North Korea missiles launchers have been spotted moving into a firing position.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the North Korea missile test would have a range of over 2,000 miles and place the US island of Guam within striking distance. The United States and Japan offered North Korea nuclear talks, but so far there has not been a response.
North Korea’s official statement also promised nuclear war against the United States and some wonder whether North Korea’s nuclear weapons capabilities are being underestimated. Some experts believe America would be in danger from a North Korean EMP attack and not a standard nuclear missile. To make matters worse, two North Korean submarines are allegedly missing, but fortunately they are short range mid-sized submarines intended to patrol the coasts.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned North Korea is “skating very close to a dangerous line” when the N. Korea missile launchers were spotted moving into position. A test of the intermediate range Musudan missiles could occur “at any time”. In response, Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile interceptors in key locations around Tokyo, which might be compared against Israel’s Irone Dome missile defense system.
Speaking of the N. Korea missile launchers, a South Korean senior official reportedly said, “We have discovered the North has moved two additional TELs (transporter erector launchers) to the east coast … after April 16.”
The N. Korea missile launchers might be used on April 25, which is the founding anniversary of the North’s military. North Korea has a tendency to coincide important dates with shows of military strength.
Chuck Hagel spoke after South Korea’s foreign minister claimed the prospect of a North Korean missile launch is “considerably high.” Hagel said:
“North Korea has been, with its bellicose rhetoric, with its actions … skating very close to a dangerous line. Their actions and their words have not helped defuse a combustible situation. [The US is] fully prepared to deal with any contingency, any action that North Korea may take. We have every capacity to… protect this country and our allies.”
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