Chronicles of Mario

The Musings of a G[r]eek

Wordpress Themes
Home » News » North Korea Deploying New Missile on East Coast

North Korea Deploying New Missile on East Coast

Posted by Mario Stylianou Categories: News

North Korea Taepodong 2North Korea has redeployed some of its missiles to the country’s eastern coast, a provocation and implicit warning that it just might carry through on some of its recent threats.

New ICBM models aren’t like iPhones; you don’t just take them out of the box and expect them to function properly. They have to be rigorously, painstakingly tested. Markus Schiller, an expert in the North Korean military, told Global Security Newswire that it was “totally impossible” for the KN-08 to be operational without tests. Even countries that have successfully built and launched ICMBs before, which North Korea has not, wouldn’t expect a new model to work perfectly on the first try. The KN-08 was just unveiled last April in a military parade in Pyongyang and has never been test-launched. Analysts aren’t even sure that it’s real.

The most bullish analysis of the KN-08′s potential threat  this week, published in the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, speculated that North Korea had only moved them to the coast so that, in the event of a test launch, they would be less likely to fall onto North Korean soil.9873C2E2-67C6-4ECD-BAAA-2147433219AA_mw1024_n_s[1]

 

Mario Stylianou


 

  • RSS
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Youtube

Sponsors

Popular Posts

Mario with Google Glass at NYC Glass Headquarters

Google Glass Explorers Invitations Avail

As most of you can tell, I've been beta testing +Google ...

Canon EF Lineup 2013

Lens Notation Primer

As part of my series on buying entry-level dSLRs and ...

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S: Too little, Too late

I had big hopes for this little phone. A bigger ...

Coin: 10 Reasons It's Not a Nightmare

Tom's Guide published a piece called 10 Reasons Coin Card ...

Facebook Smart Lists

Facebook Smart Lists

Way to be creative Facebook. Let's create auto-populating Smart Lists of ...

Twitter updates

No public Twitter messages.