A day after the chubby dictator's regime launched a successful test of the KN-17 missile, which flew about 435 miles toward Japan, the state-run "news" agency KCNA (aka "Kim Can Nuke Anyone") reported the "U.S. mainland and Pacific operations" were in range of their weaponry.
KCNA also claimed its missile was meant to verify the specifications of a new ballistic rocket "capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead."
North Korea has yet to have a miniaturized warhead but it's a sure bet they're working on one.
"We are monitoring," a National Security Council official told Fox News.
According to Vinny Boombots, my source, the U.S. doesn't believe Pyongyang has the technology to mount a nuclear warhead yet, "But you can take it to the bank that we'll sit around doing nothing until they make the first big move," Vinny said. "Forget about it. We gotta do more than just freaking monitor those weasels if we don't want to end up like a huge crematorium."
A senior White House official said the administration was carefully assessing the news coming out of North Korea.
"Yeah, but you know how those North Koreans like to throw the bull and make it sound like theirs is bigger than ours, if you know what I'm sayin'," Vinny said. "If they ain't lyin', we're dyin' unless we get it into gear and hit 'em first."
Underscoring the gravity of the current situation, an official told Fox News that Pyongyang took a "step forward" with the current launch.
Fox's Charles Krauthammer made a similar statement saying that even when North Korea fails in a ballistic missile test, they've still learned something and it takes them another step toward developing nuclear capability.
According to U.S. officials, the KN-17 flew four minutes longer than any previous ballistic missile test in their history. They cautioned that North Korea previously conducted space launches that have flown longer than the KN-17 and in February 2016 sent a satellite into orbit on Super Bowl Sunday, which, Vinny believes, was to "spy on Patriot plays that gave them an unbelievable win over the Falcons."
John Schilling, an aerospace maven, told Reuters the test "represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile."
"It appears to have not only demonstrated an intermediate-range ballistic missile that might enable them to reliably strike the U.S. base at Guam," Schilling said, "but more important, may represent a substantial advance to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile."
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