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    N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

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    Easy enough to tell if it is an ICBM as opposed to a genuine Satellite launch.

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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Easy enough to tell if it is an ICBM as opposed to a genuine Satellite launch.
    True, but the rockets to deliver a civilian satellite are not materially different from rockets designed to deliver warheads. We're worried that North Korea is hiding a ICBM weapons delivery test as a civilian satellite launch. It's like taking your prototype illegal sniper rifle designed to kill people at 3 miles hunting and saying that there is no cause for alarm. Yes, it can be used for legitimate civilian purposes but that doesn't mean you're planning on keeping it that way.
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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    This type of ploy is being used more frequently.

    "We are not testing ICBMs, we are testing satellite rockets."

    "We are not making nuclear weapons, we are generating power."
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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    If it comes close to entering the airspace of other nations it should be shot down immediately.

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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    If it comes close to entering the airspace of other nations it should be shot down immediately.
    Good thing GWB didn't listen to the loons and kill off the NMD.

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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Easy enough to tell if it is an ICBM as opposed to a genuine Satellite launch.
    There is little difference. The only way we'll be able to know for sure is when we see the device that comes off of the missile. At that point, it's too late.

    There's reason to be suspect. North Korea, as the most isolated and insular of all nations, has little need for a communications satellite.

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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    There is little difference. The only way we'll be able to know for sure is when we see the device that comes off of the missile. At that point, it's too late.

    There's reason to be suspect. North Korea, as the most isolated and insular of all nations, has little need for a communications satellite.
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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Easy enough to tell if it is an ICBM as opposed to a genuine Satellite launch.
    Not so much. You can launch a warhead into orbit and then drop it on its target at a later time.

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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Not so much. You can launch a warhead into orbit and then drop it on its target at a later time.
    Are you talking about FOBS? There's no way North Korea has this technology.

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    Re: N. Korea warns intercepting 'satellite' will prompt counterstrike+

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Are you talking about FOBS? There's no way North Korea has this technology.
    No. I'm talking about basic orbital mechanics.

    You launch into orbit. You then use the thrusters on the orbiter to slow the orbiter down so that it will land when/where you want it to.

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