US Successful in Missile Intercept Test in Response to North Korea

North Korea continues on their course of aggression, Kim Jong-un just warned that he has a really big package for the US, an indication of a nuclear weapon. They have also been conducting test of ballistic missiles and an anti-aircraft system. In response, the Pentagon announced that they were successful in testing a missile intercept system.

The U.S. military successfully shot down a mock nuclear warhead simulating the speed and range of a potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.

In a statement, the agency said an unarmed rocket launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean was “destroyed” by a ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California as it traveled outside Earth’s atmosphere.

The successful test was the first of its kind in nearly three years.
It came two days after North Korea tested a SCUD-type ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone in the Sea of Japan…

No one wants to see a major war with North Korea break out as it would be devastating for South Korea, Japan, Philippines and the United States. Most experts believe that Hawaii could be North Korea’s first US target as it is closer range than the US west coast. A nuclear attack on Hawaii would be more devastating than the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Yet, it seems that Kim is determined to start a war

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