posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 10:35 PM
I did a little
research on NK's ability to deliver a warhead to the west coast of the US.
Here is an article
from over 5 years ago that was very interesting.
From the article:
A more profound development came later in the form of reported U.S. intelligence assessments regarding the missile test. These findings are that:
1) the third stage of the missile, claimed as a satellite by North Korea, traveled over 3,000 miles and landed in waters near Alaska. 2) North Korea
will have a missile capable of striking Alaska and Hawaii by 2002, for practical purposes an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). 3) North Korea
is constructing underground sites to deploy these missiles (which suggests deployment as early as 2000). 4) North Korea will have a longer-range ICBM
capable of striking the U.S. west coast and other parts of the continental United States within five years.
This is from 5 years ago...so I dug as little more and I found this little piece
a guy named William R Johnston. Scroll down towards the bottom. I don't know the validity of this at all, but he claims that as of Jan '00, NK had
Here is a pretty cool site
about ICBM stats. It says that the Taepo Dong 2 has a
range of 3,400 miles.
Some say the the Taepo Dong 3 will have a range of 5,000 miles. That would reach the freakin west coast and that is where I live
claims that the Taepo Dong 3 would
have a range of over 9,000, which I don't think is true, but that would mean that NK would be able to strike ANYWHERE
in North America.
This is really scary. I mean we can try to protect our borders and such from people carrying in suitcase bombs or whatnot. But the leader of North
Korea is a lunatic and if he has the ability top deliver a warhead in this manner, we better do something about it.