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  • [N. Korea] Pyongyang may launch a missile before U.S. election

    11/02/2016 9:03:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    JoongAng Daily ^ | Nov 03,2016 | JEONG YONG-SOO, KIM YUNA
    Pyongyang may launch a missile before U.S. election Nov 03,2016 North Korea is preparing to launch another intermediate range ballistic missile ahead of the U.S. presidential election, said a Korean military official Wednesday. According to the official, movements by the loading transporter erector launcher (TEL) were detected in North Korea, which appear to be in preparation to launch another Musudan missile. Pyongyang has a history of staging military provocations in time with political events. Speculations are high that the North will likely launch another missile in two to three days, as a probe into the so-called Choi-gate scandal, in which...
  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong-un orders full probe into Musudan missiles launches

    10/28/2016 10:18:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/10/28
    Kim Jong-un orders full probe into Musudan missiles launches 2016/10/28 SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered a special investigation team to conduct a full-fledged probe into the causes of the failure of recent intermediate-range missiles launches, a North Korean defectors group claimed Friday. "Kim has instructed the special investigation team to implement a probe into the national defense sector starting on Nov. 1 to make the causes for the launch failures clear," said Kim Heung-kwang, a North Korean defector and executive director of Seoul-based dissidents' group North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity, in a press conference....
  • U.S. says N. Korea's launch of Musudan missile ends in failure again

    10/19/2016 7:46:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/10/20
    U.S. says N. Korea's launch of Musudan missile ends in failure again 2016/10/20 10:39 WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile on Thursday (Korean time), but the launch ended in failure, the U.S. Strategic Command said. "U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) systems detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch" at 7 a.m. (Korean time) near the northwestern city of Kusong, the command said in a statement. "The missile is presumed to be a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile," it said. "The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from...
  • N. Korea: Happy Kim Jong-un after Missile Launch (Photos)

    06/23/2016 4:57:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/06/23
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  • North Korea's Musudan Missile Test Actually Succeeded. What Now?

    06/22/2016 8:35:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | June 23, 2016 | Ankit Panda
    North Korea's Musudan Missile Test Actually Succeeded. What Now? North Korea claims its sixth Musudan missile test this year was a success. Why does that matter? By Ankit Panda June 23, 2016 Yesterday, North Korea launched two liquid-fueled Musudan (Hwasong-10) intermediate-range ballistic missiles. As I wrote then, the tests marked the fifth and sixth test launches of the missile this year. Testing began in mid-April, to coincide with the birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder and grandfather to current leader Kim Jong-un. Sadly for Kim, all four tests prior to yesterday had failed either at launch or shortly...
  • (5th LD) N. Korea fires off 2 Musudan IRBM missiles(flew 150 & 400km)

    06/21/2016 7:12:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/06/22
    (5th LD) N. Korea fires off 2 Musudan IRBM missiles 2016/06/22 10:27 SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea launched what appeared to be two Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) from its east coast early Wednesday morning, but the first test-firing is assumed to have been unsuccessful, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. At around 5:58 a.m., North Korea fired off what is presumed to be a Musudan missile from near Wonsan along the east coast, but the launch seems to have ended in failure, the JCS said, providing no further details. About two hours later at 8:05 a.m., the...
  • N. Korea's missile launch appears to have failed

    05/30/2016 5:54:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/05/3
    N. Korea's missile launch appears to have failed 2016/05/31 09:39 SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- North Korea launched a missile from its east coast in the early morning of Tuesday, but the launch appears to have failed, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. "North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile from the region near Wonsan at around 5:20 a.m., but it is presumed to have been unsuccessful," the JCS said in a brief text message. The military is studying details of the launch and is maintaining a high level of combat preparedness, the JCS said. Sources said...
  • North Korean Missile Exploded, Damaged Launcher in Failed Test

    04/22/2016 8:09:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    North Korean Missile Exploded, Damaged Launcher in Failed Test U.S. commander says threats from Pyongyang increasing BY: Bill Gertz April 20, 2016 5:00 am North Korea’s first attempt to test-launch a new intermediate-range missile last week failed after the Musudan blew up shortly after launch, causing a huge fireball that damaged the mobile launcher, according to American defense officials. “We’re still assessing the specifics of it but I can tell you that it was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Friday. “It was not successful.” The test failure on Friday represents...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military

    04/15/2016 7:31:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/04/15
    (3rd LD) N. Korea fails 1st mid-range ballistic missile launch: military 2016/04/15 15:46 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES throughout) SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea conducted its first test-launch of the medium-range ballistic missile Musudan early Friday from its east coast, but the launch ended in failure, officials said. "North Korea seems to have tried a missile launch from the East Sea area in the early morning today, but it is presumed to have failed," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Sources said the launched missile was the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), also known as the BM-25. The...
  • U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch

    04/12/2016 1:21:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Updated 1807 GMT (0107 HKT) April 12, 2016 CNN) — U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for an unprecedented launch of a mobile ballistic missile which could potentially hit portions of the U.S., CNN has learned. Opinion: Impose sanctions on North Korea's enablers Two U.S. officials told CNN that if the regime proceeds with a launch, the latest assessments are the most likely scenario is the launch of the so-called Musudan missile, which the U.S. believes could potentially...
  • One of North Korea' missiles gone missing... seeking attention?

    04/19/2013 11:28:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 2013.04.20
    One of North Korea' missiles gone missing... seeking attention? /begin my excerpts 2013.04.20 13:41 While N. Korea continues to threaten missile launches, one of two Musudan missiles escaped from our surveillance. JTBC reports on Apr. 19 that this may be a ploy to raise tension and regain attention. N. Korea's missile units are on the move again. One of two Musudan missiles which were seen in Dong-han Bay at East Sea has gone missing. /begin my excerpts
  • North Korea Launch Zone Found

    04/11/2013 1:12:32 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 90 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    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...
  • Guam prepares as North Korea threatened to fire nuclear missiles (Musudan's 1.2t payload)

    04/10/2013 6:35:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Island Business ^ | 11 Apr 2013
    Guam prepares as North Korea threatened to fire nuclear missiles HAGATNA, Guam ---- Almost 100 U.S army personnel will deploy to Guam in coming weeks as the Pentagon moves one of its missile defense systems designed to knock down hostile targets in the upper atmosphere.
  • China Helped North Korea Target American Cities

    04/08/2013 1:07:47 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 35 replies ^ | 4/07/2013 | Gordon G. Chang
    Today, Kim Jang-soo, South Korea’s new national security director, said North Korea may fire off a missile as soon as Wednesday. The launch will undoubtedly be a test of an intermediate-range missile, not an attack. North Korea last week moved two missiles, which were subsequently loaded onto mobile launchers, to its east coast. Many expect the missiles, which have been subsequently moved to hidden locations, will be fired in trajectories arcing over Japan. ... The KN-08 sits on an eight-axle mobile vehicle—a transporter-erector-launcher in military lingo—that can hide and shoot, so America’s costly missile defense system is considered necessary because...
  • North Korea 'moves missiles' closer to target

    04/04/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 75 replies ^ | April 04, 2013
    Update: 1:49PM NORTH Korea has reportedly been seen moving a long-range missile in to position for launch. South Korean Yonhap news agency reports that North Korea's new KN08 Musudan missile has been spotted in the process of being transported towards the Sea of Japan. The KN08 Musudan is still under-development and it is unclear if it has the range to reach the United States mainland. Previous assessments have given it a range of 4000km - potentially enough range to reach Guam.
  • North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports

    04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/03
    North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT (Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities. It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
  • Japan: NKorea seeks new missile, China navy active

    08/01/2011 8:22:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/1/11 | Eric Talmadge - AP
    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is developing a new mid-range ballistic missile that could reach as far as the U.S. territory of Guam, Japan's Defense Ministry said in an annual report released Tuesday. Japan is also concerned with China's increasing naval activity in the waters surrounding its shores .. The North Korean missile called the Musudan is based on Russian technology acquired in the 1990s and is designed for launch from mobile platforms, the ministry said in its 2011 white paper. Tuesday's report was the first time Japan has officially mentioned the missile by name.
  • North Korea Debuts an IRBM (at military parade: range 3,200km)

    10/10/2010 8:39:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Arms Control Wonk ^ | 10/10/10 | Joshua Pollack
    North Korea Debuts an IRBM By joshua | 10 October 2010 | No Comments After a long wait, North Korea’s “Musudan” intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has made its first public appearance. Described as a copy of the Soviet R-27 submarine-launched ballistic missile (a.k.a. RSM-25, a.k.a. SS-N-6, a.k.a. Serb), it has never been flight-tested in North Korea, as far as anyone knows. The missile showed up in the course of a televised military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung square, better noted elsewhere for the joint appearance of ailing North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il and his son and successor Kim...
  • New North Korean Missile Unit Reflects Growing Missile Threat

    03/11/2010 6:15:54 PM PST · by myknowledge · 179+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 11, 2010 | Bruce Klingner
    North Korea has established an independent military division responsible for controlling and deploying its intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs).[1] Known as the Musudan,[2] these IRBMs are a strategic-level asset controlled by the senior leadership. Little is known about the missile, but U.S. assessments consider it to be a single-stage, road-mobile IRBM with a range of 1,800 to 3,000 miles--capable of targeting U.S. military bases in Japan, Okinawa, and Guam.[3] Twelve of these missiles were reportedly displayed in an April 2007 military parade in Pyongyang. A Musudan test flight from a North Korean test facility has not been identified, but media reports...
  • Report: Iran delays missile test after N. Korea fails to ship components

    12/13/2009 8:39:11 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 402+ views ^ | 12/16/2009 |
    Iran's military has postponed a test firing of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile after a shipment of parts from North Korea was delayed, Japan's Kyodo news service reported Dec. 6. The report quoted a western diplomatic source in South Korea familiar with North Korean issues as saying that Tehran told Pyongyang that it needs electronic components for improving the missile's accuracy that were ordered from North Korea. The delay in delivering the parts is a source of friction between the two countries, the source said. According to the report, North Korea has said it shipped the components in 10 containers...