- - Monday, January 23, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Suspiciously timed to the Trump inauguration, the North Korean military has placed two intercontinental ballistic missiles into position north of the capital. The road-mobile missiles are ready to fire and look to be a new model. They have possibly been positioned to purposefully be picked up by U.S. intelligence.

A South Korean military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told NHK the two missiles can be “launched at any time,” reported UPI. The weapons may be equipped with newly designed, more powerful engines.

However, analysts report that these missiles most likely cannot hit the mainland United States or Hawaii, but American forces and allies in the Pacific are definitely threatened.

The hermit regime has also declared it has miniaturized its nuclear capability and could possibly be able to mount a nuclear weapon atop these missiles. This has not been publicly confirmed by Western sources, however.

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