posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 08:20 AM
I thought at first this would be more as a show of force for Russia's benefit, especially after Russia just did an ICBM test launch in the middle of
the tensions over Crimea and Ukraine.
But the US also seems to be serious towards North Korea now too. There is another ATS
discussing the US just asking the UN Security Council yesterday to take action against North Korea for violating UN sanctions with their
recent missile tests. From the ABC News story
linked in that
other ATS thread:
US Wants UN to Act Against N Korea for Missile Tests
UNITED NATIONS March 6, 2014 (AP)
By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press
The United States is asking the U.N. Security Council to take action against North Korea for firing two rounds of ballistic missiles in the past week
in "clear and calculated violations" of U.N. sanctions.
A report by the United States to the council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea, which was seen by The Associated Press on Wednesday,
asks its members and experts to examine the Scud missile launches and take "appropriate action" in response to the violations of multiple Security
Under U.N. sanctions dating back to 2006, North Korea is prohibited from carrying out any launches that use ballistic missile technology. Subsequent
U.N. resolutions require the North to abandon all ballistic missile programs.
Ballistic missiles can be used to launch nuclear weapons, and the resolutions also demand that North Korea halt nuclear tests and abandon all nuclear
weapons and nuclear programs.
The report said that according to U.S. government information, North Korea launched two Scud short-range ballistic missiles from its southeastern
coast on Feb. 27 and two more Scud missiles from the same coast on March 3. It said all four missiles flew in a northeasterly direction and landed in
"Both the Feb. 27 and March 3 launches clearly used ballistic missile technology and were therefore prohibited," the report said.
I would have thought most attention would be on Russia right now, but apparently not.
edit on 6-3-2014 by ikonoklast because: Corrected a tag