CONFIRMED: US says N. Korea fired its first ICBM

The US has confirmed that N. Korea has fired its first ICBM and they say it may have the capability of hitting Alaska:

Here’s more:

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:

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:

About that North Korean missile launch….

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