A South Korean spy/intelligence agency says that North Korea is getting ready to launch a new round of missiles. This is spiking new concerns of a clash between the regime and a coalition of American, Japanese, and South Korean forces should a test accidentally strike land.
According to Foreign Policy, the South Korean spy agency “is closely following the developments because there is a possibility that North Korea could fire an array of ballistic missiles this year under the name of a satellite launch and peaceful development of space, but in fact to ratchet up its threats against the United States,” South Korean lawmakers told reporters after a closed-door briefing with intelligence officials.
North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile programs is in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions. The communist regime has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. It has fired two missiles over Japan.
The reclusive state appears to have carried out a recent missile engine test while brisk movements of vehicles were spotted near known missile facilities, Yi Wan-young, a member of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee which was briefed by Seoul’s National Intelligence Service, said. These tests would also potentially include a nuclear test which is concerning some that Donald Trump could order a preemptive strike on Kim Jong-Un’s regime. But, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday that he and Trump have discussed such scenarios and that he would tell Trump he couldn’t carry out an illegal strike.
“If it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen?” Hyten said. “I’m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works.”
In addition to another round of missile launches, commercial satellite imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard from November 5 indicated that North Korea is on an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine, according to 38 North.
North Korea defends its weapons programs as a necessary defense against U.S. plans to invade. The U.S. of course, has repeatedly denied the allegations that an invasion would occur.
No they are not extinct. The ghettos are full of them.!!!!
“Trump he couldn’t carry out an illegal strike.”
The only thing that can order a nuclear launch is “National
Command Authority”. The president alone cannot authorize
an attack, it actually takes several people to agree
before it gets to the general. So the concept of the general
having to refuse an illegal order is ludicrous.
That General must be one of Barry Hussein O’Banana’s boys.
I’m sure there is no plan to remove said General. That would surely be illegal.
Kim is a Stalinist. He should be executed by his people. Not by us. Libya, Iraq and Syria had no weapons of mass destruction. How did that work out for them? Trump called North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. I voted for Trump. However, I am aware that the US created Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Al Nusra. We support the PKK, MEK and the KLA. All of the mentioned groups are terrorist organizations. We even attacked the Serbs and stole Kosovo and gave it to the KLA. So when the US says some other country is a state sponsor of terrorism, it seems ridiculous. They are counting on the lack of info the American people get.
Porky is really pushing his luck. His own people need to take him out.
We got a couple of little boys playing with matches right next to a pallet load of gasoline containers. I can only pray their ‘mommies’ come out and tan their hides and make them get to the chores they’re supposed to be doing.
Heartless, in the case of Porky, he probably had his mom killed already. I’m looking for the neocons to provoke Porky into launching an EMP weapon on us. He can blamed and then wiped out.
i wonder if porky is full of worm parasites like our congress is?
The USA bombed kudafi’s house and killed his innocent pre teen daughter. That is indeed a cowardly terrorist attack. Why? because Kudaffi dared to try and sell oil for something other than the Petro Dollar. During the Carter adm. Kudafi was Billy Carter’s business partner in the Billy Beer deal.
I was working in a store back then, and we couldn’t unload even one six-pack of Billy Beer. We only put one case on the shelf in the cooler, and we finally had to throw it away. I guess it would be a collector’s item today.
Old Guy and Archivist, I tried Billy Beer one time and had to spit it out quick. That was some of the nastiest shit I ever tried and someone had to nerve to call it BEER!
People collect most anything. Reminds me of driving a dump truck of garbage to the dump while in Vietnam. The people swarmed over the dumped trash reducing it to clear ground proving one persons trash is another persons treasure.
Let him keep launching them. One day he will run out. Sarcasm over.
Sarge, I wonder what happens if/when we start shooting down those missiles? That should be “interesting”.
Why would we want to invade a piece of shit country?
For the natural resources..
To have something on china’s boarders.
To piss off china
To piss off Russia
For another claim of victory ?
For yet another military base.
That’s all I can come up with in 8 seconds..
Cognitive dissonance. When people believe the propaganda machine they claim they hate.