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It would appear Kim Jong Un’s strategy has worked, and nuclear war has yet again been averted. Now, says Pat Buchanan, is the time to reconsider our longstanding obligation to defend South Korea.
By Patrick J. Buchanan
After a year in which he tested a hydrogen bomb and an ICBM, threatened to destroy the United States, and called President Trump “a dotard,” Kim Jong Un, at the gracious invitation of the president of South Korea, will be sending a skating team to the “Peace Olympics.”
An impressive year for Little Rocket Man.
Thus the most serious nuclear crisis since Nikita Khrushchev put missiles in Cuba appears to have abated. Welcome news, even if the confrontation with Pyongyang has probably only been postponed.
Still, we have been given an opportunity to reassess the 65-year-old Cold War treaty that obligates us to go to war if the North attacks Seoul, and drove us to the brink of war today.
2017 demonstrated that we need a reassessment. For the potential cost of carrying out our commitment is rising exponentially.
Two decades ago, a war on the Korean Peninsula, given the massed Northern artillery on the DMZ, meant thousands (more…)
(Wes Vernon) – It says here, in an article by Washington Free Beacon’s Bill Gertz, that China has secretly been supplying missiles to North Korea, and has been bolstering its war-making ability, provided that North Korea “halt further nuclear tests.” So this means “Rocket Man,” who rules North Korea by starving his own people, gets to play with his toys as long as he doesn’t use them? …
Source: China will make ‘Rocket Man’ behave (not)
1945: On this Day in History, German scientists brought to United States to work on rocket technology – Veterans Today
On this 16th day in November 1945, in a move that stirs up some controversy, the United States ships 88 German scientists to America to assist the nation in its production of rocket technology.
The conclusions of the company’s investigation have yet to be approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration, and the agency has yet to provide it a license to launch. But SpaceX’s statement means that it has confidence that federal agencies will approve its remedies for the problem and that it will soon receive the green light.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded while being fuelled on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of an engine test firing earlier this year. No one was on board the rocket, and there were no injuries. But the blast touched off a massive fireball and caused extensive damage, including the loss of a commercial satellite.
September 1, 2016, 5:55 PM (IDT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida Thursday, during preparations for a pre-launch static fire test of Israel’s Amos 6 communications satellite on Saturday, Sept. 3. “An anomaly on the pad resulted in the loss of the vehicle and its payload, a company spokesman Phil Larson said. The satellite was designed to provide direct satellite data services, including Facebook access, for areas of Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
August 10, 2016, 3:57 PM (IDT)
Israeli customs inspectors at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on Tuesday foiled efforts to smuggle graphite bars, used for the production of rocket fuel, and commando knives into Gaza. The bars were headed to a facility of Gaza’s electric utility while the knives were hidden in a shipment of tools. The inspectors made the discoveries after receiving a tipoff from the Shin Bet domestic security service.
Diplomats and military officers told Reuters intelligence showed Hanoi has shipped the launchers from the Vietnamese mainland into position on five bases in the Spratly islands in recent months, a move likely to raise tensions with Beijing.
The launchers have been hidden from aerial surveillance and they have yet to be armed, but could be made operational with rocket artillery rounds within two or three days, according to the three sources.
A flaming fragment of space junk from China’s newest satellite launcher blazed through Earth’s atmosphere over the Western United States late Wednesday.
Darting across the skies of California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Colorado, the object disintegrated into numerous chunks before disappearing. The relatively slow speed of the fireball — it took nearly a minute to cross the sky — ruled out a natural origin, experts said.
The video above was captured by Matt Holt in Utah County, Utah.
Source: Re-entering Chinese rocket stage streaks across the Western U.S.