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Old 15th May 2017, 09:51
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My (pretty limited) understanding of anti-ballistic missile defence leads me to believe that it's far, far harder to try and knock out a high trajectory missile than a low trajectory missile (happy to be corrected). The news reports suggest that NK deliberately lobbed this one on a high trajectory, to limit the range and ensure that it fell into the Sea of Japan. There are some estimates suggesting the range could have been around 4,000km, rather than the ~700km achieved, had the trajectory been lower.

Not shooting down a test missile is almost certainly the best course of action, for a host of reasons. Shooting it down would be taken by NK as an extreme act of aggression, prompting them to escalate things even more. There's a pretty good chance that any attempt to shoot it down would have failed, giving NK more propaganda ammunition about the inability of the West to counter it's "supreme weapons". As above, shooting it down when it's trajectory was indicating that it was no direct threat would probably be against some international law. Finally, why would the US want to give away the capability they may have? Better to keep NK guessing, I think, until the time when there really is no alternative but to try and take military action against them.
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Old 15th May 2017, 12:31
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The NK rocket development is in contravention of UN resolutions.
Isn't that sufficient cause to prevent their tests?
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Old 15th May 2017, 13:42
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Not until you get a UN resolution that says so.
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Old 15th May 2017, 14:29
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Much of the world would prefer the US to wait and see if the NK have the capability and the will to actually shoot a long rage missile at US territory.

Only then would we get some grudging support for a military reaction and even then, the US would get pressured to tone it back to just a one hour show.

Meanwhile most are content to follow today's show as bluff vs bluff

Very dangerous when the US internal domestic politics is constantly negative against the president.

Do expect that the US president will react with an OK for a big show of strength as the internal negativity builds.
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Old 15th May 2017, 16:30
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There is a very practical reason to not shoot that particular missile down.
Doing so would mess up the data collection.
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Old 16th May 2017, 02:33
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NYT reporting that the recent worlwide computer hacks might have come from NK: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/u...pgtype=article

Much to their credit, the reporting is careful and circumspect. Anxious to see if other news organizations pick this up.

BTW, I noticed that the White House called for more sanctions this past weekend after the Estes/Century model rocket launch. Did Mr. Trump and staff not see the Sky and BBC reporting on the lively Red Ball Express trade that is trucked over the NK/China border? The reporters were standing roadside as truck after truck passed.

Not to advocate the commencement of shankin and blastin, but the call for sanctions looks to be a bit effete at this time.
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Old 16th May 2017, 02:53
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Uncle Fred,
Funny you should mention the Norks. I was having lunch today with another company pilot and a very computer wise geophysics guy.
We were talking about the hacking. I mentioned I thought N.Korea, he thought about it a moment and agreed. Would not surprise me at all.
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Old 16th May 2017, 04:15
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For those countries that truly believe the story about the hacks from NK, what moves are they likely to make?

If their moves are not visible to the media then I call fake news.
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Old 18th May 2017, 08:57
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Posting this video on both NK threads here as it gives quite a clear/simple explanation of the latest missile.


https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/n...0516154555544/
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Old 20th May 2017, 14:33
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Old 20th May 2017, 17:06
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Notice how all their big hats are held up by their ears.
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Old 20th May 2017, 17:40
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Notice how all their big hats are held up by their ears.
more likely the new fatwun haircut type
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Old 20th May 2017, 18:31
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Anyone know why the NK's have adopted these massive hats?
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Old 20th May 2017, 18:53
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Appears to be a communist military affectation. Probably got the wrong pattern when they stole them from the US.


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Old 20th May 2017, 21:50
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Why is he standing on a bed?
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Old 20th May 2017, 22:43
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
Anyone know why the NK's have adopted these massive hats?

Fallout
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Old 21st May 2017, 05:35
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Sallyann "Why is he standing on a bed?"


He?
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Old 21st May 2017, 10:51
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Still at it.

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' from near Pyongyang | Metro News
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Old 22nd May 2017, 02:49
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That'll be the latest general on the "retired" list, then......

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Old 22nd May 2017, 07:14
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No problem...
The UN Security council is to hold "urgent" talks on Tuesday.
That'll fix it.
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