- - Tuesday, July 19, 2016


In a sign of how far the national security failures of the Obama administration have increased the normalcy of threatening behavior by our adversaries, Stalinist North Korea launched three ballistic missiles into the sea yesterday and the world shrugged. It was just another missile launch by a regime that can now fire nuclear weapons at the West Coast of America.

“North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, say US and S Korean officials. The missiles were launched from the Hwangju region, said South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and flew about 500km (310 miles) to 600km. The US said the first two were believed to be short-range Scuds while the third was a mid-range Rodong or Nodong,” reports the BBC.

“South Korea’s Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said missile tests had been “a rare phenomenon in the past” but had been taking place “continuously” this year. “The threat to our national security has grown very quickly in a short period of time,” he said.

“The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America,” a statement from the U.S. military said. “The men and women of USSTRATCOM, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Pacific Command remain vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and are fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security,” reported Fox News.

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