Monday, February 23, 2009

"North Korea has deployed new ballistic" -- Big Whoop

Let the speculation begin!

North Korea recently deployed a new type of medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching northern Australia and the U.S. territory of Guam, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday.
Same old, same old, but I think the writer is wrong about this one:
South Korea is the most likely target of Scuds, which have a range of up to 310 miles (500 kilometers), while Japan is the likely focus for Nodongs. The North is believed to have more than 1,000 Nodong and Scud missiles in its arsenal.
Just because the South is the closest doesn't mean it's a target. For a regime whose soul purpose is survival, a cheap shot would seriously jepordize that mission, especially with the "Bulldozer" Lee Myung "Bulldozer" at the helm.