The surprise location of North Korea’s latest missile test is making the US and China nervous………………………………………

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The surprise location of North Korea’s latest missile test is making the US and China nervous
Quartz ^ | August 02, 2017 | Steve Mollman

Posted on 8/2/2017, 8:27:24 AM by TigerLikesRooster

The surprise location of North Korea’s latest missile test is making the US and China nervous

When North Korea launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week, of immediate concern was how far the missile traveled, and where it could have reached had it been sent on a lower trajectory (most of the US, as it turns out). But the launch location mattered, too.

In a first, the missile took off from the northern Chagang province. Geolocation wizards quickly found the precise coordinates.

That location will bother both the US and China. In a straight line on the map, from there it’s only about 50 km (31 miles) to the China border—Pyongyang is actually further away.

(Excerpt) Read more at qz.com


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Click to Add Topic
KEYWORDS: icbm; nkorea; Click to Add Keyword


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1 posted on 8/2/2017, 8:27:24 AM by TigerLikesRooster
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