North Korea Declares It Can Strike Any US City
North Korea declares it is now able to strike any city in the US. This news was released after the third successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Kim Jong-un, the leader of the hermit country, declared, “with pride that now we have finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force.”
Hwasong-15 is Successfully Launched
Kim announced the missile test yesterday was the successful launch of a Hwasong-15. This is the rocket the US has been fearing since North Korea started building their nuclear force. The country announced the missile has reached the state of completion. It is the most powerful ballistic rocket the country has ever developed. Their claim is that the missile was armed with a “super-large warhead” capable of “striking a hole” and hitting “all the US mainland.”
Missile Capable of Reaching Washington, D.C.
The missile flew about 600 miles in a high trajectory. However, had it flown in a flat trajectory, it has a range of 8,100 miles, according to calculations by David Wright, an expect at the Union of Concerned Scientists. That would make it capable of hitting Washington, D.C.
President Trump Reacts to Missile Launch
President Donald Trump was notified of the launch while Hwason-15 was still in the air. Following the test he told reporters the the US “will take care of it…it is a situation that we will handle.” Following the launch the president spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and “reaffirmed their commitment to combat the North Korean threat.” Trump also spoke with South Korean President Moon-Jae-in and “reaffirmed their strong condemnation of North Korea’s reckless campaign to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.”
Defense Secretary Jim Mathis said this latest test “endangers world peace, regional peace and certainly the United States.”
This latest missile launch brings us one step closer to World War 3.