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New North Korean ICBM (Even Larger Than Missile In Last Week's Failed Launch Of "Space Missile")
WT ^ | Gertz

Posted on 04/18/2012 10:17:25 AM PDT by MindBender26

Details of a new North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) surfaced this week with a report from Asia that U.S. spy agencies spotted what appears to be a larger long-range version (of the supposed satellite launch rocket which recently had a failed launch.)

South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper quoted government sources as saying the new missile was seen at a missile-development center in Pyongyang, but noted that it is not clear if the missile is a functional system or a mockup.

The April 3 report said the new missile is about 130 feet long, compared to the estimated 100-foot-long Taepodong-2 missile photographed recently on a launchpad.

Asked about the new missile, Pentagon spokesman George Little on Tuesday did not directly comment.

“I would just merely say that this is something we’re working with our partners on,” he said.

Recent U.S. intelligence reports mentioned in Congress have said North Korea is developing a new road-mobile ICBM that can reach targets in the United States.

A CIA report to Congress made public recently stated that “North Korea continues to develop short-range and longer-range ballistic missiles.”

The new road-mobile missile was first reported in this space in December and confirmed March 2 by Adm. Robert F. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.

“There is development within North Korea of a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system that we’ve observed,” he said last month.

The mobile missile is “advertised to be significant in terms of its range capability,” Adm. Willard added.

The missile is more difficult to counter because mobile missiles can be hidden in caves and are set up more easily and fired more rapidly than North Korea’s less-sophisticated liquid-fueled missiles, like the Taepodong-2.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nkmissile; northkorea
Obama's and Hillary's UN sanctions and "Food for Peace" programs really work well to stop the NORKs, don't they.
1 posted on 04/18/2012 10:17:30 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

It needs to mysteriously explode right where it sits.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: MindBender26
This new Ding-dong 3 missile might be capable of flying for two minutes and blow up WAY bigger and scatter debris over a previously unseen range for one of its type.
3 posted on 04/18/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

If the Taepo-Dong missle is 100 feet long, what should we call this new 130 foot monster? The Super-Long-Dong?


4 posted on 04/18/2012 10:28:59 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

If it is painted silver will it be a Long Dong Silver?


5 posted on 04/18/2012 10:30:36 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: MindBender26

6 posted on 04/18/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: MindBender26

Just how many usable roads are there in North Korea near launching pads that would permit a 130-140 foot long truck and missile laden trailer to traverse? They’d have to be almost flat and with minimal curves. No doubt the US already knows and has these sites/roads plotted and entered into missiles. If these are mobile launch trailers, then the road question still applies.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT by miele man
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To: MindBender26

It’s BS, just like North Korea’s “nuke test,” where they blew up 200 - 400 tons of TNT or some other high explosive underground to simulate a nuke and then sprayed nuclear signature elements a week later after someone noticed the weren’t released.

Just like China shot some astronauts into space that were actually floating in a swimming pool.

It’s all saving face at any cost.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: MindBender26

Because when the smaller precursor rocket fails, the solution is a bigger one. Yea, that’s the ticket! Just like when we went from the earlier problem plagued Redstone rockets straight to the Saturn V.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 10:51:53 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: South Hawthorne
It blowed up real good!

10 posted on 04/18/2012 11:11:39 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: MindBender26

11 posted on 04/18/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: South Hawthorne
This new Ding-dong 3 missile might be capable of flying for two minutes and blow up WAY bigger and scatter debris over a previously unseen range for one of its type.

Apparently North Korea is not willing to let China monopolize the market on fireworks exports.

12 posted on 04/18/2012 11:17:45 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: MindBender26
America-Killing EMP Weapon, Version 2.0.

Chairman Kim would be proud.

13 posted on 04/18/2012 11:20:41 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: MindBender26
"Recent U.S. intelligence reports mentioned in Congress have said North Korea is developing a new road-mobile ICBM that can reach targets in the United States."

I wonder if it's much like the Chinese mobiles that probably number in the hundreds by now and can hit anywhere in the USA (info from a Congressman in the '90s).


14 posted on 04/18/2012 11:26:04 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: MindBender26
Obama's and Hillary's UN sanctions and "Food for Peace" programs really work well to stop the NORKs, don't they.

So did George W. Bush taking North Korea OFF the list of terrorist supporting nations in late 2008 and pushing those famous 'Six Party Talks'. How'd that work out for ya Jorge?
15 posted on 04/18/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: MindBender26

130 ft bottle rocket. 400 ft steering pin.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 11:32:14 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Justice Clarence Thomas might have an opinion on THAT! LOL.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 11:50:29 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

Just call it the Dun Blo Dup


18 posted on 04/18/2012 12:19:11 PM PDT by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: MindBender26
If the “(Nork Gooks)” can afford all this missile work and super size military, they should be able to afford to feed themselves. It makes me wonder where our leaders heads are, we have to be the “laughing stock” of the sensible world. The way they “butchered” American and other United Nations Soldiers is unpardonable, the same for the “Pueblo” and the countless murders and altercations committed by them in the DMZ during the last 59 years. North Korea is a seething prime example of what Senator Joe McCarthy tried to alert us to in the early 50’s.
19 posted on 04/18/2012 1:48:39 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: MindBender26
If the “(Nork Gooks)” can afford all this missile work and super size military, they should be able to afford to feed themselves. It makes me wonder where our leaders heads are, we have to be the “laughing stock” of the sensible world. The way they “butchered” American and other United Nations Soldiers is unpardonable, the same for the “Pueblo” and the countless murders and altercations committed by them in the DMZ during the last 59 years. North Korea is a seething prime example of what Senator Joe McCarthy tried to alert us to in the early 50’s.
20 posted on 04/18/2012 1:48:57 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: struggle

No, that is not what happened at all.

In special weapons, one of the hardest things to do is to keep all the pieces together so all the fissionable elements to so, and not just lose shape and start to be blown apart in the first few picoseconds... and as a result you lose the vast majority of your fissionable materiel.

It’s not that much of a problem with very crude devices, such as the pie and wedge Little Boy, but when you try to make the warhead smaller, and current weapon-sized, it was beyond the NORKs capability in their first test.

It was a nuclear (splitting atoms chain reaction) explosion, but a very weak “sloppy” one.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 2:26:55 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26

>>No, that is not what happened at all.

Damn, I’m glad we have a freeper in North Korea who knows all this stuff.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

Nah, it doesn’t take that, just a SSBI.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: MindBender26

WOW! Now that is a really big firecracker. I wonder how well they blow up?


24 posted on 04/18/2012 11:12:18 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

We’ll see if the N. Koreans make their rocket out of stronger wood this time.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 11:14:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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