On July, 11, North Korea warned it will take “physical action” against South Korea and the United States over the allies’ decision to deploy an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
“The Artillery Bureau of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) serves the following strong warning to the US and the south Korean puppet warmongers:
Firstly, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will take a physical counter-action to thoroughly control THAAD, aggression means of the US for world domination, from the moment its location and place have been confirmed in south Korea….”
“Secondly, the south Korean puppet forces’ introduction of THAAD of the US master would precipitate their miserable self-destruction due to the merciless strike of the KPA….”
“We once again warn the enemies that it is the steadfast will of the KPA to make merciless retaliatory strikes to reduce south Korea to a sea in flames, debris once an order is issued.”
“Thirdly, our revolutionary armed forces will as always bolster up its might in every way on the forefront for safeguarding the peace and security not only on the Korean peninsula but also in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world….”
“The KPA will take ceaseless self-defensive steps to punish all injustice in the world threatening justice till the gangster-like US and other hostile forces are wiped out to the last man.”
The THAAD system performs better against more distant launch targets than those in North Korea. It is not a complete defense shield, but it threatens to neutralize the only weapons the North Koreans have for widening a potential conflict beyond the Peninsula. Moreover, whatever shortcomings the system might have at present, its deployment is a promise of continuing refinement and improvements that could enable it to defeat the entire North Korean missile force. The missiles are the only reasonably modern attack capability the North Koreans possess.
Retired Colonel General Ivashov, President of the Academy of Geopolitical Issues, said, “Russia’s deployment of new attack weapons in the Far East can be possible measures of military response to the appearance of the American missile defense in South Korea. Thus, Kalibr missiles can be installed on Pacific Fleet ships and additional ground-based missile complexes can be deployed on Eastern Military District territory, including in the Kurils, but Japan should be warned about this.”
China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that China is “strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposes” the THAAD deployment in South Korea, as it is not conducive to achieving denuclearization on the peninsula and maintaining its peace and stability.
“The SLBM was ejected from the submarine normally, but we estimate the flight was unsuccessful,” the JCS said in a brief press release. The ballistic missile appears to have exploded at an altitude of some 10 kilometers after being fired from a submerged 2,000-ton Sinpo-class submarine, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
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This was the third successful ejection of a missile with an engine ignition. Seven months ago, after two years of effort, the North Koreans still were unable to eject a missile body. They have made progress, but sustained flight after ejection is still a challenge.