A record-setting year for North Korea’s weapons program

A record-setting year for North Korea’s weapons program

September 15, 2019 18 By Kailee Schamberger


MIKE?>>Mike: RICH EDSON LEADING US OFF FROM WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, RICH, THANKS A LOT.>>Mike: ONE OF PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM. LUKE CALS TOMLINSON AT THE HAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS YEAR.>>2017 A RECORD-SETTING YEAR FOR NORTH KOREA. LEADER KIM JONG UN FOLLOWING THROUGH ON HIS NEW YEAR’S DAY PROMISE TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH AN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE. ON JULY 4TH, WHILE AMERICA CELEBRATED ITS INDEPENDENCE DAY DRAWING THIS WARNING FROM THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR THAT THE POSSIBILITY OF GOING TO WAR.>>I THINK IT’S INCREASING EVERY DAY, WHICH MEANS THAT WE ARE IN A RACE, REALLY. WE ARE IN A RACE TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME LEFT.>>NORTH KOREA’S ICBM LAST MONTH FLEW 2800 MILES INTO SPACE, LONGEST AND HIGHEST REENTRY BACK INTO EARTH. IN ADDITION TO CONDUCTING OVER 20 BALLISTIC MISSILE MOST POWERFUL TEST ON LABOR THAN THE ATOMIC BOMB THE UNITED STATES DROPPED ON HIROSHIMA. SOUTH KOREA PROHIBITION THE U.S. AND NORTH KOREA WILL FINALLY SIT DOWN FOR TALKS NEXT YEAR. TALKS. TODAY THE STATE DEPARTMENT DECLINED THE OFFER SAYING IT’S UP TO THE NORTH TO SHOW IT’S QUOTE READY FOR CREDIBLE NEGOTIATIONS ON NEGOTIATING TOO QUICKLY.>>THEY USE THOSE TALKS TO BUY TIME TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THEIR PROGRAM. KEEP IN MIND OUR GROUND BASE MISSILE DEFENSE IN CALIFORNIA AND IN ALASKA IS ONLY ABOUT 50% EFFECTIVE AND THAT 50% IS OFTEN THE TEST OR HIGHLY SCRIPTED.>>EVEN MORE THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA ACCORDING TO EXPERTS.>>WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THE NORTH KOREANS HAVE POTENTIALLY 5,000 TONS OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS. WE’RE PRETTY SURE THEY HAVE A BEST OF MY A BIOT OF MY A BIOLOOF MY A BIOLOGI MY A BIOLOGICAY A BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS WHO DEFECTED EARLIER THIS EXPOSSIBLY TO ANTHRAX, A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON. KIM JONG UN DELIVERS HIS NEW YEAR’S ADDRESS MONDAY. ALL EYES WILL BE ON WHAT HE PREDICTS NEXT. SO FAR THEY ALL APPEAR TO BE COMING TRUE.