North Korea further antagonized the West on Wednesday after they conducted their largest live-fire attack drill in the country’s history.
The United States saw what North Korea did and decided to show them what working missiles look like.
According to the “San Diego Union-Tribune,” the Air Force conducted a missile test early on Wednesday morning, showing the North Koreans what real missiles look like.
The Minuteman III ICBM was launched three minutes past midnight from the Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. The missile traveled 4,200 miles into the Pacific, unlike the North Korean missile, which blew up seconds into its launch.
“Test launches like this one are vital to validating the effectiveness and readiness of our operational nuclear systems, so it is critical that they are successful.”
Kim Jong-Un certainly took notice of the U.S. Minuteman III and spent most of Wednesday watching the live-fire drill. North Korea’s state media issued the following statement:
“The brave artillerymen mercilessly and satisfactorily hit the targets and the gunshots were very correct, he said, adding that they showed well the volley of gunfire of our a-match-for-a-hundred artillery force giving merciless punishment to the hostile forces.”
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