U.S., South Korea And Japan Response To North Koreas ICBM Launch, NEW FOOTAGE…
Statement by Pentagon spokesman
Capt. Jeff Davis on North Korea ICBM launch
DoD Press Release
Release No: NR-279-17
July 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch today at about 10:41 a.m. EDT. We assess that this missile was an intercontinental ballistic missile, as had been expected.
The missile was launched from Mupyong-ni and traveled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan. We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.
Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad. We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation.
North Korea Claims All of U.S. in Strike Range as Trump Says China Has Done ‘Nothing’
July 28, 2017
By Jack Kim and Idrees Ali
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.
However, later on Saturday Trump wrote on Twitter that he was “very disappointed” in China and that Beijing had done “nothing” for the United States in regards to North Korea, something he would not allow to continue.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the midnight launch of the missile on Friday night and said it was a “stern warning” for the United States that it would not be safe from destruction if it tries to attack, the North’s official KCNA news agency said.
North Korea’s state television broadcast pictures of the launch, showing the missile lifting off in a fiery blast in darkness and Kim cheering with military aides.
“The test-fire reconfirmed the reliability of the ICBM system, demonstrated the capability of making a surprise launch of the ICBM in any region and place any time, and clearly proved that the whole U.S. mainland is in the firing range of the DPRK missiles, (Kim) said with pride,” KCNA said. (DPRK is short for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.)
China, the North’s main ally, said it opposed North Korea’s “launch activities that run counter to Security Council resolutions and the common wishes of the international community.”
A foreign ministry statement added: “At the same time, China hopes all parties act with caution, to prevent tensions from continuing to escalate, to jointly protect regional peace and stability.”
In a tweet, Trump said, “I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet…”
“…they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!” he said in a subsequent tweet.
Read article HERE.
July 30, 2017
by Jesse Johnson
North Korea said Sunday that its latest long-range missile test was a “stern warning” to the U.S. over Washington’s bolstered sanctions push and said it would respond with a “resolute act of justice” if provoked militarily.
“In case the U.S. fails to come to its own senses and continues to resort to military adventure and ‘tough sanctions,’ the DPRK will respond with its resolute act of justice ,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying in a dispatch Sunday.
In total, the North has been slapped with six sets of U.N. sanctions since it first tested a nuclear weapon in 2006. Two resolutions adopted last year had significantly tightened that sanctions regime.
Read article HERE.
Having General Kelly become the top in-house advisor and chief of staff to Trump right now makes absolute sense given the raised and continued threat of North Korea to our own country and that of our Pacific allies.
We can only pray that his calm yet stern organizational leadership in the White House brings control out of chaos and provides much-needed guidance on the North Korean threat. At a time when military assessment of the world’s looming war problems has been heightened, having military guidance both in the White House and in other executive branches is a comfort.
Hopefully President Trump will listen carefully and thoughtfully to these men before making any statements and advancing any options that could have worldwide implications.
This is simply one of many issues that MSM has been ignoring in favor of their diatribe against President Trump. The Democrat crap is getting beyond old and moving into the dangerous gray area where coups and internal treasonous acts need to be considered and acted upon.