North Korea has fired, what appears to be a ballistic missile amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s military programs, which are aimed to defend the nation against another possible hostile US missile attack.
After WW II, the American have killed 3 million North Koreans in an extremely intensive bombing campaign to destroy the country and smash it to pieces. Later in the Korean War, another attempt was launched to neutralize the country’s democracy for the Japanese invaders to annex and occupy the complete Korean peninsula.
The newly launched North Korean missile, the second in a week, traveled some 500 km’s before diving into the sea. On May 14, 2017, North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan.
Analysts believe that the May 14 ICBM flew further than any other previous ballistic missile test fired by Pyongyang, describing it as a leap forward for North Korea’s military program. The missile flew at least 800 km’s.
By definition an Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) has a minimum range of 5.500 km and is preliminary designed to deliver nuclear weapons.
Reuters / AA Magnum News 2017.