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South Korea and the US have upgraded their military surveillance status on the Korean Peninsula amid concerns Pyongyang is ready to fire up to three missiles.
North Korea, which previously said it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign embassy workers after today, is believed to have moved weaponry to its eastern coast, facing Japan.
based on what the United States has seen, the belief is that the missiles have received their liquid fuel and are ready for launch.
After any launch, U.S. satellites and radars in the region would be able to calculate the trajectory of missiles within minutes and quickly conclude whether they are on a test path headed for open ocean or potentially headed for land areas such as Japan.
The United States and Japan would then have to decide whether to try to shoot the missiles down, the officials said.
Originally posted by StarTraveller
More bravado/Sabre rattling or could this actually be heading somewhere.
Originally posted by conz1992
The US can't really fire the first shot though, as NK boarders with China and I don't think they'd be very happy as their #1 trader. The whole world is watching what that 28 year old bastard, is he really that deluded that he believes his systems are as or more advanced as the Wests? Or are our media lying to us, I've read that NK's technology is far greater than what the media is portraying...
Only time will tell really
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
It would be interesting if they test a missile, but it's trajectory is close enough to "warrant" a shoot-down attempt. I think that is what NK is looking for in hopes of gaining some international support. Pointing out that US/Japan/SK committed an 'act of war'. Time will see I suppose. Hopefully it all is just bravado.
[Peter Lemesurier, "The Armageddon Script", p. 223]
"A hair-raising nuclear confrontation in Korea may, towards the end of the period, threaten man's very survival."
Originally posted by SloAnPainful
It will at best be a "warning shot" that will blast into the ocean. It's a way for Kim to say to say "Look we have them too". However I don't think he himself has the balls to actually attack S. Korea or any other target. His generals on the other hand are different story...