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Yep- Little Rocket Man wins again- except in Trump’s vivid imagination.   Don’t we all feel much safer now?  I mean, isn’t this another example of so much winning?

 

WASHINGTON — North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat.

 

The satellite images suggest that the North has been engaged in a great deception: It has offered to dismantle a major launching site — a step it began, then halted — while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others that would bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads.

 

The existence of the ballistic missile bases, which North Korea has never acknowledged, contradicts Mr. Trump’s assertion that his landmark diplomacy is leading to the elimination of a nuclear and missile program that the North had warned could devastate the United States.

 

“We are in no rush,” Mr. Trump said of talks with the North at a news conference on Wednesday, after Republicans lost control of the House. “The sanctions are on. The missiles have stopped. The rockets have stopped. The hostages are home.”

 

His statement was true in just one sense. Mr. Trump appeared to be referring to the halt of missile flight tests, which have not occurred in nearly a year. But American intelligence officials say that the North’s production of nuclear material, of new nuclear weapons and of missiles that can be placed on mobile launchers and hidden in mountains at the secret bases has continued.

 

And the sanctions are collapsing, in part because North Korea has leveraged its new, softer-sounding relationship with Washington, and its stated commitment to eventual denuclearization, to resume trade with Russia and China.

 

Moreover, an American program to track those mobile missiles with a new generation of small, inexpensive satellites, disclosed by the NewYork Times more than a year ago, is stalled.

 

The Pentagon once hoped to have the first satellites over North Korea by now, giving it early warning if the mobile missiles are rolled out of mountain tunnels and prepared for launch.

 

But because of a series of budget and bureaucratic disputes, the early warning system, begun by the Obama administration and handed off to the Trump administration, has yet to go into operation. Current and former officials, who said they could not publicly discuss the program because it is heavily classified, said there was still hope of launching the satellites, but they offered no timeline.

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3 hours ago, mrl said:

Yep- Little Rocket Man wins again- except in Trump’s vivid imagination.   Don’t we all feel much safer now?  I mean, isn’t this another example of so much winning?

 

WASHINGTON — North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat.

 

The satellite images suggest that the North has been engaged in a great deception: It has offered to dismantle a major launching site — a step it began, then halted — while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others that would bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads.

 

The existence of the ballistic missile bases, which North Korea has never acknowledged, contradicts Mr. Trump’s assertion that his landmark diplomacy is leading to the elimination of a nuclear and missile program that the North had warned could devastate the United States.

 

“We are in no rush,” Mr. Trump said of talks with the North at a news conference on Wednesday, after Republicans lost control of the House. “The sanctions are on. The missiles have stopped. The rockets have stopped. The hostages are home.”

 

His statement was true in just one sense. Mr. Trump appeared to be referring to the halt of missile flight tests, which have not occurred in nearly a year. But American intelligence officials say that the North’s production of nuclear material, of new nuclear weapons and of missiles that can be placed on mobile launchers and hidden in mountains at the secret bases has continued.

 

And the sanctions are collapsing, in part because North Korea has leveraged its new, softer-sounding relationship with Washington, and its stated commitment to eventual denuclearization, to resume trade with Russia and China.

 

Moreover, an American program to track those mobile missiles with a new generation of small, inexpensive satellites, disclosed by the NewYork Times more than a year ago, is stalled.

 

The Pentagon once hoped to have the first satellites over North Korea by now, giving it early warning if the mobile missiles are rolled out of mountain tunnels and prepared for launch.

 

But because of a series of budget and bureaucratic disputes, the early warning system, begun by the Obama administration and handed off to the Trump administration, has yet to go into operation. Current and former officials, who said they could not publicly discuss the program because it is heavily classified, said there was still hope of launching the satellites, but they offered no timeline.

More Fake News. Do yourself a favor and read the report.

 

 

Undeclared North Korea: The Sakkanmol Missile Operating Base

Research Note
This report is based upon an ongoing study of the Korean People’s Army ballistic missile infrastructure begun by one of the authors (Joseph Bermudez) in 1985, which itself is based upon numerous interviews with North Korean defectors and government, defense, and intelligence officials around the world. While some of the information used in the preparation of this study may eventually prove to be incomplete or incorrect, it is hoped that it provides a new and unique open-source look into the subject that others may build on. The information presented here supersedes or updates previous works by J. Bermudez on these subjects.

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Meanwhile, South Korea is sending 200 tons of tangerines North, and North Korea is sending an equal amount of some kind of Pine Mushrooms South. The DMZ areas have been cleared of land mines, and the Artillery pieces have been removed

This dialogue and trade never happened Pre Trump.

Even if Kim cheats a little, progress has been, and is being made.

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13 mins ago, dena said:

Meanwhile, South Korea is sending 200 tons of tangerines North, and North Korea is sending an equal amount of some kind of Pine Mushrooms South. The DMZ areas have been cleared of land mines, and the Artillery pieces have been removed

This dialogue and trade never happened Pre Trump.

Even if Kim cheats a little, progress has been, and is being made.

Thanks to the efforts of peacemaker Trump, NK hasn't fired any more missiles.

 

Got South Korean friends in Incheon, they say most South Koreans are all mostly hopeful of reunification.

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38 mins ago, zybathegeek said:

Thanks to the efforts of peacemaker Trump, NK hasn't fired any more missiles.

 

Got South Korean friends in Incheon, they say most South Koreans are all mostly hopeful of reunification.

Tell them mrl is hoping they get bombed to smithereens; so Trump looks bad. 

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2 mins ago, nalu22 said:

Tell them mrl is hoping they get bombed to smithereens; so Trump looks bad. 

MRL is going to be disappointed, but saying that I might add that my SK friends are hopeful as all positive folk can be, but not stupid.

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1 min ago, zybathegeek said:

MRL is going to be disappointed, but saying that I might add that my SK friends are hopeful as all positive folk can be, but not stupid.

One more thing, Trump is more respected there for his efforts than here, Obama is widely regarded as a buffoon, just saying.

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4 hours ago, mrl said:

Yep- Little Rocket Man wins again- except in Trump’s vivid imagination.   Don’t we all feel much safer now?  I mean, isn’t this another example of so much winning?

 

WASHINGTON — North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American intelligence agencies but left undiscussed as President Trump claims to have neutralized the North’s nuclear threat.

 

The satellite images suggest that the North has been engaged in a great deception: It has offered to dismantle a major launching site — a step it began, then halted — while continuing to make improvements at more than a dozen others that would bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads.

 

The existence of the ballistic missile bases, which North Korea has never acknowledged, contradicts Mr. Trump’s assertion that his landmark diplomacy is leading to the elimination of a nuclear and missile program that the North had warned could devastate the United States.

 

“We are in no rush,” Mr. Trump said of talks with the North at a news conference on Wednesday, after Republicans lost control of the House. “The sanctions are on. The missiles have stopped. The rockets have stopped. The hostages are home.”

 

His statement was true in just one sense. Mr. Trump appeared to be referring to the halt of missile flight tests, which have not occurred in nearly a year. But American intelligence officials say that the North’s production of nuclear material, of new nuclear weapons and of missiles that can be placed on mobile launchers and hidden in mountains at the secret bases has continued.

 

And the sanctions are collapsing, in part because North Korea has leveraged its new, softer-sounding relationship with Washington, and its stated commitment to eventual denuclearization, to resume trade with Russia and China.

 

Moreover, an American program to track those mobile missiles with a new generation of small, inexpensive satellites, disclosed by the NewYork Times more than a year ago, is stalled.

 

The Pentagon once hoped to have the first satellites over North Korea by now, giving it early warning if the mobile missiles are rolled out of mountain tunnels and prepared for launch.

 

But because of a series of budget and bureaucratic disputes, the early warning system, begun by the Obama administration and handed off to the Trump administration, has yet to go into operation. Current and former officials, who said they could not publicly discuss the program because it is heavily classified, said there was still hope of launching the satellites, but they offered no timeline.

Any way you can cite your source for this article?

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1 hour ago, Shipwreck said:

Any way you can cite your source for this article?

The front page of today's New York Times.  

 

President Trump is now the latest American to find out that the Kims cheat. WHAT a shock.

 

2 hours ago, dena said:

Meanwhile, South Korea is sending 200 tons of tangerines North, and North Korea is sending an equal amount of some kind of Pine Mushrooms South. The DMZ areas have been cleared of land mines, and the Artillery pieces have been removed

This dialogue and trade never happened Pre Trump.

Even if Kim cheats a little, progress has been, and is being made.

"A little?"  The tangerine and pine mushroom trade is very nice, but this, along with the clearing of land mines, is a very nice bow on a very empty box. The nuclear threat remains as real as ever, and continues to grow.  North Korea refuses to provide an inventory of their nuclear assets.  

 

Can't fault Trump for trying. I hope he doesn't give away anything important, in his need to pretend he's had a great success, but I can't fault an attempt.  

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