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VIDEO: U.S., South Korea Fire Missiles in Show of Force Following North Korea ICBM Test

The U.S. Army and Republic of Korea forces fired missiles into the sea in a show of military power following a July 4, 2017 test launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile earlier that day.

According to the U.S. 8th Army, the snap¬†exercise, “utilized the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and the Republic of Korea Hyunmoo Missile II, which fired missiles into territorial waters of South Korea along the East Coast. The system can be rapidly deployed and engaged. The deep strike precision capability enables the ROK-U.S. Alliance to engage the full array of time critical targets under all weather conditions.”

  • DefTactics

    I think a couple of modified EMP stealth cruise missles over North Korea would be a great opening salvo.Fry all of their electronics,command and control and then smash any leakers (hardened assets)or artellery to lesson impact on South Korea.No power,disrupted command and control to their Field Commanders.The main question is this.Do we have the balls to challenge China economicly and militarily ?We must make China fear us again. What is our response if China intervenes to help NK like they did in the past ? Really bad foreign policy dealing with NK and drastic cuts to our military by Clinton and Barak O has hurt us in so many ways around the world.I think that President Trump is right to have that emergency meeting at the UN and tell the countries of the world that NK is their problem as much as ours.They need to step up and condem NK and China !

  • Blain Shinno

    It’s getting close to the time to put up or shut up. China is not going to do anything in the current environment. Maybe if Japan was about to acquire nuclear weapons for if the U.S. was on the brink of war they might put pressure on the DPRK, but that’s not a permanent solution.

    At minimum, the DPRK needs to suspend missile development and testing. And submit to in inspections.

    Short of a preemptive air strike, perhaps the U.S. might want to consider a psyops campaign. Deploy AF bombers and a couple of carriers and hold operations in the area – conducting simulated strikes against the DPRK. Declare an exclusion zone around ships and U.S. aircraft in international waters. If the DPRK scrambles fighters then light um up.

    Chances of success over time? Very small. The choice is clear. Either we live with the DPRK having the ability to strike the U.S. and its allies or we preempt that capability.