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CNN: North Korea Warns US 'We're ready to NUKE any time'!

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Well the whole NATO VS RUSSIA relations over the missile defensive sites on their western border. NATO WAS boasting when fulling implemented it could take down hundreds of ICBM's, is what has weakened NATO vs Russian relations since..

If a missile defense in not a productive defense then why is Russia so upset over it? Besides speculation over NATO instalations being so close to their borders?




posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Bicent76

Because missile defense close enough to launch points CAN hit an ICBM in the boost phase. And the Aegis system, which is what they're using in Europe, will eventually be upgraded enough to be able to hit an ICBM in the midcourse phase. It just can't NOW.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: stormbringer1701

Lasers aren't the greatest thing ever. One of the reasons the YAL-1 was canceled, despite hitting all its goals, easily, was because the range was so low. They had to be practically orbiting the launch site to hit a boosting missile. They'll be great for short range, CIWS type situations, not so much for ICBMs.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: stormbringer1701

Lasers aren't the greatest thing ever. One of the reasons the YAL-1 was canceled, despite hitting all its goals, easily, was because the range was so low. They had to be practically orbiting the launch site to hit a boosting missile. They'll be great for short range, CIWS type situations, not so much for ICBMs.
there have been development since then. range can be considerably extended now even without upping the power.

there is a three (or four if you count an atmospheric shimmer sensing beam) step process.

leaving out the optic sensing beam part:

1: a initial laser beam creates a vacuum channel for the main beam
2: A set of bracketing beams bracket the space the main beam will travel through
3: the main beam fires divergence is nearly nullified due to interaction between the bracketing beams and the main beam and antenuation from mist cloud smoke or shimmer and so forth is nullified by the vacuum left by the first beam.

this easily doubles or triples the max effective range by eliminating several controllable factors that weaken beams with distance.

coupling this with increased beam power and efficiency also further extends the max range.

and now lasers much smaller than the ABL systems can put out the same power that the abl could.

additionally optics and beam steering have been simplified in the interim by advances in optical technology.

further cooling needs and complexity have also been reduced thanks to new types of lasing technology.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: Sovan

I always loved those north korean combat tractors. Ready to pull a combine or soviet tube launcher any time of day.... outside of harvest season of course...



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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I realized after I asked several question and nobody much wanted to answer, that they were either unanswerable, or too simplified for a decent response.

I would hope with all the threats NK (he) is making, that the military is getting it's act together and doing whatever they need to do to protect us. We pay a boat load of taxes to buy protection, and they need to hold up their end of the deal.

Sometimes I think we are overly confident in these matters.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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here is an example of creating a air wave guide for a main laser beam:

www.extremetech.com...



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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navy prepares for 1 megawatt class laser weapon:

nextbigfuture.com...

note that it can defend agains MaRVs.

note that this (kind of crappy range) is not synergized with any of the advances i mentioned which could extend the range considerably.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:13 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Vasa Croe

By what? Our Ground Based Interceptors that missed more often than hit in testing? You know, the ones that are guided by the SBX radar, that's so myopic it can barely see the incoming missile? And can apparently only see one at a time.


Well that being, the main reason our spy network is so strong. We would know seconds from launch. We would know seconds from launch even if they had our stealth and camouflage technology that literally bends light and makes it invisible.

The most destructive WMD outside of creating a blackhole, are giant steel rods we can drop from space, travel at mach 9 and create no nuclear fallout.

We also own all the science for remotely splitting an atom. Who needs bombs anyway at this point? Kim needs to back the # up, or we will remote-split atoms all over his face.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 02:39 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Something that goes through my mind though is were that fat little cherub really intent on anything other than sabre rattling, he would have launched already in order to get the first strike in - hoping to destroy before retaliation.

The fact he spouts off is most likely to protect himself against his own people's rising up against him and wanting their freedom.

He is a typical sociopath and his is not the only country whose leader lies to his people making them paranoid against the outside world.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 03:37 AM
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a reply to: Shiloh7

It's a good point, but the secrecy of advancement makes the gap look jumpable, and that's America's own fault. It's not.


They literally reject using so many amazing weapon advancements like RFID landmines, that do not trigger if a US helmet is near, because they try to explain to other countries, shortly they will have rainbow lasers that shoot out of their eyes, before actually killing people.

Then the human race can go to space and maybe go warcrazy over some new #.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 09:15 AM
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Fear mongering nothing more nothing less!



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: Tiamat384
In the meanwhile their artillery is moved by tractors.


The tragedy is that their crops are plowed by oxen. If they can feed the ox.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: imjack

The most destructive WMD outside of creating a blackhole, are giant steel rods we can drop from space, travel at mach 9 and create no nuclear fallout.


Actually, they're not really much better than a B-2 dropping a modern bunker-buster, and far, far more expensive.



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