North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile at Japan — U.S. General Says "Time is Running Out"

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile at Japan — U.S. General Says "Time is Running Out"

Early Friday morning, U.S. officials detected an intercontinental ballistic missile launch out of North Korea.

The missile, which was launched in an night operation (uncommon for the communist nation), traveled for about 45 minutes before landing in the waters near one of Japan's islands.

USA Today has more:

Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said officials were analyzing whether the missile, launched at 11:42 p.m. local time Friday, was an intercontinental ballistic missile.

North Korea test-launched its first ICBM on July 4 in a major step toward developing nuclear-armed missiles capable of reaching the United States.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an emergency meeting of his National Security Council, the Associated Press reported.

Suga said Japan lodged a strong protest with North Korea over the latest launch. “North Korea’s repeated provocative acts absolutely cannot be accepted,” he said.

The missile likely landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, which extends 230 miles from its coast. Japan’s national public broadcaster NHK reports that the coast guard issued safety warnings to aircraft and ships after the launch was detected.
— Doug Stanglin, reporting for USA Today

It's important to note that although analysts say North Korean missiles can only reach coastal U.S. states like Alaska or Hawaii, the 'hermit' nation has allies all over the world and shipping networks that could potentially install launch sites virtually anywhere.

In the wake of military threat from countries like North Korea, that despise the United States for being superior to the starving state in every way possible, only time will tell if military response is needed.

From the same USA Today piece:

Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, told the National Press Club in Washington this week that there was still time for a non-military solution to the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, but that “time is running out.”

”North Korea is extremely dangerous and more dangerous as the weeks go by,” he said.

Well said.

Stay alert. Stay alive.

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