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North Korea Launch Zone Found
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2013 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 04/11/2013 1:12:32 PM PDT by SatinDoll

U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have identified the launch zone on North Korea’s east coast...

The North Koreans recently began fueling two road-mobile Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles located along the east coast between the cities of Wonsan and Hamhung,..

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in addition to the 2,500-mile-range Musudans the North Koreans could conduct test firings of several 620-mile-range Nodong missiles and shorter-range Scuds simultaneously as a way to thwart U.S. missile defenses.

Unlike earlier launches, the North Koreans are not expected to provide advance warning of the timing for the launches, such as announcing a sea and air closure zone, because of heightened U.S. and Japanese missile defenses.

The Pentagon has at least four missile-interceptor ships in the region equipped with SM-3 interceptors. Additionally, long-range interceptors based in Alaska and California are ready to counter any missiles fired toward the United States.

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“The United States and Japan are preparing to shoot down the missiles if they fly over Japanese territory or are aimed at U.S. bases in the region,” said one official.

The missile tests would be banned under U.N. Security Council resolutions passed after earlier long-range missile tests by North Korea.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: japan; korea; missilesattackes; musudan; nkorea; northkorea; nuclear; waronterror
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To: SatinDoll

To be fair, we should consult Mr. Macnamara (he is still alive, no?) and go bomb some non-strategic wood piles. That’ll show ‘em.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 2:22:10 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: SaxxonWoods

And Commie China reaps all of the ISR education of a lifetime.


22 posted on 04/11/2013 2:22:10 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

What would President Bush do? Or President Reagan?


23 posted on 04/11/2013 2:27:12 PM PDT by Rapscallion (The opposite of justice is charity.)
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To: BobL

“...Why don’t we tell them that anything leaving the ground and going up will be shot down...”

I read you alright. The following third paragraph from the article:

“The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in addition to the 2,500-mile-range Musudans the North Koreans could conduct test firings of several 620-mile-range Nodong missiles and shorter-range Scuds simultaneously as a way to thwart U.S. missile defenses.”

Ahh, crafty Norks! They anticipated that move.


24 posted on 04/11/2013 2:28:15 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

The Norks, anticipating our every move, are no doubt engaged in positioning decoy hardware for us to follow.


25 posted on 04/11/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: SaxxonWoods

Actually, they test their missile, we test shooting it down and we test our own missile and see if they can shoot it down.


26 posted on 04/11/2013 2:47:30 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: mbarker12474

“Why hasn’t Congress passed a resolution granting the President approval for preemptively taking out North Korea’s launch facilities and nuclear weapons production facilities?”

That’s a great question considering N. Korea is still at war with the UN. Some would argue that since we are technically still at war, the president already has the authority. On the other hand, Congress never formally declared war on N. Korea, so others would argue that the war was illegal in the first place.

I don’t think a lack of authorization is the issue, but rather, a lack of governmental will.


27 posted on 04/11/2013 2:51:15 PM PDT by Owl558 (Think twice before speaking once)
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To: SparkyBass
"To be fair, we should consult Mr. Macnamara (he is still alive, no?) ..."

Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is deceased
(b. June 9, 1916, d. Nov. 6, 2009 ).

28 posted on 04/11/2013 2:55:54 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: StormEye

Well, I’m sure the military is nearly back to his processes anyway! :) Appeasement!
(shows you how much I cared to look it up :) )


29 posted on 04/11/2013 3:01:01 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: NormsRevenge

50 MT? Dont need anywhere near that big. 1 MT would be more than enough.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 3:07:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
We each get a test ... as soon as they test fire their missle, we should test fire one of ours ... MIRV equipped.
31 posted on 04/11/2013 3:07:38 PM PDT by Dracomeister (The older I get the less I care about what other people think.)
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To: steve86

Thanks, my wife just told me this was confirmed on SK national media this morning.

Biological and nuclear were both mentioned. SK also has a big stockpile of chemical.


32 posted on 04/11/2013 3:08:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I’m pretty sure we don’t have a Tsar Bomba lying around anyway.


33 posted on 04/11/2013 3:14:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SatinDoll

Please tell me that Nancy Pelosi’s district is in range.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 3:15:56 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ
Please tell me that Nancy Pelosi’s district is in range.

Oh ya mean that district and state with the most military bases/Naval weapons/military personnel/and DOD R&D stuff in the U.S? We'd be much better off if NK missile malfunctioned and stuck somewhere like a corn field in South Dakota where you live.

35 posted on 04/11/2013 3:28:00 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

No, if San Fran were destroyed, there might be a voter balance change such that Rats and the heathen criminal enterprise are out of the running


36 posted on 04/11/2013 3:32:05 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: EEGator

I once read somewhere that 4 or so of those 50MT firecrackers ,if they were detonated in a short span of time, placed correctly, could split the planet apart. Of course we have all read all sorts of things about nukes over the years, I just remember that as I thought it was interesting. No doubt, a 50MT is a big bang. Isn’t that what the Tsar was rated? Or was it more? Didn’t they actually reduce it some, because they were afraid the bomber couldn’t get away?


37 posted on 04/11/2013 3:41:43 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: BobL

-— This is what bugs me. Why the condition? ——

I’m with you.

But worse than that, do you have any confidence that Zippy would retaliate against a first strike?

I think he’d celebrate, in private. This time he’ll be smart enough to appear in a meeting, in the aftermath. He’ll look very concerned.


38 posted on 04/11/2013 3:42:42 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Quickgun

Hardly, Tsar Bomba create a five mile diameter fireball in open air. Below-ground crater size, for a buried detonation, might be a little bigger. Zone of total destruction above ground (burning; pressure damage) was about a 50 mile radius. Earth is just under 8,000 miles diameter. Not much chance a rock that size is going to crumble based on those little firecrackers.


39 posted on 04/11/2013 3:46:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: bert
Yeah, lets hope NK kills millions in the U.S.

More fun jokes bert? You're so funny!

Hey, maybe since NK have one of the largest stockpiles of chemical/bio weapons in the world, maybe they'll be able to set one off in the U.S. and most of the population will be affected or infected!

A ton of laughs....Go get um bert!

40 posted on 04/11/2013 3:59:09 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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