The US has confirmed that N. Korea has fired its first ICBM and they say it may have the capability of hitting Alaska:
U.S. military officials believe N. Korea has tested two-stage ICBM capable of reaching Alaska, sources tell NBC News https://t.co/1kf1OjtYnm
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 4, 2017
The U.S. believes North Korea fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, two U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News — a significant step forward in Pyongyang’s weapons program.
The ICBM, which is believed to be “two-stage,” officials said, would have a range of at least 3,500 miles, and thus be capable of reaching Alaska.
The North Korean regime earlier Tuesday claimed it successfully fired a long-range missile into the Sea of Japan, declaring itself a “proud nuclear state.”
“It is a major celebration in our history,” said an announcer on North Korean state television. “[North Korea] is now a proud nuclear state, which possesses [an] almighty ICBM rocket that can now target anywhere in the world.”
The Hwasong-14 hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes, state television said.
The test — one of several this year — was detected at about 9:40 a.m. local time (8:40 p.m. ET Monday), a South Korean military official told NBC News. Seoul condemned the launch as a “reckless provocation.”
And a bit more:
US military analysis suggests North Korea launched "probable" ICBM https://t.co/Aii7pBCcuh
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) July 4, 2017
Now we get to see just what our ‘measured response’ is going to look like.
How about a little wackadoodle with Kimmy’s head?
Here’s our earlier post on the response: