North Korea Conducts Second Missile Launch in Less than a Week

| July 31, 2019

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The rogue Communist government of North Korea fired two missiles east into the Sea of Japan early Wednesday local time, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) confirmed.

North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast. Observers say the move was aimed at putting more pressure on the United States and South Korea to renew the nuclear negotiations.

U.S. officials said the weapons fired Wednesday were similar to ones launched six days ago – which were nuclear-capable, and would be difficult for defense systems to track and destroy. The U.S. has had little or no warning of recent North Korean short range tests, a U.S. official said.

Prior to the current missile tests, Pyongyang had refrained from testing missiles since May.

The United Nations has placed North Korea under strict economic sanctions in response to its illegal nuclear weapons development, which bans ballistic missile activity. The sanctions have rarely stopped Pyongyang from engaging in illegal military activity, though officials have demanded Western countries lift the sanctions and admitted they have profoundly affected the remains of North Korea’s economy following over half a century of communism.

South Korea’s JCS told media in the country that they believe the missiles launched Wednesday are short-range ballistic weapons covered by international sanctions. While suggesting they are similar to the weapons believed to have been launched earlier in the week, Seoul’s officials did not confirm the identity of the missiles. The South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo identified the missiles as potentially “domestically produced variants of the Russian-made 9K720 Iskander missile system.” Seoul believes the missiles were launched from a location near Wonsan, a northern beach town that Kim Jong-un has attempted to turn into a tourist destination with help from China.

The July 25 missile launch, according to North Korean media, featured a new model of missile that produced a “satisfactory” launch.

Wednesday’s missiles flew about 155 miles before collapsing into the Sea of Japan (the East Sea in Korea).

The U.S. State Department is planning follow-on meetings with the North. These plans follow the in-person meeting between President Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un. The State Department stated that they…

“…will continue to monitor the situation.”

Well, we have that going for us. Read the entire article here: Breitbart

Category: Foreign Policy, North Korea, Nukes

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  1. ChipNASA says:

    OK Well let’s see how this plays out.
    Trump will sit on his hands and bide his time.
    Ole NDtBF is frustrated he’s not getting any attention recently.
    Maybe he should announce his candidacy for the Democratic Presidential Ticket.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      He might as well run Chipster. He has the same idea as the demon rats in this country. He would destroy his people and his country in an attempt to hold onto power, as they would.

      His attention hogging doesn’t seem to be getting the payoff from previous administrations. Odd how that is working out.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Those rockets really are the only thing he can shoot off, aren’t they?

  3. MustangCryppie says:

    A petulant child seeing how far he can go.

    PDT, keep the sanctions going. Hell, increase them.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ah, more son-of-SCUD missiles… Norks proud of their ability to make ’em.

  5. Sapper3307 says:

    The Norks are in the middle of another famine (socialism?), if we feed them they will stop till winter.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    It appears that tubby little Kim-Cheese is thinking that the current Administration will be like others in the past and reward him with barge loads of cash for his misbehavior.

    Fuck. Him.

  7. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Send him some of those blue pills.