North Korea Launched Another Missile Off of Its Peninsula

North Korea Launched Another Missile Off of Its Peninsula


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Japan and South Korea said that on May 21, 2017, North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the nation’s waters off of its east coast. According to CNBC, the communist nation tested an intermediate-range missile a week prior to the ballistic missile’s launching.

The missile was launched from a coordinate near Pukchang, which is not far the nation’s capital city of Pyongyang. South Korea’s Office of Joint Chief of Staff stated that North Korea failed to launch another missile from the same vicinity last month.

The Joint Chief of Staff’s statement said that the gigantic missile flew 310 miles. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga stated, that the missile landed outside of an economic zone exclusively marked for Japan. However, there was no damage to ships or airplanes.

In Saudi Arabia, an official traveling with President Donald Trump said the White House was conscious of the launch. The official also stated that the weapon had a shorter range than the three previously tested by North Korea.

China had no instantaneous response to the launch. Although, Japan and South Korea ordered emergency meetings to their top officials.

The New York Times reported that Albert Einstein first discovered the theory of relativity. Experts on the subject then added further information to explain the evolution of nuclear weaponry.

In the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, trillions of atoms in the very micro matter broke up in fierce eruptions of energy. Scientists estimate the atoms to be the weight of a dollar bill.

The dawn of the nuclear age began in Sweden, when Lise Meitner and her nephew Otto Frisch, examined a colleague’s baffling project on uranium. During their hike in December 1938, they sat on the trunk of a tree and discussed the fact that atoms are able to split in two.

Meitner used Einstein’s equation to estimate how much energy an atom releases when it is split. Her biographer reported that all of the pieces of the theory fell into place.

The scientific community discovered that the fusion of atoms created a new way to free hidden energy. The fused atoms were known as thermonuclear because their ignition was required to ignite the head of an atom bomb. The heat served as a match.

Einstein’s theory laid the groundwork for the creation of North Korea’s nuclear program. The nation’s bombs are able to produce blasts in the Hiroshima region.

Also, The Independent reported that South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that there is a very likely possibility of a future war with North Korea. He then stated that the missile launch is a dire threat to peace worldwide.

The Presidential Blue House stated that Moon said a high possibility of a military campaign at the Northern Limit Line (NLL) is a reality. During his visit to the Defense Ministry, in Seoul, Moon also said that his nation will stand together with the international community against North Korea.

He then said that South Korea’s line of defense was able to counterattack any possible missile attack. He added that their neighbor to the north’s striking ballistic missiles disobeys the purpose of the United Nation’s Security Council.

The world leader added on that the missile launch is a severe obstacle to the steadiness and harmony of the world. He then reiterated that his nation will not accept a nuclear threat from North Korea.

South Korea wanted to negotiate with North Korea hours before Moon’s comment about the missile launch. The nation hosts 28,500 U.S. troops on its northern border adjoining North Korea. Moon’s government were about to oppose sanctions on their neighbor before North Korea launched the missile off of the peninsula.

By John A. Federico
Edited by Cathy Milne


CNBC: North Korea fires ballistic missile into waters off east coast, in second launch since South’s new president took office
The New York Times: U.S. Nuclear History Offers Clues to North Korea’s Progress
The Independent: High possibility of war with North Korea, warns new South Korean president

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