On Tuesday, America’s Independence Day, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that they believe can reach as far as Alaska. The game-changing missile may mean real danger for the United States.
According to North Korea’s Academy of Defense Science, the test for the ICBM (labeled the Hwasong014) is the “final step” to creating a “confident and powerful nuclear state that can strike anywhere on Earth…”
North Korea Continues To Launch ICBM Tests
The Associated Press reports:
“North Korea’s weapons program is perhaps the most closely held state secret in one of the world’s most suspicious nations. U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials earlier assessed that the North fired an intermediate-range missile into waters near Japan. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined to comment on whether Japan thinks it was an ICBM, and South Korea’s Defense Ministry said it was analyzing whether the North’s statement was accurate.”
“North Korea has previously launched satellites in what critics said were disguised tests of its long-range missile technology. A test launch of an ICBM, however, would be a major step in developing nuclear-armed missiles that could reach anywhere in the United States.”
North Korea Becoming Real Threat For America
This most recent launch sends a warning to Washington, Seoul and Tokyo as North Korean scientists and experts work to create a nuclear missile program for the totalitarian government.
The fact that these missiles were announced and tested around America’s Independence Day could mean that the threat is very real, contrary to popular beliefs within the U.S. government.
Russia’s military have also inspected North Korea’s threats and they believe that the numbers related to distance and power are smaller than reported.