without a war, without innocent people getting killed.

Giant Meteor's picture

Well Jesus, we can't have that, I mean, it's far more productive to shit stir the hornet's nest, run away, then when they settle a bit, shit stir some more. I mean what the fuck would the world come to if we couldn't shit stir the hornet nest's around the globe.

All those trillions of dollars missing, unaccounted for by the MIC, the ultimate go to source for laundering the money. The truth is the US has enemies, because it has a little policy of CREATING enemies, and NEEDS said enemies, to live high on the black budget hog of debt laden PETRO DOLLARS , or the entire shit show, implodes by mornin , game up, game over. The nation would actually have to do things again, besides government, war, and digital printing presses cranking out 1's and zero's ... just to "get by."

logicalman's picture

Reality is for people who can't handle drugs.

Most days, when I wake up, I think my meds aren't working.

Then I realise I'm not taking any.

A while back, I didn't exist.

Sometime in the future, I won't exist.

In the meantime, it looks like the best approach is to try to enjoy today and sort out tomorrow when/if it arrives.

YMMV.

earleflorida's picture

as india's pm said when pakistan sucessfully detonated 5 nukes may 28, 1998: yes, were damn 'MAD'?

what else can i say...

thus baby kim's failed attempt last week was reported by SK as a deliberate 'fail' to test a detonator.

does nk have a nuclear warhead --- i would say they've master the machining --- but do they have the wherewithal for reentry without a premature detonation...?

but once kim goes through with his 6th nuke test,... i suppose well have the answer

Insurrexion's picture

The U.S. says:

"We can nuke Japan, twice. The Japanese can leak radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from Fukashima.

But, we'll start fucking WW3 if North Korea tests any more fucking ICBMs!"

 

 

Surveyor4Pres's picture

Watch the movie, Deterrence, and then STFU.  BTW, technically, what we dropped on Japan to END THE 2ND WW, aka Fat Man and Little Boy, saved perhaps a million lives on both sides.  In fact, the incendiaries that the US dropped on Japan (prior to unleashing the Atomic Bombs), were much more lethal and killed more Japanese than both of the Atomic bombs, combined.

Has the USA devolved into a slave-for-the-government society?  Hell yes.  Have we as a supposedly "free" nation almost reached the point of no return?  Yes.  Is the USA currently controlled by propagandist media outlets and their Communist filth overlords?  Yes.

Trump is currently the only one standing in the way of full permanent globalist control over our nation.  His only backstop are 100 million heavily-armed True American Patriots.

If the Deep State has its way, there will be a False Flag nuke, compliments of N. Korea, very soon.

HRH Feant2's picture

I haven't watched that movie you mentioned, namely because I had never heard of it. Added to my "to watch" list. Thanks.

About that false flag nuke blamed on NK. Where do you think the deep state will let one loose? Over Hawaii and LA? Seattle? It would have to look convincing. Actually, all the deep state would need to do is let loose a few small tactical nukes for the EMP pulse / effect. It wouldn't be hard to blame that on NK. Especially if the lights go out in Hollyweird and Seattle.

Whodathunkit's picture

USSA killed upwards of 30% of N Koreans in 3 years. Just to be able to put USSA nukes in s korea to intimidate Russia and China. Whose nukes are we afraid of USSA or N korea?

ebworthen's picture

Does Kim Jung Un have any legitimate children?

A strike at the right moment could end the Un cult for good.

shovelhead's picture

We know one brother that won't show up.

imaginalis's picture

I am sure he has dozens of fat f**k doubles running all around his whereabouts.

TimeIsTheFire's picture

Where do they get the materials from to build and operate all this stuff?

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

From the 'dark web' - the thieves emporium... and Pakistan.

idahobandito's picture

the plutonium was a gift from madiline albright and bj.

mavenson's picture

No one likes us, I don't know why
We may not be perfect but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one.

bilbert's picture

Props for the Randy Newman reference.

shovelhead's picture

Another message to President Trump from North Korea:

https://media3.giphy.com/media/11gnC3Kgx4lYzu/giphy.gif

Lost in translation's picture

Jump down the shelters to get away,
The boys are cockin' up their guns
Tell us, General, is it party time?
If it is can we all come?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I0AxrOUJ62E

Deep Snorkeler's picture

North Korea Threatens Seattle

I live a Bigfoot Life,

With a Bigfoot Wife.

I lick squashed bugs,

From her face,

On a mossy log.

 

 

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Nuclear weapons are like Unicorns and Bigfoot. Lots of mythical hype, but when it comes down to it, the evidence consists of grainy, decades-old photos and videos that could easily be something else.

 

I'm starting to believe that nuclear warheads and bombs either don't go bang at all, or the yields are just a small fraction of what they claim.

Surveyor4Pres's picture

^^^^^^^^^^^ And the moon is made of cheese--oh, and there's green Martians on Mars, too. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

toocrazy2yoo's picture

Meh, we have 1 megatons, a couple heavier than that, but our MIRV'd missiles carry 6-10 warshots that are "only" around 330KT. You need your 1-million-rated sunburn lotion to be within 50 miles of that puppy when it goes off. Hell, the EMP will kill the most people when the grid goes down. Although, may be, the Russians have hardened their grid. WE haven't.

HRH Feant2's picture

+1000 for the reality check.

skinwalker's picture

The science behind nuclear warheads is well understood. Use high explosives to compress a sphere of suitably fissile material down to a small volume, forcing the atoms very close together. This makes them fission in an uncontrolled chain reaction, liberating vast amounts of energy.

Any country with a halfway decent industrial base could produce nukes if they were so inclined.

Didn't junk you BTW.