North Korea has just launched its second Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) which could reach the US mainland. The launch immediately drew condemnation from neighboring countries such as Japan, and Nokor’s global nemesis, the United States.
The Pentagon describes the missile as an ICBM which has a theoretical or normal trajectory of 5,500 kilometers. Such a missile has a capability of reaching the US mainland, and hitting major cities such as Chicago.
The missile flew as far into space as 3,000 miles and eventually fell into the sea of Japan. Japan describes the event as a real threat to its security.
US President Donald Trump has already cautioned North Korean president Kim Jong Un from launching or even test-firing such a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The launch of Hwasong-14 ICBM in North Korea’s northwest is the second time the roque state has defied the US.
Analysts say, North Korea is now just a tad away from developing a missile which could strike the US, Japan, and South Korea. The US tried to ask China to intervene but the Red Communist Giant refused and even went with Russia in calling for restraint. This latest act however, is a direct affront to Trump who is getting brickbats for his domestic and international policies.