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  • North Korea Missile Launch Fails; Falls Back Into NK.

    01/03/2018 8:39:24 PM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 24 replies
    Yahoo | 3 Jan 2018 | RACookPE1978
    Few details (was a warhead carried, test of missile only, test of missile and dummy warhead/re-entry mechanism, etc. Second-hand reports only.
  • Norks' missile launch fails; U.S. apparently unconcerned about it

    04/17/2017 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/17 | Dan Calabrese
    What exactly would amount to an unacceptable provocation? Help me out here. I thought the whole reason we were sending a strike force to the Korean Peninsula was the possibility that Bowl Cut Jr. was going to launch or otherwise attempt to test a missile - and that either the Chinese needed to stop him from doing that, or we would. “Day of the Sun” came and went, and it looked like the Norks had backed down, but then early Sunday the attempted to launch the missile after all. That . . . did not go well:
  • Iran and Russia Playing in the Fire

    02/06/2017 2:48:47 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Jed Babbin
    Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted, “Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!” Earlier in the week, both the president and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said they were putting Iran “on notice,” without defining what that notice meant. Mr. Trump likes to keep our adversaries guessing, and that’s a good thing, if he actually does it. More definitively, a statement by Flynn said, “The days of turning a blind eye to Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over.” For the...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • Norah 'Loves' Larry's Lingo on North Korea, Larry Launches at Cheney

    06/22/2006 3:16:22 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies · 869+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 22, 2006 Norah loves Larry. At least, she loves the way Larry Eagleburger phrased things about North Korea. At the same time, Larry made it fairly clear that there's no love lost between himself and Dick Cheney. The former Bush, Sr. Secretary of State appeared on this evening's Hardball. Guest host Norah O'Donnell interviewed him along with former Clinton defense official Ashton Carter. Carter had in turn written an op-ed in today's Washington Post, which as indicated by its title, If Necessary, Strike and Destroy, advocates blowing the North Korean ICBM off its launch pad if...
  • North Korean Rocket Launch Fails, US Officials Confirm

    04/12/2012 4:35:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    fox40.com/CNN ^ | April 12, 2012
    PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket it says is carrying a satellite into orbit, 2 U.S. officials said. When the 90-ton rocket launched there was a larger than anticipated flare. U.S. officials said that the missile is believed to have crashed into the sea.
  • China puts its foot down: sends a powerful message to Obama

    Last week I reported that China was very upset by President Obama's decision to monetize more of our debt. This is quite understandable since they hold such a significant portion of our debt and overnight the value was reduced by twenty percent.
  • Military Says Missile-Like Object Wasn't Missile

    11/10/2010 1:34:50 PM PST · by libstripper · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Martin
    (CBS) More than a day after a CBS camera caught video of an unidentified projectile leaving a condensation trail off the California coast, the situation remains a mystery, with the Defense Department insisting that it was not a missile. * * * But Doug Richardson, the editor of Jane’s Missiles and Rockets, examined the video for the Times of London and said he was left with little doubt. "It’s a solid propellant missile," he told the Times. "You can tell from the efflux [smoke]."
  • Mysterious missile launch most likely US Air flight 808

    11/10/2010 12:27:27 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 194 replies · 1+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | November 11, 2010 | Corky Boyd
    Network news and the internet were abuzz with the report and video by Los Angeles CBS affiliate KCBS of a reported missile launch late Monday afternoon -- around 5 PM. Both the Air Force and the Navy denied they had any missiles launches at the time. According to CBS News the Defense Department remains baffled. "Nobody within the Department of Defense that we've reached out to has been able to explain what this contrail is, where it came from," Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said. "So far, we've come up empty with any explanation." And they go on: "The FAA...
  • N. Korea May Launch Nodong Missile: Asahi

    04/29/2010 6:47:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 513+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/30/10 | Kim Jong-hyun
    /begin my summary N. Korea May Launch Nodong Missile: Asahi (Tokyo = Yonhap News) Kim Jong-hyun = There are signs that N. Korea would launch medium-range ballistic missile 'Nodong'(range: 1,300km) soon, according to Apr. 30 dispatch from Seoul by Asahi Shimbun. Using satellite(surveillance,) S. Korea and U.S. located the position where signs of missile launch has been detected, and indications are that the launch would be directed toward East Sea(Sea of Japan.) /end my summary
  • Report: NKorea test-fires 2 more missiles

    05/26/2009 2:03:04 AM PDT · by South40 · 50 replies · 3,735+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 5/26/2009 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea launched tests Tuesday of two more short-range missiles a day after detonating a nuclear bomb underground, a news report said, pushing the regime's confrontation with world powers further despite the threat of U.N. Security Council action. Two missiles — one ground-to-air, the other ground-to-ship — with a range of about 80 miles (130 kilometers) were test-fired from an east coast launch pad, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed government official. South Korean spy chief Won Sei-hoon had informed lawmakers earlier Tuesday that a missile test was likely, according to the office...
  • N.Korea Restricts Sailing off Northwest Coast (another likely missile launch)

    05/25/2009 8:53:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 602+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/26/09
    N.Korea Restricts Sailing off Northwest Coast North Korea has restricted passage of ships in the area off the coast of the West Korea Bay some 100 km northwest of Pyongyang. Japan's Kyodo news agency quoted the Japanese Coast Guard as saying one of its patrol boats had intercepted a warning sent out by the North to one of its vessels. The timeframe is reportedly from Monday through Wednesday during 9 am and 5 pm. The exact reason behind the warning has yet to be confirmed, but it could be a precursor to another missile launch. Just last week North Korea...
  • N. Korea couples nuclear blast with missile launch: source

    05/24/2009 11:19:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,544+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 05/25/09 | Sam Kim
    N. Korea couples nuclear blast with missile launch: source By Sam Kim SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears to have test-fired a short-range missile Monday on its east coast after it conducted its second nuclear test, a South Korean source said. The missile, with an estimated range of 130 kilometers, was fired from the coastal site where North Korea launched its long-range rocket on April 5, the source said. The latest launch comes as tension peaks on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea claimed it succeeded in detonating a more powerful nuclear device in its northeastern region. "The...
  • U.S. Getting Angry with N.Korea (Chia Head to remain low priority?)

    04/20/2009 6:36:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 475+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/20/09
    U.S. Getting Angry with N.Korea The U.S. government is apparently getting angry with North Korea. Diplomatic sources in Washington D.C. say the White House and the State Department are irate at North Korea's refusal to talk following the launch of its long-range rocket, as well as its expulsion of International Atomic Energy Agency monitors and a State Department representative. During a recent meeting, the U.S. National Security Council Principals Committee, led by White House National Security Adviser James Jones, resulted in a U.S. decision not to pursue direct talks with North Korea as long as the communist country remains uncooperative,...
  • U.S. to make efforts to revive stalled 6-way talks: White House

    04/15/2009 7:29:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 387+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/16/09 | Hwang Doo-hyong
    U.S. to make efforts to revive stalled 6-way talks: White House By Hwang Doo-hyong WASHINGTON, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The United States Wednesday said that it will try to persuade North Korea to come back to six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear programs despite the North's reluctance after a U.N. rebuke over its recent rocket launch. "It was important what the U.N. Security Council did, while at the same time we have to look forward and figure out ways to continue toward the agreement that ends the nuclear program of North Korea," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The...
  • North Korea rocket puts Barack Obama on nuclear alert

    04/05/2009 3:58:24 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 86 replies · 4,332+ views
    UK Times ^ | april 6, 2009 | Tom Baldwin and James Bone
    The United Nations Security Council met in emergency session last night as Western diplomats pushed for a robust response. The US was pressing last night for a formal Security Council resolution demanding compliance with existing UN sanctions and banning North Korea from importing luxury goods. China was expected to veto any effort to impose stronger sanctions. Gordon Brown called the launch completely unacceptable.
  • DPRK LAUNCH --overflying Akita Prefecture, Japan

    04/04/2009 7:39:33 PM PDT · by gaijin · 851 replies · 45,439+ views
    getting details, breaking hard
  • LEAD: N. Korean rocket launch imminent: report [Launched]

    04/04/2009 7:19:04 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 75 replies · 4,290+ views
    ap via Breitbart ^ | April 5, 2009 | Kyodo
    North Korea has activated radar for its planned launch of what the country claims as a communications satellite, signaling that the launch is imminent, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Sunday, quoting an unnamed South Korean source. Yonhap also said South Korea's presidential office convened a National Security Council meeting in a sign confirming the imminent launch. The presidential office earlier said the NSC will be convened only after an actual launch. North Korea has announced that it would launch a satellite sometime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Saturday to Wednesday.
  • N. Korean Missile Launch Would be ‘Counterproductive,’ Official Says (Chia-Pet Alert)

    04/03/2009 3:48:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 129+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2009 – A potential North Korean test launch of a three-stage missile would have a negative impact on efforts to lessen tensions in the region, a U.S. State Department official told reporters here yesterday. Senior U.S. diplomats have urged North Korea “to desist from launching any type of missile,” spokesman Robert Wood said at a news conference. The North Koreans insist that their Taepodong 2 missile that is expected to be launched in the coming days is carrying a communications satellite for peaceful purposes. North Korea’s neighbors South Korea and Japan are alarmed at the possible launch....
  • N. Korea Is Said to Be Fueling Rocket

    04/02/2009 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies · 1,555+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 2, 2009 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL — North Korea has begun fueling its rocket, a news report said on Thursday, in what missile experts consider a definitive indication that the Communist state will launch it as early as this weekend. As the launching approached, North Korea assumed an increasingly hostile posture. On Thursday, it threatened to send a “thunderbolt of fire” crashing down on Japan if it attempts to shoot down the rocket. North Korea says it will launch the rocket between Saturday and Wednesday to thrust an experimental communications satellite into orbit. But Washington and its allies consider the launch a test of the...