THE CONCERN OVER THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF [NORTH] KOREA and their missile test begins to get very serious.
The missile launched Friday by North Korea was an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, the Pentagon said, marking the second time this month Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a theoretical capability of striking a portion of U.S. territory.Oh good lord, how did they get this tech?
The missile was launched on a lofted, or heightened, trajectory that limited the distance it traveled, but data collected by U.S. radars, satellites and other sensors showed that it was theoretically capable of traveling at least 5,500 kilometers on a normal trajectory. That is the minimum distance to be classified by the U.S. as an ICBM.
Experts told CNN that this missile could have made it all the way to Chicago. The New York Times spoke to a different expert who described the range as "most of the United States."