The United States military has detected “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of North Korean submarine activity. They also claim there is evidence of a submarine “ejection test.”
An ejection test examines a missile’s “cold-launch system,” which uses high-pressure steam to propel a missile out of the launch canister into the air before its engines ignite. This helps prevent flames and the heat from the engine from damaging either the submarine, submersible barge, or any nearby equipment used to launch the missile.
This is all on the heels of Pyongyang’s second intercontinental ballistic missile launch this month, a defense official told CNN on Monday. According to the US defense official, Sunday’s ejection test is the third time this month and the fourth one this year. Carried out on land at Sinpo Naval Shipyard, North Korea has conducted a trial of the missile component that is critical to developing submarine launch capabilities, and it’s putting the US military on high alert.
Last summer, North Korea conducted what experts believed was its first successful submarine missile test, firing a missile called the KN-11 or Pukguksong-1.
President Donald Trump told reporters at his second full Cabinet meeting that his administration will be able to take care of North Korea but offered no specifics about what he plans to do. “We will handle North Korea. We are gonna be able to handle them. It will be handled. We handle everything,” Trump said after a reporter asked him about his strategy. When asked if the US would strike first in a conflict with North Korea, Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that “all options are on the table.” She added that Trump would not “broadcast” his decisions.
North Korea says it is trying to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States. Pyongyang has long maintained the ability to legitimately threaten the United States with a nuclear attack is the only way to protect itself against any US-led attempts at regime change.
As we rapidly spiral toward another world war, most seem unconcerned about the rising tensions and threat of nuclear war. But perhaps that was all by design.
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