North Korea is claiming that the missile they just launched was, in fact, an intercontinental ballistic missile. If that’s true, it would be the first successful launch of an ICBM by the Hermit Kingdom.
That’s bad news for the rest of us.
The United States and South Korea have not confirmed whether or not it was an ICBM. Earlier, U.S. Pacific Command reported that they believed the launch was an intermediate range missile. Russian officials were in agreement with that assessment.
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) July 4, 2017
According to a report by Fox News, North Korea announced that its latest missile test reached an altitude of 2,802 kilometers (1,740 miles) and flew 933 kilometers (580 miles) for 39 minutes before falling into the sea.
Some analysts believe that the missile was capable of reaching Alaska.
That's it. It's an ICBM. https://t.co/W3i5k0j6Lh
— Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) July 4, 2017
Let’s hope that the President can do something about the direction North Korea is headed in before they drop a nuke on American soil!
Young Conservatives reports:
North Korea is claiming a game-changing move with the ballistic missile it fired on Tuesday, July 4th.
It is claiming that it has finally tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.
It would be the first successful launch of an ICBM by North Korea, if true.
The U.S and South Korea have not confirmed that claim.