Monday, August 28, 2017


North Korea fired a missile over Japan:

The missile broke into three pieces and fell into the waters off Japan's northern Hokkaido island.

The Japanese government's J-Alert warning system advised people in the area to take precautions.

The Japanese military did not attempt to shoot down the missile, which passed over Japanese territory around 6:06 a.m. time[.]

Why didn't Japan try to shoot it down?

North Korea launched a missile over Japan in 1998, but there were no missile defenses then.

UPDATE: The Japanese should fire a missile at the North Korean launch site. With America and South Korea backing the Japanese.

Were there other Japan-crossing missile shots? Seem to recall a more recent one.

UPDATE: President Trump says all options on table in response.

UPDATE: So Trump's "subdued" response isn't because a kinetic response is being prepared or at least considered?

I wonder if we would blockade North Korea? To avoid a strike campaign.

UPDATE: I hope Trump doesn't think he alone can talk North Korea into a deal that works.