Skip to comments.North Korea's missile capability: how far it has come and its implications in denuclearization talks
Posted on 12/03/2019 1:59:39 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
North Korea's recent test of its super-large multiple rocket launcher has not only proved the weapon system's improved "volley-firing" capabilities but also showed that North Korea's weapons development programs have proceeded steadily for the past two years, experts said Monday.
On Nov. 28, North Korea conducted the test-firing of the super-large multiple launch rocket system for the fourth time this year following Aug. 24, Sept. 10 and Oct. 31 launches. All four tests involved two rockets fired from the weapon system, with the North succeeding to narrow down the firing interval from 17 minutes on Aug. 24 and 3 minutes on Oct. 31 to 30 seconds on Nov. 28.
The Sept. 10 test was a failure due to being conducted in an open field around Kaechon, South Pyongan Province, while the other three tests took place on concrete surfaces at military airfields. The latest Nov. 28 weapon test was conducted from around the Yonpo Airfield in South Hamgyong Province.
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So ... their artillery / rocket forces don't work so well in the field?!
I wonder if Kim has ever witnesses a USAF MERV reentering just off his coast for RIMPAC ?
MERV = MIRV.
The leadership of North Korea only has to make one decision, do they live or do they die!
North Korea may or may not have a nuclear weapon and the ability to reach US Territory but do they have the will to use such a weapon?
Let us assume they have such a weapon, and assume they have the ability to launch an attack...then what?
Even they are not insane enough to think they could win a war with the US.
And as divided as we are politically the President would have no problem getting a DECLARATION OF WAR out of Congress, the US would enter into it’s first real all out war since WWII.
When North Korea invaded the South in the 1950s American’s military had been cut back to peace time levels. We did not have the troops, supplies, or transports required to fight a land war on the other side of the globe.
It is a different story today.
South Korea would sustained much damage and many deaths, but in an all out war without restrictions North Korea would cease to exist.
Do I think the leadership of North Korea is insane? No. Then why are they doing this. Simple, because making threats in he past gained them some sort of reward. They still have not realized that President Trump is not like all previous Presidents. He will wait them out.
As a side note, it is my belief that if the leader of NK were to give an order to launch a nuclear missile at the US he would be assassinated.
China if your children misbehave we come after the parent
We could have dropped MERV Griffin on em when we had the chance
“MERV = MIRV.”
The acronym has evolved a few times. You’re not wrong as yours is one of them. The original was MRV, multiple reentry vehicle payload for a ballistic missile which deploys multiple warheads. The targeting part of the program is what Clinton gave to the Chinese through Loral and Hughes in the 90’s and “settled” to escape civil penalties.
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