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The Taepodong-2 test was accompanied by firings of short-range Scud Bs
Dr O'Neil said he believed the missile tests were defensive measures. "They're not designed as offensive or intimidatory."
He said it was important to point out that the Taepodong-2 tests - like the Taepodong-1 tests of 1998 that sparked a similar international outcry - had failed and that
North Korea's inter-continental ballistic missile capabilities program (ICBM) did not appear to have made any advances with global ramifications.
"So actually, this is really quite humiliating for the North Koreans to have two major attempts at testing an ICBM fail."
Originally posted by Genfinity
If my theory is correct, look for NK's next missle test to be when the space shuttle starts to break back into the atmosphere.
Hopefully, like my signature proves, I will be wrong again. Hopefully.
Originally posted by Implosion
Again, where is the threat?
[edit on 6/7/06 by Implosion]
Originally posted by Muaddib
no proof that North Korea could threaten the U.S.?....
i wonder why would North Korea "test" Taepodong-2 ballistic missiles, a weapon with sufficient range to reach portions of the United States.... and then you claim "how can that threaten the US in the slightest"?.... Well....if it can reach the US, it is a threat to the US....
[edit on 6-7-2006 by Muaddib]
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
That the news sites aren't biting on this? Sure, I saw it on Fox News (cable) when it broke, but there's nothing on their website... Nor CNN's or MSNBC... Makes you wonder that after a little digging, there wasn't verifiable evidence.
[edit on 6/7/2006 by Mirthful Me]