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    An underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile is pictured in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016.

    N Korea to Have Missile Able to Reach Seattle by Trump’s Term End - Ex-CIA Chief

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    The North Korean government will likely develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching the US city of Seattle by the end of President-elect Donald Trump’s term in office, former CIA Director Michael Hayden said on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier on Wednesday, the UN Security Council held a meeting in which it unanimously adopted a resolution on new sanctions against North Korea in response to the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

    "I really do think it is very likely that by the end of Mr. Trump’s first term, the North Koreans will be able to reach Seattle with a nuclear weapon onboard an indigenously produced intercontinental ballistic missile," Hayden said in an interview with MSNBC.

    In 2016, North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and at least 25 launches using ballistic missile technology. In response, the UN Security Council has held nine emergency consultations on North Korea.


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      Another quip by the CIA that there is a bogey man under the bed, folks. You know how to keep this from happening? Saw the legs off your bed, children.
    • avatar
      what's that old saying about the grandeur of dreams being reflective of the impotence of the dreamer?
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      What a crab? Even if that korean would have 1000 of those missiles that can reach any where in the US, they will be shot down 12,000 miles before landing here aren't they? What a stupid talk? If so why then those interceptor missiles are in south Korean for? What a fuckenn talk is this
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