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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TrueBrit
You can never have enough data on something like this. As long as it's traveling towards somewhere that's uninhabited, you let it go. You can learn a lot from a test, even if it lands in the ocean.
That's the reason why I wouldn't be so eager to shoot them down with interceptor missles. Why would the U.S. or Japan want N.K. China, whomever to get any data they possibly could on defensive systems.
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: jtrenthacker
South Korea is nice, and the people are nice.
NK would shell Seoul into a ghost town..... I don't think that there is any weapon system that could get ALL the heavy weapons fired at the city in time.
So i would say that the only reason NK is still around in the fashion it is, is that they are essentially holding a whole city hostage with massive artillery and nuclear weapons