Saturday, April 15, 2017

"North Korean missile 'blows up' on test launch"

A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms program.

The failed launch from North Korea's east coast, ignoring admonitions from major ally China, came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital, marking the birth anniversary of the state founder, in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display.

Pence is due in Seoul at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tension over North Korea.

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7 comments:

edutcher said...

What everybody noticed was no A-bomb test, either.

Wotta coinkydink. Some say Butterball blinked.

Maybe he had a little help.

chickelit said...

Can Trump take credit? Kim would lose so much face. He does have a lot of face to lose.

Methadras said...

chickelit said...
Can Trump take credit? Kim would lose so much face. He does have a lot of face to lose.


He sure does, since he's sitting on it most of the time.

Dad Bones said...

Projectile dysfunction runs in the family.

AllenS said...

I wouldn't be surprised that Russia has the same problems.

Steg said...

I was talking with a buddy at work about this, and he said, "I think they're actually trying to hit us, they just suck at it." I laughed.

Leland said...

Reportedly heard nearby: "Beep beep! Zip-Tang"