Tuesday, July 4, 2017

N. Korea claims major breakthrough with first ICBM test that could reach Alaska

North Korea always does something on the 4th of July to gain the world's attention.  Yawn, I take this very lightly.  

Yahoo News reports North Korea declared Tuesday it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile -- a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the mainland United States.

US experts said the device could reach Alaska, and the launch, which came as Americans prepared to mark Independence Day, triggered a Twitter outburst from President Donald Trump who urged China to act to "end this nonsense once and for all".

The North's possession of a working ICBM -- something that Trump has vowed "won't happen" -- would force a fundamental recalculation of the strategic threat posed by the isolated, impoverished state.

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