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The United States is considering whether to shoot down a test missile expected to be fired by communist North Korea.
The secretive dictatorship is believed to be planning to test fire a missile with a range that could theoretically reach Alaska.
US officials have said they must consider the possibility that an anticipated test could turn out to be something else, such as a space launch or even an attack.
Originally posted by northwolf
Shuttle launches are peaceful and everybody are warned well before any launches. This is an ICBM and it has not been anounced to be scientific test. Any US aircraft and ships are entirely different case than this. Don't think it as an air/spacecraft but as a Munition.
Originally posted by CX
or are they now hailing themselves owners of the Pacific Ocean?
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Your emotional comment - 'hailing themselves owners of the Pacific Ocean' -
fails to take those things into consideration.