North Korea has finally done it.
Their latest missile test just crossed a big red line.
And Secretary of Defense “Mad Dog” Mattis just made a jaw dropping announcement.
North Korea test fired an ICBM that landed just hundreds of miles off the coast of Japan.
The missile flew for 50 minutes and traveled 4,500 KM high, which essentially put the missile in space.
It traveled over Japan for 14 minutes and the Japanese government demanded an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
But the strongest reaction was from Secretary of Defense Mattis.
He made the bone chilling announcement that this test meant North Korea could strike anywhere in the world.
“The Pentagon confirmed earlier Tuesday that North Korea launched what the US military believes to be an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told reporters that the North Korean missile test went “higher, frankly, than any previous shot they have taken.”
Mattis made remarks as he sat in on a meeting with Trump, House Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell. The defense secretary added that North Korea has the ability to hit “everywhere in the world basically.”
Pentagon spokesperson Col. Rob Manning told reporters that the missile was “launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 kilometers before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan’s Economic Exclusion Zone.”
This test is a frightening development.
By sacrificing distance for height, North Korea was testing the re-entry capability of their arsenal.
They only have to perfect the ability to miniaturize a hydrogen bomb warhead and the world will be at the brink of global thermonuclear war.
Donald Trump has said the United States will take care of North Korea’s launch.
Will this lead to war?
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