**Written by Doug Powers
Perhaps wrongly thinking he could catch off guard those of us who spent the day preoccupied with toasting Saint Patrick, Kim Jong Un decided to get his Wile E. Coyote on yet again:
North Korea has launched two medium-range Nodong ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, the latest provocation from that country that is increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The launches are in violation of existing United Nations Security Resolutions barring North Korea from conducting ballistic missile tests.
“The U.S. tracked the launch of two ballistic missiles from North Korea. Both are believed to be Nodong medium range ballistic missiles,” said U.S. defense official.
“Neither was assessed to be a threat to the U.S. or our regional allies,” said the official. “These launches are a violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions.
Reports from the South Korean military indicated the missile traveled a distance of 500 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan.
Pyongyang just keeps provoking:
Outside experts said it is the last major technology that North Korea must master to achieve its goal of developing a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.
South Korean defense officials said North Korea hadn’t yet to acquire the re-entry technology so that it doesn’t yet have a functioning intercontinental ballistic missile.
The State Department is drafting its strongly worded letter as we speak — or maybe this is it:
— Department of State (@StateDept) March 18, 2016
Kim Jong Un is just begging for a harsh climate change lecture from this administration. As for the United Nations, their first option (the second being unconditional surrender), will be to call for more sanctions in response to a regime that ignores sanction conditions.
**Written by Doug Powers
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