North Korea Missile Test Fails
Just one day after the North held a massive parade to display is military might, including what experts said appeared to be new capabilities for long-range ICBMs, a North Korean missile had a catastrophic failure just after launch. The launch was attempted from Sinpo, a city on North Korea’s east coast, some 400 miles from Japan. This is the second failure in the last two months where a North Korean missile has exploded just after launch. Shin In-kyun, President of Korea Defense Network a civic group specializing in military affairs, told NBC News that Sinpo is North Korea’s submarine port and the failed missile was likely a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). “SLBMs are more threatening than any other type of missile of the same range because it can evade radar detection, including the THAAD,” Shin said, referring to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system provided to South Korea by the U.S. “If North Korea [can] complete building 3,000-ton submarine, they can then attack Guam, Hawaii and even Alaska with an SLBM.” On the new live version of “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin, the best Trump impersonator around contemplates his first 100 days in office. “These 100 days have been such a success, and I’m so sad my presidency is coming to an end,” Trump tells Vice President Mike Pence, played by cast member Colin Jost. When Pence reminds Trump he has much longer than 100 days in office, Trump replies, “I don’t know, have you seen my tweets about North Korea?” And then of course there’s a lot of banter about the Bannon and Kushner controversy. You can’t make this stuff up. Well, I guess you can.