North Korea can hit most of America, says U.S. officials
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 01-Aug-2017
Washington, August 1: North Korea seems to have lost its nerve over U.S. North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.
In fact, Pentagon also confirmed that North Korea’s Intercontinental ballistic missile test (ICBM) was the longest such test in the history of the rogue regime. Such a routine test again and again poses a great threat to the superpower, America.
On Saturday, North Korea said that it has the ability to strike America’s mainland. The secretive North's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the midnight launch of the missile on Friday night and called it a "stern warning" to the United States that it would not be safe from destruction if it tried to attack.
However, two U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Monday Kim wants to develop a nuclear-capable ICBM to deter any attack on his country and gain international legitimacy, not to launch an attack on the United States or its allies that he knows would be suicidal. Meanwhile, the U.S has declined to comment on the assessment of the missile test launch.
On the same lines, North Korea seems to have building extreme power within the sea as well. A U.S defense official has reported of North Korea showing “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of submarine activity. Ejection tests by North Korea were carried out on the land at Sinpo Naval Shipyard. Ejection tests from submarines usually gauge the ability to "cold launch" missiles, when high pressure steam is used to propel missiles out of launch canisters. China’s trusted ally North Korea builds its pressure deep on America which could be disastrous for the whole world.