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Goblin
07-04-2006, 07:18 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea launched a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching the United States but it failed
after 35 or 40 seconds, two State Department officials said.

The missile was one of at least three that were fired. The two others were short-range missiles. All landed in the Sea of Japan, said the Japanese government, which was unable to confirm that they included a long-range missile.

The officials in Washington, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the long-range missile was the Taepodong-2, North
Korea's most advanced missile with a range of up to 9,320 miles.

The launch came after weeks of speculation that the North was preparing to test its advanced Taepodong-2 missile from a site on its northeast coast. The preparations had generated stern warnings from the United States and Japan, which had threatened possible economic sanctions in response.

The Sea of Japan lies between Japan and the Korean Peninsula.

"North Korea has gone ahead with the launch despite international protest," Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said. "That is regrettable from the standpoint of Japan's security, the
stability of international society, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction."





http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=60455

MP
07-04-2006, 07:20 PM
I would hate to be a Koren Missile designer right about now!

SirMoby
07-04-2006, 07:25 PM
And the USA doesn't have the $$$ to do much about it. :(

Goblin
07-04-2006, 07:26 PM
the japs will help fund the war on north korea

Goblin
07-04-2006, 07:29 PM
i see msnbc threw this comment in
"If the timing is correct, the North Korean missiles were launched within minutes of Tuesday’s liftoff of Discovery, which blasted into orbit from Cape Canaveral in the first U.S. space shuttle launch in a year."

Goblin
07-04-2006, 07:31 PM
and this comment
"Temperatures further heightened Monday when the North’s main news agency quoted an unidentified newspaper analyst as saying Pyongyang was prepared to answer a U.S. military attack with “a relentless annihilating strike and a nuclear war.”"
The Bush administration responded by saying while it had no intention of attacking, it was determined to protect the United States if North Korea launched a long-range missile

Pimpster
07-04-2006, 07:36 PM
North Korea is a punk with a slingshot, they got nothing!

Capt. 'rold
07-04-2006, 08:19 PM
kinda funny and poetic that it failed so early. If they launched they'd just end up nuking themselves

volante
07-04-2006, 08:23 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea launched a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching the United States
It can barely reach the north-westernmost tip of Alaska. I doubt even the moose are shitting themselves.

KRM
07-04-2006, 11:02 PM
kinda funny and poetic that it failed so early. If they launched they'd just end up nuking themselves
lol that would be great