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