North Korea shoots another air ball. 16 replies

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MrFancypants Forum Administrator

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#11 9 years ago
D3matt;5632750ICBMs have no guidance. They're ballistic. And obviously the answer to your first question is yes.

In that case you'd call them ICBRs.

Pro-tip: dickish attitude works better if you have a vague idea what you are talking about =p




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#12 9 years ago

MrFancypants;5632790In that case you'd call them ICBRs.

Pro-tip: dickish attitude works better if you have a vague idea what you are talking about =p

The obvious answer is still yes, you would always intercept it no matter how sure you were it will miss. Is a 1% chance of annihilation worth saving a small fraction of the country's daily military spending?




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#13 9 years ago
D3matt;5632855The obvious answer is still yes, you would always intercept it no matter how sure you were it will miss. Is a 1% chance of annihilation worth saving a small fraction of the country's daily military spending?

You are right - that post was intended to be more of a joke (I was implying that little Kim wouldn't be able to hit the broadside of a continent with his missiles), maybe I should have added some smileys.




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#14 9 years ago
MrFancypants;5633063You are right - that post was intended to be more of a joke (I was implying that little Kim wouldn't be able to hit the broadside of a continent with his missiles), maybe I should have added some smileys.

Ah. My bad.




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#15 9 years ago

The rocket's failure has to be a big embarrassment for the North Korean regime as they made quite a big deal out of it before the attempted launch. Their usual strategy is has been to use tests like these to blackmail or push foreign governments into continuing or increases aid shipments to the beleaguered country, but the test's failure is a big, and widely-publicized failure. From what I've read, there's now a lot of speculation that the North Koreans will attempt another underground nuclear test in the coming weeks in order to make up for the loss of face from the rocket/missile failure as well as to further piss off the international community.




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#16 9 years ago

Anybody who sends aid to north korea must be loopy. They've repeatedly proven to be one of, if not the most insane legitimate governments of the modern era.




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#17 9 years ago

North Korea admitted to the failure on national news, an unprecedented move for the country.




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