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Target practice for our military.

I still say we avoid a major conflict by just takin' out Pudge with a strategic missile/bomb strike. I think NK is dying to get him out and would install a sensible leader.

How hard is it to find out where Pudge is and fire some boom-boom sh*t at his location?

North Korea's mystery islands: Man-made keys could be new nuclear launch sites | Fox News

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North Korea is at it again. Or rather, it is continuing what it started five years ago.

Artificial islands have been discovered surrounding Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a missile development and testing site roughly 70 miles northwest of Pyongyang. Satellite images suggest the islands are home to military installations and have been under development for at least five years.
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Why America is really, REALLY worried about North Korea’s latest rocket engine test?
Friday 23rd June, 2017. - United States officials have confirmed that North Korea conducted its latest rocket engine test - which became the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year. Officials from the U.S. said that the latest engine and missile tests could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.
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While officials have not released additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM programme - the confirmation of the test comes a day after the United States held talks with China. During a round of the high-level talks in Washington, U.S. pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programs. U.S. President Donald Trump is said to have warned that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible over its weapons programs. U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson meanwhile called North Korea the "top security threat" to the United States and said China has a "diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime if they want to prevent further escalation in the region."

However, in the months of saber rattling from both the sides - U.S. officials have imposed tougher sanctions on the nuclear nation and even though senior officials have warned of military force - they have also specified that it is not the preferred option. According to a statement released by China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday, China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, told Trump during the White House meeting that Beijing was willing to “maintain communication and coordination” with the United States in an effort to diffuse tension on the Korean peninsula. Further, last month, the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency told Congress that if left unchecked, North Korea was on an “inevitable” path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland. Experts however believe that Pyongyang could still be years away from have a reliable ICBM capability, despite noting the pace at which it is proceeding with the development of the missile that it wants to aim at the U.S.


ICBMs, that have a minimum range of about 5,500 km, are designed to travel 10,000 km or farther - and the continental United States is around 9,000 km from North Korea. Last month, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency warned that North Korea was on an "inevitable" path to achieving this. Meanwhile, Trump’s defense secretary, Jim Mattis, said last month that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.” Even as North Korea ramps up its nuclear program - the U.S. too is increasing its capabilities to defend the threat from North Korea. In May, the U.S. staged its first-ever successful test to intercept an incoming ICBM-type missile.

Earlier this week, at a time of heightened animosities, South Korean officials said that the United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula. On Tuesday, flights by B-1Bs came hours after the death of a U.S. college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Confirming the presence of the warplanes in the region - Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea. Meanwhile, the U.S. military said the bombers conducted two separate drills with the Japanese and South Korean air forces - adding that the flights demonstrated solidarity among South Korea, Japan and the United States "to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater."

Hours later, Japan said in a statement that it will test its missile interceptor capability on Thursday, following several North Korean missile tests that have shaken the nation. Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that country’s Air Self-Defense Force will test its Lockheed Martin-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3), designed to shoot down missiles, at four bases in Tokyo. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday that a test on June 21 of a new capability being developed by the United States and Japan to defend against shorter-range missiles failed to hit its target. The latest rocket test was conducted in the city of Yun Song, where officials have confirmed, previous rocket tests too have taken place.

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Think tank says Fatboy got almost a couple dozen nuclear warheads...

North Korea can make 10-20 nuclear warheads, think tank says
July 3, 2017 -- North Korea has enough fissile material for about 10-20 nuclear warheads, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
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Quoting figures from January 2017, the Sweden-based think tank stated in a report issued Monday that North Korea is "estimated to have enough fissile material for approximately 10–20 nuclear warheads, an increase on the estimates for previous years." The report added North Korea "carried out an unprecedented number of flight tests of different missile systems in 2016 with mixed results."

But SIPRI stated it is unlikely North Korea has developed a sufficiently compact nuclear warhead capable of reaching the continental United States. "North Korea appears to have made technical progress in its military nuclear and ballistic missile programs and may have built up to 20 nuclear warheads," the report stated. "However, there is no open-source evidence that North Korea has produced nuclear warheads that can be carried on ballistic missiles." The report also noted North Korea is increasing its reserves of weapons-grade plutonium annually, and advancing the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles.


Military vehicles carrying missiles believed to be North Korean KN-08 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles are paraded during the 'Day of the Sun' festival on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea

But North Korea's ICBMs are still under development, according to SIPRI's analysis of the recent North Korea military parade on April 15. Global nuclear weapons trends indicate the total number of nuclear warheads is on the decline. The United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea possess a total of about 14,935 weapons in January 2017, down from 15,395 in early 2016.

Reductions, however, do not imply a decrease in spending. "The data show that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, all of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are in the process of modernizing their nuclear arsenals and will not be prepared to give them up for the foreseeable future," the report states. The United States could spend up to $1 trillion over the next three decades for nuclear weapons modernization, the report states. Russia and the United States account for more than 90 percent of all nuclear weapons.

North Korea can make 10-20 nuclear warheads, think tank says - UPI.com
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North Korea launches unidentified missile on July 4
July 3, 2017 -- North Korea launched a ballistic missile early Tuesday, local time, into the waters along the eastern coast of the peninsula.
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Seoul's joint chiefs of staff stated the missile launched from Panghyon, North Pyongan Province at around 9:40 a.m., could not be identified. "The president [Moon Jae-in] has been immediately notified," the joint chiefs said.

North Korea may have recently engaged in a rocket missile engine test, according to U.S. officials, but it has not conducted a rocket test since June 8, when the Kim Jong Un regime fired four anti-ship cruise missiles, according to a Pentagon official who spoke to CNN. The firing of the surface-to-ship missiles was confirmed by South Korea's joint chiefs of staff and by officials in Tokyo, Japan.


The Kim Jong Un regime launched a ballistic missile on July 4, local time.

The missiles were launched after the unanimous adoption of a new sanctions resolution at the United Nations Security Council. The sanctions include a travel ban, an asset freeze on four entities and 14 North Korean officials, including the chief of North Korea's overseas espionage operations. North Korea also launched a short-range missile on May 29 that flew 280 miles.

South Korea may be preparing for a transfer of wartime operational control, also known as OPCON, currently under the U.S. Command in South Korea. Seoul's military is being "swiftly reorganized" following the first summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korean television network MBC reported Tuesday.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne.../?spt=slh&or=2

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Think tank says Fatboy got almost a couple dozen nuclear warheads...

North Korea can make 10-20 nuclear warheads, think tank says
July 3, 2017 -- North Korea has enough fissile material for about 10-20 nuclear warheads, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.


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North Korea launches unidentified missile on July 4
July 3, 2017 -- North Korea launched a ballistic missile early Tuesday, local time, into the waters along the eastern coast of the peninsula.
No think tank doesn't say that. Think tank says:

]North Korea can make 10-20 nuclear warheads, think tank says[/b]
[i]July 3, 2017 -- North Korea has enough fissile material for about 10-20 nuclear warheads, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

The obvious solution is to send NK a couple pallets of unmarked bills. Then they won't build any missiles or nukes.
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