North Korea tests longest-range missile yet

Tensions on the Korean peninsula shot up over the weekend as U.S. and South Korean intelligence have confirmed that North Korea tested a long-range ICBM.  The missile flew higher and farther than any other North Korean test, showing that the window of opportunity to stop Kim Jong-un from developing the missile technology to strike anywhere in the U.S. is closing. NBC News: Although analysts were scrambling Wednesday to learn what they could about the North Korean launch, Pyongyang said it had tested a new type of missile, named the Hwasong-15. Dictator Kim's secretive state claimed it was carrying a "super-large heavy warhead" that was capable of striking the entire U.S. mainland. But analysts say that based on the current evidence it's hard to prove or debunk the North's claim that it can now hit faraway American targets such as New York or Washington, D.C. The North Koreans have now test-fired missiles 18 times since President Donald...(Read Full Post)