I predicted it on 9/25. The implication of a successful test is mind boggling. This guy is a dead man and he knows it. As I said earlier, this guy is on the road to suicide.
It will knock out a lot of satellites if it is a high altitude burst.
CNN: North Korea could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump's threats of military action, the country's foreign minister has warned.
Ri Yong Ho spoke to reporters in New York shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an unprecedented televised statement, accusing Trump of being "mentally deranged."
Originally published 9/25
OK, the setup. We proactively destroy the coastal ICBM, then they launch the doomsday ICBM from a secret interior site?
Damn, these low probability and high consequence events, and increasingly becoming probable. It is now in the realm of doable. The mother of all black swan events.
They won't need any reentry technology...
Hmm, what about those extremely hypersonic experimental missiles we got. It could get to NKorea in a few ten minutes or so.
Scenario: How about the North Koreans detonating a hydrogen bomb/EMP in a inhabitable part of the pacific with insignificant damage. How will the world respond? Maybe a simultaneous invasion of Soul?
Will a high altitude hydrogen detonation, or set of detonations, destroy or destabilize our magnetic fields or ionosphere??? Do we got any surprises underneath this?
Could they knock out the space station? Yes, from a long way away. It would be a slow and gruesome deaths.
It is a widespread satellite killer!!!
Honestly, North Korea is mostly not electrified. A EMP won't hurt them, especially with prior notification.
A large percentage of our nuclear plants melting down.
Think about it, we would lose a tremendous amount US wealth and our financial system would immediately freeze up. It would be a financial catastrophe for the whole world.
I feel like now I am on the tv series the "Last Ship"?
Honestly, we can't allow them to launch another missile!!!
Here is the doomsday site. Want they are really telegraphing to us is they can launch the doomday missile from anywhere they want. Launching it in darkness? Lets see, it nighttime in Nkorean, and daylight in the USA.North Korea has conducted a new intercontinental ballistic missile test, South Korea and the Pentagon say.The missile reached an altitude of about 3,000km (1,865 miles) and landed in the sea off Japan, the Japanese national broadcaster NHK said.It comes three weeks after North Korea's first ICBM test.In response, the US and South Korean military conducted a live-firing exercise using surface-to-surface missiles, a US defence official said.The missiles were fired into the "territorial waters of South Korea along the east coast," a US military statement said.The latest North Korean missile flew higher, further and for longer than the one in early July. Its launch has been condemned by a number of countries.The test - the 14th carried out by North Korea in 2017 - is the latest to be conducted in defiance of a UN ban.US President Donald Trump called it "only the latest reckless and dangerous action by the North Korean regime".Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear nonproliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, said that initial indications showed the latest missile had a range of about 10,000km - far enough to strike the west coast of the United States and beyond.The Washington Post reported that Denver and possibly Chicago could now be in North Korea's range.
The latest missile was launched at 23:41 (15:41 GMT) from an arms plant in Jagang province in the north of the country, the Pentagon said.It is unusual for North Korea to launch a missile at night - the significance is as yet unclear. No missiles had been fired from Jagang province before, indicating a previously-unknown launch site is operational.Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the missile flew for about 45 minutes - some six minutes longer than the ICBM tested in early July…