North Korea tests long range missile, South Korea attacks golf course

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The government of South Korea confirmed on Wednesday that a short-range missile fired in an attempted response to North Korea flying its own projectile over Japan this week crashed into a local golf course, causing panic among South Korean civilians.

Pyongyang launched what American and South Korean officials believe to be a medium-range missile on Tuesday that flew over Aomori prefecture, Japan, causing alarm in that northern region and the neighboring island of Hokkaido. At press time, the repressive communist regime has yet to publicly comment on the missile launch or mention it in state-controlled media, meaning most North Koreans have no way of knowing the launch happened.



South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo reported on Wednesday that the country’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) acknowledged that a Hyunmoo-2 short-range missile, launched as part of a response to North Korea, made an “abnormal” flight that resulted in it crashing.

“Immediately after its launch, the missile flew inland instead of toward the sea and abnormally landed on a golf course on the base at a location approximately 700 meters (765 yards) from a civilian residential area,” an anonymous military official told the newspaper. “The flames (the residents saw) were not from the warhead exploding, but rather from the propellant burning.”


Yonhap, another South Korean news service, reportedthat both the American and South Korean militaries fired four missiles in response to the North Korean display on Tuesday. All were reportedly “ground-to-ground” short-range missiles aimed at the Sea of Japan. Another anonymous South Korean official told Yonhap that the failed missile landed “just 700 meters,” less than half a mile, from the closest residence.

Initially, the South Korean military confirmed the launch of the four successful missiles in an official press release, without mentioning the golf course incident, prompting panic among locals. Civilians shared videos on social media of the crash, promping anonymous officials to clarify in statements to some of the country’s top news outlets.

 

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What response would we ever need for this attention whore? He knows any attack on the US, and he’s done. I don’t even think China would respond as long as we meet them halfway. Let him dig his own grave.
 

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What response would we ever need for this attention whore? He knows any attack on the US, and he’s done. I don’t even think China would respond as long as we meet them halfway. Let him dig his own grave.
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A life-sized cardboard cutout of Kamala Harris staring at them through binoculars at the DMZ should be sufficient deterrent.
 
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