North Korea Fires ICBM Missile; Flies 45 Minutes, Lands In Japan Waters

Perhaps sensing that Trump is rather vulnerable right now, and confirming reports from two days ago that an ICBM launch is imminent, moments ago Japan's NHK reported that North Korea has fired "what appears to be a missile", which Kyodo has since classified as an ICBM, which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone. The Pentagon, as reported by Fox news, confirms that Japan has indeed launched a ballistic missile, and is assessing the results.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on comments carried on TV that North Korea has again launched a missile, which may have landed in the waters of Japan’s exclusive economic zone, confirming an earlier report by NHK which said the missile may have landed in the waters near Japan, citing Japan Coast Guard. NHK adds that Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga to give briefly shortly.

Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says that the missile flew for about 45 minutes before landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone. The landing zone is shown in the map below:

According to the Pentagon, the missile reached altitude of 3700km (2300 mile), prompting defense reporters to speculated that a "good portion of US is within striking range. Reliable ICBM by early next year."

According to VoA, statement from the Dept of Defense is expected soon on the latest DPRK missile launch.

As Citi writes, the current confused US and China policy on North Korea is doing little to stem these tests. On Wednesday we reported that NKorea was preparing for another launch. Meanwhile the Washington Post reported earlier this week that NK will likely be able to produce a nuclear-capable warhead by 2018 – a full two years ahead of schedule.

Comments

GUS100CORRINA NoDecaf Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:30 Permalink

North Korea Fires Another MissileMy response: AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING!!!!! Wonder if the US can vaporize one of these missiles on the launching pad with the new laser technology?Based on recent events, the TRADER WHO PLACED A 262 MILLION DOLLAR BET ON HIGHER VOLATILITY IS LOOKING LIKE A GENIOUS RIGHT NOW. This person could be the first TRILLIONAIRE is things go really, really wrong!

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Chuck Norris BaBaBouy Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:51 Permalink

I think the strategy is to fly McCain into north Korea so he can negotiate even more nuclear weapons transfer to the terrorists. I mean North Korean's.Then the U.S will puppet NK into picking a fight with China.  They can nuke each other.Then McStain can sit in his throne and diabolically laugh as his brain tumor explodes in ecstasy.

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Countrybunkererd toady Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:59 Permalink

Good one.  Only 45 min. was there in the original.  I estimate the range capability if it is what they say, at about 6500 miles give or take 500.  Payload?...who knows, maybe just the fuel it had at the start, maybe they put an extra 1000 kg weight on it.  Devil is in the details and I don't have those details.

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jjtech Countrybunkererd Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:08 Permalink

Maybe it can't reach anywhere on the planet, just somehwere close to Japan. Maybe it flew for 45 minutes but must have been damn slow to only reach somewhere close to Japan or was flying in circles or zig-zags. Would take a couple hours to reach mainland US and suckers of the zionist cock (aka US govt and army) would have time to send superman to intercept it

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Blankone espirit Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:50 Permalink

And they state that the think it might have reached within 200 miles of Japan. How far must a missile be able to travel to be called an ICBM? And how far is it from Korea to 200m from Japan?

I did not take the shortest route to account for inland location of launch, but I measured 400 miles from estimated launch to Japan's economic zone. And it took 45 minutes. So less this terrible threat travels at less than 530 mph. Not impressed.

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bfellow The central planners Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:01 Permalink

The better approach would be just to ignore the little shit. He's like a child acting out for attention. Sanction everything and turn your back to him. Takes away all the fun. Besides, if we really thought their was an immenent threat, it's not like the US, SK, and Japan couldn't launch a massive retaliatory strike. Nothing like a MOAB over Pyongyang to wake someone up.

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DosZap SubjectivObject Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:27 Permalink

Worse yet, they are ALREADY able to deliver Nukes to the US mainland,Japan, and almost anywhere they want.Trump should get with the leaders of SK and tell them to evacuate Seoul,and then pull back our 30k+/- service folks from the line separating the two countries.............then rain HELL on NK, and I mean non stop, and not cruise missiles.First multiple strikes,is the only way this ends well. Iran is going to be the catalyst for WWIII.

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