Friday, July 7, 2017

U.S. Deploys Specialized Missiles To S Korea And Japan, Foreboding Trump Tweets Hint Of Danger Ahead

US Deploys Specialized Missiles to South Korea and Japan

US F-16s in South Korea and Japanese F-35s are both set to get long-range missiles that are ideal for striking North Korean mobile missile launchers and can do so from well OUTSIDE North Korean air space.

The US Air Force in South Korea recently increased the range and strength of its aircraft with Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, that can hit Pyongyang with 2,000 pounds of explosives from almost 200 miles away.
The JASSM allows US F-16s to safely strike nuclear infrastructure and targets deep into North Korea from secure locations near Seoul.
The munition isn't the only signal that the US is ramping up its response to North Korea. 
A defense official told Yonhap that US military leaders were considering "making public a live-fire drill involving the JASSM in case North Korea carries out another strategic provocation, such as a sixth nuclear test."
Lockheed Martin, the JASSM's manufacturer, is working on an even longer-range variant of the missile that should be able to accurately strike targets over six hundred miles away.
Meanwhile, Japanese F-35s are expected to field the Joint Strike Missile (JSM), developed primarily by Norway’s Kongsberg Defence Systems, according to the South China Morning Post. The JSM has an extremely stealthy profile, high precision, and can fly just a few yards above the ground to deliver its 500-pound warhead before ever being detected.

With North Korea on the minds of many after their recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch led to President Donald Trump calling for emergency meetings, we take a look below at an email sent to ANP that helps explain why this latest launch was definitely a 'game changer' as also heard in the 1st video below. With the launch confirming that North Korea is now a world nuclear power with full delivery capability, recent stories with titles such as the ones below help detail the dangers the world faces. We thank Steve Quayle for the 'heads up' on this story.:

While President Trump and his administration had hoped that China would apply the 'needed pressure' to North Korea, as we see in President Trump's foreboding tweets seen in the screenshots below, it's clear that even President Trump knows that the 'China' angle isn't working out as well as they had hoped. We also see that China understands that a war between the US and North Korea would be an absolute disaster and bring with it huge human carnage and loss of life

The first two tweets from July 3rd announce the missile launch and show that Trump had hope of China working to help the US stop them. The final tweet from July 5th shows 'reality'. We hear that 'reality' in the 2nd video below from Fox News called "Why China is resistant to helping Trump in stopping the North Korea threat"


As we read in this story, North Korea's recent launch used a 'new kind of missile'. While Pyongyang claimed this new 2-stage missile could "reach anywhere in the world"Kim Jong Un also claimed these "gift packages to the Yankees" could carry nuclear warheads, a claim backed by this recent Reuters story.  And while some are saying a missile that flew less than 600 miles could never hit Alaska or the US, they forget it also flew to an altitude of 1700+ miles. 
North Korean state media said the missile reached an altitude of more than 2,800 kilometers (1,741 miles), before it splashed down in the sea off the Korean Peninsula 930 kilometers (578 miles) from the launch site.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently stated the latest missile launch by North Korea poses a significant escalation to the threat which is posed to the US and the world with Tillerson calling for global action. However, as we read in this story from Mac Slavo over at SHTFPlan and hear in the 3rd video below, China is sternly warning against any more 'provocative' actions, saying "the consequences could be disastrous".  

In this new story over at the Guardian called "North Korea Nuclear Threat: Should California Start Panicking?" they answer their question with: "the answer is tricky". While in Japan, more and more cities are holding evacuation drills in preparation of a North Korean attack, as the NY Times reports, the stakes facing the world over North Korea have never been more high and the military options for President Trump are more grim now than ever. The final video below looks at how prepared, or unprepared, the West coast of the US is for a nuclear strike. 

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